At a glance
Energy access in Chad is extremely limited, reaching only 8% for electricity and 3% for non-solid fuels for cooking and heating.
The country however is rich of energy resources, including fossil fuels in the south and renewable energies: it is one of the countries with strongest solar energy potential and with also potential for wind energy. Some renewable or hybrid projects have been designed but so far, however, the the electricity is being produced exclusively from diesel generation. Chad is living an energy crisis that undermines its development possibilities. The national utility is facing challenges for the inadequacy of its transmission and distribution network, its commercial performance and financial equilibrium. In the capital, N’Djamena, the network is obsolete and covers only one third of the surface, while in other cities the network is more recent and adequate to future developments. Gas is available for cooking in the capital – where it is used by 25% of the households – but in rural areas wood fuel is used almost singularly.
Chad completed a SEforALL Gap Analysis / Rapid Assessment.
|SEforALL Action Agenda Objectives||2030|
|Electricity Access, national||n.a.|
|Access to clean cooking, national||n.a.|
|Renewable Energy Output||n.a.|
|Renewable Energy Consumption||n.a.|
|Country Action Documents||Status|
|Access to electricity (% of population)||6.4%||7.1%||7.9%||8.8%|
|Urban (% of urban population)||18.3%||26.3%||28.8%||31.4%|
|Rural (% of rural population)||3.1%||1.6%||1.9%||2.2%|
|Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking (% of population)||3.1%||3.3%||3.1%||3.1%|
|Population, total||11.9 Million||12.7 Million||13.6 Million||14.5 Million|
|Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)||90.8%||90.7%||89.2%||-|
|Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)||-||-||-||-|
|Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)||-||-||-||-|