Few factors put as big a brake on growth and development in Africa than its underdeveloped power sector. Across the continent, chronic power shortages have been the norm for decades. More than 600m Africans have no access to power at all.
Solving this problem alone could profoundly accelerate growth, empower citizens and drive development. With a number of high-profile initiatives adding renewed momentum to efforts to reduce this power deficit African Business examines the key drivers shaping Africa’s energy landscape, and considers whether the continent could be on the cusp of an energy revolution.