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Baoma 1 solar power plant, Sierra Leone’s first of it’s kind commences commercial operations

Serengeti Energy has started operations at the 25MW Baoma 1 solar power plant, reportedly Sierra Leone’s first solar power plant project. The facility begun operations following the completion of it’s first phase

Created by the Kenyan company and constructed through a public-private collaboration, this phase has a capacity of 5MW. It is supposedly the the west African nation’s first independent power project.

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Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority, Sierra Leone’s national distributor, will purchase the electricity (EDSA).

Also Read: Funding Needed for Solar Microgrid and Solar Power Plant in Sierra Leone

Remarks on the project

Serengeti Energy’s CEO, Chris Bale, said, “I am delighted to announce that the 5 MW Baoma 1 solar power plant in Sierra Leone has successfully reached commercial operations. Strong cooperation between EDSA and the full Serengeti Energy team has enabled this.”

“The project will supply low-cost electricity to the local power grid for many years to come. And will help to diversify the electricity mix in the country,” he added.

Furthermore, Serengeti Energy’s national director for Sierra Leone, Madam Sophie Johnson, remarked that her team is proud to be a part of the project’s culmination and that their goal is to offer clean, reasonably priced power in the nations where they do business.

She said, “We feel privileged to have reached the end of the first phase of our solar project. Additionally, our goal is to produce sustainable energy and have a beneficial influence on the neighborhoods where we work.”

Baoma 1 solar power plant project phase 2 in the offing

A second project phase is planned for 2023, bringing its capacity to 25 MW.r

Serengeti anticipates beginning construction on the project’s second phase in 2023. $35 million will be needed to complete the project.

Furthermore, according to reports, the project will increase Sierra Leone’s total capacity for power generation by almost 15%.

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