International renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy, is providing key wind monitoring and analysis services for the first phase of the 400MW wind farm development in Debre Birhan, 75 miles north of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Terra Global Energy Developers, LLC (Terra), who is the first US energy developer to enter Ethiopia’s wind industry, elected SgurrEnergy to support a 12-month wind measurement campaign as part of the project’s technical and financial feasibility stage.
Key wind data are currently being collected by Terra using two 60m met masts, located on site. Based on measured site data, SgurrEnergy’s expert wind analysis team has provided a range of services, covering data management, data recovery and monthly reporting, site suitability and site classification. The consultancy has also provided a preliminary six-month energy yield analysis, providing Terra with an Annual Energy Production (AEP) of the project, with advice on wind farm layout and WTG model selection.
Following the completion of the 12-month measurement campaign in October 2013, SgurrEnergy will provide a full, bank-grade site suitability report and energy yield analysis which will let Terra obtain the necessary lender’s funding approval to progress the project into construction.
According to The World Bank, Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. With abundant wind, solar, and geothermal resources, the country has great potential for renewable energy development.
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