TOGO: AT2ER extends its call for applications for the online management of off-grids

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The Togolese Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Agency (AT2ER) is extending its call for applications for an online off-grid management platform by three weeks. The initial closing date for applications was November 5th, 2020.

“Three weeks”. This is the additional time granted to entrepreneurs or companies interested in the project to create an online platform for off-grid management in Togo. The closing date for applications is thus extended from 5th, November to 27th, November 2020, according to the Togolese Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Agency (AT2ER). The public body launched the call for applications in October 2020.

The selected contractors or companies will provide the equipment; as well as the services of realization, training and maintenance of the platform. Once set up, AT2ER will use the online platform to monitor the deployment and operation of clean energy off-grids in Togo. “The platform will operate according to the “Paygo” commercial distribution model.  The solar systems will also have to be connected to the digital space,” says AT2ER.

This initiative is part of the CIZO rural electrification programme in Togo (Pravost) launched in 2017 with the aim of providing electricity to 300,000 Togolese households. Through this project, the government hopes to raise the national electricity access rate to 75% by 2025 and to 100% by 2030.

Similar initiatives exist in other West African countries. The online platform of the Nigerian Sustainable Energy for All Network (SE4ALL) was recently launched by the Federal Government of Nigeria. In this West African country, the online platform will be used to monitor the entire electricity grid through information collection. The mini-grids will also be monitored allowing for virtual evaluation of their performance using the Application Programming Interface (API).

Inès Magoum

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