MISSION


The objective of the TÈ Power Project is to build and operate an efficient power plant that provides reliable and cost effective electricity in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.

INVESTING IN GUINEA’S FUTURE

By supplying reliable and affordable baseload power generation, providing employment opportunities and investing in the local community, Tè Power Company will offer Guinea a range of economic and social benefits:
  • Supporting Guinea’s economic development.

    The Project will have a highly developmental impact by providing low-cost reliable power generation, attracting foreign investment, creating jobs and providing other indirect economic and social benefits. As further detailed on the "We Care" page.

  • Helping to alleviate the growing power deficit.

    Guinea’s present daily demand for electricity outstrips the available supply, leaving a large unmet power deficit. Further, a substantial amount of the power generated never reaches end-users due to heavy transmission and other network losses. The Project will help assuage both these challenges using a well-known, proven and highly efficient technology (reciprocating engines) to guarantee a reliability of supply, while also constructing a new transmission line to connect the Project to the grid, ensuring a continuous flow of electricity to downstream users.
  • Reducing Guinea’s dependence on hydropower.

    The Project will help Guinea diversify its energy mix away from seasonal hydroelectric power, which accounts for approximately 70% of its installed power generation capacity. The historical overdependence on hydropower, which is unreliable do its dependence on rainfall, has periodically led to power shortages throughout the country, making the Project’s stable baseload generation of the utmost importance.
  • Addressing Guinea’s power needs.

    The Project is designed to alleviate the power deficit in Guinea and provide reliable baseload power as Guinea pursues an ambitious agenda to tap into renewable energy sources. However, the Project will be built using high quality equipment with a 20-year operating life, allowing it to be deployed as needed to meet Guinea’s future power demand.

     

  • Post-Ebola Economic Recovery. The Project will have a highly developmental impact and assist Guinea’s post-Ebola economic recovery by providing low-cost reliable power generation, attracting foreign investment, creating jobs and providing other indirect economic and social benefits. As further detailed on the "We Care" page.
  • Growing Power Deficit. While Guinea’s present daily demand for electricity is estimated at upwards of 600 MW, supply is only around 200 MW (out of available installed capacity of about 450 MW), leaving a large unmet power deficit. Further, nearly one-third of the power generated never reaches end-users due to heavy transmission and other network losses. The Project will help assuage both these challenges using a well-known, proven and highly efficient technology (reciprocating engines) to ensure a reliability of supply, while also constructing a new transmission line to connect the Project to the grid, ensuring a continuous flow of electricity to downstream users.
  • Heavy Dependence on Hydropower. The Project will help Guinea diversify its energy mix away from seasonal hydroelectric power, which accounts for approximately 70% of its installed power generation capacity. The historical overdependence on hydropower, which is unreliable do its dependence on rainfall, has periodically led to power shortages throughout the country, making the Project’s stable baseload generation of the utmost importance.
  • Short-Term Solution. The Project is designed to alleviate the short-term power deficit in Guinea and provide reliable back-up power as Guinea pursues an ambitious agenda to tap into renewable energy sources. However, the Project will be built using high quality equipment with a twenty-year operating life, allowing it to be deployed as needed to meet Guinea’s future power demand.