First wind turbine installed at Djibouti’s Goubet wind energy facility

In early August, Siemens Gamesa completed the installation of Djibouti’s first wind turbine at the Goubet wind farm in Djibouti. The 59 MW facility has been under construction since October 2020 and will be Djibouti’s first utility-scale wind project and the country’s first independent power producer (IPP).

It is the result of a strong involvement into the project by the Africa Finance Corporation, which leads a consortium of Dutch investors, the Climate Fund Managers and Great Horn Investment Holdings (GHIH) within the project’s company, Red Sea Power.

The AFC has been leading the project’s development since 2017 and developed it from concept to bankability before securing the 25-year take-or-pay power purchase agreement (PPA) with state-utility Électicité de Djibouti (EDD).

Ghoubet notably aligns with Djibouti’s Vision Djibouti 2035, under which the authorities want to transition from the country’s complete reliance on domestic thermal energy in 2010 to 100% of renewable electricity sources by 2030.

Details of the Goubet Wind Energy Facility are available in the “Projects” section within your Hawilti+ research terminal.

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