Soubré Hydro Power Project

Abundant, Clean and Affordable Energy for the Côte d’Ivoire


Increasing electric power and reducing the use of fossil fuels

The Soubré Hydro Power Plant, one of the biggest hydropower plants of its kind in the Ivory Coast, located upstream of the natural falls of the Sassandra River. Currently, electricity in Côte d’Ivoire is mainly generated from fossil fuels (natural gas and fuel oil) which leads to considerable greenhouse gas emissions.


Support for renewable energy is a priority in the Côte d’Ivoire and the project allows the country to increase its electric power by 10%, substituting fossil-fuel intensive grid-electricity and cutting down GHG emissions by an estimated annual reduction of 607,720 tCO2e.


Maintaining biodiversity and inclusive social and economic development is also a priority with a dedicated area of over 200 hectares has been allocated for the protection and the preservation of  native fauna and flora species as well as the implementation of career development for the fishing industry in Soubré with training provided for aspiring fishermen.

Project Status:

VCS Registered


San Pedro Province, Côte d’Ivoire

Project Type:

Renewable Energy

Estimated Annual Emissions Reductions

607,720 tonnes CO2

Crediting Period Term

25/05/2017 – 24/05/2027

Community Impact:

Local employment opportunities

Climate Benefits and Community Impact

The project has a strong commitment to environmental and sustainable development that benefit local communities through the following contributions:  



The project has invested an estimated 15% of the total investment in state-of-the-art socio- environmental mitigation measures.


The project is committed to social well-being and improving regional facilities through the implementation of a new health center, better housing and new schools.


The project will help increase employment opportunities for local people, providing over 1,500 direct jobs 


New revenue streams for local populations are being created through fishing in the project area and the development of agriculture and tourism.


Verification: This project is verified by the Verified Carbon Standard


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The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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