- The Project Facility has a mean annual wind speed of around 9.75m/s. These wind speeds allow for a P90 Annual Energy Production (AEP) of c.237,000MWh/ year.
- With the high and consistent wind speeds, the plant is expected to be able to provide electricity at competitive tariffs and furthermore support the country of Djibouti in providing affordable electricity.
Project Site (Location)
- The project is located approximately one Kilometer west of Lake Ghoubet, where the RN9 and RN10 roads intersect, in the Arta region of Djibouti.
- The project site was identified through a site selection process and was favoured due to consistent, average wind speeds throughout the year, as well as the presence of a good road network to access the site from Djibouti city.
High Development Impact
- The total installed capacity within Djibouti is 134.8 MW (as of 2018), with only 100.5 MW available; all power plants are Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO)/Light Fuel Oil (LFO.) Fuelled Electricity consumption has increased by 75% in the last decade, while power generation has only increased at a rate of c.6% p.a.
- Djibouti intends to harness 100% of electricity from renewable resources by 2030. The development of wind farms produces several economic benefits such as a savings on fuel as a result of volatile oil and gas prices alongside increase employment but also environmental benefits such as a reduction in GHG emissions.
- Assuming a moderate average capacity factor of 40%, the project is expected to avoid approximately 150,000 metric tons CO2 emissions/year reinforcing the positive impact the project has on the environment.