Nigeria-based energy firm Sahara Group (SPG) and the Ministry of Energy and Dams agreed to develop infrastructures of the power sector in South Sudan.

South Sudan has the lowest per capita electricity consumption in Africa, 1 to 3 kWh. This situation is mainly attributed to the underdeveloped energy infrastructure in the young nation, which has been severely impacted by decades of civil wars. SPG said the signed Memorandum of Understanding aims to develop the generation, transmission and distribution spaces of electricity across the country.

Also, Juba and the Nigerian company would collaborate to develop transmission backbone infrastructure and the establishment of the grid code. There will be further collaboration between the two parties on the Environmental Impact Study, Load Evacuation Study and overall project development.

Source: Sudan Tribune