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Benin inaugurates 127MW power plant


  • With a generation capacity of 127 megawatts (MW), the gas engine power plant is set to increase the country's power supply significantly decreasing its dependence on energy imports.
  • “The Maria Gleta power plant increases Benin's capacity for electricity by more than 50 percent – our country now becomes more independent of energy imports, “ said the country's Minister of Energy, Dona Jean-Claude HoussouThis forms part of the government's Reveal Benin action plan, which seeks to strengthen macroeconomic development, consolidate democracy, and improve the lives of the population.
  • “We are very pleased that we are able to support Benin's ambitious growth plans with this project,” said Waldemar Wiesner, head of Region MEA (Middle-East Africa), Power Plant Sales at MAN Energy Solutions.



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