21 Apr NIGERIA RE PROJECTS: SOLAR AND WIND POTENTIAL EVALUATION
Abuja, April 21, 2020
Gesto is currently supporting Nigeria in the study and evaluation of its solar and wind potential in order to identify the best solar and wind projects. Currently, all relevant restrictions are already identified and mapped (see map below) and are now being assessed and overlapped with the Nigeria Wind Atlas in order to define the best sites to develop Wind Projects.
Technical and economic feasibility assessment will follow in order to assess each potential project based on accurate production estimations obtained using Windfarmer® and WASP® modelling softwares.
The project will also include the development of a GIS-based tool that will allow to support and guide private developers in sitting geographical locations for solar PV and wind projects across Nigeria based on several criteria, including resource availability and least cost options.
The Project is being developed with the funding support of UNDP-GEF for the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN).