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ENGIE has signed an agreement with Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), the Gabonese financial institution, to deploy eight hybrid solar power plants in Gabon, representing a combined capacity of 2.2 MW
The implemented solution has been developed by ENGIE’s subsidiary, Ausar Energy in collaboration with CDC and the Gabonese energy and water company Société d'Énergie et d'Eau du Gabon (SEEG) and means that solar energy can be used in eight locations that are currently supplied by oil-fired thermal power stations.
The construction of the project is set to begin in a few weeks and it will contribute to Gabon’s proactive policy of using renewable energy, solar and hydropower, to increase the country's energy capacities.
The project will save the country one million litres of fuel oil per year or 2,600 tonnes of CO2 and reduce generation costs by 30 per cent.
Ausar Energy offers the African continent a hybrid solar power plant solution, with or without storage facilities, with capacities ranging from 50kW to 2.5MW.
This solution is in line with ENGIE Group's strategy of promoting decentralised generation and distribution of electricity from renewable sources.
This strategic priority is designed to ensure continuous access to energy in isolated areas that are not and cannot be connected to grids, as well as to limit the consumption of fuel oil, manage costs and reduce pollution.