Energy system of Mali

In recent years, the rate of access to electricity in Mali has surpassed 25%, thanks to a public focus on mini-grid solutions. The government of Mali now plans to increase hybridisation of its mini-grids by adding PV capacity to diesel power plants. In 2019, Mali’s energy mix was dominated by biofuels and wastes (65%) and oil products (32%), with coal and hydro accounting for the rest. In 2020, less than 5% of the population had access to clean cooking and 52% had access to electricity. For electricity access, the country targets 70% access by 2025, 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2036, with 100% urban access by 2025, and 31% rural access by 2025, 50% by 2030 and 55% by 2036. For clean cooking, Mali targets universal access by 2030.