ADDIS ABEBA – Lotus Energy Cooperative has won a contract to build in Ethiopia a complex combining solar, battery storage and waste-to-energy capacity, the firm’s CEO Anthony Vippond told the Australian Financial Review (AFR).
The complex in the Tigray region which will have at least 500 MW of solar parks, according to the report, will power operations of EFFORT Group under a 30-year deal.
Construction could start as early as September.
The AFR cited Vippond as saying that this project would create the largest microgrid globally.
The community-owned Australian outfit claims the billing is the “world’s largest renewable energy services contract”, involving a highly ambitious $US3 billion ($4.3 billion) project in Ethiopia, including solar power, waste-to-energy and storage.