Benin expects to achieve energy independence by 2021


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COTONOU, Sept.
11 (Xinhua/GNA) – Benin is expected to achieve energy independence by 2021 with
a capacity of 400 megawatts to satisfy the need of about 300 megawatts in the
country, the country’s energy minister said here on Tuesday.

“Benin
will achieve over 400 megawatts of available energy including 25 percent of
renewable energy,” Dona Jean-Claude Houssou said about the government
action program over the period 2016-2021.

Houssou said
the commissioning of Maria Gleta 2 thermal power plant can produce about 129
megawatts to meet half of the country’s energy demand. 

GNA


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