Benin now produces locally 50% of its electricity consumption. This was announced by Patrice Talon (photo), the President of the Republic, during his message on the state of the nation in front of the deputies.
“The rehabilitation of the thermal power stations of the SBEE (Beninese electric Energy company editor’s note) for a capacity of 30 MW and the completion of the construction of the 127 MW thermal power station of Maria Gléta II commissioned on August 29, 2019, now have an own production capacity of around 160 MW, which is half of our peak hour requirements, ” said the country’s chief official.
This growth in installed electrical power is part of the government’s energy program which also includes the construction of national and regional interconnection lines. The executive also plans to build a floating storage and regasification unit to supply fuel to its power plants.
Five solar power plants with a capacity of 75 MW are also planned to be installed in Bohicon, Djougou, Parakou, Natitingou and Onigbolo in order to diversify the national energy mix.
Source: Agence Ecofin
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