African Union’s power masterplan shows daunting extent of access and financing gaps

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Issue 490 - 10 Sep 2023 - By Jon Marks , John Hamilton | 6 minute read

Initial projections from the African Union’s Continental Power System Master Plan show what an interconnected power market might look like, driven predominantly by renewable energy – but the plan also sets out in stark relief the vast gap between current levels of supply and what is needed for universal electricity access to help raise economies out of poverty, write John Hamilton and Jon Marks in Nairobi.

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