Six nations in West/Central Africa to establish common framework for solar procurement

In order to further develop solar energy, Benin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali, Niger and Togo met in Lomé this week, with the aim of setting up a framework supranational procurement through the aggregation of demand and the definition of a guarantee mechanism common to the acceding countries.

Ultimately, it is a question of lowering the costs of these projects to facilitate access to the populations.

The workshop was initiated by the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Togo, in collaboration with the International Solar Alliance (ASI), says Togo First . The work is based in particular on a feasibility study conducted by the Ernst & Young firm, commissioned by the French Development Agency (AFD).

It should be noted that such a common system will require prior harmonization of the national legislative and regulatory frameworks specific to each State.

 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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