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Congo

Official Name:
Republic of the Congo

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Mr. Madzou Moukili
Position:
Directeur de la Promotion des Valeurs Socio-économiques
,
Name:
Andre Mfoukou Tsakala
Phone:
+242 05 549 07 20
Emails:
andremfoukou@yahoo.fr

Energy profile

Republic of Congo (2012)

Type: 
Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

Population Access to Electricity (2008): 34.9%Rural: 16.4%Urban: 51.3%Overall electrification had increased to 37.1% in 2009. Electricity consumption in Congo is low as the country has a large rural population for whom the primary source of fuel is traditional biomass. Electricity transmission links are poor in many parts of the country, and these, coupled with the effects of the civil war in recent years, have contributed to a disrupted power supply service. Only about 6% of the population have access to the power grid. Overall, the transmission network of the country extends over 1,588km, and transmission occurs at both 220 kV and 110 kV.

Renewable energy potential

Solar energyThe Programme National de Développement des Energies Nouvelles et Renouvelables (ENR), is currently exploring the use of photovoltaic/solar equipment in Djiri. Due to the heavily-forested nature of the country, the potential for power generation by solar photovoltaics is non-ideal, although a significant potential for solar thermal utilisation exists. Average insolation in the country ranges from 2.0-3.0 kWh/m2/day.Wind energyCurrent development of wind energy technologies is minimal and current installed capacity is at a similar level, although sites have been identified in both the North and South of the country as having sufficient potentials to generate electricity. Average wind speeds of ~5.5-6.0 m/s have been observed. Biomass energyThere is currently a great deal of forestry for wood, which is used to produce energy. Significant biomass energy potential exists in the country, particularly in the form of the production of palm oil for biodiesel. Some 12 million acres of land have been identified as having the potential to support some form of woody biomass for energy use. The African Fund for Biofuels and Renewable Energy is currently supporting the Congo-Carbon project, which will be implemented in two phases: the production of industrial carbon from forest residues, and reforestation in areas of depleted forest resources. Geothermal energyCurrently, no geothermal resources have been identified in the country, and no major studies into the potential resource have been conducted. Hydropower An exhaustive inventory carried out in 1981 identified a number of sites which can accommodate large hydroelectric power stations, and the hydroelectric potential of this (2,500MW) would certainly be a good substitute for wood energy. Two of these sites are around Pointe Noire and Brazzaville, which contain the majority of the Congolese population. The most significant project would be the Sounda Gorge dam, with an estimated capacity of 1,200 MW. Ministerial consultations have been held with South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation to consider financing for the US$ 1 billion project. Recent developments have included the Imboulou hydroelectric project, expected to have expanded to 120 MW of capacity by the end of 2011.

Energy framework

1994 saw the introduction of a hydrocarbon code, with stricter rules on the use of hydrocarbons, and a more concentrated effort to benefit from water/ hydroelectric energy.  More recently, an electricity regulation project is being explored.The Programme National de Développement des Energies Nouvelles et Renouvelables(ENR) aims to manage energy and energy efficiency by controlling a rational amount of energy consumption, by processes that are respectful to the environment. An agency of local expertise should be created to control energy and the environment. The Republic of Congo is also a signatory of the UNFCCC, with the First National Communication being available from www.bdix.net.

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  • Eco Ltd

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United Kingdom
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Eco is a boutique management consultancy specialized in the design and formulation of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. Operating since 2000, Eco has worked with a wide range of international clients such as the AfDB, IFC, World Bank, UNDP, UNIDO, EBRD, GIZ and the European Union.

    Eco has designed over 250 projects in 82 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. We have assessed markets and designed financial, technology and other strategies and then formulated projects.

  • Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated (OECI) is a private sector organization established in 2011 with the mission to provide quality technical and policy advice on sustainable development. Okapi's work includes project design, management and evaluation, strategic planning, capacity development, resource mobilization, scientific and technical advisory services, technology transfer. Okapi's experience extends in climate-affected sectors such as agriculture, sustainable land and water management, coastal zone management, infrastructure and others.

  • Institute of Natural Resources NPC

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    South Africa
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    The INR is a non-profit organization that works towards the wise use of natural resources in pursuit of sustainability for the good of the environment and the society, through multidisciplinary applied research. The INR provides strategic and operational support to develop cutting edge solutions that support the resolution of natural resource challenges, in partnership with government, civil society, the private sector and other leading research organizations.

  • Sustainable Capital Advisors

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    SCA provides strategy consulting and financial advisory services to public and private sector organizations seeking to implement sustainable infrastructure projects. Our client engagements involve a diversity of technologies located in countries across the world. Our job is to assist clients "sift through the noise" and develop practical and replicable solutions based on the realities of the financial and energy markets. 

  • International Water Management Institute

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Sri Lanka
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    IWMI’s Mission is to provide evidence-based solutions to sustainably manage water and land resources for food security, people’s livelihoods and the environment. IWMI’s Vision is ‘a water-secure world’. IWMI targets water and land management challenges faced by poor communities in the developing countries, and through this contributes towards the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of reducing poverty and hunger, and maintaining a sustainable environment. 

  • STENUM GmbH

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Austria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    STENUM has worked for UNIDO, UNEP and IFC in training their Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centers and supporting them in the implementation of various activities (education of national experts, consultancy of companies in waster reduction, water minimization, chemicals management and energy efficiency). STENUM has elaborated several manuals and training materials (UNIDO train the trainer toolkit, UNEP PRESME toolkit).

  • Ecofys a Navigant company

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Ecofys, a Navigant company, is an international energy and climate consultancy focused on sustainable energy for everyone. Founded in 1984, the company is a trusted advisor to governments, corporations, NGOs, and energy providers worldwide. The team delivers powerful results in the energy and climate transition sectors. Working across the entire energy value chain, Ecofys develops innovative solutions and strategies to support its clients in enabling the energy transition and working through the challenges of climate change.

  • Ecosoluzioni Snc

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Italy
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Research and consulting on policy & market uptake actions in sustainable energy, clean tech, agriculture, waste mngt. and environment. Since 2000, wide-ranging technical assistance experience in climate change adaptation & mitigation related services, including: tech. assessments, business coaching, feasibility analysis, policy/market analysis, policy planning, M & E, partnership facilitation, finance structuring, agro-energy value chains, natural resources management, technology transfer. 

  • Integra Government Services International LLC

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Integra designs, implements, and evaluates international development activities, with a focus on creating opportunities for the poor, expanding access to public infrastructure, promoting social and ecological resilience and strengthening donor programs. Integra has a proven record of innovative approaches yielding lasting results. Integra is a partner of NASA in deploying state-of-the-art Earth Observation technology for REDD+ MRV, while working to build on-the-ground socio-ecological resilience. 

     

  • HEAT - Habitat, Energy Application & Technology

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Germany
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    HEAT is a independent consulting company focussed on the development and implementation of projects for climate and ozone protection. HEAT has a focus on technology cooperation, policy advice for climate protection technologies, particular in the areas of energy efficiency, cooling and refrigeration, F-gases, inventories, roadmaps, carrying out technical and economic feasibility studies and capacity building measures such as training and certification. HEAT is also the Coordination Office of the NDE Germany.