This project will construct a 60MW solar PV plant in Djermaya, 30km north of Chad’s capital, N’Djamena. Development of Djermaya Solar will be phased to gradually integrate renewable power into Chad’s national grid. The first phase of approximately 30MWp is intended to be fully financed in 2017 and operational in 2018. The timing of the second phase will depend on the pace of connection of new customers and the development of other generation facilities. However, the construction of the second phase could occur within 2 years of the first phase. The project is under a 22 year PPA with SNE, Chad’s National Utility Company.
The European Union –through the EU-Africa Investment Trust Fund (EU – AITF)- has approved a contribution of EUR 6.35 Million to support the project, The EU-AITF contribution will be used to finance the build out of the transmission line, substation and other electrical works required for system integration and to connect the project to the grid.