COMESA: 630 Million People Living Without Electricity

COMESA region currently has the lowest electricity generation with approximately 630 million people living without reliable access to electricity and 790 million people forced to rely on solid biomass to cook their food and heat their homes.

Significant improvements have in the recent year been made in the generation capacity with the coming on stream of major power generation projects in many countries of Eastern Africa-Southern Africa-Indian Ocean region.

These have been supported by various programmes such as the Project on Enhancement of a Sustainable Energy Market in Eastern Africa-Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Region (ESREM), funded by the European Union with seven million euros.

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