The proposed project for the construction of Solar Hybrid Power Plants at Mongo and Ati in Chad is set to get a US$ 6.8M support owing to a financing agreement signed recently between the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) and the project’s developer ZIZ Energie.
The project generally includes the construction, commissioning and maintenance, in each of the aforementioned cities, a hybrid photovoltaic-generator set (PV-GE) solar power plant with a capacity of 2.5 MW for the photovoltaic field, 1.5 MW for the backup source, and 1.5MW / 5MW for the battery storage unit.
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The electrical energy produced will be distributed in each of the cities by a new 20 km medium voltage (MV) transmission network and a 40 km low voltage (LV) distribution network.
Expectations of the Solar Hybrid Power Plants at Mongo and Ati
Upon completion, the Solar Hybrid Power Plants at Mongo and Ati will provide electricity to approximately 3,000 households, industries, and local government departments in the two cities, in addition to improving the quality of health care and education through the continuous supply of electrical energy.
“The implementation of the project for the construction of the Solar Hybrid Power Plants at Mongo and Ati will make it possible to produce and offer the towns of Mongo and Ati clean electricity, capable of supporting their respective economic and social development in accordance with Chad’s 2017-2021 National Development Plan,” says the multilateral development bank charged with financing the development of the member states of Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa.
Solar Hybrid Power Plants at Mongo and Ati will also contribute to the Central African country’s aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 18.2% by 2030, compared to the 2010 level.