Power Africa in Chad

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The page below gives an overview of the energy sector in Chad.

CHAD ENERGY SECTOR OVERVIEW


Population: 15.48 million | WB Ease of Doing Business Index (1): 182 | GDP (2): $11.27 billion

Chad’s ability to achieve increased energy access and poverty reduction is constrained by significant challenges in the power sector. It currently only has about 314 MW of installed generation capacity to serve a population of over 15 million people. As a result, Chad’s government is working to expand its electricity supply and encourage investment in the energy sector to stimulate the economy.

Chad is endowed with the tenth-largest oil reserves in Africa, as well as solar and wind resource potential. The majority of its existing capacity comes from diesel, natural gas and heavy fuel oil generation.

Chad has a vertically integrated utility company: Societe Nationale d'Electricite, which requires ongoing financial support.

Power Africa support is advancing the first independent power producer (IPP) project in Chad, the 32 MW Djermaya Solar PV project, which represents approximately 10% of the country’s energy supply.

GENERATION CAPACITY

  • Total Installed Capacity (3): 314 MW

    • Gas: 120 MW
    • Wind: 1.1 MW
    • Solar: 0.07 MW
    • Termal: 2 MW
    • HFO: 30 MW
    • Diesel: 161 MW

Power Africa new MW to date at financial close: 0 MW

CONNECTIONS

  • Current Access Rate (4): 9%
    • Urban: 38%
    • Rural: <5%
  • Power Africa new connections: 0
 

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Sources

  1. https://www.doingbusiness.org/en/rankings
  2. https://data.worldbank.org/country/chad 
  3. https://www.africa-energy.com/database/datatool
  4. https://www.iea.org/reports/sdg7-data-and-projections/access-to-electricity

Last updated: May 20, 2021

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