Madagascar plans to double its electricity over the next five years. The news was revealed by Roland Ravatomanga, the country’s new Minister of Energy, Water and Hydrocarbons, when he took office.
The achievement of this goal will be achieved through five major points said Ravatonanga. The first is the introduction of new sources of energy - solar, wind, hydroelectric, thermal -l in cities already connected to the power grid. This will improve the quality of electricity supply and gradually reduce load shedding.
In addition, in rural areas and localities that are too far off the grid, solar electric kits will be massively distributed at an affordable cost and with payment facilities for the beneficiary localities.
Finally, alternative solutions such as biogas and bioethanol will be introduced to combat air pollution and deforestation due to the use of fuelwood and charcoal as an energy fuel by households.