Cote d’Ivoire to provide reliable power to CLSG

The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Amidou Traore, who is also head of Cote d’Ivoire’s electricity utility, CI Energies (Côte d’Ivoire Énergies), has assured a flow of stable electricity through the CLSG Line. He said Cote d’Ivoire’s desire to support the CLSG in the supply of electricity has never wavered.

In his closing remarks at the just-ended 25th Board of Directors meeting in Abidjan on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Mr. Traore thanked the governments and people of the CLSG and TRANSCO CLSG for the progress made so far in the implementation of the CLSG project.

He assured the CLSG that Cote d’Ivoire will provide stable electricity within the framework of this project. “We are doing everything necessary to supply electricity in quantity and quality to ensure the CLSG project is successful,” the General Manager of CI Energies said.

Côte d’Ivoire is a leader in energy production in West Africa and even exported 11 percent of its 2,200-megawatt production in 2019 to six neighboring countries, official data shows.

The country aims to nearly double its power supply to 4,000 megawatts by the end of 2030, of which 42 percent would be generated from renewables.

Soubre hydroelectric dam is one the country’s power sources in Soubre. The Soubre hydroelectric dam, built by China to reduce the energy deficit in the Ivory Coast, is the most powerful hydropower-generating dam in the Ivory Coast, which boasts of an additional 275 megawatts, with an installed capacity of currently 2000 MW,” said Mr. Traore.

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