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Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is located on the west coast of Central Africa, near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea, with an area of 26,000 km2. Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is the official language. As of 2018, the country had an estimated population of 797,457.

The middle-income economy of the country is based mainly on forestry and hydrocarbon production, exports of oil accounts to 80 percent of total exports and 90 percent of government revenues. Hydrocarbon production includes oil, natural gas and condensate, most of which is exported. However, hydrocarbon production has been declining and combined with high levels of infrastructure expenditures, lack of economic diversification, and corruption, the economy has gone into decline in the recent years.

The national electrification rate in 2012 was 66% with 43% of rural areas and 93.1% of urban areas are electrified. The electricity sector is a major focus of the national development strategy. The Action Plan for 2020 commits to providing the country and its population with basic needs for development. The country’s “Electricity for All” statement aims to establish an efficient and reliable electricity system. 55% of the national population uses modern sources of energy. The share of renewable energy in the total final energy consumption (TFEC) has decreased since 1990. As of 2016, the total installed capacity was 331 MW, which includes about 61% of total installed capacity coming from fossil fuel, about 38% from Hydro and about 2% from other renewable energy sources. As of 2017, the country had a renewable installed capacity of 125.6 MW from Hydro and 5 MW of Solar.

The heavy forest and biomass cover across the country means that average daily horizontal solar irradiation is 2.0-2.5 kWh/m2 /day, which is too low for large-scale power generation.

The country is planning to expand its power generation through an upcoming 200 MW hydropower plant and a planned 100 MW natural gas-fired plant, Equatorial Guinea would like to achieve 100 % access to electricity for its citizens, a goal that is central to the country’s vision (Horizon 2020) and a first for any nation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, its new generation capacity will make it able to export vast amounts of electricity to energy-deprived neighbors such as Cameroon and Gabon, with which the national grid already has interconnections.

The energy related Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) were articulated by the government in 2015 and aims to enhance the exploitation of renewable energy. In its NDC, the country is aiming to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix and double the rate of improvement of energy efficiency by 2030.


NFP Details: 

Mr. Miguel Angel Nzee Mofuman


Tel: +240 222120253 +240 551982905

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

MAECI Provides Solar Training to Equatorial Guinea

Article on comprehensive hands on and online trainings provided to the people of Annobon on how to design, install and maintain solar photovoltaic systems and other renewable energy technologies.

Webpage/Web Article

Lusophone Compact

Article on financing platform which provides risk mitigation, investment products and technical assistance to accelerate private sector development in Lusophone African countries


Central African Power Pool Geographic Information System

It is responsible for the implementation of energy policy, the monitoring of studies and construction of community infrastructure and the organization of exchanges of electrical energy and related services in the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) space.

Provides information to members of the Pool, donors and the public more generally on the situation of regional interconnections and available production capabilities.

Available in multiple languages: English | French

The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea is the government authority responsible for managing and regulating all activities in the minerals and petroleum sectors in the country, including licensing.


EG’s Strategic Plan “Horizon 2020”

Development plan, including for the energy sector, prepared by the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Public Investment


GEF Fund

Tender for SE4All project on clean energy solutions

Research Project

IRENA RE Resource

IRENA data


Maeci Solar Case Study

Case study on a solar project in the country