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Power Africa Roadmap: A Guide to Reaching 30,000 Megawatts and 60 Million Connections

Date Published: 
February 16, 2016

This Roadmap shows how the collective efforts of Power Africa’s more than 120 public and private sector partners fit together to achieve the ambitious goal of adding 30,000 megawatts (MW) and 60 million connections in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. The Roadmap outlines Power Africa’s three strategic pillars: Generation, Connections, and Unlocking Energy Sector Potential. These three pillars will help partners to accelerate energy transactions by working with African governments to create the policy, legal, and regulatory frameworks needed to attract private sector investment in the energy sector.

This Roadmap does not provide a comprehensive breakdown of all Power Africa activities in every country, of every potential transaction, or of every partners’ activities. Rather, it highlights work that Power Africa’s partners are engaged in all over sub-Saharan Africa to illustrate the broader, strategic, and collective effort that is required to implement and sustain our stated goals and objectives.

It provides energy practitioners, academics, politicians, development partners, and other interested parties with insight on how electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa can be doubled if all stakeholders work together to advance that common goal. Through greater coordination, partners will be able to leverage diverse tools and expertise, ensure coherence, and avoid duplication of effort, thereby maximizing reach and impact across the continent. The Roadmap offers a tangible plan for how to make the common vision of an economically vibrant sub-Saharan Africa a reality by developing Africa’s rich and abundant energy resources in a rapid, transparent, inclusive, and sustainable manner.