At a glance

In the recent years, an effort has been made for the electrification of major cities of the country, but the  rural electrification is still challenging.

Over 90% of Togolese urban households do not have access to clean cooking. The supply of butane gas channels are not sufficiently decentralized and the gas price and the purchase cost of user equipment significantly limit the access of the majority of the population to modern cooking fuel.

The country is an ECOWAS member and, with the rest of the region, adopted a concerted approach to the implementation of the SE4All Country Action, with the development of the Action Agenda alongside the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action Plans, and their formal adoption.

According to the gap analysis developed in 2012, to achieve the objectives of the SE4All initiative in Togo, the current level of investment would need to be multiplied by 14, to achieve universal access to modern energy services, improve the global energy efficiency and improve the share of renewables in the energy mix.

This will require strong institutional, political and financial commitments. The technical and financial cooperation, at sub regional, regional and international levels will be necessary to fill the gap that will be left by the lack of national resources. 

The SE4All implementation is followed by a focal point in the Direction Générale de l’Energie.

Location

Togo

Country contacts

Togo SE4All focal point

Hobadalo ASSIH

Direction Générale de l’Energie

News from Togo

SE4All Action Agenda Objectives2030
Electricity Access, national82%
Access to non-solid fuels, national 80%
Renewable Energy Capacity45.5%
Renewable Energy Output on-grid24%.
Energy Efficiency (see AA summary)
Country Action DocumentsStatus
Rapid AssessmentFinalized
Action AgendaFinalized
Investment ProspectusUnder development

Country statistics

Series2000201020112012
Access to electricity (% of population)17.0%27.9%-31.5%
Rural (% of rural population)2.4%6.1%-8.9%
Urban (% of urban population)46.7%64.2%-67.6%
Access to non-solid fuel (% of population)2.0%4.2%-4.8%
Rural (% of rural population)-2.0%-2.0%
Urban (% of urban population)-7.8%-9.1%
Population, total4.9 Million6.4 Million6.6 Million6.7 Million
Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)57.1%54.2%86.7%84.7%
Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)77.1%65.8%69.1%72.7%
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)96.2124.7135.4145.0