Electricity: The government assures the population to stop the blackouts.

Minister Amadou Coulibaly, government official. (DR)

It’s official! Côte d’Ivoire has just gone through a power outage course. This was announced by the Minister of Communications, Media and Francophonie, as well as the official representative of the government, Amadou Coulibali, at the end of the meeting of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, July 21, in the President’s palace on the Abidjan Plateau. Referring to the message from the Ministry of Mines, Oil and Energy, Minister Amadou Coulibali said the council had adopted a message regarding a halt to rationalization of electricity.

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.

Meledie Trezore

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