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The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) plant in Rwanda is developed in partnership with Gigawatt Global, and is the first large-scale solar plant to be constructed in Eastern Africa. The plant represents almost 10 percent of the total capacity for electricity generation in Rwanda.
PPA with EWSA for a period of 25 years
Scatec Solar AS (Norway)
GWG Cooperatief U.A (The Netherlands)
The developer Gigawatt Global signed a PPA with EWSA in July 2013, and then entered a partnership with Scatec Solar and Norfund for the realization of the project. Financial close was in February 2014, and expected COD is in July 2014, only 1 year after signing of the PPA.
Scatec Solar took the leading role for all EPC activities during the construction phase. The solar power plant was grid-connected in the third quarter 2014.
SSO is responsible for all O&M services: monitor the plant via SCADA system, corrective and preventive maintenance measures, reporting to utility, SPV and owners.
Generation and provision of electricity to all Rwandans is important for the Government of Rwanda, and the initiative to produce 8.5 megawatts is a good addition towards closing the current energy gap
The Rwanda Minister of State in Charge of Energy and Water, Eng. Emma Francoise Isumbingabo
Power Purchase Agreement
Start of Construction
Start of Operation