The customer signing the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is a leading manufacturer of quality edible oils from multiple oils seeds such as sunflower, soya, cotton and sesame. Operational across multiple East African countries and part of an African business conglomerate that has been operational in the region since 1978. Currently, the customer is paying a premium to the electricity grid and faces frequent grid outages that affects the operations of the refinery.
These reasons, combined with their sustainability outlook, have been a driving motive for their transition to generating power from a clean energy source for their day to day energy requirements. As a result, the customer has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Distributed Energy for the commissioning and management of the solar plant. Distributed Energy has an operational 212 kW rooftop solar plant for the same customer in one of their factories in Rwanda which was completed as a proof of concept for further deployment.