AMEA plans »West Africa's largest solar power plant« in Togo
Post date: 24/11/2022 - 15:21
Project developer AMEA Power, headquartered in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), plans to build what it claims will be the largest solar power plant in West Africa in Togo. For this purpose, the construction phases 1 and 2 of the »Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Solar Power Plant« with a total capacity of 50 megawatts (MW), which were already put into operation in June last year, will be expanded by another 20 MW as well as a battery storage system with a capacity of four megawatt hours.
The plant, located near the village of Blitta, is part of the government of Togo's National Development Plan, whose goals include universal access to electricity by 2030; so far, this has only been achieved for about half of the population. The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is providing a $25 million loan for the expansion of the power plant. Construction of the plant is being undertaken by AMEA Technical Services, which is part of AMEA Power.