Togo: Dapaong to soon house a 30MWp solar plant

Friday, 07 April 2023 14:06
Togo: Dapaong to soon house a 30MWp solar plant

(Togo First) - The Council of Ministers of Togo approved, on April 5, 2023, the construction of a PV solar plant in Dapaong (about 610km north of Lomé). This is the second PV plant the country will have after Blitta’s. 

The upcoming infrastructure will be built over 115 ha and have a production capacity of 30MWp. The project falls under the regional solar project of emergency intervention (RESPITE).

Dapaong’s power plant will help reduce Togo’s dependence on external suppliers and boost its energy sovereignty. In detail, the power produced at the plant will electrify around 60 rural localities in the Savanes region, in line with the Emergency Resilience Building Program in the Savanes region (PURS).

Moreover, not only will the plant contribute to the country’s goal to achieve universal power coverage by 2030 but it will also help promote renewable energies in line with the government's 2020-2025 roadmap.

Regarding Blitta’s plant, its output capacity is set to rise from 50 MW to 70 MW. Works to expand the capacity were launched a few days ago by President Faure Gnassingbe himself.

Esaïe Edoh

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