August 21, 2018

AfDB’s new deal to add 160GW to Africa’s power grids

AfDB’s new deal to add 160GW to Africa’s power grids

President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, says the new deal articulated by the bank on energy for Africa in 2015 will add 160 gigawatts, GW, of new electricity generation capacity to Africa’s power grids by 2025.

In September 2015, the Bank articulated a New Deal on Energy for Africa and launched a Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa to light up and power the continent by 2025.

Adesina, who said a lot more needed to be done given Africa’s energy potential and the huge needs to be met, stated that energy remains the central theme of the African Development Bank’s 2016 Annual Meetings as well as its 2015 Annual Report. Read more

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