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The Gambia commissions Jambur Solar Plant

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The Gambia has commissioned the Jambur Solar Plant Project whose construction started in 2023.

The monumental project is set to revolutionise  the country’s electricity sector according to president Adama Barrow.

Jambur Solar Plant was commissioned by president Barrow commissioned the 23 Mega Watts Solar plant in Jambur on Saturday, 9th February 2024, marking a new era of sustainable energy for The Gambia.

The Gambia Government, under the leadership of President Adama Barrow since 2017, faced dire challenges of inadequate and, in some scenarios, a complete lack of electricity countrywide.

The Gambia faces a major electricity problem with frequent power outages.

The Government is now partnering with international organisations such as the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, and the European Union for the realisation of The Gambia Renewable Energy Project, also known as The Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernisation Project (GERMP) in addressing the electricity needs of Gambians.

It comprises four components.

Firstly, a solar photovoltaic (P.V.) plant with a total installed capacity of 23 Mega Watts (M.W.), including an 8 Mega Watts Hour (MWh) battery energy storage system.

The other critical components are transmission and distribution restoration, modernisation, and national grid expansion, while the third component focuses on institutional support for sector turnaround.

The final component is on-grid and off-grid P.V./battery systems installation, operations and maintenance for 1100 schools and health centres.

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