Africa transmission map, small

Planners size up the scale of continent-wide transmission challenge

In depth
Issue 468 - 19 Sep 2022 | 7 minute read

Planning is well under way for the Continental System Master Plan, but this unprecedentedly ambitious development for Africa’s electricity supply industry still faces huge hurdles, which must be overcome before the scheme to connect every utility and power pool in Africa via a continent-wide transmission grid can be implemented. African Energy staff have examined the progress to date and assessed how this may galvanise the stuttering progress of existing transnational interconnection projects, with data support from Vendela Werkeli.

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