TOGO: KYA-Energy completes solar electrification of 20 health centers
With a production capacity of 40kWp, KYA-Energy Group recently invested in the solar electrification of 20 health centers in Togo, including the Anyron health center. For Yao Azoumah, CEO of this company founded in 2015, the objective is to support the government in its vision of electrification for all.
Thus, solar kits, for example, can bring electricity directly to rural households, projects to build mini power plants are also in sight for community and industrial needs. In addition to the solar power supply, the 20 health centers received solar powered automatic hand washing stations designed and assembled by KYA Green Energy Lab, as well as mobile phone charging tables to generate income. additional costs for the maintenance of the installations and to ensure the durability of the equipment.
KYA-Energy will extend its products to several productive applications such as electrification of schools, irrigation and local agricultural processing, in Togo in particular and in West Africa in general. The company also designed a KYA-RetrofitKit gadget for repairing and managing non-functional solar street lights. The company acted as a consulting engineer in the construction of the 50 MWp solar power plant in Blitta.
Universal access to electricity by 2030
Synchronization between the State and the private sector is leading the country towards its 2030 objective, with the promise of supplying all of its population with electricity, while reducing the environmental impact thanks to renewable energies. In 2020, only 50% of Togolese had access to electricity. The government’s objective is to increase this rate to 75% by 2025 and to 100% by 2030.
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To achieve this, the authorities are stepping up initiatives, including the extension of the electricity grid, the construction of mini-grids and solar power plants like the one in Blitta. With the support of private investors, the West African country has also commissioned a gas steam plant in the port area of Lomé with a little over 130 million euros. By the end of 2002, the country’s first gas-fired power plant, with a capacity of 47 MW, will be increased to 65.5 MW, providing electricity to 263,000 households, or around 2 million people.