research product . 2021

Utility Performance and Behavior in Africa Today

Balabanyan, Ani; Semikolenova, Yadviga; Singh, Arun; Lee, Min A.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 Aug 2021
  • Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Electric utilities are central to the energy development agenda of Sub-Saharan Africa, as expressed in Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7), which commits the international community to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all by 2030. Over the previous two decades, utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa have made impressive strides in expanding the delivery of modern electricity services to households and businesses. The continent’s electricity access rate increased from 28 percent in 2000 to 48 percent in 2018, and generation capacity grew from 63 gigawatts in 2000 to 106 gigawatts in 2017. However, COVID-19 threatens to upend t...
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free text keywords: UTILITIES, UTILITY FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, UTILITY RELIABILITY, UTILITY EFFICIENCY, TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, POWER SECTOR, ELECTRICITY
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