Title: Africa Energy Snapshot in the foresight of the 5th EU-Africa Summit
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC110654
ISSN: 2467-382X (online)
2467-3811 (print)
URI: https://setis.ec.europa.eu/system/files/setis_no.15_international_cooperation_online.pdf
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In the vast continent with abundant indigenous energy sources and rapidly growing population, access to sustainable and affordable energy remains a challenge in Africa. Nearly 70% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) does not have access to electricity – approximately 621 million people. As far as clean technologies for cooking are concerned, the World Bank data show only a modest increase from 12.9% in 2000 to just 14.6% in 2014. Access rates vary geographically: While almost 100% of the citizens in North African countries enjoy access to electricity, the rate is only 23% in East Africa and 25% in Central Africa. Even where access to electrical grid is available, the service is often poor and unreliable. In the rural-urban division the figures are even more striking: 71% of the urban population have access compared to 28% of the rural population in SSA.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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