Somalia – 2.4 MW microgrid. Energy transition in East Africa

Stage:
Commissioned

Country:
Somalia

Customer:
Lesco

Microgrid features

PV:
500kWp

Storage:
250kW/1.3MWh ALA Chemistry

DG:
1.9MVA

Power Conversion System:
500kW Full Virtual Inertia DROOP Control Technology

Master Controller:
Pool Algorithms & Black Start Function

Connected Users:
100,000+ people

Reduction:
131 tons/year

Diesel reduction:
53%/year

The Hybrid Power Plant powers the city of Las Anod, in the North of Somalia, through a 2.4 MW off-grid microgrid, where two diesel generators were already connected. The system is supplied for an innovative indoor solution. Las Anod’s economy is mainly centered on pastoralism and communications, while mobile phone and money transfer services provide almost 40% of tax revenues. Several Somali banks also have branches in Las Anod such as Salaam Bank, Amal Bank, Dara-Salaam Bank and Dahabshiil Bank.