Kube Energy Baidoa (MIGA-14793)

  • Somalia
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Specific Location
Baidoa/South West State
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  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
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Voting Date
Nov 30, 2022
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Kube Energy
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.67 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Feb 19, 2023

Disclosed by Bank May 16, 2022

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Project Description
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From the MIGA's website:

On January 12, 2023, MIGA entered a contract issuing a guarantee of US$5.67 million to Kube Energy of Mauritius for its equity investment in the Kube Energy Somalia LLC solar PV hybrid power plant project in the Federal Republic of Somalia. The guarantee is issued for up to 15 years against the risks of expropriation and war and civil disturbance. This is MIGA's first project in Somalia (a new MIGA member country in March 2020).
Located in the 'green zone' in Baidoa, Somalia, the Project will provide 24/7 electricity to the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) through a power purchase agreement, the first of its kind in Somalia. The Project will replace existing diesel generators, significantly reducing green-house gas emissions and the cost of electricity while increasing reliability of electricity supply within the green zone.
The Project's positive development impact will be driven by significant GHG emissions savings, as the solar power produced will displace diesel generators, which are highly pollutive. The Project will enable UNSOS to transition its operations in Baidoa to approximately 80 percent renewable energy, supporting the UN's efforts to reduce their energy footprint by transitioning field operations from diesel to renewable sources of power.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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From the MIGA's website:

Kube Energy is a Norwegian renewable energy services company established in 2015 which provides access to renewable energy in remote and fragile areas. The company currently operates four solar power plants supplying the United Nation entities in South Sudan and Kenya and is developing projects is other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Mali). Kube Energy partnered with CrossBoundary Energy Holdings for the financing and further development and implementation of the Project, including CBE’s provision of the environmental and social risk management framework. CBE was launched in 2015 and is Sub-Saharan Africa’s first investment platform for commercial and industrial solar. It provides solar electricity to African enterprises, through fully financed Power Purchase Agreements or leasing solutions.

Construction of the Project is anticipated to take about ten months. Kube Energy will utilize a multi-contract approach for the Project’s engineering and design, construction, and equipment procurement. Soventix GmbH (Germany) is responsible for the engineering, design, construction and commissioning of the Project including the management of the local contractor. D-Hybrid Power Systems GmbH is responsible for supplying the battery energy storage system and the thermal generation facilities, and will provide remote assistance to Soventix GmBH for the installation on site. A local company will serve as the local construction contractor to supply construction materials, labor, etc. and will support Soventix.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - CrossBoundary Energy Holdings Contractor Energy
- - - - Kube Energy Client Energy

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Kube Energy Somalia's Contact Information:

Kristen Petillon - Chief of Business Development/Project Manager
Address: Geneva, Switzerland
Email: baidoa@kubeenergy.com
Phone: +41798511116

Kube Energy:

Website: www.kubeenergy.com
HQ Address: 21 Gaustadalléen, Oslo, 0349, Norway


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