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Visit of the Minister of Energy of the hybrid projects of Madagascar

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As part of a trip to the region of the President of the Republic, Andry Nirina Rajoelina, the Minister of Energy and Hydrocarbons, Andry Heriniaina RAMAROSON visited the sites of hybrid solar and thermal power plants in Vohémar, Antalaha and Sambava . These plants are being developed, built and will soon be operated by Green Energy Solutions (GES), a subsidiary of the GREENYELLOW and AXIAN groups. He was able to see firsthand the progress of the work.

Welcomed by the CEO of AXIAN Energy, Benjamin MEMMI, the CEO of GES, Christian CACHAT, and in the presence of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of JIRAMA, Solo ANDRIAMANAMPISOA and his Deputy CEO in charge of Operations, Hery Tiana RABARISON, the Minister was able to carry out detailed visits to these sites. The commissioning of the plants is scheduled for the end of 2021. JIRAMA will distribute the energy produced and benefit all of each city.

In Madagascar, the rate of access to electricity is around 15%, including 5% in rural areas. These three hybrid power plants, the result of a collaboration between JIRAMA and the company Green Energy Solutions under the supervision of the Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons, will have a solar power of 4.7 MWp, from December 2021 and will integrate technologies energy storage within 1 year to allow an increase in solar installations.

The objectives are to reduce the production costs of JIRAMA but above all to eliminate the load shedding by providing reliable energy in these regions. Beyond the SAVA towns, the same project is taking shape in other localities such as Morondava, where a project with a capacity of 1.4 MWp integrates a 20kV 40km transmission line to Mahabo, interconnecting the two towns and allowing provide access to energy to the populations located along this new power line.

GES invested up to $ 16 million in these four projects in 2021. “GES is proud to collaborate with the Malagasy Government to deploy the energy solutions of tomorrow and drive sustainable and clean development. »Christian CACHAT, Managing Director of Green Energy Solutions.