East Africa Energy Program

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Two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. Through the Power Africa East Africa Energy Program (EAEP), USAID works to optimize power supply, increase grid-based power connections, strengthen utilities and other power sector entities, and increase regional power trade. EAEP covers nine countries in the Eastern Africa region and is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

EAEP aims to optimize the power supply through technical assistance, capacity building, and investment promotion. The activity works to ensure that new, renewable power projects are brought to a financial close and that stalled transactions are reviewed and moved forward. We increase the capacity of the industry to strengthen the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through strategic power planning, competitive procurement, and grid modernization. We also provide technical assistance to utility companies to procure and implement new technologies, and to improve planning and management of grid extension initiatives through geographic information systems (GIS) and enhanced data analysis.

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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 4:15am

Last updated: February 25, 2021