Côte d'Ivoire Energy

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As demand for electricity grows at home and abroad, Côte d’Ivoire continues to expand its production capacity. While these efforts require the rehabilitation and expansion of distribution and transmission networks, new regulations have also been introduced in recent years to make the sector more competitive and attract private investment....


Côte d’Ivoire has invested heavily in its hydropower industry since gaining independence in 1960, rolling out a raft of facilities between 1959 and 1983, namely the Ayamé 1 (20 MW), Ayamé 2 (30 MW), Kossou (174 MW), Taabo (210 MW), Buyo (165 MW) and Faye (5 MW) hydroelectricity plants.

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2018

Greater involvement from private energy companies, especially on the production side, has led to increases in electricity production capacity, which reached 2020 MW in 2017. While gas-fuelled thermal power plants accounted for 80% of production that year, plans to boost hydropower capacity, and upcoming biomass and solar power projects, will be critical to diversifying the energy mix and...

Côte d’Ivoire has seen rapid growth since a decade-long bout of civil unrest ended in 2011, registering an average GDP growth rate of 9.3% in the five years to 2016. By far the biggest economy in the UEMOA and the third largest in ECOWAS, the IMF expects GDP expansion in the West African nation to be sustained, forecasting growth of above 7% through to 2019.

En Côte d’Ivoire, dans un contexte de hausse de la demande, des projets destinés à augmenter la capacité de production de trois centrales thermiques, exploitées par les producteurs d’électricité indépendants (IPP) Ciprel, Azito et Aggreko, sont actuellement en cours de réalisation.

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.

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