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Somali region generates 90% electricity from renewables

by Futures Centre, Sep 8
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In Garowe, northeastern Somalia, a microgrid upgrade has enabled a region to meet 90% of its electricity demand from a combination of renewables and energy storage. The upgrade was commissioned by the National Energy Corporation of Somalia (NECSOM), and completed in just 30 days by the French energy storage developer and system integrator Electro Power Systems (EPS).

The upgrade involved the addition of 0.75MW of wind turbines and 400kWh of additional energy storage, as well as 3.1MW of generators – building on 1MW of solar PV generation capacity and 1.4MWh of energy storage already added in 2016. NESCOM claims the project could save 1 million litres of diesel fuel annually.

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