Pakistani investments to produce up to 1000 MW of solar and wind energy in Niger. The information comes from the charge d’affaires of the Pakistani embassy in the country. Good news for Niger, whose household access rate to electricity was only 14% in 2019.

Pakistani investors are interested in the electric power sector in Niger, in particular solar and wind, according to the charge d’affaires of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Niger, Ahmed Ali Sirohey, after an audience with Prime Minister Brigi Rafini on June 2, 2020.

According to the Pakistani diplomat, these investors are ready to come to Niger to produce 500 to 1000 megawatts of renewable energy. This will boost the sector and greatly reduce the energy deficit in Niger, which is currently struggling to meet local demand despite the potential that is no longer to be demonstrated in this area.

The rate of access of households to electrical energy stands at 14% in 2019 according to figures communicated by the Presidency of the Republic. Which remains very weak.

Investments in this sector will therefore allow the country to reduce its dependence on Nigeria and achieve its ambition which is to export electric energy in the medium and long term.

 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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