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Steered by the Ministry of Energy, the program focuses on public lighting and solar solutions. According to the Minister of Energy, Mila Aziable, the initiative aims to enhance the employability of young people and women by imparting technological skills and fostering innovation in LED lighting.
By the end of this year, 70% of the Togolese territory should have electricity. The Ministry of Finance recently published a Citizen’s Budget report where the forecast was. According to the document, Togo recorded an electrification rate of 66%, 63%, and 59% in 2023, 2022, and 2021, respectively.
The French company Sunna Design has installed 30,000 solar streetlights in rural areas, mainly in the Savanes and Kara regions. The work was carried out as part of the PEP’S rural project (Solar Public Lighting Programme) implemented by the Togolese Agency for Rural Electrification and Renewable Energies (AT2ER).
Togo is showing how a combination of private sector initiative and government support can accelerate the introduction of e-mobility that meets local market needs, from the bottom up. UNEP also is ramping up efforts to develop a circular economy for electric vehicle batteries.
The West African Development Bank (BOAD) will invest CFA30 billion into Togo’s Emergency Program for the Savannah Region (PURS). The funds will be used to develop 125 km of rural tracks to open up the region’s localities, set up basic infrastructure in several localities (solar-powered pumps, equipped warehouses), and improve basic social services.
A solar irrigation programme aimed at improving the lives of farming communities in Togo has started to yield results. The scheme is used to promote solar energy through off-grid solutions as part of the national programme, “CIZO” (light up). The programme includes providing school with solar kits.
The primary objective of this project is to improve the supply of drinking water in the Maritime and Plateaux regions of Togo. Additionally, the project aims to promote the productive use of water in these areas.
The new plant spans 4,000 m2 and includes 1,224 solar panels laid on the roof of the hotel’s main building. The project was developed in partnership with Cool Solar Energy, a German company. It runs in symbiosis with the national grid and two power generators. The new plant should save the Sarakawa Hotel a lot of money spent on power.
Africa’s largest electric vehicle provider, Spiro, is rolling out plug-and-play EV motorcycles across Rwanda, Togo and Kenya. Spiro is partnering with utility company Bboxx for the project, leveraging Bboxx’s distribution network to connect the e-bikes, allowing users to swap bike batteries at Bboxx shops and distribution centers.

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