Scatec to provide PV plants and storage in Cameroon and Chad

»Release«, owned and managed by Norwegian solar project developer and power plant operator Scatec ASA, has entered into a lease agreement with electricity company ENEO in Cameroon to deliver two hybrid solar and storage plants totalling 36 MW solar and 20 MW/19 MWh storage. The plants will supply electricity in Maroua and Guider in the Grand-North of Cameroon. According to the company, ENEO and Scatec »have entered into a flexible contract term that enables ENEO to coordinate the generation capacity with their needs going forward.« The first power is expected to be delivered around year end 2021, and the remaining will be delivered in phases, where the full project is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, will contribute 10 to 20 percent of the project costs of the Cameroon project and will further support the development of »Release by Scatec« through project development activities and future financing. »Release by Scatec« is a pre-assembled, modular and redeployable solar power and storage system, »allowing for fast and easy power generation.«
In Chad, »Release by Scatec« is installing 7.7 MW of solar plant capacity across the country, which will support clean energy access to 300,000 people across five provincial cities and their newly built decentralised »metro-grids« developed and operated by local private utility ZIZ Energie. ZIZ Energie is backed by the Dutch FMO and Energy Access Ventures and has recently received funding from the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC), to build grid infrastructure and connections. Installation of the power plants is expected to be finished during 2022.

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