- The Gambia’s president, Mr. Adama Barrow, has laid the first foundation stone for the commencement of construction of a 23MW Solar PV Plant in Jambur in the West Coast Region.
- The project is developed by state owned water and energy utiltiy NAWEC with financing from the World Bank and The European Investment Bank (EIB), under The Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP).
- The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline.
The project will improve the power generation capacity and efficiency of NAWEC’s transmission network in order to increase access to electricity for socio-economic development. This is in line with the National Development Plan and The Gambia Electricity Sector Roadmap among other national policies.
The project will promote the extension, reliability and quality of the energy supply nationally, as well as diversifying energy sources to include renewables. This is Gambia’s first utility scale solar project.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal