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Republic of Cote d’Ivoire

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Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro in the centre of the country, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. It has an area of 322,463 sq. km and a population of 26.3 million as of 2018.

The Ivorian economy is largely market-based and still relies heavily on agriculture, with smallholder cash-crop production being dominant. Ivory Coast has, for the region, a relatively high income per capita (US$1,662 in 2017) and plays a key role in transit trade for neighboring, landlocked countries. The country is the world's largest exporter of cocoa beans, and the fourth-largest exporter of goods. Close ties to France since independence in 1960, diversification of agricultural exports, and encouragement of foreign investment have been factors in the economic growth of Ivory Coast.

In 2017, Côte d’Ivoire had a population of 2.43 crores. Energy is a growth industry in Côte d’Ivoire. The country is an important supplier of energy to the region due to the excess electricity it generates, and its reserves of natural gas and recent offshore finds of oil and natural gas.

Biomass is the most common energy source and it provides about 75 per cent of energy requirements, especially for domestic purposes and for small businesses. Hydro and thermal generating plants provide almost all of Côte d’Ivoire’s electricity, with hydro accounting for less than 50 per cent of the power generated. Production of offshore oil started in 1980. Natural gas was initially discovered in Côte d’Ivoire in the 1980s, but development only started in 2005.

There is moderate potential for solar energy, ranging between 2.0 and 4.5 kWh/m2 /day with a daily sunshine duration of 6 hours. Many educational and health facilities in urban areas use solar for water heating.

NFP Details: 

Mr. NORBERT N'GORAN Konan Ingénieur.

Directeur de la Maîtrise de l'Energie et des Energies Renouvelables (DMEER)


Tel: 225 04 91 85 14


Photovoltaic Map: 
Global Horizontal Irradiation Map: 
Direct Normal Irradiation Map: 
Webpage/Web Article

36 kWP for research station in Ivory Coast

Article on SOLAR23 successfully commissioning a 36kWp photovoltaic stand-alone system in the Comoé national park in Ivory Coast

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Solar and biomass to boost energy production in Cote d’Ivoire

Article on Côte d’Ivoire embarking on a plan to strengthen its generation capabilities. The plans call an increasing part of the power mix to be generated from renewable sources. Renewable energy has become a key component for these efforts and a strategic shift from the nation’s largely thermal generation capacity.

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Ivory Coast gets financing for 37.5 MW solar plant

Article on Funds totaling €36.7 million awarded by Germany’s development bank KfW and the European Union. The project is set to be located in Boundiali, in the northern part of the Sub-Saharan country.

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Ivory Coast announces another 66 MW solar PV plant

Article on Korhogo solar power station aiming to increase the contribution of renewables in the energy mix in order to meet the growing demand for electricity


Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité (CIE)

La CIE a pour mission d'exploiter les moyens de production, de transport, de distribution, d'importation et d'exportation d'énergie électrique


Ministère de l’Energie et du Pétrole (MoEP)

Le Ministère du Pétrole, de l’Energie et  des Energies Renouvelables est chargé de la mise en œuvre et du suivi de la politique du Gouvernement en matière de pétrole, d’électricité et de développement des énergies renouvelables.



La société a pour mission d’assurer le suivi de la gestion des mouvements d’énergie électrique ainsi que la maîtrise d’œuvre des travaux revenant à l’État en tant qu’autorité concédante.

Legal/Regulatory Document

Code de l’électricité


Législation régissant le secteur de l'électricité

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Unlocking Private Investment

Analyses the investment opportunities in the country that can spur the development of renewable energy

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Energy profile

Energy profile by the US Export authority

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IRENA RE Resource

IRENA provides an overview of renewable resources for the country

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