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Republic of Chad

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Chad, officially the Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in north-central Africa of 1,284,000 km2 with a population of 14.9 million in 2017. Urban life is concentrated in the capital N'Djamena, whose population is mostly engaged in commerce.

The United Nations' Human Development Index ranks Chad as the seventh poorest country in the world, with 80% of the population living below the poverty line. Over 80% of Chad's population relies on subsistence farming and livestock raising for its livelihood

Energy access for the population is very low with mere 8.8% in 2016. Electricity production in 2015 was 28 ktoe with 96.4 per cent of it generated from fossil fuels.

The energy sector is largely underdeveloped. Chad has the 10th largest oil reserves in Africa. The country is entirely dependent on imports from Nigeria, Cameroon and other neighboring countries..  Traditional solid bio fuels form the biggest share of renewable sources. Chad is thought to have large on-shore wind potential. This is unusual for a land-locked country, but in this case, Chad’s topography gives rise to high-speed winds at certain high altitudes, thus enabling the potential for wind energy generation. There is also the potential for solar energy generation in Chad, especially in the north. Chad has daily solar radiation ranging between 4 and 6 kWh/m2, offering a significant energy resource. Solar energy is primarily used for solar cooking . The majority of the country has a global irradiation of 2,000 – 2,400 kWh/ m2, rising to over 2,800 kWh/ m2 in some areas.

NFP Details: 

Mr. Hassan Eli Didei

Tel: +235-66403909


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

Chad solar PV plant receives $780,000 start up funds

Article on African Development Bank (AfDB) awarding a $780,000 preparation grant for a solar PV plant in Chad to a consortium including NewSolar Invest, a solar energy project developer, CIEC Monaco, an engineering company, and Arborescence Capital, an infrastructure and renewable energy project financing arranger.

Webpage/Web Article

AfBD finances Chad PV plant

Article on 32 MW Solar Power Plant In Africa’s Chad which will get African Development Bank Support

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Chad planning up to 400 MW solar PV park

Article on UAE Based Almaden Emirates Fortune Power LLC to Develop Solar PV Plant With 200 To 400 MW Capacity In Chad

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Solar Energy shines in Chad

Article on first utility-scale renewable energy project which will be the first privately owned, financed and managed power plant in Chad

Available in multiple languages: English | French
Webpage/Web Article

Article on the government of Chad has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with – UAE-based AMEAPower to develop a 120MW solar photovoltaic (PV) in the country.


Ministère du Pétrole et de l'Énergie (MINPE)

Le MINPE  est chargé de la conception, la coordination, la mise en oeuvre et le suivi de la Politique gouvernementale dans le secteur de l'énergie primaire et secondaire.


Société Nationale d’Électricité (SNE)


La SNE jouit du monopole de production, de distribution et de l’utilisation de l’énergie électrique au Tchad. L’un de ses objectifs est de fournir de l’électricité sur toute l’étendue du territoire national en tant qu’entreprise d’Etat. 

Legal/Regulatory Document

National Development Plan 2017-2021

The plan has 8 priority objectives, one of them being sustained growth, which includes sustainable energy.


InfraCo Africa

Provides information for funding available from InfraCo Africa

Webpage/Web Article

Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

Provides information on a multi-donor trust fund administered by the African Development Bank and available financing


Climate Investment Funds

Expression of Interest for Chad to join the Scaling up Renewable Energy programme


IRENA RE Resource

Renewable energy resources

Webpage/Web Article

African Power Platform

Lists tenders for renewable projects across Africa