"In the coming weeks, Togo intends to launch a universal solar account that will provide support to each household equipped with a solar installation, especially in rural areas," announced Selom Klassou.
For him, "this support system for the poorest remains" an essential approach to sustainably supply rural areas with energy ".
Referring to the government, efforts are being made under the new electrification strategy to raise the electrification rate from 39% to 50% by 2020; 75% by 2025 and 100% by 2030.
"By 2030, we plan to electrify 600,000 households with individual solar kits, build more than 300 mini solar power plants and expand the network to about 1,000 localities," said the head of government.
According to him, the objectives will only be achieved if the private parties commit themselves alongside the State.
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"The CIZO initiative launched in 2017 has already reached 35,000 Togolese. The entry of the electricity company of France (EDF) in the capital of BBOXX (partner of Cizo) is the tangible proof of the viability of the market, "he said.
Mr. Klassou emphasizes that "the sun is a gift of God, a real engine of economic and sustainable growth" and that his government is committed to supporting all innovations in this direction.
In less than 10 years, the rate of electrification in Togo doubled, from 23% in 2010 to 38% in 2017. A considerable effort, but the government intends to go faster to ensure universal access to the electricity to all by 2030.