The Project for Reforms and Investments in Energy Sector in Togo abbreviated as “PRISET” has been launched.
Speaking during the project launching ceremony, Mila Aziabléé, the West African country’s minister of mines and energy explained that the project will help rehabilitate the Lomé electricity network and significantly reduce the occurrence of outages, which is the main source of disruption in the supply of electricity, by one third by next year.
Components of the PRISET Project
The PRISET has two main components to be precise. The first component is dedicated to reforms in the electricity sector while the second is dedicated to works aimed at improving people’s access to power.
In-depth, the latter includes rehabilitation of the installations of the Compagnie d’Energie Electrique du Togo (CEET), the company that distributes and sells electrical energy throughout the West African national territory. It also involves reinforcing medium and low voltage networks and building MV aerial networks, prefabricated networks, and acquiring connection kits.
The project is funded to the tune of close to US$ 36M by the World Bank Group, an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of low- and middle-income countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects.
Togo to benefit from universal access to electricity by 2030
The Project for Reforms and Investments in Energy Sector in Togo contributes to the West African country’s ambition for universal access by all its citizens by 2030.
This, according to the Togo electrification strategy, will be achieved by an intelligent combination of grid extension with non-grid technologies or rather mini-grids and solar kits.