Supporting the energy transition in Ivory Coast

With more than 50 years of experience in Africa, EDF is helping to provide access to electricity for more than one million people.

Meeting the energy challenges

As a long-standing partner of the electricity sector in Ivory Coast, EDF created EDF-CI, its Ivorian subsidiary, in 2016 with the ambition of improving access to electricity and enabling its partners to meet the increasing energy needs of communities against a background of economic and demographic growth.

  • 1

    people gaining access to electricity in Africa in the last 20 years

  • 290

    across all subsidiaries in Ivory Coast

  • 3

    for different energy projects: ZECI SAS, ARIC, BIOVEA Énergie

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2019 - Creation of Biovéa Energie, the company that went on to develop, build, finance and operate a biomass power plant.

2018 - Creation of ARIC, a subsidiary of Conergies-Group (co-owned by the EDF Group), whose objective is to become one of the market leaders in climate engineering and refrigeration.

2016 - creation of the Ivorian subsidiary EDF-CI to consolidate the EDF Group's presence in Ivory Coast.

2016 - ZOLA Electric (formerly Off Grid Electric), a leading American start-up in solar energy distribution in Africa, joins forces with EDF to create the jointly-owned company ZECI SAS, for the supply of off-grid solar energy.