The Project consists in the design, building, financing, operation and maintenance of a 46MW power plant using biomass combustible (palm tree leaves and trunk waste). It also comprises a transmission line, a substation and fibre optic equipment developed to be operated and maintained by CIE (Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité, the utility provider).
The plant will be the largest in West Africa to be fueled with agricultural waste, generating 336 GWh of clean baseload electricity per year, enough energy to supply 1.7 million people all year long.
The Project is developed within the context of the “Plan d’Actions National des Energies Renouvelables de la Côte d’Ivoire 2014-2030” to increase the share of renewable in the energy mix to 42% by 2030. Its purpose is to support the agro-industrial sector and contribute to the objectives set by the country at the time of the COP21. Throughout the duration of the concession contract (signed in December 2019), this biomass power plant will enable the Côte d’Ivoire to reduce its CO2 emissions by more than 4.5 million tons.
The project will valorize the untapped reserve of biomass in Aboisso (100km of Abidjan) and is replicable in other agricultural basins. It is designed to be multi-sectorial with tangible added value to the regional economy through biomass commercialization, energy generation and support to agriculture.
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