At a glance

Niger is a member of ECOWAS and, like the other countries of the region, is pursuing a coordinated regional effort in the implementation of the SEforALL initiative. With the support of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the country is developing the SEforALL Action Agenda, as well as the national Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action Plans.

The current government plans for the sector foresee a reaching universal access modern energy services in urban areas and 30% in rural areas by 2030, both for electricity and clean cooking. Renewable energies should also be fostered and reach around 57% of the electricity mix. Major contribution to this goal will come from hydroelectricity and solar energy. Several policy measures are also intended to increase energy efficiency and reduce losses.


Map of Niger

Country contacts

SEforALL Focal Point

Balla Mahaman Rabiou

Directeur Promotion Energies Renouvelables DPER.
Ministère de l'Energie.

ECREEE Niger SEforALL Page

SEforALL Action Agenda Objectives2030
Electricity Access, national65%
Access to clean cooking 100% urban, 60% rural
Renewable Energy Output30%
Renewable Energy Consumptionn.a.
Energy Efficiency-25% against baseline
Country Action DocumentsStatus
Rapid AssessmentFinalized
Action Agenda Finalized
Investment ProspectusUnder development

Country statistics

Access to electricity (% of population)12.4%14.4%14.3%16.2%
Urban (% of urban population)51.6%61.8%62.1%65.4%
Rural (% of rural population)4.0%5.2%4.4%4.7%
Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking (% of population)1.7%1.7%1.8%1.9%
Population, total16.3 Million17.6 Million19.1 Million20.7 Million
Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)80.7%72.7%78.1%-
Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)0.6%-0.6%-
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)44.749.851.5-
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