Power Africa is excited to announce the release of the 2018 Annual Report — this year in video format!
Since 2014, Power Africa has supported 117 transactions that have reached financial close. Those 117 transactions will generate over 9,500 megawatts (MW) of new, more reliable electricity. More than 57 million people in sub-Saharan Africa now have access to electricity that did not prior to 2014, thanks to the 12.5 million new home and business connections facilitated by Power Africa support.
The Power Africa 2018 Annual Report also looks to the future, and explains how Power Africa will continue to add generation capacity and connections, but will further look to enhance transmission and distribution resources, improving government capacities to manage their power sectors, and leveling the playing field for competitive investment.
USAID Administrator Mark Green, who penned the forward for the Summary, says, “While Power Africa has had tremendous success in moving the private sector to invest in power generation projects, this new power cannot reach homes and businesses if systems are not robust enough to move the electricity to them on a commercially-viable basis.”
We hope you enjoy the video, and look forward to working with you in the coming years to help solve the energy deficit in sub-Saharan Africa.