The government of Benin held the regular Council of Ministers session on Wednesday, 25 May 2022. The decisions resulting from this government meeting include a project to set up four photovoltaic solar power plants in four Benin cities.
On the path to strengthening energy production capacities, the Benin government is not giving up. Besides, the last Council of Ministers decided to sign four concession agreements, four contracts for the purchase of electrical energy, four contracts for connection to the electrical network and four building leases following the “Build, Operate, Own and Transfer” mode. The government also underlined that the implementation of this project would make it possible to generate 50 MW through four power stations and specified that it is part of their will “to increase electric power supply by strengthening the production capacities at the national level for greater access to reliable energy”. In order to rapidly implement the project, which will increase Benin’s clean and renewable energy production by 25%, the Council expressed its support for the prompt signing of contracts. To this end, four energy procurement contracts will be transferred to the Benin Power Generation Company (SBPE).
On the other hand, the Council of Ministers has set hours during which noise is not allowed in Benin. These hours include from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on work days, and from 8:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. on weekends.
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