Bayero University Kano
Off-grid Solar Hybrid Power Plant
7 x Convert SC Flex V
Power converters incl. Off-Grid option and internal aux for black start
Inaugurated in 2019, the hybrid micro-grid of BUK is Africa’s largest off-grid solar hybrid power plant. Funded by the Nigerian government, the phase 1 of the project is supplying electricity to 9 universities and a teaching hospital. Two more phases are planned, to be funded respectively by the World Bank and the African Development Bank. In total over 55000 students, more than 3000 staff at universities will benefit of the program while 2850 streetlights can additionally be powered by the hybrid micro-grid.
The storage system provides grid-forming and balances load requirement with the different sources of supply. The Convert SC Flex storage converters are key in the process, operating in voltage and frequency control mode. Together with the storage battery Convert SC Flex keep the voltage and the frequency of the microgrid in its target limits, balancing rapid variations of generator output or its connected loads like pumps or lightnings. The systems are also used to black start the complete micro-grid after any kind of interruption.
AEG Power Solutions Convert SC Flex were selected by SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT SA., who provided the Energy storage system to METKA – business unit of MYTILINEOS S.A.- METKA West Africa is the EPC of the project.