Djermaya Solar will construct a 60MW solar PV plant in Djermaya, 30km north of Chad’s capital, N’Djamena. Development of the project will be phased to gradually integrate renewable power into Chad’s national grid. The first phase of approximately 30MW is intended to be fully financed in 2019 and operational in 2020. The project is under a 25 year PPA with SNE, Chad’s National Utility Company. This pioneering project will play a leading role in delivering on the Government of Chad’s national development goals: to liberalise the energy sector, mobilise private investment; and promote the development of renewable energy in Chad. The project is being jointly developed by Aldwych Africa Developments Ltd (on behalf of InfraCo Africa) and Smart Energies Africa.
The European Union, through the EU-Africa Investment Trust Fund (EU-AITF), has approved a contribution of EUR 6.35m 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.