President Gnassingbé launches construction of Blitta photovoltaic power plant

Energy
Tuesday, 04 February 2020 16:57
President Gnassingbé launches construction of Blitta photovoltaic power plant

(Togo First) - Construction works for the 30MW photovoltaic power plant in Blitta (Central Togo), were officially launched on February 3, by President Faure Gnassingbé. 

The project, which costs $35 million, is partially financed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the BOAD. AMEA Togo Solar, the local subsidiary of Emirati company AMEA Power, will set up and run the plant, under a 25-year concession. After the latter expires, the plant will be handed over to the CEET, Togo’s public utility.

“We are happy to contribute to Togo’s national electrification strategy and its national development plan,” said Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power. 

The plant is expected to come online by June this year, with an initial production capacity of 30MW, which will increase to 50MW by October. 

Besides Togo, AMEA Power, let’s emphasize, is discussing with others like Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger, to develop similar projects.

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