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Niger

Official Name:
Republic of Niger

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Mr. Kamayé Maâzou
Position:
Secrétaire Exécutif du CNEDD
Phone:
+227 207 22559
Emails:
kamayemaazou@yahoo.fr

Energy profile

Niger (2012)

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Energy profile
Energy profile
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At national level, access to electricity climbed from 6.7% to 9.3% between 1998 and 2006. The Accelerated Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy for 2008-2012 aims to raise the household access rate to 3% in rural areas and 65% in urban areas by the end of the program.The majority of the grid electricity found in the country is imported from Nigeria (90%). This is done by means of a 260 km, 132 kV line.

Renewable energy potential

Solar energyThe average solar energy potential ranges between 5 and 7 kWh/m2/day, while the average period of sunshine varies between 7 and 10 hours per day. In 2006, the power installed in the sector of solar photovoltaic (PV) was estimated at 1,170 kWp. The current use of solar thermal energy (hot water) accounts for about 2,000 m² of absorbers. The use of solar cooking and drying is very low, but significant potential exists for the development of solar cooking, with Niger being rated the 15th most viable country in the world for further uptake of the technology by Solar Cookers International.Wind energyThe average wind speed is 5 m/s in the northern part of the country and about 2.5 m/s in the south, indicating a moderate potential for wind power utilisation in the country. Currently, about 30 small-scale installations are used for water pumping purposes.Biomass energyThe potential for energy from biomass is substantial in Niger. Household biomass use is amongst the highest in Africa, with the vast majority relying on fuel wood for heating, lighting and domestic tasks. Current forested potential amounts to 9.9 million hectares, with a further 59 Mt of animal and agricultural wastes. Biogas is only used at experimental scale, with an estimated potential of nearly 1 million hectares, and an exploited potential of 100. Currently, about 10 small-scale biodigesters (primarily of the dome type) are in operation.Geothermal energyNo specific study into the potential for geothermal power generation has been conducted for the country. However, numerous geothermal analyses have been performed due to exploration for oil, revealing the presence of geothermal basins in Niger, which, with further investigation, may prove viable for generating power.HydropowerNiger has roughly 270 MW of undeveloped hydro-electric potential, primarily in the form of the Niger river, and its potential for damming. Current projects include the 125 MW Kandadji project, 200 km upstream from Niamey, the capital, as well as two smaller dams at Gambou (122 MW) and Dyodyonga (26 MW). Small hydroelectric sites in the country have the potential to produce nearly 8 GWh per year, most notably Sirba, and Gouroub Dargol.

Energy framework

The statement for energy policy adopted by the government in 2004 has been followed by many action plans for the promotion of RE. Stratégie Nationale sur les Énergies Renouvelables (SNER, National Renewable Energies Strategy) aims to increase the contribution of RE to the national energy balance from less than 0.1% in 2003, to 10% by 2020, by:Facilitating the promotion of RE supply systems,Reducing the impact on forest resources,Promoting rural electrification on the basis of RE resources,Promoting education, training, research and development related to RE technologies.The Stratégie Nationale d'Accès aux Services Energétiques Modernes (SNASEM, National Strategy for Access to Modern Energy Services) aims to increase the percentage of the population with access to modern energies by 2015, through granting:Access to modern fuels for cooking,Access to motive power for villages with 1,000–2,000 inhabitants,Access to electricity for rural and peri-urban populations, to reach a cover rate of 66%.The Stratégie Nationale des Energies Domestiques (SNED, National Strategy for Domestic Energies) aims to create a coherent framework for  the sub-sector of domestic energies, by:Assuring the sustainable use of forest resources and better reforestation,Promoting alternative sources of energy (other than wood) and improving the efficiency of the appliances used ,Strengthening the capacity of the main market actors for a better management of the sector,Setting up communication to inform and educate the actors on issues related to the production and use of domestic energies.The Accelerated Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (SDRP 2008-2012) plans to endow the country with economic infrastructures through its “Development of Infrastructures” program. It is intended to stimulate the growth of, and facilitate access to, social facilities by promoting RE. The Stratégie du Développement Rural (SDR, Strategy for Rural Development) with its sub-program “Renewable Energy and Rural Electrification” considers improving the population's access to electricity to help rural communities in developing their local economy, and the improvement of their living conditions. The same strategy plans in its program “Environmental Protection” the promotion of the use of alternative sources of energy as a substitute for wood.

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

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  • Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated

    Type: 
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    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
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    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: 
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    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

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    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: 
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    Country of registration:
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    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
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    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. 

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

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    Country of registration:
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    Relation to CTCN:
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  • Ecosoluzioni Snc

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    Country of registration:
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    Relation to CTCN:
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  • Integra Government Services International LLC

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

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  • Solvatten

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

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