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Benin Gets First Francophone Africa Large Offgrid Power Project

Benin is to get francophone West Africa’s first large-scale off-grid power project with an initiative backed by US government agency Millennium Challenge Corp. expected to lead to further investment.

The €8.5 million ($8.8 million) solar and battery project to electrify 12 villages in the country is co-financed by NEoT Offgrid Africa, an investment group founded by Electricite de France SA and Meridiam Infrastructure Partners SAS, the companies said in a statement on Monday. ARESS and a unit of Generale du Solaire SAS are implementing the project.