DR Congo's energy infrastructure – May 2024

Issue 506
28 May 2024

This map provides a detailed view of energy infrastructure across DR Congo. The locations of power generation facilities that are operating, under construction or planned are shown by type – including liquid fuels, natural gas, coal, hybrid, hydroelectricity, solar and methane.

Generation sites are marked with different sized circles to show sites of 1-9MW, 10-99MW, 100-499MW and 500MW and above.

Existing and future transmission and distribution lines are shown ranging from 132kV and under to 500KV+. Actual and planned cross-border interconnectors are also shown including lines to Angola, Congo B, Tanzania and Zambia.

An inset takes a closer look at the Inga hydropower projects.

The locations of a number of major mine/C&I projects are also marked.

Power generation data was drawn from our African Energy Live Data platform, which contains project level detail on power plants and projects across Africa.

The map also shows open and licensed oil and gas blocks with major oil fields and block operators marked.

Two insets show Eastern DR Congo (focused on the Albertine Graben plus Lakes Albert and Kivu) and the offshore and onshore oil blocks around Muanda and the Bassin Cotier.

The map is presented as a PDF file using eps graphics, meaning that there is no loss of resolution as the file is enlarged.

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