Somaliland: Erigavo Energy Costs Drop 38% from $1 to $0.62/kWh after Launch of UKAID Project

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Somaliland: Erigavo Energy Costs Drop 38% from $1 to $0.62/kWh after Launch of UKAID Project

Somalilandsun: The Minister of Energy and Minerals, Hon. Jama Haji-Mohamud Egal, officially launched the new renewable energy project in Erigavo.

This will get residents of the Sanaag regional capital power supply facilitated by 1MW of solar power, 640KWH of battery storage (Battery Storage) and 3.2MW of diesel generator combined.

The project is a joint venture between the Government of Somaliland and a grant from the British Government (FCDO) through the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and the Sanaag Electricity Company (SEPCO) in Erigavo.

Somaliland Minister of Energy and Minerals Jama Haji-Mohamud Egal, launched the UKAID renewable energy project in Erigavo

The meeting was attended by, amongst others, the Minister of Energy and Minerals, the Governor of Sanaag, the Mayor of Erigavo, the Chairman of the Energy Commission, officials from the electricity companies, businesspersons, the elderly, women and many other dignitaries.

All the officials welcomed the project and said they were looking for cheaper, affordable and reliable electricity, and in league with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, vision of fulfilling the national aspirations and utilizations of the resources of the country to achieve a better life and prosperity.

Somaliland Minister of Energy and Minerals and Sanaag regional administrators at launch of the UKAID renewable energy project in Erigavo

The Minister said that the other benefits of the project would be the reduction of the cost of electricity affordable by the consumers.

This project reflects the ministry’s commitment to developing and improving the country’s energy infrastructure, in particular, increasing the use of renewable energy and increasing its use.

Commenting on the project via twitter @StuartBrownFCDO Stuart Brown Head of the British Office in Hargeisa wrote

Somaliland: Erigavo Energy Costs Drop 38% from $1 to $0.62/kWh after Launch of UKAID Project

By Mahmud Walaleeye

The $3m 1MWp Hyrbid Mini-Grid with 640KWH of battery storage Erigavo power supply

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