Togo Government Announces Construction of 30 MW Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Blitta
At the end of the Council of Ministers on July 31, the Togolese government announced the upcoming establishment of a 30 MW photovoltaic solar plant in Blitta (about 267 km from the Togolese capital via the N1). Its implementation will “reduce the energy dependence of our country and thus contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the National Development Plan (PND),” said the communiqué of the Council of Ministers. According to the report of the environmental and social studies carried out, “the execution of this project will affect the parcels of land of the populations living in the direct zone of the project”. The Government therefore points out that in view of “the importance of this project for the country and the need to proceed with the expropriation procedure in order to ensure a fair and prior compensation of the affected persons, it is essential to make the declaration of public utility of the said project “. This clean energy production device, once installed, is expected to be the 2nd with a capacity of 30 MW in Togo. The first will be built in Dapaong (Savannah region). The Abu Dhabi Fund and AMEA POWER contribute, according to Lomé, to its financing. As a reminder, in its national electrification strategy that provides universal coverage by 2030, Togo aims to set up 4 photovoltaic solar plants of 30 MW.