Cote d'Ivoire Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Côte d'Ivoire 2017

With growing demand for electricity both at home and abroad, Côte d’Ivoire’s energy network is in need of diversification and further initiatives to expand power production. With the Council of Ministers adopting six decrees aimed at liberalising the electricity sector in October 2016, the government is counting on private investment to reach its goals. The push for oil exploration and...

Cote d’Ivoire has seen rapid growth since a decade-long bout of civil unrest ended in 2011. The largest economy in UEMOA, and the third largest in ECOWAS, the country accounts for more than 30% of the eight-member bloc’s GDP.

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La Côte d’Ivoire a fait un pas en avant dans son ambition de doubler sa capacité de production électrique et de promouvoir sa filière des énergies propres grâce à l’ouverture partielle de la centrale hydroélectrique de Soubré, dotée d’une capacité de 275 MW.

 

With growing demand for electricity both at home and abroad, Côte d’Ivoire’s energy network is in need of diversification and further initiatives to expand power production. Capacity has reached just under 2000 MW, but the country is aiming for 4000 MW by 2020 and more than 6000 MW by 2030, to keep up with domestic economic growth and energy...

 

As a result of strong economic growth, boosting production capacity in Côte d’Ivoire has become a government priority against the backdrop of rising domestic electricity demand. While the bulk of this new capacity is set to come from new thermal power plants and hydroelectric dams, other renewable energies play an important role in the...

 

Electricity coverage and access rates have improved in Côte d’Ivoire in recent years as a result of renewed investment in distribution networks and a number of financial measures aimed at easing the cost of connection. The government has strongly supported these efforts through flagship initiatives such as the National Rural Electrification...

 

With the return to stability and economic growth, foreign direct investment is again flowing into Côte d’ Ivoire’s hydrocarbons sector. Prompted by the prospects of greater oil finds and growing domestic demand for gas, companies have sought to make the most of existing production fields, while also seizing the opportunity to further...

 

Power is one of the biggest hurdles to stronger growth in the sub-Saharan African region. A number of factors – from dumsor in Ghana and high tariffs in Kenya to a lack of grid access in Gabon – mean that both households and industrial firms are often subject to inconsistent and unreliable electricity supply.