Help organization seeks designers for minigrids in Ethiopia

Jul 30, 2020 11:37 AM ET
  • U.S.-based Mercy Corps has actually launched a call for expression of rate of interest in the setup of minigrids at three refugee camps on the boundary with Somalia.
Help organization seeks designers for minigrids in Ethiopia
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Mercy Corps,, a U.S.-based aid company, has actually released an ask for expression of passion to layout, develop as well as run several minigrids at three refugee camps around Jigjiga, a city in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.

The picked designer will have to assess the solar source potential of the three camps, quote called for power need, as well as examine land options for the minigrids at the site.

The offgrid installations should be designed for very easy growth as well as integration into the national grid in the future, the organization said. The closing day for the entry of proposals is Aug. 5.

The three camps hosts refugees from southerly, central as well as northwestern Somalia. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), around 37,477 persons lived at the websites in February. This consists of 14,951 evacuees in the Kebribeyah camp, 12,120 at the Aw Barre site, and also 11,994 at the Sheder center.

Ethiopia's cumulative installed PV ability stood at just 11 MW at the end of 2019, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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