Somaliland: Wind Power Brings Light to the Highlands of Sheik

The Minister of Energy and Minerals Honorable Hussein Abdi Dualeh today inaugurated yet another wind farm which will now provide 24 hours electricity power to residents of Sheik as part of the current government to shift from the fossil based sources of energy to clean and renewable energy-based microgrid system in all Somaliland׳s urban centers.

The $800,000 Dollar state of the art wind farm is a privately venture owned by Beder local electricity this as the company decided to move away from the ever increasing and continuously unpredictable fluctuating diesel prices to more cheap supply alternative energy solutions such as wind power which will have higher returns for consumers and providers than using diesel would.

Hon Hussein Abdi Dualeh added, “I feel honored to be among the good people of Sheik here today as you’re aware, I was among those privileged students who had the opportunity to had being educated in Sheik secondary School and that’s why I feel happy to see Sheik progress; I also laud Beder electricity company for investing in the future of this town and I hope such investment will pave way for cheaper electricity power for our citizens.

“We have already introduced 8 similar projects across the country, all which will be based on alternative energy solutions such as wind power for increased and improved clean and cheap energy supply for sustainable economic development such as this wind,” he said.