ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project
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The US Power Africa initiative launched its latest report that examines practical approaches to unlocking electricity trade.

Power Africa, the US government-led initiative coordinated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, launched its newest publication, the Transmission Roadmap to 2030: A Practical Approach to Unlocking Electricity Trade, at the African Development Bank Group’s African Investment Forum on Wednesday, November 7.

The Roadmap aims to assist in the prioritisation of 18 projects that could unlock 10 regional opportunities and meet the energy needs of the regional power pools.

Project prioritisation was based upon:

  1. Potential impact on cross-border trade,
  2. Timing, and
  3. Ability to address the bottlenecks and risks faced
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Power Africa’s transmission targets. Source: Power Africa

“The Transmission Roadmap to 2030 is a critical piece of Power Africa’s 2.0 strategy, which recognises that the power generation projects Power Africa is supporting must have adequate transmission and distribution infrastructure to actually bring electricity to millions of people,” said Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power Africa.

“This Roadmap will guide leaders in identifying and focusing on specific projects that will connect countries and bring down the cost of power, which will drive economic growth.”

Find the full report here.