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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed PV plant construction complete, Blitta, Togo

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed PV plant or rather Blitta solar power plant construction is complete according to Shegun Adjadi Bakari, senior advisor to President Faure Gnassingbé of the republic of Togo, specialized in matters concerning financing for development. 1

In a tweet dated back on Saturday the 20th of March 2021, Bakari noted that the “50MWp Solar Plant located in Blitta,” a prefecture and town in the Centrale Region of the West African country “is now ready.”

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Start of the construction works

The construction works of the power plant that is named after the Prince and Minister of Defense of Abu Dhabi, begun early last year after the Togolese President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé laid the foundation stone for the project.

Amea Togo Solar, a subsidiary of Amea Power, an independent power producer (IPP) that develops, finances, builds, owns, and operates thermal and renewable power projects in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, carried out the construction works. 1

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) funded the implementation of the project.

Benefits of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed solar power plant o Togo

The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed solar power plant will enable the West African country to supply electricity to about 600,000 households and 700 small and medium-sized enterprises while contributing to the government’s aim to increase electricity to 100% by 2030.

In addition, it will allow the country to take a further step in its ambition to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix to 50% by the end of the next 10 years.

The entry into service of the Blitta power plant will bring the renewable capacity installed in Togo to 265 MW.

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