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Guinea

Official Name:
Republic of Guinea

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Mr. Mohamed Alass Sylla
Position:
Chargé d'Etudes au Centre d'Observation de Surveillance et d'Information Environmentale
Phone:
+224 620629949
Emails:
mohamedalasssylla@gmail.com
,
Name:
Mr. Kamory Traore
Position:
Ingénieur chimist
Phone:
+224 622280106
Emails:
traorekamorymara@gmail.com

Energy profile

Guinea (2012)

Type: 
Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

The official electrification rate is 18.8%, but the real access is estimated to be even lower. Electricity access at present is restricted to major urban settlements, particularly Conakry. The rest of the country, with the exception of few off-grid systems developed in the framework of the Decentralized Rural Electrification Program, is literally living in the dark. Even among the 2 million people who live in Conakry, large sections do not have access to electricity or service is only intermittent and unreliable.

Renewable energy potential

Solar energyThe assessment of Guinean solar power potential is limited. The information available indicates an average annual insolation of 4.8 kWh/m2/day and a mean sunshine duration of 2,700 hours per year suggesting that solar potential is considerable. Current operational capacity for photovoltaic technology in the country is 800 kW.Wind energyThe data on a Guinean wind power potential are similarly limited but suggest average annual wind velocity ranges from 2 to 4 m/s in Maritime Guinea and Middle Guinea. This potential is often regarded as insufficient for large-scale power generation. It is, however, possible to use wind energy for pumping systems using mechanical windmills. There are currently 2 operating wind pumps in the country.Biomass energyThe biomass potential in Guinea is essentially based on wood energy. Despite the high predominance of fuel woods (wood and charcoal) in the energy balance of the country, its actual potential remains unknown. According to various estimations, the accessible volume is about 8.5 to 14 million m3. Currently, 92 biogas plants are installed.Geothermal energyNo study has yet been conducted as to the geothermal potential of Guinea.HydropowerGuinea has a considerable hydropower potential of roughly 6,000 MW - an annual production capacity of 19,300 GWh. Up to now, only 2% of the available potential is being exploited.There are:Four sites with a potential  exceeding 200 MW: Amaria (665 MW), Souapiti (515 MW), Koukoutamba (281 MW), and Kaleta (240 MW),Three sites with a potential of 150 MW to 200 MW,Ten sites with a potential of 100 to 150 MW,Sixteen sites with a potential of 50 to 100 MW,Forty-eight sites with a potential  of 10 to  50 MW,Thirty-seven sites with a potential under 10 MW.

Energy framework

Currently, there is no institutional framework for renewable energies (RE) but the sector is subject to energy regulation. Thus, the energy sector policy document of 1992 (LPDSE 92) can be considered the RE development policy framework, also referring to RE related institutional aspects. A new policy document (2008) is based on the new Electrification Master Plan resulting from major reforms in the energy sector.The National Division of Water and Forestry (DNEF) is implementing several forestry programs. It promotes state controlled reforestation as well as community-based and private reforestation in order to enhance production. The DNEF established a forestry policy document in 1988, along with a six year Action Plan and Forestry Code which are the major forestry resources’ management tools. Updates are considered necessary on these policies.The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), 2002, only considers the electric power sector in terms of basic infrastructures and accelerated economic growth. The current PRSP revision is an opportunity for the consideration and integration of all energy sub-sectors (not only the electricity sector) within the PRSP to cope with the demand for energy services and access in Guinea.From 2003 to 2008, the Decentralised Rural Electrification Office (Bureau d’Électrification Rurale Décentralisée, BERD) ran a program to improve the rural population's access to modern energy services, through use of distributed generation systems.

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

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    Type: 
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    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
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  • Institute of Natural Resources NPC

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

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  • Sustainable Capital Advisors

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

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  • International Water Management Institute

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

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

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    Relation to CTCN:
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    Country of registration:
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    Relation to CTCN:
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    Country of registration:
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    Relation to CTCN:
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