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Africa can’t increase access or industrialise without a huge upscaling of private investment

A lot of officials, developers and financiers are working very hard to bring electricity supply projects to market and into service, but persistent bottlenecks across the value chain still too often stall otherwise good projects, according to African Energy Live Data’s analysis of the deal flow.

The completion of stalled projects, along with a roll-out of mini-grids and decentralised solutions, would lead poorer consumers further towards universal access, while giving wealthier urban populations and commercial clients improved services and more productive uses of energy.

Issue 508 - 17 June 2024

Pin Renewable energy, Thermal energy, Strategy & risk, Finance & investment

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