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Republic of Sudan

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The Republic of Sudan is the third largest country in Africa. It civers an area of 1.8 million km2 and has a population of 43.1 million as of 2018. It is situated in the northeast part of Africa and Khartoum is the capital city. Arabic and English are the official languages.

Agricultural production remains Sudan's most-important sector, employing 80 percent of the workforce and contributing 39 percent of GDP, but most farms remain rain-fed and susceptible to drought. Armed conflicts , instability lingering in the country has hampered the ease of doing business and thereby there has not been much of overall development.

The unified Sudan began producing oil in 1999, and as a result, the country tripled its per capita income within a decade. However, the secession of South Sudan significantly affected Sudan’s economy because it lost 75% of its oil production fields to South Sudan. Although South Sudan now controls a substantial amount of the oil-producing fields, it is dependent on Sudan for transporting oil through its pipelines for processing and export. 

Traditional biomass provides most of the energy needs of the local population. Although the use of wind energy is not widespread there is potential for rural electrification especially through off-grid solutions. The mean solar insolation in the country is 6.1 kWh/ m2/day, which implies good potential for solar energy . Solar is used in a variety of settings to provide energy for water pumping in agriculture, lighting and others in a variety of rural and peri-urban settings

The electricity sector suffers from poor infrastructure and frequent outages. 92% of Sudan’s primary energy consumption is from fossil fuels, with 8% accounting for hydro. The country is making efforts to further integrate other renewable energy resources, and aims to have 11% of electricity generation come from renewable energy by 2031, excluding hydro.

Détails NFP: 

Ahmed Osman Elamin AbdAlgader

Senior Renewable Energy Engineer

Ministry of Water Resource, Irrigation & Electricity (MWRIE)

General Directorate of Renewable Energy

Republic of the Sudan

Tel: +249123497641 (Mob)

Mail: / 

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Ministry of Investment

The Ministry of Investment provids all relevant infrmation for prospective investors both local and foreign. 

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UNDP Sudan Bids

Lists tenders for energy projects in Sudan. 

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A Solar-Powered Sudan

Case study on the prospects of exploiting Sudan's solar potential.