A solar power plant will be built by 2019 in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria. The facility will be built by DLO Energy Resources Group, a South African company wholly owned by black women.
An agreement launching its construction was recently signed between Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai and Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, the founder of DLO Energy. The future plant will have a production capacity of 30 MW.
The energy, which the South African company will produce, will be sold to Kaduna Power Supply Company, the local company responsible for electricity distribution.
This new contract is in addition to the South African company’s portfolio, which invests heavily in the African continent. In Nigeria, it is preparing to supply a total of 300 MW in several states.