Solar power. Power distribution  Rural electrification



Detailed technical and economic feasibility study for grid-tied solar PV power plants (25+5 MWp PV) in Eastern and Northern interconnected grids in Cameroon, and 4 solar PV/Diesel hybrid systems (totaling 750 kWp PV).

Country : Cameroon
Start Date : 02/2015
Completion Date : 05/2015
Value of services : 60 000 €
Associate/Partner : N/A
Description :
The Client, ACTIS owns 56% of Cameroon’s national electricity utility ENEO. ACTIS intends to develop solar PV power plants connected to existing ENEO thermal LFO power plants in two regions of the country. The assignment consists in a high-level technical & economic feasibility analysis of the hybridization (e.g. adding a solar PV component to existing LFO power plants) of 4 sites and the preliminary sizing and design of 3 large multi-MW solar PV power plants.
Description of the Actual Services Provided - Sites visits and assessment to identify best suitable locations for solar PV array and grid connection.
- Solar resource assessment.
- Solar PV power plants sizing according to penetration level constraints (3 large PV power plants: totaling 30 MWp, 4 smaller/hybrid PV power plants totaling 750 kWp), preliminary design.
- Solar energy generation assessment with relevant probabilities P90, P75, P50, performance ratio assessment.
- Review of grid connection options and recommendations.
- Economic inputs for financial modelling.