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The challenge of universal access to electrical energy is about to be won in Togo. The Head of State Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé proceeded on April 26, 2021 to the commissioning of the “Kékéli Efficient Power” power plant.
Built in the port area of Lomé, this electrical infrastructure will initially produce 47 MW of electrical power thanks to a gas turbine.
An additional 18MW capacity from a steam turbine is also planned by the end of 2021, bringing the final capacity to 65MW.
The fruit of a public-private partnership involving the Togolese State, Eranove, BOAD, Oragroup, Siemens and many other national and foreign financial partners, the works to build the plant cost 67 billion FCFA and generated nearly 900 direct and indirect jobs.
Ultimately, the structure will increase Togo’s electricity production capacity by 50%. It will thus contribute to the electrification of more than 250,000 households, or 1.5 million Togolese.
The Kékéli Efficient Power plant complements other energy development projects already completed or in progress.
The country wants to achieve a national coverage rate of 75% in 2025 and 100% by 2030.
A laudable ambition of the Head of State to supply the country with electric energy at a lower cost welcomed by the partners.
“I would like to warmly thank HE Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Togolese Republic, for his vision of providing a lasting solution to the growing demand for electricity in Togo” declared Mr. Mansour Touré-Tia, General Manager of the Power Plant. Kekeli.
The same joy is felt by the populations of the locality housing the power station for not only the creation of employment for the benefit of the youth but also and above all the electrification of which they are beneficiaries to carry out their socioeconomic activities.