Somalia – 5.9 MW cutting-edge wind and solar microgrid

Stage:
In operation

Country:
Somalia

Customer:
NECSOM (National Electric Corporation of Somalia)

Microgrid features

PV:
1MWp

DG:
3.2MVA

Connected Users
50,000+ people

Wind:
750kW

Power Conversion System:
1MW Full Virtual Inertia DROOP Control Technology

Reduction
600 tons/year

Storage:
1MW/1.8MWh ALA + Li-ion chemistry

Master Controller:
Pool Algorithms & Black Start Function

Electricity Bill reduction:
17%

5.9 MW cutting-edge wind and solar microgrid – The Hybrid Power Plant awarded by NECSOM (National Electric Corporation of Somalia) involves the engineering, supply and installation of a renewable and storage turnkey solution that allows the reduction of diesel consumption by more than 2,000 litres per day, and reduces the electricity bills by 17%. The Hybrid Power Plant serves a 3.5MW load, and is currently under extension with 750kW of wind energy, covering with renewables and storage more than 25% of the energy need of Garowe and then saving more than 1.1million liters of fuel.

Located in North-East of Somalia, the town is the administrative capital of the autonomous Puntland region and a fast-growing city, which has also evolved into a local media and cultural hub.