Cote D’Ivoire
Cote D’Ivoire
EAIF: $27m

Debt to develop, construct and operate 44MW greenfield hydro plant in Côte d’Ivoire (FCAS).


Expected impact on people

537k consumers are expected to benefit. The largest impact will be felt by users that consume the most power.


SDG assessment

7.1 + 7.2 – Access to affordable and reliable renewable energy.


Expected impact on planet

Avoid 68k tCO2ee per year.


SDG assessment

13 – Climate change mitigation.


Expected impact wider economy

A number of businesses are expected to benefit which will in turn create indirect jobs in the economy.


SDG assessment

8.5 – Achieve full and productive employment.


Market transformation

Challenge: Côte d’Ivoire is highly reliant on thermal energy for electricity production.

Channel: Demonstration one of the first utility scale hydro IPPs in the country.

Outcome: Replication by other investors leading to more diversified energy mix and improved resilience of the sector.



Mobilised $23.1m from the private sector.


Climate risk

Physical: Changes in water flow and availability have been assessed and the risk of landslides and flooding has been considered in the project design.



As part of the due diligence process, 22 HSES enhancement opportunities were identified which are now reflected in the Project Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP). Additional studies were required to support the project including biodiversity feasibility studies, the probability of biodiversity offset results and the governance structure for offset mitigation measures.

Applying for project support

If you are looking for debt finance for an infrastructure project in sub-Saharan Africa please talk to us.

EAIF mainly supports private sector infrastructure projects to create new or expand existing facilities. We welcome enquiries from companies in Africa and worldwide that want to grow their businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and share our commitment to the continent and its peoples. Enquiries are also welcome from  financial advisers and specialist consultants.