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Contribute to green electricity transition in Namibia

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10

MW solar power farm

25200

tCO2 saved / year

18000

people supplied

Verra VCS

ID 1885

Description


Project Name : Ejuva

Project owner : CiGenco

Namibia has long been at the mercy of electricity imports from South Africa and other countries across the region (60% of their energy needs). In order to reduce this dependency, reforms have been undertaken in an attempt to attract independent power producers (IPPs) into Namibia’s power sector. It is in this context that the Ejuva One and Ejuva Two solar PV projects were developped.

The plants are located in the Omaheke region and are the first twin solar PV plants of the country, supplying 18,000 households with green electricity. The project features state-of-the-art solar panels in Namibia, on a land that was unused prior to the project.
With an installed capacity of 6 MW each, these two solar power plants have positive demonstration effects for solar development in Namibia and neighboring countries.

The Ejuva Solar PV projects were developed by CiGenCo, a Mauritian company that specializes in investing, developing and operating power generating plants in Sub-Saharan Africa. With an installed capacity of 5 MW each, these two solar power plants have positive demonstration effects for solar development in Namibia and neighboring countries.

Impact


Namibia faces significant energy shortage, and has only been able to meet its energy needs through costly energy imports.

The project contributes to increase generation capacity in Namibia and reduces import’s costs.

The plant reduces carbon emissions by producing green, emission-free electricity.

30,000 T of CO2 are avoided each year, supplying 18,000 people with green electricity.

Local workforce was used to build the plant.

The project made the promotion of employment and skills development during construction (30 jobs created) and operation.

Namibia’s energy mix is mainly composed of energy fossil fuel.

The plant is providing positive demonstration effects for solar development in Namibia and neighboring countries.

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