Power Africa in Togo

 

ENERGY SECTOR OVERVIEW

The majority of Togo’s generation capacity comes from thermal power. Togo generates some of its own electricity, but imports the majority from Nigeria and Ghana. Togo’s first independent power producer, ContourGlobal, started commercial operations in 2010, tripling the country’s generation capacity. The Government of Togo is interested in increasing private sector investment in the power sector and attracting off-grid companies to increase access to electricity in rural areas.

GENERATION CAPACITY

  • Installed Capacity: 331 MW
    • Thermal: 263 MW
    • Hydro: 68 MW
  • Power Africa New MW to Date Reached Financial Close: N/A

CONNECTIONS

  • Current Access Rate: 27%
    • Rural: 21% Urban: 35%
  • Households without Power: 1 million
  • Target: Increase rural electrification rates to 40% by 2022
  • Power Africa New Off-Grid Connections: 42,900

INVESTMENT AND ENABLING ENVIRONMENT

Biggest Issues

  1. Limited experience with independent power producers.
  2. Technical and commercial losses as a result of nonpayments and aging infrastructure.
  3. Lack of an integrated electrification strategy that aligns on- and off-grid connections goals.

Power Africa Interventions

  1. Power Africa provides transaction support to developers and off-grid companies seeking to scale up operations across West Africa.

POWER AFRICA’S ENGAGEMENT IN TOGO

MW GENERATION

Power Africa provides transaction advisory assistance to private sector companies seeking to operate in Togo.

CONNECTIONS

The Government of Togo recently launched a presidential initiative called “CIZO,” which seeks to increase rural electrification rates to 40 percent by 2022. The Government is partnering with off-grid companies to offer solar home systems to rural customers. Power Africa partner BBOXX recently signed an agreement with the government to deliver 300,000 systems to rural Togolese over the next five years.

FACT SHEET

Last updated: March 28, 2018

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