IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, signs mandate to arrange financing for the Dwangwa power plant which will combine solar and storage in Malawi
The signing took place during a visit by IFC Managing Director, Mr. Makhtar Diop, to Voltalia's headquarters in Paris in February 2023. The meeting was an opportunity to review the joint projects of IFC and Voltalia and to discuss the prospects for further collaboration around renewable energy development in the countries where IFC operates.
The Dwangwa project combines a 55 megawatt solar power plant with a 10 megawatt battery storage unit. The electricity will be sold through a 20-year long-term sales contract with the state-owned Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Ltd, the state owned power transmission and distribution company.
The innovative project will have a particularly important positive impact on local development: it represents almost 10% of the installed capacity in the country, where less than 15% of the population has a connection to the electricity grid.
" We are very grateful to IFC for supporting us once again. This project is strategic for Malawi and illustrative of the region where access to electricity is particularly difficult. We are proud to deliver on our local development mission with infrastructure that also improves the global environment ", says Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.
Next on the agenda: Revenues Q1 2023, on April 26, 2023 (after market close)