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Sudan - Proposed Solar Powered Pumping Systems for Irrigation Project - ESMP Summary
Sudan is largely dependent on imported fossil fuels for power generation. Hence, there is an urgency to implement Sudan’s Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP) and reduce Sudan’s dependence on fossil fuel. Sudan has abundant wind and solar resources, but largely lacks the capacity to utilize these resources for power generation. Aprogramme to provide grid-connected electric pumps to replace diesel has been launched by the Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity (MWRIE) together with the Northern State Government to promote electric pumping for large scale farms (with an area of 100 ha or more).