- AMEA Power expands capacity of Togo solar plant from 50 MW to 70 MW
- ADEX to provide loan of $25 million for expansion
- Once completed, the plant can power over 222,000 houses
Dubai-based developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects, AMEA Power, announced that it is expanding the capacity of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Solar Power Plant in Togo from 50 MW to 70 MW. With this, Togo plant becomes the largest solar PV plant in West Africa.
Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX), established by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), will be providing a loan of $ 25 million to the Togolese Ministry of Economy and Finance to fund the plant’s expansion and to add the battery storage.
Spread across a village in Blitta, this project is part of Togo’s National Development Plan and by 2030 aims to provide universal access to electricity. On completion, the project will power over 222,000 houses. It will also have a 4 WMh Battery Energy Storage System that will extend clean energy to the electricity network at night
Speaking at the occasion Chairman of AMEA Power Hussain Al Nowais said, “This project would not be possible without the support of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Abu Dhabi Exports Office, and the Togolese government. Through their support, AMEA Power is able to become a global champion for the UAE and further demonstrate the country’s commitment to the global energy transition.”
AMEA Power had fully developed phases 1 and 2 of the project in less than 18 months during the Covid-19 pandemic. Both phases had become fully operational by June 2021.
Meanwhile earlier this year, AMEA had won 2×36 MW solar capacity in Moroccan auction (see AMEA Power Wins 72 MW Solar In Morocco)