Ivory Coast’s electricity exports to neighbouring nations around the world fell by 12% very last year to 1,078 gigawatt hours (Gwh), utility Cie has said.
Exports to Ghana, Togo and Benin fell just after all those international locations requested for a reduction in July 2017, whilst exports to Mali and Burkina Faso fell owing to constraints in transit ability, Cie mentioned in a assertion.
Domestic electrical power sales rose about 1% to 6,695 Gwh in 2018, up from 6,636 Gwh the earlier 12 months. Turnover in the electrical power sector totalled 533 billion CFA francs ($931 million), down from 542 billion CFA francs the earlier year.
Expense in the energy sector rose 3% to 25.4 billion CFA francs final yr, and the quantity of buyers grew 16% to about 2.2 million.
Ivory Coastline, Francophone West Africa’s biggest economic climate, options to join its energy grid with Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.