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Togo Cizo pay-as-you-go solar electrification project for rural poplulations

Region
Western Africa
Sector
Energy
Scope
IG
Grant Amount
EUR 9,990,000
Total project cost
EUR 61,840,000
Status
Approved
PFG Lead Financier
AFDB

The CIZO project was launched by the Government of Togo in 2017 and aims to deploy 300,000 pay-as-you-go solar systems for households, electrify 1,000 health centres and provide 1,000 solar powered water pumps by 2022. The project’s vision is to electrify remote villages that are far from the national grid with smart, clean, off-grid solutions to achieve the SDG goal of electricity for all by 2030. Smart technologies will allow results-based financing and real-time monitoring of project progress.

The EU-AITF will contribute grant financing to a public-private model for community infrastructure, including 1000 health centres, 1000 water kiosks and 10 mini-grids. The grant will leverage private sector investment and allow the aggregation of energy data from smart devices to a central PayGo Platform independently from the operators’ technology.