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.
Afin de répondre aux besoins énergétiques croissants, la Côte d’Ivoire cherche à augmenter sa capacité de production ainsi qu’à améliorer la distribution d’électricité à l’aide d’investissements privés et publics.
L’augmentation de la production d’électricité à partir d’un éventail de sources plus large fait aujourd’hui figure de priorité stratégique en Côte d’Ivoire et s’inscrit dans la politique nationale qui vise à obtenir le statut de pays émergent d’ici 2020.
Despite underinvestment due to the country’s civil unrest, Côte d’Ivoire’s power infrastructure is well developed by regional standards and is of strategic importance to several nearby countries. The country’s first cross-border connection was established in 1994 with its eastern neighbour Ghana. While exchanges between the two nations have been...
Economic growth of 8.8% in 2013, an estimate of around 9% for 2014 and a forecast of nearly 8% for 2015 are all testaments to the robust recovery under way in Côte d’Ivoire. However, this success has also brought deficiencies in energy supplies to the fore. Rising household consumption and industrial activity has seen demand for power grow by an...
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