President of CERMI defends that the promotion of renewable energies is a responsibility of all Cape Verdeans

Praia, Mar 22 (Inforpress) – The chairman of the Board of Directors of CERMI, Gilson Correia, defended today that the promotion of renewable energies should not be an “exclusive” task of the State, but a responsibility of all Cape Verdeans.

The President of the Center for Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance (CERMI) expressed this position in an interview he gave to Inforpress about the process of accelerating the energy transition in Cape Verde, reiterating that, although “ambitious”, it is possible to reach the stipulated target of 50 % penetration of clean energies by 2030. However, which is not just an “obligation” of the Government, but a transversal commitment to all consumers.

“The government’s strategy is quite clear. It is an ambitious strategy, but all conditions are already created and we have a program for the massification of renewable energies in the private sector, based at Pró-Empresa where private promoters are able to take advantage of an offer of renewable energy services through subsidies. In this case, they are entitled to the lost fund up to a maximum amount of 500,000 escudos or up to 75%”, he said, guaranteeing that the ecosystem is already in operation.

Encouraging “in large scale”, the adherence of the institutions’ to the programs is one of the challenges, he explained, alongside the Government’s projects, namely the installation of solar power plants on four islands (Santo Antão, São Nicolau, Sal and Fogo).



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