- A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Engie and Électricité de Djibouti for a 30 MW PV project
- Feasibility study for the project will be conducted basis which the project plans will move further
- The project will help the country in diversifying its energy mix as currently all of its installed power generation capacity comes from thermal power, according to USAID
Engie will develop a 30 MW PV power plant in Africa’s Djibouti. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with the country’s electricity utility Électricité de Djibouti (EDD) through the French energy group’s African presence Engie Africa.
The project will be located in Grand Bara for which a feasibility study will be conducted. In a brief announcement of EDD this information was shared. Through this project, the country hopes to diversify its energy mix.
According to news portal Jeune Afrique, the country is heavily dependent on neighboring Ethiopia for 80% of its electricity requirements. Djibouti aims to have 100% renewable and local energy by 2020.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says Djibouti has the potential to generate over 300 MW from renewable energy sources but its current installed power generation capacity is 126 MW all of which comes from thermal power sources.