Africa Clean Energy Corridor: Analysis of Infrastructure for Renewable Power in Eastern and Southern Africa

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Source:
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Date:
1 December 2015

The Africa Clean Energy Corridor initiative aims to transform the continent’s energy mix by promoting the development of clean, indigenous, cost-effective renewable power options. This report examines the evolving infrastructure of Eastern and Southern Africa for the generation and transmission of electricity, and it highlights challenges and opportunities for the rapid scale-up of renewable energy. The report is intended to assess the current state of the power sector and the power pool readiness to embrace the objectives of the initiative. It also aims to (1) identify the critical transmission gaps, (2) raise the profile of projects ready for investment and (3) identify capacity building requirements that support the planning, financing, development, operation and maintenance of these projects.