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WAPP North Core Project for interconnectivity to be completed in 2023

The procurement process is underway for the WAPP North Core Project which seeks to interconnect powerlines between Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso and Benin.
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Benin: Solar minigrids getting digitalisation boost

The US Trade and Development Agency has announced grant funding for technical assistance to help Sherlock Grids SAS expand and improve clean energy access in rural communities in Benin.

MyJouleBox secures funding to accelerate renewable needs in Benin

EDFI ElectriFI has invested a total of $2 million split (under the Benin Country Window funded by the European Union) for $600,000 into equity alongside Gaia Impact Fund and for $1.4 million into convertible notes together with Triodos Investment Management.
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Benin gets World Bank funds to scale up energy access for all

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved $200million in International Development Association (IDA) funding for Benin to improve access to electricity services for households, businesses and basic public services.

Benin: Results-based finance facility now open for minigrid projects

The Universal Energy Facility, a results-based financing facility managed by SEforALL, has now opened a new window of financing for minigrid projects in Benin.
GE Grid Solutions secures a $47 million contract for a substation project in Benin.

GE Grid Solutions takes on Benin’s high-voltage substation project

GE Grid Solutions secures a $47 million contract in Benin, to supply four substations, including GIS and seven substation extensions.

West Africa: Call for consultants to vie for WAPP NorthCore Project

Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger seeks consultants for updating inventories and censuses in the right-of-way planned for lines and substations under the WAPP NorthCore Project, deadline for submissions is 20 June 2020.

Benin: Itron to provide advanced metering infrastructure network

Itron will provide Benin's power utility with an advanced metering infrastructure network, 40,000 smart meters and energy prepayment management platform.
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Inauguration of Maria Gleta plant boosts Benin’s power supply by 50%

The Maria Gleta plant, near the city of Cotonou, was recently inaugurated by Benin’s energy minister, Dona Jean-Claude Houssou.
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Benin: Digital Rural Transformation Project promises a new dawn

A Digital Rural Transformation Project in Benin aimed towards financial inclusion, will be supported by the World Bank with funding worth $100 million.