Abundant renewable energy sources can solve Djibouti’s energy access, energy security and unemployment concerns
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 May 2015 – Developing Djibouti’s significant renewable energy resources will allow the country to reach its goal of sourcing 100 per cent of its energy from renewables by 2020. All according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Djibouti Renewables Readiness Assessment finds that the transition would be sourced mainly from geothermal, wind, and solar resources. That’s as well as strengthening the existing interconnection with the Ethiopian grid. One which currently delivers 65 per cent of Djibouti’s electricity needs.
“The development of local renewable resources would provide an answer for Djibouti’s energy access, energy security and employment needs,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “The falling costs of renewable energy offers an opportunity for Djibouti to rethink its energy strategy, develop policies and build institutions that would create jobs, bring power to those currently without and deliver more reliable electricity services, all through clean, sustainable energy.”