Madagascar: Ambatolampy 20 MW solar substation energized

The Ambatolampy 20MW 20/63KV solar substation, built by Malgasy contractor ENERTEC MADA, was successfully energized on April 9th.

This marks a new critical milestone in the expansion of the Ambatolampy solar PV plant from 20MW to 40MW. The end of construction on the second phase of 20 MW had already been announced by AXIAN Energy’s CEO Benjamin Memmi back in February this year.

The initial 20 MW facility was developed by Green Yellow, an affiliate of France’s mass-market retail Casino Group, and has been producing clean power since 2018. It remains until today the largest solar plant in the Indian Ocean.

Malgasy conglomerate Axian eventually acquired 51% of the solar plant’s shares in June 2020 before embarking on an expansion to 40 MW while equipping the facility with a 5 MWh energy storage system.

Full details on the Ambatolampy Solar PV Plant in Madagascar are available in the “Projects” section within your Hawilti+ research terminal.

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