Power Africa, the U.S. 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 Investment Forum on Wednesday, November 7.  The Roadmap helps prioritize 18 projects that could unlock 10 regional opportunities and meet the energy needs of the regional power pools. Project prioritization was based upon (1) potential impact on cross-border trade, (2) timing, and (3) ability to address the bottlenecks/risks faced.

The “Transmission Roadmap to 2030: A Practical Approach to Unlocking Electricity Trade” is available for download at this url: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1860/PA_Transmission_Roadmap_508.pdf.

“The Transmission Roadmap to 2030 is a critical piece of Power Africa’s 2.0 strategy, which recognizes 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. 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.”

Source: US Embassy