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Sierra Leone: InfraCo and PowerGen to develop mini-grid project
InfraCo Africa announced on 27 August that it had signed a shareholders’ agreement with PowerGen committing $6.9m to developing the Sierra Leone Mini-Grid Project. The project will build 41 solar PV, battery and diesel hybrid mini-grids, establishing 12,500 new connections. Of these, around 85% will be households and 15% small enterprises and public institutions. PowerGen was selected to implement the project following a tender run by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), under the umbrella of the Rural Renewable Energy Project (RREP), which is funded by £35m ($43m) from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID).
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