Cote d’Ivoire : The country’s first 37.5 MW solar power plant will be in Boundiali

The plan sets the goal of 42% renewable energy in the energy mix of Côte d'Ivoire. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Germany and the European Union have pledged to finance the construction of the first solar plant in Côte d’Ivoire.

Based in the north of the country, it will have a capacity of 37.5 MW, which will power 30,000 homes.

Boundiali, a town of about 40,000 inhabitants in northern Côte d’Ivoire, will soon be home to the country’s first solar power station. With an estimated capacity of 37.5 MWp, this infrastructure will produce clean electricity for about 30,000 households, avoiding the emission of 27,000 tonnes of electricity. CO2, and will help create 300 jobs in the region.

The construction of this plant will be financed by a concessionary loan of 27 million euros, granted by the KFW (the German Development Bank) and a grant from the European Union (EU). an amount of 9.7 million euros (6 billion FCFA). A contribution from the Ivorian State will make it possible to reach the 40 million euros (24,1 billion FCFA) necessary.

The signing of the loan agreement and financing contract for the construction of the solar power station at Boundiali took place in Abidjan,in the office of Adama Konéu, Ivorian Minister of Economy and Finance. Also present were German Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire Michael Grau, Director General of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador Jobst Von Kirchmann.

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