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Inauguration of a wind farm by the President of the Republic of Djibouti

Inauguration of a wind farm by the President of the Republic of Djibouti

On September 10th, 2023, under the high patronage of HEM Ismail Omar Guelleh, a historic moment unfolds as Djibouti inaugurates it’s first-ever, utility-scale wind farm, a pivotal step in becoming the first African country to achieve 100% reliance on green energy by 2035. 
Spearheaded by Vision 2035, this project marks a beacon of energy independence in Djibouti. 
The 60 MW Red Sea Power (RSP) wind farm not only amplifies Djibouti's energy capacity by a significant 50%, but also embodies a vibrant future, averting 252,500 tons of CO2 emissions annually - a clear demonstration of our commitment to a sustainable, greener future. 
The expansion phase will further increase the averted CO2 emissions by about 0.44 million tons. 
This milestone underscores a new dawn of industrialization, job creation and economic stability. GHIH, alongside other investors, has fueled this initiative with pure equity financing, showcasing a revolutionary approach to funding transformative projects in Africa. 
Plans are already in place for a further 45MW expansion with 40 MW battery storage, including the grid extension to Tadjourah and Obock. 
Underpinning Djibouti's unwavering pursuit to harness renewable resources like solar, geothermal, wind, and tidal energy, to bridge the projected demand gap which is exceeding 1GW in the coming decades. 
We at GHIH are proud to collaborate with partners AFC, FMO, and CFM in facilitating this significant leap towards clean and sustainable energy solutions. 
Together, we envision a Djibouti empowered by renewable resources, strategically positioning itself as a pivotal player in the global energy market. 
Chairman, Aboubaker Omar Hadi, reaffirms, "Investment in renewable energy infrastructure is the key to enabling our ambitions. Today’s inauguration is a major milestone. A reliable and cost-effective energy solution is vital to drive Djibouti's infrastructure growth. 
Concurrent with the inauguration ceremony, AFC has expressed strong interest in funding the RN18 construction project. The RN18 corridor road connects the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones to the border with Ethiopia over a total length of approximately 74 km.