80MV PV SOLAR FARM IN NIGERIA
The Jigawa Solar Park is an 80MW AC grid connected, ground mounted solar PV project, to be located in Jigawa State 3.5KM from the Dutse substation. Dutse is the capital city of Jigawa, with a population of 153,000.
The project assets are held by a special purpose vehicle, Nova Scotia Power Development Ltd (NSPDL).
Equity in the project will be provided by Scatec Solar (majority), Norfund, and Africa 50. The debt will be provided by the African Development Bank, Islamic Development and OPIC.
The project is currently in late-stage development. The power plant will evacuate power onto the national grid. The offtaker of the electricity will be the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), with whom NSPDL has signed a 20 year Power Purchase Agreement. When complete, the plant will provide clean, reliable power to over 200,000 homes and a stable source of electricity to enable to development of the local economy.