In 2015, 29% of Togo’s population had access to electricity, even less in rural areas (5.5%). In addition, the country only generates a small portion of its consumed energy and imports the remaining 80-90% from neighboring countries at relatively high costs. As a result, electricity supply is both costly, and highly unreliable.
Togo’s new electrification strategy supports the government’s vision to achieve universal access by 2030.
To increase capacity and reduce cost, the government has requested IFC’s assistance to identify a private investor for the development, construction, and operation of 60-90 MW of grid-connected solar PV installations on an IPP basis under the Scaling Solar program.