IED contributes to safeguarding the sight of vulnerable populations in Benin

In 2022, among the various actions carried out by its employees, IED supported the Cotonou Bel'Harmonie Lions Club, which brings support to disadvantaged populations in Benin.

At the end of 2022, the fruits of this initiative are already visible: following the free ophthalmological consultation organized by the Zone 13 Lions Clubs on October 26 and 27, 2022, patients received their medical glasses at the Abomey-Calavi/Sô-Ava University Hospital on December 27.



Lions Club members and patient beneficiaries expressed great satisfaction. The success of this action would not have been possible without the valuable support of sponsors and partners.

Marcel DOSSOU KOHI, President of the Cotonou Bel'Harmonie Lions Club, expressed his deep thanks to IED Consult which financed a large part of the funds through a donation to carry out this operation, and which also organized among its staff at the headquarters, a glasses and ophthalmic lenses collect that are now redistributed to patients.


New actions are emerging in this 2023 year to support the most vulnerable.

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IED supervises the electrical supply works of FABRIMETAL plant in Benin

As part of the supply of electrical energy to a concrete bar manufacturing plant in Sémè,  Benin, IED was asked by the SBEE - Société Béninoise d'Energie Electrique - to monitor and control the work consisting to add a 63 / 15 kV - 20 MVA transformer span at the 63 kV/15 kV substation in Sémè. 

All the work was carried out with quality while respecting the standards and rules of art. One of the major challenges of the project concerned the maintenance and refurbishment of the electrical transformer manufactured in 1986.

IED supervised and controlled the works assiduously during the six months of implementation and assisted the SBEE throughout the commissioning phase of the works until the commissioning of the plant effective since November 22, 2022.

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Establishment of a geographical information system for CEET's electricity infrastructure and customers in Togo

As part of its contract with CEET, Compagnie Energie Electrique du Togo, IED and its partner AXELEC in Togo, have been since early August 2022, supervising the implementation of a geographic information system for CEET's electricity infrastructure and customers.

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Concretely, this project, financed by the World Bank, is articulated according to the following steps:

  • The digitalization of CEET's distribution networks and its subscribers,
  • The construction of a dataserver, its controlled environment and its backup infrastructure,
  • The delivery of computers and office equipments to the CEET,
  • The development of a network and subscriber management application including integration into a Computer System.

In order to ensure the proper execution of this project, IED provided training in October 2022 to Togolese data collectors to enable them to georeferencing in Greater Lomé by collecting infrastructure data and electricity meters.

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Back in pictures on the validation workshop of the national program to improve access to electricity in Mali

IED organized the validation workshop of the national program to improve access to electricity in Mali which was held on 3 November 2022 in Bamako.


This workshop is part of the PASEM project of the Republic of Mali, funded to the tune of 150 million dollars by the World Bank, and targets universal access to electricity by 2030 (only half of Malians currently live in electrified localities).

IED and its partner ID Sahel are involved in this project to provide consultancy services to analyze the country's access to electricity, to design an electrification program through the extension of the interconnected grid and the deployment of decentralized supply options (mini-grids, solar kits), and finally to develop an investment prospectus to finance the implementation of this program with the support of national and international partners.

Images of this workshop are available on the ORTM Youtube channel  at the following link (21'45):


Focus on electricity sector planning in Cameroon: SONATREL relies on IED's DAP and GAP software

As part of the project of Upgrading and Development of the Electricity Transmission Network and Reform of the Sector for SONATREL-Cameroun (National Electricity Transmission Company), IED carried out a major training program for the executives of this company.  Two two-weeks training sessions were held in Ebolowa and Mbankomo in September and October 2022.

Session 1: PowerFactory – digsilent training with the goal of mastering this reference software in electricity transmission network studies: network modeling, power flow, contingency analysis, stability studies.

Session 2: Training in demand forecasting and production planning using DAP and GAP software. The LV, MV and HV segments were covered for demand forecasting, the session ended with a partial modelling of Cameroon's demand by 2035. For production planning, the Northern Interconnected Network of Cameroon by 2035 served as a basis for the exercises.  The trainees were able to model thermal, solar, hydroelectric, battery storage and interconnections to examine the supply reliability of and the generating electricity cost.

This training cycle will allow SONATREL to strengthen its coverage of the fundamental aspects of electricity sector planning: demand, production, transport.