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South Sudan

Official Name:
Republic of South Sudan

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Mr. David Batali Oliver Samson
Position:
Director of Pollution Control Department
Phone:
+211 955181821
Emails:
db_oliver@ymail.com

Energy profile

South Sudan (2012)

Type: 
Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

Currently, the electricity network of South Sudan consists of three decentralised generation plants, each with a localised distribution network, serving the capital city of Juba and the state capitals of Malakau and Wau. Approximately 1% of the population had access to electricity services in 2011, the majority of these being in Juba.

Renewable energy potential

Solar energySolar potentials in the South are approximately 6.9 GJ/m2/year, or 436 W/m2/year. The region receives on average, 8 hours of sunshine daily, making it ideally placed to utilise solar energy resources. The potential has been recognised for use in rural electrification, particularly solar electric lighting, through LEDs. Solar energy currently powers some radio stations in the country, and approximately 45,000 households have some form of energy service derived from solar resources. Wind energyWind power density in the Southern region ranges from 285 – 380 W/ m2. Wind power generation is seen as a key investment opportunity by the government of South Sudan, and some independent investors are making use of wind power for rural electrification. Biomass energyTraditional biomass fuels provide for the vast majority of the South Sudanese population’s energy needs. An estimated 71.1 million hectares of biomass resource exists in the country, of which 29.3 million cubic metres are deemed to be the allowable cut. Agricultural residues, as well as animal wastes, could also hold significant potential. Geothermal energyThe country is currently seeking assistance from the Kenyan Geothermal Development Company to undertake a thorough assessment of its geothermal resource. Due to its geographical location, geothermal resources are expected to be developed, and the GDC has expressed a keen interest in lending South Sudan technical assistance and co-operation in the development of this resource. HydropowerPre-independence, the total annual electricity production from Sudan’s hydropower resources was estimated at 24,132 GWh. South Sudan holds the majority of the country’s small-hydro potential, with an estimated 67,000 MWh being available annually. In 2010, the government of South Sudan announced its intention to build eleven new hydroelectric projects along the White Nile in the coming years.

Energy framework

Currently, national energy policy primarily consists of oil sector policy, and the re-development of key petroleum resources and items of infrastructure. Oil production from South Sudan was shut down in the weeks leading to the end of January 2012, whilst administrative and technical factors were assessed, and investigations into alleged oil thefts and withholdings by the North were conducted. Petrodar, the consortium predominantly owned by the China National Petroleum Corporation which operates some of South Sudan’s major export routes, reported that a lag period of 40 days to six months, depending on the duration of the shutdown, could be expected before production commenced again. Programs to promote sustainable energy use and uptake are limited in the country presently, due to the country’s infancy as an independent nation. The Ministry of Energy and Mining is, however, committed to the identification of all potential hydropower resources in the country, as well as other sustainable energy sources, and the facilitation of their use for power generation.

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    The data distributed here are in ARC GRID, and ARC ASCII format, in decimal degrees and datum WGS84. CCAFS and its partners have processed this data to provide seamless continuous future climate surfaces. Users are prohibited from any commercial, non-free resale, or redistribution without explicit written permission from CCAFS or the data-developing institutions.

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

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  • Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre

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

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  • Perspectives Climate Change

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

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  • Carbon Africa Ltd

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

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  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

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

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  • Climate Innovation Centre Kenya

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

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

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

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