Why AfDB promotes mainly old power technology for Africa?

According recent news, AfDB has committed to funding $12-billion for energy development in Africa over the next five years. The provision of $1.4-billion in funding in 2017, and the sourcing of another $5-billion, enabled the construction of 7 000 km of transmission and distribution lines, which also enabled some regional power integration.

Actually that’s another bad news for African electrification! Central power generation does not even offer a rudimentary solution to the future of power supply in Africa. But such projects look good as a prestige object for local governments – and AfDB.

Full article: Sun-Connect News


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