Sudan - Country Commercial Guide

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.  Includes a market overview and trade data.


Last published date: 2021-02-12

Sudan’s energy grid is aging, with power generation and distribution sectors requiring significant upgrades and expansion.  The government is seeking to improve immediate power generation capabilities, while seeking to upgrade existing plants and building out new capacity.  The government is also seeking to expand electrical service to rural sections of the country, where the population depends on biofuels and waste as its primary energy sources.  

The centralized planning legacy of Sudan’s previous government has left the central government as the primary customer for large power generation and distribution projects.  A 2019 Sudan Electrical Holding Company (SEHC) report established Sudan’s annual consumption at 3.4 gigawatts (GW) hours.  SEHC is anticipating an eight percent annual growth in electrical demand, with one GW of internal generating capacity approaching the end of its serviceable life in the next five years.     

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