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PowerChina delivers first site of microgrid PV project in Suriname

Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) announced on Monday the handover of the first site of its microgrid PV project in Suriname.

Source: PowerChina

The handover ceremony, held on April 6, was attended by Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname, and Chinese Ambassador to Suriname, Han Jing.

The microgrid project in Suriname is a pioneering initiative, integrating solar PV, energy storage, and diesel generation technologies to provide off-grid electricity solutions.

PowerChina’s completion of five project groups covering 34 forest villages marks a crucial step towards achieving sustainable energy access. Once the project becomes fully operational, it is estimated to generate 5,314 MWh of clean power annually.

The inaugural handover encompasses 12 forest villages, benefiting about 1,550 local residents.

During the ceremony, President Santokhi commended PowerChina’s dedication and highlighted the project’s significance in improving living standards and fostering economic development in remote areas of Suriname.

Suriname, known for its remote villages along the Suriname River, has long struggled with electricity access. The microgrid project, initiated in 2019, represents a concerted effort to address this issue.

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