Scatec Solar has commissioned a combined solar and battery storage plant in Malakal, South Sudan. The plant will power the Humanitarian Hub in Malakal, which is managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The project will reduce the diesel consumption at the Hub by at least 80%.
Scatec Solar has developed the project in partnership with Kube Energy. The plant, with a solar PV capacity of 700 kWp, combined with a 1,368 kWh battery energy storage system is connected to IOM existing diesel generators. The delivery of solar power will represent 80% of the energy consumed at the hub, greatly reducing the need for diesel, and providing significant reductions in both CO2 emissions and energy costs. This is a key step in meeting UN targets on abatement of greenhouse gas emissions. Another obvious benefit is the silence already noticed by people at the Hub now that the generators are turned off most of the time.
The project is provided through a flexible energy supply agreement. The movable, quickly installed equipment increases IOM’s operational and financial flexibility, allowing it to access clean and reliable solar power through monthly invoices, rather than high upfront investments, and for a duration that fits operational purposes. This reduces the financial and operational barriers for converting to renewable energy.
The Humanitarian Hub hosts around 300 workers and 34 organisations. As most remote operations, they rely heavily on diesel-run generators, which are polluting, costly and quite often inefficient. IOM is now greatly improving the Humanitarian Hub’s environmental footprint, and the project is an ideal step towards reducing IOM’s dependence on non-renewable energy.
For further information, please contact:
Release by Scatec Solar
Media: Ingrid Aarsnes, VP Communication & IR, tel: +47 950 38 364
Business Development: Hans Olav Kvalvaag, SVP Release, tel: +47 90171318
International Organization for Migration
Liatile Putsoa at IOM South Sudan, tel: +21191230104