The US’ Power Africa Initiative is currently supporting 121 power generation projects, with a total capacity of 10,000 MW. This support is provided by technical and financial experts who have brought their experience to mobilize the necessary funds for these various initiatives.
A total of 160 institutional and individual partners are involved in this project, which was launched in 2015. These include US government agencies, the African Development Bank and the United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Korea, Israel and Sweden to name a few.
"Our role, as we see it, is to support the private sector in removing the various barriers to electrification. One of our recent successes has been to bring energy to 500,000 people in Nigeria for the first time,” said Andrew Herscowitz, the project coordinator.
Launched in 2015, Power Africa aims to facilitate the installation of 30,000 MW of new power plants on the continent, by 2030, reaching 300 million people.