Canary Islands institute to prepare rural electrification project in Cabo Verde

11 August 2016

The Cabo Verdean government and the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency (LuxDev) have chosen the Canary Islands Technological Institute (ITC) to draw up technical plans for rural electrification projects in the Cabo Verde islands, reports the newspaper A Semana.

The ITC’s mission will be to develop a sustainable plan for micro-networks with renewable energies and micro-network projects for rural communities in the Santiago Island interior, which still does not have an electric power network.

The public tender carried out by LuxDev and the Cabo Verdean Ministry of Economy and Employment also counted the involvement of four more companies from Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Cabo Verde (Cape Verde).

That tender is part of the renewables segment of the fourth Indicative Cooperation Programme (ICP IV) signed by the governments of Luxembourg and Cabo Verde on 12 March 2015.

ICP IV, to be implemented in 2016-2020, is endowed with 45 million euros and has four main action focuses: renewable energies, water and sanitation, stronger education and employability in the island country, and maritime economy. (Macauhub/CV)