Training GISELEC©: Electrical and mechanical design of distribution networks (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

In the framework of the Decentralized Rural Electrification Project in the provinces of Ziro and Gourma in Burkina Faso, which aims to increase the access to electrical service through the valuation of local potential in renewable energies, IED conducted a training on the software: GISELEC©. This IT tool, developed by IED, allows for the electrical and mechanical design of medium and low voltage distribution grids.

Two training session were held on November 2-6 and on December 2-10, 2015 at EDIS’ premises, IED‘s Burkinabe subsidiary ( This training was intended for the staff of the Fonds de Développement de l’Electrification (FDE), the rural electrification fund, and of the SONABEL, the national utility, as well as for the staff in charge of the studies at EDIS. The purpose of this training will allow to develop and to launch the tender for the construction f the electrical network in the regions concerned by the project.