Published On: Fri, Aug 7th, 2015

S/Sudan to showcase energy potential in Kenya

South SudanNAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Sudan Minister of Electricity, Dams,
Irrigation and Water Resources, Hon. Jemma Nunu Kumba, will later this
month deliver the keynote at the East African Power Industry in Kenya
where 1 200 industry experts will converge.

The event is set for the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi.

She said as a new nation, South Sudan would be proud to demonstrate at the
regional conference that it had abundant energy resources which could be
tapped for the common good and development.

According to Kumba, South Sudan welcomes investors to invest in the
development of the abundant renewable energy potential in the country.

The internal rate of return in these projects is attractive. Several
incentives are provided for in the Investment Promotion Act in which the
investors are guaranteed repatriation of their profit. Some of these
projects are treated as regional projects and if developed will be
connected to the East African Power Pool, the Minister said.

The view of the Ministry is that these projects can be developed either
as Public- Private Partnership (PPP), Independent Power Producer (IPP),
Build, Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) or Engineering Procurement and
Construction (EPC).

Kumba said there were many opportunities for prospective investors in both
generation and transmission in the energy sector in her country.

Cabinet has passed the Electricity Bill 2015 which awaits endorsement by
Parliament.

South Sudan has five major hydropower projects with bankable feasibility
studies. These are Fula Rapids 42 MW, Grand Fula 890 MW, Shukolli 230 MW,
Lakki 410 MW and Bedden 570 MW. The main challenge is the lack of funding
for development of some of these projects.

– CAJ News

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