Transmission investment - can new schemes unlock Africa's power markets?

In every country and region of Africa the addition of more transmission capacity will open new IPP opportunities, allow more wind and solar to be added, will stimulate trade making generation projects more bankable, and of course will bring power to more businesses and people, improving lives and stimulating economic growth.  Detailed planning, better financial models, and improved regulation are finally being put in place at utility, power pool and multilateral institution level. The test is whether serious money will follow.

African Energy is following what could be the single most important phase of African power markets development. 

Tanzania transmission, iStock

"What is the CMP going to do next to achieve even part of what it has identified as being necessary?"

Watch a clip from our recent webinar where John Hamilton examines the realities facing the African Union’s Continental Master Plan (CMP).

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