The Nova Scotia Power Development Limited (NSPDL) has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET). This deal is for the development of one of the first solar photovoltaic plants in Nigeria. The plant is to be located in Dutse, Jigawa State capital.
The Nova Scotia Power project has been developed by CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa, and Business Process Solutions Consult Limited (BPS), a Nigerian strategic consulting firm. The 80 MW power plants will generate an estimated 200,000 MWh of clean, renewable energy per year, enough electricity to power over 200,000 Nigerian households.
According to Amit Modi, the MD of Technical at CDIL, one of the project sponsors, “Jigawa State has an excellent solar resource, which will allow us to generate electricity in a cost-effective manner”. The project will sell electricity at 11.5 US cent per kWh.
NSPDL plans to begin construction in 2017 with operations beginning a year later.