Badhan Hybrid Mini-grid Project
Implementing Partner: Badhan Electricity Company (BEC)
Location: Badhan, Sanaag region
ESRES contribution: USD 375,965
Badhan town is a small town located in the east of Sanaag Region, Somaliland. Badhan Electricity Company is the only company that supplies electricity for Badhan town.
The ESRES Programme selected BEC in a completive Call for Proposal to implement a hybrid mini-grid project in Badhan, Sanaag region. The ESRES Programme awarded a Grant of USD 375,965 to BEC to invest in the project. The ESRES Grant allowed BEC to increase its generation capacity with 270kWp Solar PV and fuel saving system that had been synchronized with the existing 952kW Diesel Generators.
As a result of the ESRES programme, the power generation site and the distribution system of BEC are extensively improved. A new power generation site had been constructed and medium voltage and low voltage lines have been renewed to reduce energy loses, improve health and safety, and customer services. The system was commissioned on 6th of August 2017.
The introduction of the RE component will reduce diesel consumption by about 160,000 L/year resulting in decreased Carbon Dioxide emissions by 420 tonnes a year.