Helping Chad Increase Access to Clean Energy in Remote Regions

pirogue or fishing boat with two people aboard, in front of sunset on Lake Chad
Comment from Requester

I testify to everyone my gratitude for the work done by the Clean Energy Solutions Center. Already with the English version, I could see the substance, and therefore the importance, of the report. I will now share the French version with my Minister. — Bianpambe Patallet, Project Coordinator for the Global Climate Change Alliance in Chad

To help the Government of Chad determine the best way to approach rural electrification, the Clean Energy Solutions Center provided an analysis of different electrification technologies for remote and non-interconnected regions of the country.

In addition to detailing solar PV, wind, biogas and biomass technology options and costs, the Solutions Center report offered specific examples from countries around the world to illustrate the different models of deployment that have been used to increase adoption of these technologies in remote areas. The Solutions Center analysis also provided an overview of four different business models for rural electrification: two financed primarily by the end user and two financed primarily by the government or by donors. The report outlines the various advantages and disadvantages of each business model to assist the government of Chad in developing better policy and improve energy access in the country.

Impact of Assistance

The analysis and information provided by the Clean Energy Solutions Center will enable the Government of Chad to increase access to clean, low-carbon, and sustainable electricity sources across the country.