Burkina Faso - Energy and power





All petroleum products are imported. Total installed electrical capacity in 2001was 0.121 million kW. Production rose from 42 million kWh in 1973 to 282 million kWh in 2000, of which 70.9% was thermal and 29.1% hydroelectric. Consumption of electricity was 262.3 million kWh in 2000. Construction of a 15,000 kW hydroelectric facility at Kompienga was finished in 1989. In 1999, with a grant from the government of Denmark, Burkina Faso built a new power station, completing it in just five months to meet the country's emergency energy needs. Production and distribution of electricity and water are controlled by the state-owned Société Nationale d'Électricité du Burkina (SONABEL), established in Ouagadougou in 1968.

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