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Prospects for the African Power Sector: Scenarios and Strategies for Africa Project

Author: International Renewable Energy Agency
Organisation: International Renewable Energy Agency
Publish Date: 2012
Country: Africa
Sector: Development
Method: Scenarios
Theme: Energy
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Energy, Electricity access, African power sector, Renewable energy, Electricity demand, Scenarios

With 5% of global primary energy use and 15% of the world’s population, per capita energy consumption in Africa is only a third of the global average. However, the situation is even more serious than implied by these figures; once traditional biomass is excluded Africa’s per capita consumption is just a sixth of the global average. The key challenges facing the African energy system are: Access to electricity needs to be increased. In 2009, 587 million Africans were still without basic electricity services. Electricity supply needs to be expanded rapidly and reliability improved. Per capita electricity consumption is low and outages frequent. Increasing supply and improving reliability will facilitate economic growth and increase incomes.
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