Scatec will power humanitarian hub in Sudan with 700 kW PV system
Post date: 07/05/2019 - 15:25
Scatec Solar has entered into a multiple-year agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to supply solar power to the Humanitarian Hub in Malakal, South Sudan. The hub is managed by IOM and hosts nearly 300 workers from 34 organizations involved in humanitarian projects in the nearby Protection of Civilians Site and in Malakal town, as well as in the Upper Nile region. Scatec Solar, in partnership with the Norwegian company Kube Energy, will design, supply, install and operate a 700 kW capacity PV plant and a 1.6 MWh battery energy storage system that will be connected to the existing diesel generators. The hybrid installation will reduce the diesel consumption for the IOM-managed Humanitarian Hub by 80 to 90 percent.
IOM began operations in southern Sudan in early 2005 and established the IOM South Sudan mission after the country’s independence in July 2011. Since the outbreak of the conflict in December 2013, IOM has provided support to thousands of host communities, returnees, and internally displaced people including those seeking protection at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan Protection of Civilians sites. In Malakal, IOM will invest in the initial hardware and installation costs, thanks to funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). IOM will then lease the batteries and panels for an annual fee for the duration of its operations in Malakal.
In addition, Scatec Solar has signed agreements with another international agency for two hybrid solar plants with a total capacity of 2.25 MW at two other locations in South Sudan. The projects are scheduled to be completed during fourth quarter 2019.