Praia, Cape Verde, 31 Dec – The Cape Verdean Economy, Growth and Competition Ministry (MECC) Wednesday signed two contracts worth 12 million euros with Portuguese company Tecnologia Representação e Comércio (TRC) to supply two generator groups.
The contracts, signed as part of the credit line with Portugal for renewable energy projects, outline the supply of two 180 fuel fired generator groups, which will replace two solar plants to be set up in Sal and Santiago in 2010.
As well as serving as a back up for the solar plants, the two new generators, with a 5 megawatt capacity each, will boost production on the two islands, TRC chief executive, Luis Mendes, explained.
The two solar plants, together with four wind farms set up by 2011, will provide around 25 percent of Cape Verde’s power, according to the government.
The two generator groups supplied by TRC have the advantage of being mobile, and can thus be transferred to other islands, in emergency situations. (macauhub)