For many years, Nigeria has struggled with severe energy shortages. The scarcity of electricity is most acute in the north of the country, as most generation capacity is located in the central and coastal areas of Nigeria. The city of Katsina, for example, which is close to the site of JCM’s project, has a population of 5.8 million yet only receives electricity for up to two hours a day. Consequently, businesses and individuals alike rely on expensive diesel generators, hindering the economic growth and development of the region.
Solar PV is well-suited to address northern Nigeria’s power crisis, as feedstock for large scale thermal power plants is difficult to secure and there is little hydro potential in the region. JCM is developing an 75 MW solar power plant in Katsina State, Nigeria. Working with our local partners, Pan Africa Solar, and the state and federal governments, JCM aims to begin construction of the project in late 2016.
This is one of the first large-scale renewable energy projects to be developed in Nigeria. We are proud to work with the Government of Nigeria in reaching their renewable energy goals.
Chief Development Officer, JCM Power