Soubré hydropower plant is a game changer in Côte d’Ivoire to reach a low carbon energy mix in the country.

The government targets 34% of renewable energy production by 2020. Soubré is a strong milstone toward the fullfilment of this national

Located on the Sassandra river, the plant has a production capacity of 1,170 GWh. Thanks
to this project, the country was able to increase it’s electrical power by 10%

Key Facts

MW installed capacity
0 K
tonnes CO2 saved /year
villages newly electrified
Project developer

CI-Energies is the national grid company from Côte d’Ivoire. Their mission is that 100% of Ivorians have access to electricity (94% to date).

CI-Energies emphasize on renewable energy production with 4 projects being developped until 2022.


Thanks to the plant 120 villages in the Mountains district have now access to electricity

The local population can now live a modern life using green electricity.

The project helps the sector to find their financial balance.

This project is the largest windfarm in West Africa.

CI-Energies used the local workforce to build the plant.

The project hired more than 4,000 people (directly and indirectly) for the construction phase and relies on 50 permanent technicians to ensure operation and maintenance.

Through this project and their action, CI-Energies is helping the region

The project helps the San Pedro region to have a revival of activity, more people are now working and living in this area.

CSR Actions

Creation of a 200 ha biodiversity conservation area (largest area in Africa). This land will also run a program to raise awareness about biodiversity protection. Protection of the National Par of Taï by offering 2 trucks, 1 motorcycle and awareness panel.

Construction in the nearby villages of 5 schools, 3 medical centers, housing and a sports complex. Installation of village pumps that allows 6,000 persons to have access to clean water.

Creation of a dedicated fishing area for the local community and the Soubré fish market that will allows them to generate more revenues.

Project details

Certification : Verra VCS

Project ID : 1522

Registered on : 15/11/2016

Commissioning : 25/05/2017

Emissions reduction 600,000 tCO2 / year

The initiative of creating the West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance has been launched in Marrakech, during COP 22 in 2016. But the Alliance is officially constituted by resolution of the first meeting of founding members dated on june 30, 2017 in Cotonou, during the Africa Carbon Forum


‘This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.’

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