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Turning the Lights on Across Africa

ACCESS ROADS ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY ACCESS TO ENERGY ACCESS TO MODERN ENERGY AFFORDABLE PRICES AIR AIR POLLUTION ALUMINUM APPROACH AQUATIC LIFE AVAILABILITY AVAILABILITY OF POWER AVERAGE TARIFF BALANCE BIOMASS BORDER TRANSMISSION CAPACITY BUILDING CAPITAL COSTS CAR BATTERIES CARBON EMISSIONS CARBON INTENSITY CATALYSTS CLEAN COAL CLEAN ENERGY CLEAN ENERGY GENERATION CLIMATE CO2 CO2 EMISSIONS COAL COBALT COMMERCIALIZATION CONCESSION CONNECTED HOUSEHOLDS CONNECTION CHARGES CONNECTION COSTS CONSUMPTION OF ENERGY COOK STOVES COPPER COST OF ELECTRICITY COST OF POWER COST RECOVERY COSTS OF POWER DEMAND FOR ENERGY DEMAND FOR POWER DIESEL DIESEL GENERATORS DIESEL POWER DISTRIBUTION LOSSES DOMESTIC ENERGY DRILLING DRILLING ACTIVITIES ECONOMIC COSTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC FACTORS ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIES OF SCALE EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT ELECTRIC GRIDS ELECTRIC POWER ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION ELECTRICITY GENERATION ELECTRICITY SERVICES ELECTRICITY SUPPLY ELECTRICITY TARIFFS ELECTRIFICATION END USERS ENERGY ACCESS ENERGY CONSUMPTION ENERGY CRISIS ENERGY DEMAND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ENERGY DIVERSIFICATION ENERGY EFFICIENCY ENERGY INTENSITY ENERGY INVESTMENTS ENERGY MARKETS ENERGY MIX ENERGY OUTLOOK ENERGY PRICES ENERGY PRICING ENERGY RESOURCE ENERGY RESOURCES ENERGY SECTOR ENERGY SERVICES ENERGY SHORTAGES ENERGY SOLUTIONS ENERGY SOURCES ENERGY SUBSIDIES ENERGY SUPPLIES ENERGY SUPPLY ENERGY SYSTEMS ENERGY USAGE ENERGY-EFFICIENCY ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS FINANCIAL VIABILITY FOREST FOREST MANAGEMENT FOSSIL FOSSIL FUELS FUEL PRICES FUEL SUPPLY GAS GAS RESOURCES GASOLINE GENERATING CAPACITY GENERATION CAPACITY GENERATION COSTS GEOTHERMAL CAPACITY GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT GEOTHERMAL ENERGY GEOTHERMAL PLANTS GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES GOLD GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES GREENHOUSE GREENHOUSE GAS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS GRID ELECTRICITY GRID EXTENSION GRID SOLUTIONS GRID TECHNOLOGIES GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROWTH RATES HEAVY RELIANCE HYDRO POWER HYDROELECTRIC POWER HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT HYDROLOGICAL DATA HYDROPOWER HYDROPOWER GENERATION INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS INFORMAL CONNECTIONS INTERNATIONAL ENERGY INTERNATIONAL FINANCE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTION INVESTMENT CLIMATE IRON KEROSENE KEROSENE LAMPS KILOWATT HOUR KILOWATT-HOUR LAND DEGRADATION LNG LOAD MANAGEMENT LOCAL CAPITAL MARKETS LOW-CARBON MARGINAL COSTS MARKET ACCESS METHANE NATIONAL GRID NATURAL GAS NATURAL RESOURCES OIL OUTSOURCING PIPELINE PLATINUM POOR HOUSEHOLDS POST-CONFLICT POWER POWER CORPORATION POWER COSTS POWER CRISIS POWER DEMAND POWER GENERATION POWER GENERATION CAPACITY POWER GRID POWER INVESTMENTS POWER LINES POWER MARKETS POWER OUTAGES POWER PLANT POWER PLANTS POWER PRODUCER POWER PRODUCERS POWER PRODUCTION POWER PURCHASE POWER SECTOR POWER SECTOR PLANNING POWER SECTOR REFORM POWER SECTORS POWER SHORTAGES POWER STATION POWER SUPPLY POWER SYSTEM POWER SYSTEMS POWER TRADE POWER UTILITIES PRICE INCREASES PRICE OF ELECTRICITY PRICE OF POWER PRIMARY ENERGY PRIVATE CAPITAL PRIVATE OPERATORS PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION PUBLIC UTILITIES RAINFALL RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY RENEWABLE ENERGY RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES RENEWABLE RESOURCES RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES REVENUE COLLECTION RURAL ELECTRIFICATION RURAL ENERGY SOLAR LANTERNS SOLAR POWER SOLAR WATER HEATERS SOURCE OF ENERGY SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TARIFF RATES THERMAL POWER TRADITIONAL FUELS TRANSMISSION CAPACITY TRANSMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSMISSION LINE TRANSMISSION LINES TRANSMISSION SYSTEM TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS UTILITIES VOLTAGE WATER QUALITY WHOLESALE POWER WIND WOOD FUEL
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Washington, DC
Africa
2014-01-28T00:35:23Z | 2014-01-28T00:35:23Z | 2013-04

Africa is in the midst of a power crisis. Despite abundant low-carbon, a low-cost energy resource, Africa faces chronic energy shortages. The region s power generation capacity is lower than that of any other region in the world, and when compared with other developing regions, its capacity growth has stagnated. The power crisis is the result of several constraints that, together, create a vicious cycle. Africa's electricity access is the worst in the world. Almost 70 percent of the continent s population (nearly 600 million people) and 10 million small- and medium-sized enterprises have no access to electricity. Sub-Saharan African's(SSA) account for nearly 45 percent of people lacking electricity across the globe. Most regions in the world have urban electrification rates of 90 percent or higher; in SSA, less than 60 percent of those living in urban areas have electricity. If current electricity connection trends continue, fewer than 40 percent of SSA countries will reach universal access to electricity by 2050.

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