Electrical interconnector for Ghana-Burkina Faso planned for 2014
2 August 2011
The Burkinabé minister for Energy has just announced that the electrical interconnector project between Burkina Faso and Ghana will become operational by 2014 at the latest, reports the APA press agency.
This announcement was made following a coordination meeting between the parties on Thursday 28 July 2011 in Ouagadougou.
The works comprise the construction of a high-voltage electricity line of 225,000 volts which will run for 210 km and the extension of substations from Bolgatanga to Ouagadougou.
This project will in time allow an increase in generating capacity to 30 MW by 2012 and 100 MW by 2016.
It is being financed to the value of 122.4 million dollars by several partners, including the African Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank and the French Development Agency.
This interconnector should help to remedy the shortage of electricity in Burkina Faso, which is unable to cope with increasing demand.