2030 Energy Pathways in Côte d’Ivoire: “A Business as Usual” Analysis


  • Yessoh Gaudens Thecle Edjoukou School of Management, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
  • Bangzhu Zhu Business School, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
  • Minxing Jiang Business School, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
  • Akadje Jean Roland Edjoukou School of Accounting, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China,




primary energy demand, energy forecast, energy, ARIMA, forecasting, Côte d’Ivoire


Forecasting future energy demand values is of paramount importance for proper resource planning. This paper examines energy outlook for the coming decade in Côte d’Ivoire presented as a business as usual scenario. We, therefore, build a forecasting model using the Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) to estimate primary energy demand and energy demand by fuels. The results indicate that energy demand will increase steadily within the forecasted period (2017-2030). However, the annual growth rate of each fuel,, including the primary energy demand item, will first rise from the year 1990 to the year 2016 and then decrease within the forecasted period except hydropower that will experience a steady increase from 1990 to 2030. Furthermore, it is noticed that the energy structure of the country will still be biofuels (fuelwood and charcoal) intensive with a significant presence of conventional sources of energy. Based on these findings, we propose some policy recommendations.


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How to Cite

Edjoukou, Y. G. T., Zhu, B., Jiang, M., & Edjoukou, A. J. R. (2019). 2030 Energy Pathways in Côte d’Ivoire: “A Business as Usual” Analysis. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 7(6). https://doi.org/10.24203/ajas.v7i6.6031