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Developing the last mile connectivity in Africa

In conversation with Emily Moder, COO at SteamaCo, we learn about the dynamics involved in last mile electricity distribution.

Moder underlines that it is important to understand that the last mile connectivity comprises “the last people to gain access to energy, the last people to get the internet, roads and good education systems”.

She points out that in this context, stakeholders are dealing with a lack of many resources.

“When you are dealing with a very logistical, complex project like setting up power networks, which is expensive, low margin and you have to deal with both technical and customer management side, all of those logistical complications can make a project really challenging,” says Moder.

Watch the full interview above and discover that the last mile is more than just an energy access challenge.

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Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.