The information was tweeted this weekend by Shegun Adjadi Bakari, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Togo Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, in Energy.
The solar photovoltaic plant, built by Amea Togo Solar, a subsidiary of Amea Power, will increase the country’s installed capacity to 265 MW, says the AT2ER. It will provide electricity to 600,000 households and 700 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Also, it will enable Togo to get closer to its 2030 universal power coverage and increase the share of renewables in the energy mix to 50%.
The project, which translates the government’s efforts to cut Togo’s dependence on external power suppliers, will create many jobs.
“The construction of this power station will generally improve the quality of power supply at the national level, but particularly in the central part of the country, where supply is currently limited for the industries based there. The project will create up to 800 direct and indirect jobs and reduce the cost of electricity generation by producing economically viable and environmentally sustainable electricity,” said Marc Ably-Bidamon.
Estimated at a cost of $135 million, the project benefited from a loan from the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and financing from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.
Source: Togo First