Published February 17th, 2016
Pictured Above: MAECI meeting with H.E. Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada
Pictured Above: MAECI meeting with H.E. Minister of Energy Carlos Vila Nova
Upon the invitation of the Government of Sao Tome & Principe, and the support of the U.S. Embassy, MAECI, General Electric and Eaton Corporation traveled to Sao Tome for the purpose of an economic mission.
After traveling to various locations on the island, and visiting many private sector businesses, MAECI met with the Minister of Energy, H.E. Carlos Vila Nova, and Prime Minister H.E. Patrice Trovoada to discuss the need for energy in the country. The meetings concluded with a memorandum of understanding secured between the Government of Sao Tome & Principe and MAECI. This was signed in February by HE. Carlos Vila Nova Minister of Energy. The MOU specifies a next step for the production of a feasibility study to be performed by the U.S. team of MAECI, GE & Eaton, for the installation of a solar energy solution.
This study is to begin this coming summer 2016.