French energy developer Meridiam has secured a contract to construct and operate a 64 MWp photovoltaic solar plantin Sokodé, central Togo.
According to a report by Energy Capital Power, contract for the project was signed with Togolese Government officials and EDF in Dubai on December 4, 2023.
Per the contract Meridiam will provide funding, design, build and operate the plant for a period of 25 years.
Construction is expected to commence in mid-2024, creating over 200 local jobs during both the construction and operation phases.
The solar plant, situated in Salimde, will mark Togo’s second solar power facility alongside the existing plant located in Blitta.
With a portfolio spanning solar, hydro, wind, biomass and geothermal projects, Meridiam continues to play a pivotal role in advancing sustainable energy solutions across Africa, totaling over 500 MW in installed capacity.