Masdar of Abu Dhabi has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Energy for the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire for the development of a 70 MW solar plant.
Mamadou Coulibaly, Minister of Mines, Petroleum, and Energy for Côte d’Ivoire said: “In accordance with climate change agreements, Côte d’Ivoire has pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 32 per cent. In addition, it seeks to boost the proportion of renewable energy sources in its energy mix to 45 per cent by 2030. We have therefore created a master plan that incorporates solar and hydropower as well as biomass for the growth of our industrial facilities. This is in compliance with our promises. Together with other measures that the Ivorian government is launching, the framework agreement we have signed with Masdar and a first project of 70 MW will help us achieve this lofty goal.”