Work is progressing on the Kiffa Hybrid Power in Mauritania. The plant is the first of its kind in the West African sub-region, it is designed as the sole power plant in Kiffa’s isolated electrical grid.
VERGNET (the pool leader) entered a partnership with ABC DIESEL to assure the project received the required expertise and commitment to deliver highly advanced renewable energy solutions.
ABC DIESEL supplies and installs the thermal plant together with the 33kV substation, while VERGNET is in charge of the entire civil works, the procurement and erection of the solar PV plant.
SOMELEC is working on the EPC for the 1.3-MWp solar PV plant along with a 5MW thermal (LFO/HFO) plant.
The hybrid power plant features the Hybrid Wizard™real-time controller developed by VERGNET, which ensures a maximum penetration of photovoltaic power on an isolated and low capacity electrical grid. It will supply more than 2,000 MWhof energy, and save 400 tons of fuel per year