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Bolloré Transport & Logistics takes part in Guinea’s rural electrification

Palais de l'Elysée, Paris. 13 April 2017

On April 11th 2017, Guinean President Alpha Condé was received at the Palais de l'Elysée by the French President François Hollande. During this official visit, several agreements were signed to accelerate the development of renewable energies and improve access to energy in Guinea. The Bolloré Group, represented by Cyrille Bolloré, has made a commitment to a decentralized rural electrification program in Guinea.

Guinean President Alpha Condé - French President François Hollande - Bolloré Gro

On April 11th 2017, at the Palais de l'Elysée in Paris, the Bolloré Group, represented by Cyrille Bolloré and the ADEME (Environment and Energy Management Agency), signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Implementation of a decentralized rural electrification program in Guinea.

In the first half of 2017, Blue Solutions, a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group, will deploy a pilot project to bring electricity to a village located in Upper Guinea that is not connected to the national grid. This first step is part of a global Guinean program of decentralized rural electrification covering 14 villages in Upper Guinea. This cooperation strengthens the operations carried out by States in the framework of the African Renewable Energy Initiative.

In Guinea, Bolloré Transport & Logistics teams will assist Blue Solutions’ mission by providing human, technical and financial resources to implement the project.

The electrification of this isolated village represents a straight continuation of Blue Solutions' projects around the development of its LMP batteries for electricity storage. In order to reduce the energy divide in Conakry, pioneering spaces have already been set up in Dixinn and Kaloum. They are self-sufficient in terms of energy, illuminated, connected to the Internet and supplied with drinking water.