Why East Africa?


Why East Africa?

Marketing Statistics and Opportunities in East Africa

The energy industry is changing – the role of the utilities is evolving. We are seeing more IPPs, more self-generation and more off grid solutions and it is not just on a commercial scale, we are seeing this right down to schools, housing estates and individual homes, and it is happening across the continent. Here are some highlights from these changes across East Africa.
Graph: East Africa Market Statistics and Opportunities

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Undertaking feasibility studies for various hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 2,000MW.


Ethiopia FlagAs part of Ethiopia’s five-year Growth and Transformation Plan, the government plans is to generate 10,000 megawatts of electric power from water, wind and geothermal sources – including 890 megawatts from wind.

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Last Mile Connectivity Project is well on the way to accelerating electricity connections to include 70% of households by June 2017.

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Umeme set aside US$100 million for network upgrades in 2016; overhauling old equipment, buying new technology and adding distribution points.

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President Kagame is advocating for investment in renewable energy as the way forward for economic transformation.


Tanzania FlagAccording to ‘The World Bank’, the current portfolio on Tanzania includes 25 operations with a commitment of nearly $3.95 billion, most of which is allocated to transport. The country also benefits from six regional projects.

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