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New solar projects to be built in Niger
Savannah Energy Niger Solar and the government of Niger are to develop two solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants with a combined capacity of up to 200 MW.
The plants are set to be located within 20 km of Maradi and Zinder in southern Niger, with an installed capacity of between 50 MW and 100 MW, for a total potential installed capacity of up to 200 MW.
The projects are expected to increase the country’s grid-connected power generation by over 20%, and are set to reduce annual CO2 emissions by about 260,000 tonnes.
The projects will be linked to the South-Central area of Niger’s electricity grid, with plans to interconnect it with the Western grid zone by 2026 to serve Niamey, through a project funded by the World Bank.
Approval is expected in 2024, with first power generation targeted between 2025 and 2026.