In rural areas, Guinea had an electrification rate of only 3% in 2012, and this was acting as a brake on the region’s economic and social development. Electrical installations composed almost entirely of generators create problems of accessibility for the poorest families and also environmental problems.
The PEHGUI project aims to improve living conditions for Guinea’s rural populations through sustainable access to electricity supplies. This is effected through the establishment of a mini-network powered by a hybrid power station of approximately 50kW using solar and fossil-fuel energy. The final part of the exercise is the connection of power supplies to households and social and community infrastructures.
The electricity supplies are managed by a local provider, trained and selected so as to optimise operation whilst complying with the rules put in place by the Agence Guinéenne d’Electrification Rurale. This agency is responsible for setting a policy on access to electricity in the rural environment using decentralised renewable energy sources, for facilitating implementation and for organising the supply network.
Fondation Energie pour le Monde