Rural Electrification: Togo Inaugurates New Network in Koto Cope

Wednesday, 23 August 2023 03:39
Rural Electrification: Togo Inaugurates New Network in Koto Cope

(Togo First) - A new power network was inaugurated last week in Koto-Copé, a village 17km south of Atakpamé. According to the Agence Togolaise de Presse (ATOP), the infrastructure includes a 20-meter medium-voltage network, a 50 kVA MV/LV transformer, 700 meters of low-voltage network, and 15 street lamps.

Launched by the Ministry of Energy and Mining, the project falls under Togo’s national electrification strategy, which also aligns with the 2020-2025 government roadmap. 

Several officials, but also religious and traditional figures, attended the inauguration. Notably, the prefect of Ogou, Akakpo Edoh, was present. 

Tinga Fund Support 

The project will be backed by the Tinga Fund for Electrification. This is a Fund that is committed to improving rural households’ access to electricity in Togo. 

In this regard, Essenouwa Degla, deputy director of the CEET, Togo’s power utility, noted that the Tinga Fund’s offers would be made available, “to make it easier for the population to be connected to the network set up”. "All eligible households will be able to benefit from a connection to the CEET distribution network, on payment of an entry ticket of 1,000 FCFA; the remainder of the connection cost will be spread over up to 10 years", he added. 

The project should contribute to Togo’s ambition of achieving an electrification rate of 75% by 2025 and 100% by 2030.

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