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France's Vergnet installs 4-turbine wind park in Chad

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French renewables firm Vergnet said  it has completed the installation phase of its four-turbine wind power project of a 1.1-MW capacity in the eastern parts of Chad.

The Amdjarass wind farm will use four units of Vergnet’s GEV MP 275-kW turbines. All of them were supplied and erected by the company in February, according to the press release.

The second phase of the scheme involves the electrification of the plant, as well as the installation of a large capacity energy storage system (ESS), two generators and a transmission line. The grid will showcase Vergnet’s first Hybrid Wizard solution, which will help maximise fuel savings by switching off the diesel generators in the remote region during extended periods of time while ensuring a secure energy supply, the manufacturer explained.

Stage II is due for completion in December 2016. Once the wind park up and running, Amdjarass is touted to become the first city in Chad to be 100%-powered by renewable energy.