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Equatorial Guinea

Official Name:
Republic of Equatorial Guinea

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Mr. Santiago Francisco Engonga Osono
Position:
Directeur Général de l'Environnement
Phone:
+240 222 273 970, +240 222 221 835
Emails:
engongaosono@yahoo.fr

Energy profile

Equatorial Guinea (2012)

Type: 
Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

The national electrification rate stands at 15%. The government started a major rehabilitation and expansion of the electricity grid in Bioko in 2007, but few areas outside the main towns receive a regular electricity supply. The mainland region is supplied by thermal plants, which are connected to a network that works independently from the one on Bioko Island. Roughly 80 miles of high-tension transmission cable constitute the country's electricity network.

Renewable energy potential

Solar energyAverage daily horizontal irradiation is 2.0-2.5 kWh/m2/day, primarily due to the dense biomass coverage in the country. This solar potential is generally unsuitable for large-scale power generation, but could be exploited for thermal water heating, for example.Wind energySites have been identified in the south of the mainland as having average wind speeds of ~6.0 m/s at 80m, indicating a good potential for wind power generation. However, as yet, there are no major wind power projects operational in the country.Biomass energyWith an estimated biomass potential of 400 tonnes/ha or more, Equatorial Guinea has extensive biomass coverage. Potential for bioenergy in conjunction with carbon capture and storage has been recognised.Geothermal energyNo study has yet been performed to investigate the geothermal potential of the country. Bioko island is volcanically-derived, and hence may be suitable for further geothermal exploration.HydropowerEquatorial Guinea is estimated to have 2,600 MW of hydropower potential. It is estimated that roughly half of this is economically exploitable, indicating a good potential for further hydropower uptake in the country. However, in 2008 hydroelectricity only had a installed capacity base of 1 MW, which also constituted the total installed capacity for renewable energy in the country.

Energy framework

The Hydrocarbons Law No.8/2006 establishes the state ownership of all mineral resources in the country, and the need for ministerial permissions before petroleum operations can occur. The law also details the environmental responsibilities of petroleum companies operating in the country, and a comprehensive framework for natural gas operations.There is no dedicated framework for promoting renewable energy. National energy policy is confined to the Hydrocarbons Law.

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

    ECO Consult Sepp & Busacker Partnerschaft was founded in the year of the UN Rio Summit in 1992. ECO, offers integrated advisory services for developing countries and countries in transition. ECO is among Germany’s leading international consultants to offer independent technical advise for sustainable development in the environment and social sectors, particularly in the fields of REDD+ and wood energy, along the value-chain from the production to the end-users, including innovative stove and carbonization technologies.

  • Practical Action Consulting Limited

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

    Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. Through technology PAC enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them. Every year PAC uses technology to help over 1 million people out of poverty.

     

  • Forest Carbon Ltd

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

    Forest Carbon is a private sector organization that was registered as Pt. Forest Carbon Consultants Indonesia. Prior to this, Forest Carbon operated as a sole proprietary consulting firm. The mission is to substantially reduce forest based greenhouse gas emissions by providing scientifically rigorous technical services. Forest Carbon has expertise in all aspects of REED+ such as program design, feasibility assessments, inventories, MRV, and mapping and remote sensing. 

  • Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

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

    Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy  is a research and academic organization established in 1991 with the mission to undertake research and develops models, strategies and instruments for transitions to a sustainable development at local, national and international level. Sustainability research at the Wuppertal Institute focuses on the resources, climate and energy related challenges and their relation to economy and society. Special emphasis is put on analysing and stimulating innovations that decouple economic growth and wealth from natural resource use. 

  • Korea Environment Corporation

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

    Korea Environment Corporation (KECO) is a public sector organization  with the mission to Contribute to ecofriendly national development through the improvement of environment and promotion of resource recycling.

  • NIRAS A/S

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

    NIRAS A/S is a private sector, international, multidisciplinary consultancy company established in 1956. It has over 1400 employees located in offices in Europe, Asia and Africa. It provides impartial consultancy in a variety of fields such as construction and infrastructure, public utilities, environmental and natural resources, climate change and energy, planning, and development consulting. 

  • Carbon Counts

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

    Carbon Counts is a private sector organization established in 2008. It is an independent consultancy providing a range of advice in the field of climate change. It has a focus on international climate change policy, in particular technology development, deployment, financing and regulation. 

     

  • Nordic Environment Finance Corporation

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

    The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) provides green financing targeted at small and medium-sized projects with tangible, positive environmental impacts in the Nordic region – and in particular the Baltic Sea. Through its extensive fund management, activities in the Arctic and Barents regions have been added and NEFCO has developed into a financial institution supporting Green Growth and the Climate globally. 

  • Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre

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

    The SIRDC was established by the Government of Zimbabwe in 1993, under the provisions of the Research Act of 1986. The Centre provides technological expertise in the diverse areas in which Zimbabwe's industrial enterprises operate.