Cape Verde: Palmarejo thermal plant expansion inaugurated
- 11 Sep 2015
| 1 minute read
Prime minister José Maria Neves has inaugurated an expansion of the Palmarejo thermal plant on Santiago island. Two new 11.3MW Wärtsila generators have been installed at the plant, bringing total capacity to 71MW at a cost of €20m ($22m). Neves said the extension meant power demand was now 96% met. The expansion, inaugurated in late July, was financed under the $58.5m World Bank Recovery and Reform of the Electricity Sector project, which also included funding for an 11MW extension of the Lazareto thermal plant on São Vicente island, which has been completed.
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