According to bank provided information, the Power Transmission Network Reinforcement and Interconnection Project in Madagascar Phase 2 (PRIRTEM-II) will help to reduce the power deficit of the Antananarivo interconnected network (RIA) through the integration of new power plants, including Sahofika with a capacity of 192 MW and an output of nearly 1,500 GWh per year. Indeed, Madagascar has a huge but under-developed renewable energy potential. Less than 3% of the country’s hydropower potential (7,800 MW) is untapped. The project comprises: (i) the construction of a 135 km, 220 kV double-circuit interconnection line, with a capacity of 300 MW, between the Tana Sud 3 (TS3) and Vinaninkarena substations, via the Antanifotsy substation; (ii) the construction of the TS3 220/90/20 kV and Vinaninkarena 220/63/20 kV transformer substations; and (iii) the electrification of 19 villages in the Soanindrariny, Ambohidranandriana, Ambatomena and Ambohimiarivo municipal councils, representing 1,000 households. The expected outcomes of this investment operation are as follows: (i) increase in the coverage of the country's interconnected power grid; (ii) integration of major hydropower production facilities, in particular the future Sahofika power plant (192 MW); (iii) reduction of the harmful effects of fossil fuel-based power production on the environment; (iv) improved electricity access to the country and especially in the project area; and (v) job creation, knowledge transfer and capacity building for the power sector staff and particularly JIRAMA employees. The project is estimated to cost UA 83.982 million and will be implemented over 60 months (2021-2025).
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