星期三, 九月 30, 2020
Home PV News Guinea Bissau awards contract for Gardete solar power plant project

Guinea Bissau awards contract for Gardete solar power plant project

Guinea Bissau has awarded awarded the contract for construction of Gardete solar power plant project. Chinese state-owned company Sinohydro Corporation won the contract paving way for works to commence.

The government of Guinea-Bissau in March 2019 ordered Société Africaine des Biocarburants et des Energies Renouvelables (SABER)/African Biofuel and Renewable Energy Company (ABREC), a company promoting the introduction of renewable energies and energy efficiency in Africa, to a draw up of the tender documents, oversee the launch of the tender and selection of competitors.

Gardete solar power plant project

The solar plant will be located in Gardete, 8km from the capital Bissau and is being financed by the West African Development Bank at a tune of US $42.9m. It will also be covered by the programme for the Exploration of Renewable Energy Sources (Prover) of Guinea-Bissau.

The 20MW solar photovoltaic power produced by the plant will be injected into the national grid through a 30Kv transmission line and the Bor sub-station which will be constructed. In addition, two mini-solar power plants of 1MW each will be built in Gabu and in Canchungo.

With a population estimated at 1.86 million people, Guinea-Bissau has one of the lowest rates of electrification in all of Africa, with vast areas of its territory having no access to electricity, while biomass accounts for approximately 95% of the energy consumed in the country.

The total production of electricity in the country currently is 13 ktoe with all of it produced from fossil fuels. Only a small proportion of the population outside the capital has access to public electricity supply which they receive on part time basis. Rural areas have 21.5% access.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Apple data center in Denmark powered by 50 MW of solar

Apple has revealed that its data center in Viborg, Denmark, is now being powered by a 50 MW solar project under a long-term power...

Solar + storage experiment in Tampa Bay selected for Solar Energy Innovation Network project

An innovative solar + storage research project led by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council has been selected as a finalist for the Solar...

Chinese PV Industry Brief: 350 MW wind-solar project, 200 MW of floating PV

Longyuan Energy said this week that it has signed an agreement with the municipal authorities in Binzhou, Shandong province, to build 300 MW of solar...

IEEE creates education and credentialing program for interconnecting distributed resources to the grid

IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) announced the IEEE Std 1547-2018 Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Interconnection Commissioning: Education and Credentialing Program, a new...