Installed Renewable Energy Capacity
Key Players
  • Ministry of Energy, Petroleum and Mine Research, of Water, Renewable Energy, and Development (MERMEDER)
  • Autorité de Régulation de l’Électricité du Bénin (Regulatory Authority of Electricity, ARE)
  • Agence Béninoise d’Électrification Rurale et de Maîtrise d’Energie du Bénin (Agency for Rural Electrification and Energy Management, Benin)
  • Unit in Charge of the Renewable Energy Development Policy (UC / PDER).
  • Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique (SBEE)
  • Communauté Electrique du Bénin (CEB)
  • National Renewable Energy Plan (2015-2020/2030)
  • The Benino Togolese Code Of Electricity
  • Law number 2006-16 of March 27,2007
  • Benin-Solar Irradiation and PV Power Potential Maps
  • Benin Policy Database
  • IRENA RE Resource data
  • Report on mapping and assessment of existing clean energy mini grids in West Africa
  • Regional Progress Report on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Access in ECOWAS region
  • WEST AFRICAN POWER POOL: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy
  • Parliamentary Action on Renewable Energy
  • UNEP Benin Energy Profile
  • Energising Development partnership – EnDev Country Project Benin
  • Solarland(Wuxi) Electronic Power technology- solar street lights in West Africa
  • Benin Power Compact
  • Focus On Sustainability Case studies in Benin, Peru and Rwanda
  • Energy from the desert
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Key Economic Indicators
  • GDP (current)
    USD 14.39 Billion
    in 2019
  • GDP growth rate (current)
    6.87%
    in 2019
  • WB Ease of doing business rank
    149
    in 2019
  • Foreign direct investment
    USD 218.21 Million
    in 2019
  • Lending interest rate to private sector
    NA
    in 2020
  • Domestic Credit to Private Sector
    17.56%
    in 2019
Key Energy Indicators
  • Electric power consumption per capita
    100.23 kWh
    in 2014
  • Share of electricity from RE in grid
    5.56%
    in 2015
Sovereign Credit Rating
  • Standard & Poor's
    NA
  • Moody's
    NA
  • Fitch
    NA
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