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Nigeria faces the triple challenge of providing a reliable power supply, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and keeping energy affordable to consumers. Lagos only gets about 10% of its electricity needs, leaving its 20 million inhabitants to their own devices.
South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations.
Rural electrification was hailed as a game-changer in improving the livelihoods of people in rural areas of Kenya. It didn't go as planned because for people to use electricity, there needs to be some form of economic empowerment.
Some companies have opted to relocate from Kenya and to places like Ethiopia where the cost of electricity is cheaper. This calls for Kenya to find a way of making electricity more affordable in order to remain competitive.
South Africa's Sun Exchange, a renewable energy startup, has concluded a $4 million Series A funding round with $3 million coming from Patrice Motsepe founded African Rainbow Capital, via ARCH Emerging Markets Partners.
The deluge of opinions and proposed solutions to South Africa's energy crisis reflects corporate and political interests.
Power cuts continued to plague some African countries. There has been no progress in expanding national electricity grids in most African countries since 2016.