The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved $138.21 million in financing for Niger. This funding is intended for the construction of solar photovoltaic power plants and solar mini-grids across the country.
The training tagged “Off Grid Training Programme” was held at Safara Motel in Kontagora local government area of the state at the weekend and is part of a renewed effort towards achieving affordable and clean energy; goal 7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The power plant needs to provide 12MW of peak load for the uranium mine. It will do this with a combination of 16MW solar PV generation capacity, a 15MW battery energy storage system (BESS) and 16MW of diesel generation for backup.
The Guard-Africa Initiative will catalyse conversations towards the accelerating implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Niger, Cameroon, Zambia, Botswana, Morocco, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Gabon.
German university TH Köln is setting up a solar energy system at a school in the Dossa region of Niger as part of a pilot project in the country to demonstrate the concept of productive use of power.
This project, which will be implemented by Super solar energy, will provide electricity to at least 50 villages in Niger, a country where access to electricity is still only 12%.
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) said it is commissioning a solar hybrid mini-grid power plant in Rokota Community of Niger State that will serve the homes of 3,000 people.