During the Commonwealth Business Council’s 2nd Energy Summit, BP Plc’s former CEO Lord Brown said that distributed power generation was becoming more competitive with traditional, centralized means.
The most common type of power generation produces electricity in large, centralized facilities while distributed power generation allows multiple sources to produce energy. The problem was that previously, distributed power was unable to span for longer distances. With technological advancements, this will change while also lowering the cost of distribution.
This particular revelation made by the former oil giant CEO is especially pivotal for African countries. Centralized systems may have great capacities in developed countries, but African nations and their utilities do not have the means to meet demand or manage long-distance allocation. Power generation throughout the continent is growing, and if Brown is correct, this could be a main driver for lighting Africa.
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