Middle Eastern renewable energy company AMEA Power has begun the construction of the third phase of a solar project in Togo.
Located in the village of Blitta, the capacity of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed solar power plant will be extended from 50MW to 70MW. It will also include a battery energy storage system to meet the demand at night.
According to AMEA Power, this new phase will be completed by the end of 2023, claiming that the solar power plant will be the largest in West Africa.
“The solar plant is providing a project blueprint that AMEA Power is using to deploy renewable energy across other parts of Africa,” said Hussain Al Nowais, chairman of AMEA Power.
Abu Dhabi Exports Office provided the Togolese Ministry of Economy and Finance with a loan of US$25 million to finance the new phase of the project. AMEA Power’s subsidiary AMEA Technical Services will be responsible for the construction.
The project is part of Togo’s national development plan, which aims to ‘provide universal access to electricity across the country by 2030’.
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