Oslo 7 May 2019: Scatec Solar has entered into a multiple-year agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to supply solar power to the Humanitarian Hub in Malakal, South Sudan. The Hub is managed by IOM and hosts nearly 300 workers from 34 organisations involved in humanitarian projects in the nearby Protection of Civilians Site and in Malakal town, as well as in the Upper Nile region. The renewable energy provided will reduce the Hub’s diesel fuel usage by 80-90%.
“We are excited to have secured our first hybrid solar plant project. This is a key milestone for us as it marks the start of our cooperation with the United Nations. We look forward to providing the sites with clean energy and at the same time contributing to significant costs savings for the UN operations”, says CEO of Scatec Solar, Raymond Carlsen.
Scatec Solar has developed the project through its partnership with the Norwegian company Kube Energy. Scatec Solar will design, supply, install and operate a 700 kW capacity PV plant and a 1.6 MWh battery energy storage system that will be connected to the existing diesel generators. The hybrid installation will reduce the diesel consumption for the IOM-managed Humanitarian Hub by 80- 90%, contributing to significant reductions in costs and CO2 emissions.
In addition, Scatec Solar has signed agreements with another international agency for two hybrid solar plants with a total capacity of 2.25 MW at two other locations in South Sudan.
The projects are scheduled to be completed during fourth quarter 2019 and the solar systems can easily be increased to supply power to local communities or to other off-takers at a later stage. Scatec Solar sees a large potential for future cooperation to support the United Nations in reducing their dependence on fossil fuel.
Read more about the project in IOM’s press release.
About the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
IOM began operations in southern Sudan in early 2005 and established the IOM South Sudan mission after the country’s independence in July 2011. Since the outbreak of the conflict in December 2013, IOM has provided support to thousands of host communities, returnees, and internally displaced people including those seeking protection at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan Protection of Civilians sites. IOM has static presences in Juba, Wau, Bentiu, Malakal, Bor, Rumbek and the Abyei Administrative Area, as well as satellite responses in areas such as Magwi, Mayom, Kapoeta, Twic and Yei. IOM has one of the largest UN operational footprints in South Sudan.
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Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable clean energy worldwide. A long- term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants and has an installation track record of more than 1 GW. The company has a total of 1.7 GW in operation and under construction in Argentina, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Honduras, Jordan, Malaysia, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Ukraine.
With an established global presence and a significant project pipeline, the company is targeting a capacity of 3.5 GW in operation and under construction by end of 2021. Scatec Solar is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘SSO’. To learn more, visit www.scatecsolar.com.