Republic of Congo: Supply crunch adds to pressure on the system

Issue 431 - 28 Jan 2021 | 2 minute read

Domestic consumption has reached a new record of 550MW – with most demand in the main cities of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire – compared to national generation capacity of only around 400MW from Republic of Congo’s main power stations, state Société Energie Electrique du Congo (E2C) distribution director Jules Saturnin Souka told African Energy. Solutions include installing a third gas turbine at Eni’s gas-fired plant in Pointe-Noire – expected later this year – and strengthening the national transmission and urban distribution network, for which funding has been sought.

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