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Program to electrify several hospitals in Several Africa countries

A total of five electricity suppliers, namely Nuru International, Aress, Havenhill Synergy Limited, WindGen Power USA, and Zhyphen, have been selected to carry out a pilot program to electrify several hospitals in DR Congo, Benin, Nigeria and Mozambique, through the installation of photovoltaic systems in the earmarked health centers. 3

The aforementioned companies were selected based on their experience in the implementation of electrification projects through solar photovoltaic energy, their ability to carry out the work within 3 to 10 months after receipt of funds, and their ability to obtain more than 50% of the funds necessary for the realization of the project from other financial partners, by the developer of the program, Shell Foundation and Odyssey Energy Solutions’ Powering Health platform, following a call for tenders launched on March 2021.

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Nuru International will be stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It will electrify four hospitals, as well as community health centers in Tadu and Faradje, with a performance-based grant. Stationed in Cotonou, Benin, Aress will on the other hand install off-grid solar systems in 15 private hospitals. 2

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In Nigeria, two companies (Havenhill Synergy and WindGen Power) were selected. Havenhill will generate solar power for 15 clinics in Oyo State with a guarantee from the pilot program while WindGen will supply clean energy to a peri-urban hospital in Kubwa, a residential district in Bwari, one of the area councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja.

Lastly, Zhyphen will be based in Mozambique where it will install a photovoltaic system in a private hospital in Niassa province. 1

Odyssey will use its Powering Health platform to collect data throughout the lifecycle of the future projects to provide insight into their technical performance and business model.

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