Many micro-entrepreneurs in Barouéli and its surroundings do not have access to electricity. The connection rate is 25% and there are many supply problems (power cuts, peaks). This energy no-man's land leaves little room for economic development in the region. Micro-entrepreneurs find themselves isolated, with no opportunities to expand their activities.
The creation of a Zone d'Activités Electrifiée (ZAE) will make it possible to offer shared energy services, optimize costs and promote links between the various economic actors (producers, processors and microfinance institutions).