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The project aims to support the removal of barriers to the adoption of utility-scale wind energy tied to the national grid in Sudan. Wind energy has been identified as a priority mitigation technology by the Government of Sudan, and, although it is a mature technology globally, it has not yet been adopted in Sudan. A systems approach is proposed to integrate energy policy analysis within the broader developmental objectives of Sudan. The project will also establish regulatory frameworks for encouraging private investments in grid-connected wind energy. Sudan currently has plans to develop utility-scale wind farms in three regions: Dongola in the North, Nyala in the South and the Red Sea coastal region.

The project includes four components: the implementation of an initial wind farm; support to the development of a policy and regulatory instrument, particularly to encourage private sector participation; strengthening the support for wind technology in the country; and an adaptive learning and replication plan. Support to the implementation of the first wind farm in Sudan, Dongola, will align the wind farm with international best practices. It will also create a case study for replication in later wind farms. The Dongola wind farm will be implemented in five phases over the lifetime of the UNDP-implemented, GEF-financed project. This phasing will allow lessons-learned in the early phases to be applied in the later phases and, perhaps more importantly, will provide five years of continuous wind farm construction-commissioning-operation that will serve as a laboratory for training personnel and developing associated tools and guidelines. The opportunity to have such continuous exposure is very rare and will assist in transferring knowledge and experience to neighbouring countries.

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The project implementing partner is the Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity. The project is expected to last 60 months. Though it was planned to be on board but actually the project kicked off on 1st April 2015 and planned for completion by 1st April 2020. The project activities are implemented by an independent project management unit which is responsible for the annual and quarterly planning in line with the project document, implementation of the planned activities as per the agreed time schedule which is subject to prior approvals of project board (for the annual plan) and the project technical committee (for the quarterly plans), the management is responsible for reporting to and coordinating among the project partners and management of day to day work.

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Project Outcomes

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The project achieved the outcomes activities. Final preparations are being made for the installation of the first wind turbine. The project achieved its goal of determining the path of generating clean energy and laying the scientific foundations for future continuation.

Hind Elamin Elnor

Project Manager

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Project Timeline

Project Timeline

The project is expected to last 60 months. The project activities are implemented by an independent project management unit which is responsible for the annual and quarterly planning in line with the project document, implementation of the planned activities as per the agreed time schedule which is subject to prior approvals of project board.

Year 1

  • April 2015

Establishment of project management system. Review of existing information on renewable energy standards, policies, and regulation and wind measurements. Identify gaps and means for addressing them. Review the status of the implementation of the pilot wind farm in Dongola Implement capacity development programs on wind resource mapping, development of policies and project management.

April 2015

Year 2

Development of wind map for Sudan. Technical study on the grid integration of the Dongola pilot wind farm. Design and implementation of grid integration system for the pilot wind farm. Capacity development on the implementation of the pilot wind farm. Scio-economic and environmental study of the pilot wind farm

Year 3

Evaluation of the socio-economic and environmental impact of the pilot wind farm. Develop technical and environmental standards for wind farms in Sudan. Continue capacity development on technical, policy and regulatory system.

Year 4

Develop investment plan for wind energy in Sudan. Assist in the creation of a one-stop-shop for investment in wind energy within the ministry of Water Resources and Electricity. Implement capacity development program on wind farm design and implementation. Documentation of lessons learned on wind mapping, wind farm planning, construction and operation.

Year 5

Assist in the marketing of wind energy program in the Red Sea to potential investors. Evaluation of project activities, documentation and sharing lessons learned among local and regional actors in wind energy. 

June 2021

Year 6

  • June 2021

Assist in the marketing of wind energy program in the Red Sea to potential investors. Evaluation of project activities, documentation and sharing lessons learned among local and regional actors in wind energy. 

Former Employees

Mohamed Ali Hamid

Project Manager from April 2015 to June 2016

Major Achievements:

  •  Project Establishment and project timeline planning.
  •  Development of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
  •  Migratory Soaring Birds studies for both Red Sea and Dongola sites.
  •  Capacity building on Resource Mapping, PPA and Grid Emission factor.

Mohammed Sid Ahmed

Project Engineer from April 2015 till August 2016

Participate on the following Outcomes:

  •  Project Establishment.
  •  Development of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
  •  Migratory Soaring Birds studies for both Red Sea and Dongola sites.
  •  Capacity building on PPA.

Ahmed Eltaif Mohammed

Project Engineer from January 2016 till August 2016

Participate on the following Outcomes:

  •  Base-line Project Development.
  •  Development of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
  •  Capacity building on Resource Mapping.

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