DLO Energy Resources Group, a South African clean energy development company is investing a 30 Mega Watt solar farm project in Kaduna State, Nigeria to power its green industrial zone.
DLO Managing Director and founder Linda Mabhena-Olagunju and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build lower-cost, utility-scale solar-electric generating facilities.
The project which will see to the assembly of a 30MW solar photovoltaic plant, is expected to commence next year, 2019 and will generate enough electricity to supply homes, including customers of major local utility providers.
“We are very excited to work on this opportunity with our partners and the Kaduna state government. This project is a resounding opportunity for not only providing power in Kaduna but also fostering inter-African collaboration,” said Mabhena- Olagunju.
“This transaction is a good example of what African solution for African problems and more importantly it provides a real opportunity or infra African collaboration between South Africa and Nigeria. We are equally excited to see this project to fruition and believe there is a real opportunity to put renewable energy on the African map,” she said.
Said Abdulkareem Mayere, Managing Director of Kaduna Power Supply Company: “We look forward to this project being built and creating real opportunity for the people of Kaduna state.”
DLO, 100% black female owned independent power producer, has a portfolio of wind and solar assets in South Africa. The company has co-developed and currently operates the 244 De Aar wind games which are some of the largest wind farms in South Africa under its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme.
With more than 640 million people in Africa with no access to energy many countries agree that renewable energy is the source of power to both households and businesses.
DLO is aiming to grow its portfolio to being the largest majority African female owned developer on the continent.
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