AfDB Commissions Off-Grid Renewable Hybrid Energy System in Altai, Mongolia | India Education | Latest Education News | World Education News
GOBI-ALTAI — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Mongolia today inaugurated a new hybrid energy system in Altai Soum, in the western Gobi-Altai Aimag. The project provides electricity in the remote soum, which is 400 kilometers from the Altai-Uliastai energy system, with the Altai Mountains located in between.
“This new hybrid energy system will supply more than 1,500 local residents, 350 households and 25 organizations in one of Mongolia’s most isolated soums with high-quality renewable energy using inexhaustible solar energy,” the deputy minister said. of Energy, Mr. Bayarmagnai. “This project is an example of how the government is striving to provide the most essential services by bringing innovative technologies to benefit the people.”
The Altai Soum Hybrid Project is one of the renewable energy projects supported under the AfDB Renewable Energy Sector Scaling Project, which will support 41 megawatts of renewable energy systems distributed. These sub-projects will use a range of renewable energy technologies to deliver clean electricity and heat to geographically dispersed load centers in the less developed region of Western Mongolia. The project was approved in September 2018 with loan financing from the AfDB and grant co-financing from the Strategic Climate Fund and Japan Fund for Joint Credit Facility.
The project showcases the latest innovative off-grid solar power plant technologies such as BMS (Battery Management System) and EMS (Energy Management System), a one-of-a-kind application in the country, and advances the efforts of Mongolia to develop renewable energies. ability.
“The new hybrid system is a demonstration of the government’s commitment to shifting to the use of more modern and cleaner technologies in the country,” said Shannon Cowlin, Senior Energy Specialist at the AfDB. “Not only will the system provide secure power to the population, it will do so without contributing to localized air pollution, which can affect even remote areas of Mongolia during the winter months.”
The Ministry of Energy of Mongolia has signed the engineering, procurement and construction contract with the successful bidder, a joint venture of Shuangdeng Group of the People’s Republic of China and ESPM International of Mongolia, for the hybrid system in the third quarter of 2021 and construction spanned from October 2021 to July 2022. The $1.1 million contract award covered the expansion and upgrade of the legacy hybrid system serving the community.
The AfDB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while continuing its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Founded in 1966, it is owned by 68 members, including 49 from the region.