Following ECOWAS sanctions, Niger loses 70% of its electricity

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 21 December 2022 at 10:04:31 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired from 22 December 2022 to 18:04:12 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 26 December 2022 at 10:03:29 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 29 December 2022 at 10:13:29 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired from 29 December 2022 to 17:55:35 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Security, hydropower, reservoir lake, dam, Nigeria, Niger
Fig. 1 - S1 (22 & 29.12.2022) - Due to sanctions on Niger, Nigeria disconnected the high-voltage line that carries electricity to its neighbour.
Fig. 2 - S2 (26 & 29.12.2022) - 70% of Niger's electricity in 2022 came from purchases from power produced by the Kainji dam in Nigeria.
In addition to a one-week ultimatum to restore constitutional order and the suspension of financial transactions with Niger, ECOWAS has decreed a freeze on "all service transactions, including energy transactions".