Ivory Coast: Government to build 50MW solar farm
The Ivory Coast government has signed a concession agreement and a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with AMEA Power for a 50MW solar PV project.
The facility, which will be located in the city of Bondoukou in the north-eastern region of Gontougo, 420km northeast of Abidjan, will be the first independent solar power project (IPP) in Ivory Coast.
The project is being fully developed by AMEA Power under a build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) model and will generate more than 85GWh of clean energy per year, enough to reach approximately 350,000 people.
Off-taker of the Project is to be Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité, which is in charge of the country’s electrical network.
Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power, stated, “AMEA Power is proud to be supporting Ivory Coast meet its clean energy ambitions, which will deliver investment, job creation and sustainable development. The country is undergoing an economic and social transition, which will be driven by the development of clean energy and is reflective of the broader continent.
“AMEA Power has a proven track record of delivering projects in West Africa. The region has a great amount of untapped potential for renewable energy and green hydrogen. As AMEA Power expands its investments across Africa, we will work in partnership with governments, businesses and local communities to develop projects.”
Source: Energy Ghana