Guinea’s energy potential is enormous, but electrical production meets growth acceleration objectives. In 2012, only one out of mainly in urban households, with service largely unavailable in rural households.
Energy consumption per resident is less than a half tone of oil equivalent (TOE), of which 80% comes from biomass, 18% from hydrocarbons and 2% from electricity.
Fuel wood for cooking and charcoal are the principal combustibles used in households, but the long-term goal is to replace them, through the development of renewable energy
estimated at 6,000 MW
for a guaranteed energy
output of 19,300 GWH/year
Potential of Wood Products
30 million m3 per year
(petroleum, gas and
The following limitations are to be overcome to ensure a good supply of energy to the population:
the fragility of electrical installations, the proliferation of fraud, Lack of discipline among the staff responsible for the management of electricity, insufficient quantity and poor insured (frequent interruptions and voltage variations), the high cost of electricity, the high costs of facilities biogas digesters and solar.
According to a comparative study , the cost of electricity in Guinea is far less competitive compared to most countries in the sub -region; for medium and high voltage , for example , the cost of electric power in Guinea is about 2.5 times higher than in Côte d'Ivoire , 1.5 times more than Mali and 1.3 times more in Senegal .
In the context of economic and social development of Guinea, it was decided to restructure the deep energy sector to improve management structures and operations and to install an environment conducive to private investment.