At a glance

DRC has ambitious plans to scale up access to energy, further increase its renewable energy generation and to implement Sustainable Energy for All.  A Rapid Assessment / Gap Analysis of the energy sector was produced in 2013 and the country convened two Stakeholder Forums on Renewable Energies in 2014 and 2015.  It embarked in the process of developing the Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus, following a wide national consultative process and with the technical assistance of the SE4All Africa Hub. The development process is still undergoing and is expected to be finalized in the first half of 2016. 

The SE4All implementation is followed by a focal point in the Ministry of Energy and hydraulic resources.  


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Directeur chef de service Electricité

Ministère de l'énergie et des Ressources hydrauliques

News from the Democratic Republic of Congo

SE4All Action Agenda Objectives2030
Electricity Access, nationaln.a.
Access to clean cooking, national n.a.
Renewable Energy Outputn.a.
Energy Efficiencyn.a.
Country Action DocumentsStatus
Rapid AssessmentFinalized
Action AgendaUnder Development
Investment ProspectusUnder Development

Country statistics

Access to electricity (% of population)6.7%12.9%15.4%13.5%
Urban (% of urban population)20%31.0%40.8%42%
Rural (% of rural population)1%0.8%1%0.4%
Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking (% of population)2.2%4.9%5.4%5.9%
Population, total48.0 Million65.9 Million70.3 Million74.9 Million
Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)97.9%96.8%95.5%92.9%
Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)99.9%98.9%99.9%99.9%
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)94.7102.5110.2106.9