Comoros: Electrification of the first village of the Mohéli Photovoltaic Energy Project (PEPM)

Domoni became, on November 10, 2021, the first of the 9 electrified villages as part of the PEPM  implemented by SONELEC.


Co-financed by the European Union and the Comorian government, this project will connect to the main grid of Mohéli the villages located on the west and south coast of the island, and develop two photovoltaic power plants connected to this network. IED acts as a technical assistant of the project: preliminary design studies, development of tender documents and today the control of works.


The medium-voltage network will be extended to this part of the island with the construction of a 37 km underground line. This is the first line of its kind built in the Comoros  – a choice justified by the sensitive natural environment and topography of the area. This project is thus an opportunity for  SONELEC agents to train in this solution.


SONELEC has already carried out its own installation of distribution substations and low-voltage networks in the villages.


In order to reduce the fuel consumption of the thermal power plants that today ensure the electricity production on Mohéli,  two photovoltaic plants connected to the grid (total capacity of 175 kWp) are also being installed by the Comorian company  Netisse.

The completion of the work is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022, with the commissioning of the BT networks as the work progresses.