Local power provider to light up South Sudan’s Wau town

Trinity Energy deputy CEO Ken Mugambi (L) and Dr. Phillip Waden, Trinity Energy’s Power Projects Manager (R) when they paid courtesy call to  Wau Governor Hon. Sarah Cleto Hassan Rial (Centre)

By Okech Francis 

A local power firm in South Sudan, Trinity Energy Ltd has announced plans to connect 20,000 households in Western Bahr el Ghazal capital Wau with electricity.

The plan will be realized through the initial refurbishing of two heavy diesel generators with a capacity to produce 1.8 megawatts, the company said in a statement.

The company said it has also ordered the manufacture of two more Heavy Fuel Generators from a manufacturer in Europe with a capacity of around 4 megawatts, which will put Wau’s total installed capacity at around 6 megawatts by February 2022.

“Our priority is to ensure that the parts for the generators that we procured arrive on time and mechanical repair works can begin so that power is reinstalled and Wau residents can start enjoying the benefits of affordable electricity,” Dr. Phillip Waden, Trinity Energy’s Power Projects Manager said in the statement.

He was quoted speaking in Wau where the Trinity Energy team had traveled to brief the Western Bahr El Ghazal Governor Honourable Sarah Cleto Hassan Rial, on the initiative

“We are also re-establishing the distribution networks to ensure that all commercial entities and residential households have access to a much-needed affordable power,” Waden said.

 “The future is energy. Power is a key driver of many economies in the world and its benefits go beyond direct employment in the power generation plants to supporting new sectors such as manufacturing, transport, mining, tourism, and services which have a multiplier effect on the economy.”

South Sudan Electricity Corporation (SSEC) says more than 90 percent of the country has no access to electricity.

Waden said Trinity Energy is committed to ensuring energy security in South Sudan through a mix of various sources including a 20MW government backed solar power plant in Nesitu on the outskirt of Juba with a 35MW storage facility.

“We plan to continue exploring more opportunities and partnerships with the South Sudan government as well as other global technical partners to ensure our country is well equipped and powered for socio-economic transformation,” Waden said.

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