Under the project with Instituto Camões, and with UNIDO support, ALER will publish in 2019 the National Renewable Energy Status Report of São Tomé and Príncipe.
Sao Tome and Principe currently has an estimated electrification rate of 87% and a total installed power of 47.3 MVA, of which only 25.32 MW are available. Despite the estimated potential for renewable energy, the current energy mix is mostly characterized by fossil fuels (95.4%) and only a small portion of hydropower (4.6%). However, the Government is committed to reversing the situation by setting a target for 2030 of the insertion in the energy production matrix of 50% of energy from renewable sources. ALER has been working together with its Member the Ministry of Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment of São Tomé and Príncipe (MIRNA) to achieve this goal.
ALER believes that with this report it will be possible to know in depth the reality of the country, not only to understand the full potential for electricity generation of each renewable resource available, but also an opportunity to identify barriers to development of renewable energy projects and gathering suggestions on how to overcome them, outlining a National Action Plan.
The quality and completeness of the report’s content will be provided by the Monitoring Committee, composed of representatives from relevant national institutions in the sector, who will monitor the work and contribute by providing the most relevant and updated information.
Both ALER’s report and the documents of the UNIDO project were presented and validated in a workshop that took place in São Tomé on June 14th, organised in partnership with the Directorate-General for Natural Resources and Energy and the Directorate-General for Environment.
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