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Kodéni Solar PV Power Plant in Burkina Faso

In early 2024, Kodéni became operational, a 38 MW solar PV power plant developed by AfricaREN near Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso. The Seed Capital Assistance Facility supported the project under its Support Line 2, matching costs for legal fees, technical studies, setting up the Environmental and Social Management System and Environmental and Social Management Plan, and in-country missions.

Kodéni is not only the country’s largest solar PV plant but also its very first public-private partnership to reach financial close.

With only 20 percent of the country’s population having access to electricity and a national grid mainly powered by diesel generators, this project will have an impact on Burkina Faso’s energy generation as well as carbon avoidance.

Outcomes & Impact

  • An estimated annual energy production of 73,000 MWh will increase Burkina Faso’s energy autonomy.
  • Kodéni is designed to deliver clean, reliable, and affordable energy to 115,000 homes.
  • 150 direct jobs were created during construction and 35 permanent jobs in operations.
  • A 25 year power purchase agreement has been signed between Kodéni Solar and SONABEL, Burkina Faso’s electricity utility.
  • The project will help reduce Burkina Faso’s dependency on fossil fuels and avoid up to 41,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.

Pictures from the official inauguration ceremony early in 2024

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