Tozzi green inaugurates the new Farahantsana hydroelectric power plant in Madagascar

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12/05/22

The company Tozzi Green Hydro Madagascar has just completed the construction of its largest
hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of 28 MW.
Currently operational and connected to the interconnected grid of Antananarivo, the plant is located on the Ikopa River, in the rural municipality of Ambohimasina in the Itasy region. It is equipped with four Francis turbines with a capacity of 7 MW each.
The Farahantsana plant draws 66 m3 of water per second from the Ikopa River on a nominal head of about 42 m and generates an annual output of 135 GWh of electricity, enough to cover the average consumption of about 2,750,000 inhabitants, i.e. 65% of the population of Antananarivo.
The development of the project started 10 years ago. In 2018, construction work began, involving the collaboration of companies from Madagascar, Italy, and the Philippines.
The work related to the construction of the hydroelectric power plant resulted in more than 750 direct local hires and enabled the growth of the city of Mahitsy and the municipality of Ambohimasina.