Algeria’s SONABEL and Ghana’s GRIDCO commission cross border project

Algeria’s Société Nationale d’Electricité du Burkina (SONABEL) and Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) have commissioned the 225 kV Bolgatanga–Ouagadougou interconnection executed by the French company Eiffage Energie. The cross-border project involves the construction of a 210 km long overhead transmission line from Bolgatanga (Ghana) to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). With the line, Ghana will now be able to supply 100 MW of electricity on a daily basis to Burkina Faso. This accounts for roughly one-third of the latter’s energy demand. The World Bank, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Investment Bank, and developers SONABEL and GRIDCo have jointly funded this $111 million project, which is a part of the Inter-zonal Transmission Hub Project to link the grids of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire.

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