Guinea: Drought puts pressure on thermal plants


Issue 382 - 06 Dec 2018 | 2 minute read
An unusually short rainy season has sharply reduced power production from the Kaléta dam, obliging the authorities to increase their use of thermal energy. Electricité de Guinée (EDG), the state power company managed by France’s Veolia, obtains its grid power from a mix of hydroelectric dams (58% of installed capacity) and thermal power plants (42%), but production from hydro plants has been affected by a sharp decline in the length of the rainy season from six months in 2017 to about three months in 2018.

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