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Ezra Power Plant Announces Operational Shutdown Of Its Juba Power Plant.

Independent Power Producer Ezra Construction and Development Group (ECDG) has issued a notice for the closure of its Juba Power Plant, a 33MW diesel fuel-fired thermal power station that supplies electricity to South Sudan’s capital city. ECDG provided a formal notice to H.E. Peter Marcello Nasir Jelenge, Minister of Energy and Dams, South Sudan, on 31 March 2021, stipulating that the company would be forced to halt operations unless the U.S. dollar payments owed by the Ministry are made.

ECDG currently holds a Power Purchase Agreement with the government of the Republic of South Sudan – signed in August 2017 – in which the state-owned electricity company, Juba Electric Distribution Company (JEDCO), is contractually obliged to pay for purchased electricity in U.S. dollars. The Ministry of Energy and Dams has failed to make approximately 85% of the payments owed over the last 15 months, with payments failing to be made on time.  

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Source: AfricaOilandPower

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