Tetra Tech Secures $73 Million USAID Contract for West African Energy Project

, a US consulting and engineering services company, announced on Tuesday that it has secured a $73 million contract from the US Agency for International Development (). The single-award contract is aimed at expanding access to affordable and reliable across 18 West African countries.

Under the contract, Tetra Tech will lead initiatives to develop and implement national electrification programs, upgrade transmission and distribution infrastructure, deploy clean energy technologies, and stimulate energy investments. The company will collaborate with governments, development finance institutions, and the private sector to achieve these objectives.

Dan Batrack, Chairman and CEO of Tetra Tech, emphasized the company's longstanding commitment to advancing cleaner and more reliable energy solutions in sub-Saharan , stating, “Tetra Tech has partnered with USAID and the US government to increase access to cleaner, more reliable energy in sub-Saharan Africa for more than 30 years.”

The project, known as the Empower West Africa (EWA) Activity under the Power Africa initiative, targets ambitious goals by 2029, including establishing 6 million new and off-grid connections, achieving financial close for 2,500 MW of new energy generation capacity, constructing 1,500 kilometers of new transmission lines, distributing 40,000 productive-use off-grid devices or systems, and mitigating 14.4 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

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