Hydropower schemes to address Madagascar’s energy woes

Issue 395 - 28 Jun 2019 - By Martin Burdett

Two major hydropower projects totalling 320MW are set to be built in Madagascar to address the island state’s long-standing electricity supply issues. The 120MW Volobe plant and 200MW Sahofika plant are expected to commission in 2023-25, according to Rémy Huber, general manager of the CGHV consortium developing the Volobe project. “The Volobe and Sahofika projects will together play a major role in meeting the government’s energy sector objectives of doubling electricity production, reducing the cost of generation and expanding access to electricity for the population of Madagascar,” Huber told African Energy in an interview on 19 June.

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