Sub-Saharan Africa is burdened with a complex and persistent electricity gap that is difficult to bridge in the medium- to long-term due to population growth, states Grania Rubomboras, Programme Officer: Power Projects, Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and African Utility Week Advisory Board member.

Speaking with ESI Africa ahead of the 2018 conference, the NBI programme officer was quick to point out that cognisance has been made of the current low access levels coupled with increasing population growth, and that “development agendas have been formulated to curb the effect”.

This article first appeared in ESI Africa Edition 2, 2018. It will be published online during May/June 2018. You can read the full digital magazine here or subscribe here to receive a print copy.

Meet with Grania Rubomboras at African Utility Week on 15 – 17 May 2018 in Cape Town where she will present a case study on the status of the Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya (ZTK) power interconnector in the Transmission and Distribution conference session.