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Global Energy Infrastructure: Four African Countries Ranked Among Best Performing Nations of the World


According to this ranking, Togo is among the 4 African countries that have improved their energy infrastructure the most over the decade.

On the African level, Togo is only ahead of Morocco (+14), Namibia (+13) and South Africa (+10 places).


The projects launched by the government with the support of its technical and financial partners, including the rehabilitation and strengthening of the energy production and distribution infrastructure, have enabled Togo to post the best performance of the West African region. followed by Ghana advancing 6 ranks.

In the UEMOA area, Togo remains the only country to improve its position in the ranking over the last ten years.

The progress of Togo is favored, it is noted, by the commitment of Lomé to make the supply of the existing industries, a priority and a vector of the revitalization of the economy.

The report reveals, however, that the electrification rate remains low (31.46%) and ranks Togo in the top 20 of the most energy-rich countries in Africa. The next challenge for the country in energy will be to achieve an electrification rate of 50% by 2020 and 90% by 2030.

According to the government, 2 million Togolese will have access to electricity and the rate of electrification will increase from 7% to 40% over the next five years. The state has put a special emphasis on the electrification of the country’s major agglomerations.

But the problem of rural electrification remains relevant. According to a report from the Energy Information System (EIS), the weight of the rural population (which accounts for more than 60% of the country’s population) is only 6% in the country’s electricity consumption.

With the construction of the Contour Global thermal power plant and the development of interconnection lines with the countries of the sub-region, the supply of electricity is relatively stable, the load shedding being less and less frequent.

However, security of supply is not guaranteed. The loss of any source leads to an energy deficit in the system. The race for universal access to electricity by 2030 is launched.


Written by How Africa

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