Canadian firm Nova Scotia Power Development Limited procures 80 MW solar project in Nigeria

Earlier, it was Indian EPC Sterling and Wilson who bagged 250 MW Solar Project in Nigeria; now the Canadian energy company Nova Scotia Power Development Limited (NSPDL) has collaborated with CDIL, another Canadian renewable energy company with projects focused in Africa, to develop an 80MW ground-mount solar project in Nigeria.

Nova Scotia Power Development Limited has signed a 20 year Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with NBET, the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading company which has signed PPA with many other developers for its 975MW of utility-scale solar projects.

Canadian firm Nova Scotia Power Development

The sanctioned 80MW solar project is said to be situated at 3.5km from the Dutse substation in Jigawa State capital with an estimated investment of US$150 million. The NSPDL holds the project assets, who are owned by CDIL. The CDIL states that the project is in mid-stage development and will be completed a year later, i.e. in 2017. Once the project is completed, the 80MW plant will be directing the power into country’s national grid; and is expected to deliver clean and reliable electricity to power more than 200000 homes.

With the announcement of 80MW project, this is thought to be the start of a long overdue clean energy revolution in Nigeria, as NBET has signed PPAs totaling just under 1GW of solar.

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