The government of Guinea is targeting 721,000 households connected to the grid by 2020 according to Cheick Taliby Sylla, the Guinean Minister of Energy and Water.

If Guinea is able to achieve its goal it will have doubled the percentage of households connected to the grid from figures recorded in 2015.

The target comes within the framework of the country’s participation in the United Nations-led Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) program aimed at universal access and the doubling of the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Under SE4ALL Guinea has obtained funding from the World Bank for five study projects, including the development of an atlas of hydroelectric sites, the design of a strategy to develop the country’s hydroelectric potential and to develop an integrated plan for the electrification of mines. Guinea has a hydroelectric potential estimated at 6,000 MW.

Source: Alternative Energy Africa

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