Togo: Electrification rate should reach 70% by end-2024

Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:36
Togo: Electrification rate should reach 70% by end-2024

(Togo First) - By the end of this year, 70% of the Togolese territory should have electricity. The Ministry of Finance recently published a Citizen’s Budget report where the forecast was. The projection, however, came from the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

According to the document, Togo recorded an electrification rate of 66%, 63%, and 59% in 2023, 2022, and 2021, respectively. To achieve its 70% goal this year, the government set aside a provisional budget of CFA57 billion to finance various energy projects and programs. 

The Ministry of Energy will use the money to develop off-grid networks, through projects such as the CIZO, the PRAVOST, or the Tinga initiative. Part of the funds will help expand the Blitta solar plant. 

Recently, a power supply project was launched in Sokodé (Central region). From there, it will be extended to various cities, including Dapaong, Kara, Atakpamé, Kpalimé, and Aného. In detail, it involves laying 34 km of  20 KV medium-voltage network, the construction of 61 MV/LV distribution substations, and 360 km of low-voltage (LV) network.

Esaïe Edoh 

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