Benin’s grid upgrades ‘progressing quickly’

Issue 458 - 01 Apr 2022 - By Marc Howard | 3 minute read

Benin’s dependence on expensive thermal capacity is not the only costly drain on electricity provision: transmission and distribution (T&D) losses have been running at a level of 30%, which has clear cost implications for state utility Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique (SBEE). This problem is being addressed by the construction of a substantial amount of infrastructure, some now ready for commissioning.

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