ENGIE PowerCorner, has signed the off-grid electrification license with the Benin Rural Electrification and Energy Management Agency (ABERME), to construct and operate a solar mini-grid in Dohouè, a village in south Benin.
The Dohouè mini-grid will be the first built and operated by ENGIE in Benin. It will provide more than 1,500 residents with access to clean, affordable and 24/7 available electricity.
This electrification project should give a boost to the economic development of the local community. It also means a much needed support for women – access to income-generating activities for more empowerment and financial inclusion.
In the longer term, objective is to build and operate 22 additional mini-grids in the country between 2022 and 2023. These mini-grids will be co-financed by MCA Benin II as part of the OCEF (Off grid Clean Energy Facility). A total of 2.4 MWp will be installed to provide access to energy to more than 30,000 people located in 22 rural localities in 3 departments.
Our mini-grids and successful #MySol SHS business address the urgent needs of communities who are not connected to the electricity grid.