Energy in Djibouti

  • How to boost private sector investment in Africa’s electricity infrastructure

    BOTSWANA, 2017/06/15 A new World Bank statement has called for increased private sector investment in Africa’s under-developed electricity transmission infrastructure, a vital ingredient for reaching Africa’s energy goals. The statement which was made available to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday by the World Bank indicated that Africa lags behind the rest of the world at the same time as it comes to electricity, with just 35 % of the people with access to power and a generation capacity of only 100 GW. According to the statement those who do have power typically consume relatively little, face frequent outages and pay high prices.
  • Djibouti's Energy Minister, Ali Yacoub Mahamoud

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2014/03/19 Djibouti's Energy Minister, Ali Yacoub Mahamoud and the regional director of Shanghai Electric, Shi Shizhong, signed on Monday December 16 an agreement for the construction of a 63KV power line. The 90km line links Ali-Sabieh and Nagad regions of the country. The completion of the project will boost supply of energy to the next railway line which will link Djibouti to Addis Ababa. Djiboutian Energy Minister, on the occasion said "Linked to its neighbors in the Horn of Africa through various economic integration projects meant to reinforce commercial exchanges; Djibouti will ensure better utilization of the railway line".
  • Djibouti-Ethiopia Power Interconnection - Hydro-Powering East Africa

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2013/10/09 Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti, stated "This (project) is to reduce significantly the cost of the energy bill that weighs as much on the competitiveness of our economy as on the living standards of our households." The development objective of the project was to improve electricity access in Ethiopia and Djibouti at affordable prices through regional cooperation in power trade. The AfDB has been an active partner in implementing the connection by providing USD 95 million for the project. The 283-km Ethiopia-Djibouti transmission line was officially inaugurated in October 2011. The 230-kV line, enabling Djibouti to import up to 60 MW of electricity, is estimated to be earning Ethiopia at least USD 1.5 million per month, and has eased Djibouti's reliance on fossil-fuel power plants and generators.
  • African energy environment seems rather dynamic at present

    BOTSWANA, 2013/07/02 Cross Border Data’s African Energy Atlas 2013 has just come out. What does is tell us about the continent’s energy reserves, production and next prospects? This annual publication is largely comprised by a selection of maps detailing everything from major continental rail and road connections, patterns of political risk, energy infrastructure, country-by-country power supply, oil and gas reserves and downstream hydrocarbons markets. Maps are drawn/updated annually by ‘journalist mapmaker’ David Burles and an introductory piece describes the process of production as requiring the application of investigative techniques to obtain even the majority basic data. Data on the continent’s energy environment has been built up using “not only maps, but as well press releases, news statement and good old-fashioned journalistic legwork”.