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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Truth About Reliable Affordable Electricity in Africa

The Truth Aboubt Reliable Affordable Electricity in Africa

Reliable affordable electricity in Africa
In economics, the efficiency of electrification links technological progress.

Educational opportunities are restricted by daylight for 662 million Africans, the truth about reliable affordable electricity in Africa.


Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture




The period of reliable and affordable electrification of Africa’s industries and households will be one of highest productivity and economic growth eras in the continents history.


In economics, the efficiency of electrification links technological progress. The African continent is gifted with fossil fuels and renewable energy resources however; nearly 662 million Africans lack access to electricity and a life without electricity is a life with limited opportunities. Entrepreneurs cannot count on consistent power to operate equipment or access tools for communications and market development. Educational opportunities are restricted by daylight.
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Power Africa Project
Power Africa’s approach considers three related but distinct challenges to bringing the projects vision to life. Power must be available, meaning sufficient megawatts must be generated to meet people’s needs. It must be accessible, so that even those communities that cannot be connected to national grids can still access electricity. And it must meet basic quality considerations, meaning natural resources and megawatts generated are efficiently managed to ensure optimal use.

According to the Africa Energy Outlook 2014 the electricity access in Africa is as follows 


Two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity.



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Two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity.

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