Construction of two solar plants to soon start

Thursday, 17 June 2021 18:27
Construction of two solar plants to soon start

(Togo First) - Preliminary works for the construction of two solar plants, one at Salimde (in Sokodé), and another one at Awandjelo (Kara), will commence soon. Two decrees were passed to this end during the government’s latest council of ministers, held on June 16. 

The council said adopting the decrees would “enable the start of compensation and expropriation procedures to secure the areas needed for the project.”

The plants will respectively have an installed capacity of 60 MWp and 80 MWp. The government, it should be recalled, had launched in March 2020 a pre-qualification notice in the framework of the project. 

The latter, authorities emphasized, will allow the government to complete its diversification strategy and boost the national power output. This strategy was recently enacted as the country commissioned the Kekeli Efficient Power plant and the Blitta solar plant. 

Togo wants to achieve universal power coverage by 2030, having 50% of its energy mix coming from renewables. 

Esaïe EDOH

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