Infrastructural data 30% open


What data is expected?

A selection of infrastructural information, focussing on energy provision and water consumption.

  • Electricity consumption
  • Power stations and electric capacity
  • Electricity transmission networks (geographic position)
  • Power outages
  • Prices
  • Water consumption/per capita
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable No Data is provided as images embedded in HTML
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No No licence terms provided
Up-to-date No Energy grid locations are outdated, transmission loads do not have a time stamp
In an open and machine-readable format
Digital data No
Print data No
location href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Energy grid, href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Energy transmission loads Only accumulated electricity capacity provided, not by power plant.
Collected by government Yes The information required here is collected by two different agencies. Information about electrical energy is collected by the National Electric Power Company. On the other hand, information on water consumption is collected by another state-owned company (National Water Company of Benin).
findable_steps I called workers from the national water company of Benin. I did some research on the website of the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis.
characteristics Electricity transmission networks (geographic position) Energy transport Narrative descriptions for future projects: Energy capacity Only some explanations about future projects are provided. Water consumption: No statistics provided by official gov provider, only some explanations how water is treated:
Controlled access Yes
Collector name National Electric Power Company, Communaute Electrique du Benin, Societe Beninoise d’Energie Electrique, Agence Beninoise d’Electrification Rurale et de Maitrise d’Energie, National Water Company of Benin Electricity: A law between Benin and Togo regulates the energy market in Benin and Togo (see The page indicates a past liberalisation of the energy market, but it is unclear to what extent the governments of Benin and Togo control individual companies, and whether they count as public sector body or private entity. There are different state-regulated providers, like: Communaute Electrique du Benin Societe Beninoise d’Energie Electrique Agence Beninoise d’Electrification Rurale et de Maitrise d’Energie Energy policy and coordination of production is managed by Ministere de l'Energie, des Recherches Pétrolières et Minières, de l'Eau et du Développement des Energies Renouvelables The solar energy sector is coordinated on the market Water: National Water Company of Benin (SONEB) For policy: Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Sanitation: Hygiene and Basic Sanitation Authority under the Ministry of Health (see more at:

Meta data

Data location - Energy grid - Energy transmission loads
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Fri May 11 2018 18:55:56 GMT+0000 (UTC)