GreenWish Partners To Build Two Solar Plants in Northern Nigeria

A Paris-based investment company, GreenWish Partners focused on renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa, plans to build two solar plants in northern Nigeria with a total capacity of 100 megawatts, according to Bloomberg. 
The Chief Executive Officer, from the French capital, Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian, in a telephone interview, said the construction of the two 50 megawatts facilities will start next year and is expected to cost $130 million to $150 million.
She said one of the plants will be located in Kaduna state, declining to mention where the second site would be. Both plants will be connected to the national grid.
In her words, “Nigeria is a very interesting market as it presents all the characteristics we’re looking for with regard to energy.”
She added, “There’s a high dependence on fuel oil and diesel, which are expensive and unreliable sources of energy, and there’s a political will to develop solar energy, especially in the northern regions where gas is less available.”

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