AMEA Signs 25 Year PPA for 50MW Solar Project in Ivory Coast

  • The 50-megawatt project will support the Ivory Coast’s clean energy ambitions by generating more than 85GWh of clean energy per year, enough power for around 350,000 people.
  • At a total investment of around US$60 million, the project is being fully developed by AMEA Power under a Build-Own-Operate and Transfer (BOOT) model.

Dubai based AMEA Power has signed a concession agreement and 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Government of Ivory Coast for a 50MW solar PV project in the country.

The project will be the first solar Independent Power Project (IPP) in Ivory Coast and will be located at the city of Bondoukou in the north-eastern region of Gontougo, located 420 km northeast of Abidjan. At a total investment of around US$60 million, the solar project is being fully developed by AMEA Power under a Build-Own-Operate and Transfer (BOOT) model and will generate more than 85GWh of clean energy per year, enough power for around 350,000 people. The offtaker for the project will be Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité, which is responsible for the electrical network throughout the country.

As part of its strategic plan, the Government of Ivory Coast aims to raise the share of renewable energy in the country’s electricity generation mix to 42% by 2030.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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