Power Africa (US Gov)

Power Africa (US Gov)
Power Africa is a U.S. Government-led partnership that harnesses the collective resources of over 170 public and private sector partners to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. Power Africa’s goal is to add at least 30,000 megawatts (MW) of new electricity generation capacity and 60 million connections by 2030. Since 2013, Power Africa has delivered first-time electricity to 158.9 million people across sub-Saharan Africa and connected nearly 33.2 million homes and businesses to on- and off-grid energy solutions. Through Power Africa assistance, 145 power projects reached financial close, representing almost 14,000 MW. Of these, 83 are now online and generating more than 6,222 MW of new, cleaner and more reliable  electricity, helping to mitigate climate change and end energy poverty on the continent. In 2021, Power Africa-supported renewable energy projects helped avoid 7.7 million tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of burning 6.8 billion pounds of coal1.

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