Towards universal electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa
Interesting study on universal electricity access in Sub-Saharan Countries, done by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
A quantitative analysis of technology and investment requirements.
Achieving universal power access is of vital importance for human development, but poses severe challenges for the electricity sector
Two in every three people in Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 600 million people, currently do not have access to electricity. Improving access is an essential component of accelerating human development, for example through the greater use of energy technologies for irrigation and water pumping, creating employment and enhancing conditions for study, work and leisure, modern health services and better educational services. With the adoption of Agenda 2063 and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, not only African leaders but
the global community too have committed to achieving universal access to electricity by 2030. Largely due to expected strong economic growth in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, 530–600 million additional people are projected to have gained access by 2030, with total household electricity demand at least tripling between 2010 and 2030.
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