SA Energy Company to Build a 30mw Solar Park in Nigeria

  • An MOU has been signed between Nigeria’s Kaduna State and South African energy company DLO Energy Resources Group.
  • An initial 30MW solar photovoltaic plant project is expected to commence next year.
  • The deal marks as a good example of an ‘African solution for African problems’.

Nigeria’s Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build a utility-scale solar-electric generating facility. The MoU was signed with DLO Energy Resources Group, a South African clean energy development company.

The development of a 30MW solar photovoltaic plant is expected to commence next year and will generate enough electricity to supply homes, including customers of major local utility providers. “We are very excited to work on this opportunity with our partners and the Kaduna state government. This project is a resounding opportunity for not only providing power in Kaduna but also fostering inter-African collaboration,” said DLO managing director and founder Linda Mabhena-Olagunju.

“This transaction is a good example of an ‘African solution for African problems’ and more importantly it provides a real opportunity or infra African collaboration between South Africa and Nigeria. We are equally excited to see this project to fruition and believe there is a real opportunity to put renewable energy on the African map,” she said.

Said Abdulkareem Mayere, managing director of Kaduna Power Supply Company added: “We look forward to this project being built and creating real opportunity for the people of Kaduna state.”

Author: GBA News Desk/ESI Africa Guest Contributor

This article was originally published on ESI Africa and is republished with permission with minor editorial changes.

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