- AMEA Power has announced financial close on the 26.6MW Zina solar power project in Burkina Faso.
- The solar plant is being built by EPC Zina Solaire, a subsidiary company of AMEA Power.
- The project is located 185km from the capital city Ouagadougou, in the village of Zina in the Mouhoun province.
- Zina Solaire has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with SONABEL, the national utility company, under a public-private partnership agreement.
Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power, commented: “We support Burkina Faso’s drive to turn to solar as a vital measure to boost the energy supply and to reduce the country’s reliance on the importation of fossil fuels for power generation. The country is looking to add more than 500MW of capacity by 2025, and AMEA Power is pleased to be part of the country’s journey to provide clean, affordable and reliable energy to the people of Burkina Faso.”
The project is financed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the IFC-Canada Climate Change Program and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a member of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG).
Author: Bryan Groenendaal