Minister Amadou Coulibaly, government official. (DR)
The rainy season has allowed the country’s hydroelectric dams to return to their normal levels, ending the heat period and high national electricity demand, he said.
To clarify, he recalled that during hot periods, Côte d’Ivoire had a demand of 1,650 MW. “… Today we are at 1,450 MW, which is 200 MW less in terms of energy demand,” he told reporters.
He also said that the efforts of the Ivorian government and operators in the sector have also eliminated, on the one hand, breakdowns at the production level, namely at the power plant and at the distribution level with the transformer.
In addition, he argued that all of these efforts increased power generation capacity, which allowed Côte d’Ivoire to have a national production margin of nearly 80 MW.
In conclusion, the minister announced the rational cessation of farming in Abidjan from 12 June 2021 and domestically – 25 June 2021.