This is based on the 2015 report from the Africa Progress Report (APR). The Africa Progress Report (APR) is the annual flagship publication of the Africa Progress Panel. The APR is based on some of the best research and analysis available on Africa.
Below are extracted pieces of information revealing the current state of Energy Generation, Supply and Distribution in Africa.
Africa’s poorest people are paying among the world’s highest prices for energy per KWh: In better perspective, a woman living in a village in northern Nigeria spends around 60 to 80 times per unit more for her energy than a resident of London or Boston.
The energy gap between Africa and the rest of the world is widening. Fifteen years ago, per capita energy use in Sub-Saharan Africa was 30% of the level in South Asia, now it is just 24% and still falling.
- A kettle boiled twice a day by a family in Britain uses five times as much electricity as a Maiian uses per year
- An Ethiopian takes 87 times longer to consume 150kWh than Someone in the United Kingdom.
- A Tanzanian takes 8 years to consume as much electricity as an American consumes in one month
- A freezer in the United States consumes 10 times more electricity than a Liberian, in one year.
60% of energy in Sub-Saharan Africa is consumed by South Africa only & over 93 million Nigerians lack access to electricity
– In 9 African countries, more than 80% of primary schools have no electricity.
– Its been estimated that if Africa continues down this path, it may be until an 2080 before the continent can measure up to universal access to electricity
The aim of this report is to stimulate productive discourse on possible solutions to Africa’s Energy Problem .
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