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The Baoma 1 solar energy plant in Sierra Leone has entered industrial operation. The 5 MWp photo voltaic plant is the nation’s first unbiased energy mission (IPP), constructed beneath a public-private partnership (PPP) between the Sierra Leonean authorities and the renewable vitality mission developer Serengeti Vitality Restricted.
Situated in Yamandu close to Bo City within the Southern province, the photo voltaic PV plant is the primary part of a photo voltaic mission led by Serengeti Vitality that goals to realize 25 MWp of put in capability. The ability generated within the first part will assist in increasing entry to electrical energy within the Bo-Kenema area.
Based on the US Worldwide Commerce Company (ITA), Sierra Leone has lower than 150 MW of put in energy. The Baoma 1 photo voltaic plant will add practically 5% to the nation’s whole electrical energy technology capability, offering a major contribution to its vitality wants.
The whole mission requires an funding of round $35 million. Serengeti Vitality has a number of monetary companions and buyers supporting the mission, together with Sweden’s growth finance company Swedfund, the Norwegian growth finance establishment Norfund, and the German growth company KfW.
The Baoma photo voltaic mission can be supported by the Nordic Improvement Fund (NDF), French impression investor Stoa, and Proparco specialised in infrastructure financing, and Proparco, a subsidiary of the French Improvement Company (AFD) group that’s specialised in personal sector growth.
Serengeti Vitality develops, builds, and operates small and medium-sized renewable vitality initiatives in a number of sub-Saharan African nations together with Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi, and South Africa. The IPP plans to launch the second part of the Baoma mission in early 2023.