Enormous spending in capacity has resulted in the biggest power per capita in Central Africa


Since restructuring the national electricity company, Sociedad de Electricidad de Guinea Ecuatorial, in 2011, Equatorial Guinea has embarked on an unprecedented wave of investments to maximize power capacity. More than $2 billion and 20 electrification projects later, the country has reached by far the highest per capita power rates in Central Africa. It is on track to reach an electricity output goal of 561 MW by 2017, which will be enough to satisfy local demand and create a surplus for exports. The effort is the fulfillment of the Lights For All program, which is part of the Horizon 2020 Development Plan.


In 2012, SEGESA completed the construction of the Djibloho hydroelectric power station. With a capacity of 120 MW, the plant was the largest single hydro investment made by Equatorial Guinea to date and prefaced the tremendous hydroelectric potential (2,600 MW) that exists in the country. In 2017, the 200 MW hydroelectric plant in the mainland city of Sendji is expected to be opened, the culmination of nearly two decades of momentous achievements in this sector.

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March 30, 2015