World Bank lauds Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania policies for off-grid power

These eastern Africa nations have in recent years been championing connections through off-grid solutions such as mini grids and solar kits, largely implemented by private investors. This is seen to provide the nations with the shortest, cost-effective route towards universal electricity access.

“Sub-Saharan African countries have registered strong progress, especially since 2015, in particular on policies and regulations for mini grids and standalone systems. This effort is mainly driven by Ethiopia, which has the most comprehensive energy-access-enabling environment on the continent, followed by Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa,” the World Bank says in its report dubbed Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE).

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