SkyPower signs PPA for 1GW Green Giant project in the DRC

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  • In February this year the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and SkyPower Global entered a Joint Development Agreement for the first phase of SkyPower’s Green Giant project in the DRC.
  • This 200MW Phase 1 is a crucial step in realising the landmark 1,000MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed between SkyPower and the DRC’s state-owned utility, Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNEL).

The DRC Green Giant project, heralded by the signing of the initial PPA with SNEL, marked a historic commitment from the DRC government to enhance electrification rates through renewable energy partnerships. President Félix Tshisekedi’s strategic vision targets a significant boost to the nation’s clean energy output, contributing to a projected US$2.3 billion stimulus to the DRC’s GDP and the creation of approximately 30,000 job years.

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The Joint Development Agreement is set to catalyse the construction of the first 200MW phase of the project, with all necessary approvals secured and land allocation completed, ensuring a swift transition to development stage and the commencement of construction by 2025. Testament to the collaborative efforts between SkyPower, AFC, and the DRC, the agreement represents a beacon for sustainable economic development and a cleaner, more resilient future for the region, as well as a template for further joint initiatives.

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Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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