While all eyes are on the future of Africa’s resources, Richard Stuebi takes a look ahead at improving the electricity sector. In this article, he summarizes the main points from a year long study.
For the past year or so, I’ve been privileged to lead a team at the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University to develop a synthesized perspective on the current state of and future prospects for the African electricity sector. I’m pleased to announce that our final report is now available to the public, and a webinar presenting a brief summary of its findings can be seen here.
This report became a labor of love for me: although it admittedly took a lot longer to complete than I had expected, the effort in reviewing the ever-growing body of information on electricity in Africa rewarded me by providing additional evidence in support of my hypothesis that the natural long-run state of the sector involves a “grid-of-grids” architecture.
The challenges impeding improvement in the African electricity sector are daunting.
The points summarized in this article include:
- Population’s access to electricity
- Africa’s infrastructure and economy
- Control of Africa’s utilities
- Africa’s reliance on fossil fuels
Read the full article, Bringing Power and Progress to Africa, on the Future Energy Advisors’ website.