POWER AFRICA

A U.S. Government-led partnership, Power Africa convenes the collective resources of the private sector, international development organizations, and governments from around the world to increase energy access and to end energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

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OUR GOALS


Power Africa's goal is to advance inclusive, low-carbon economic growth that improves lives and powers health, education, and prosperity by adding:

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60 million new electricity connections
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30,000 mw of new and cleaner generation capacity

OUR PROGRESS


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34.6 MILLION

new electricity connections

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Pylons

14,000 MW

financially closed

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6,500 MW

of new electricity turning lights on across the continent

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80 percent

of online power projects use renewable energy

U.S.-Africa Clean Tech Energy Network (CTEN)

The CTEN connects U.S. and African cleantech energy companies to market opportunities where project-ready technology can increase access to reliable electricity. Guided by the goal to end energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, CTEN will introduce U.S. cleantech energy firms to specific deal opportunities in African markets and promote direct investment in African cleantech enterprises. Thus, CTEN will activate and facilitate a two-way ecosystem of cleantech energy companies, business associations, buyers, partners, investors, entrepreneurs, innovation labs, and government stakeholders to unlock innovation and bankable deals.

Powering Healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa - The Healthcare Electrification and Telecommunication Alliance (HETA)

More than 100,000 public health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to reliable power and internet connectivity.

Through the Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance (HETA), Power Africa is assembling the world’s leading renewable energy, digital technology, and health solutions providers to electrify and digitally connect 10,000 health facilities, enable modern medical services, and improve lives.

POWER AFRICA TOOLBOX

Tools to unlock power deals in sub-Saharan Africa

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Power Africa Toolbox

RESOURCE LIBRARY

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ANNUAL REPORT

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The cover and inside of Power Africa's 2021 Annual Report

Learn how we've connected & advanced:

  • 39M+ people to first time electricity
  • 1,300+ MW of new electricity across the continent
  • Energy access & powering healthcare
  • U.S.-Africa trade
  • Power of partnership
  • Clean energy in sub-Saharan Africa
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CLEAN TECH ENERGY NETWORK

The U.S.-Africa Clean Tech Energy Network (CTEN) connects U.S. and African cleantech energy companies to market opportunities where project-ready technology can increase access to reliable electricity.

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POWERING HEALTH

USAID and Power Africa are building a public-private partnership to improve access to clean electricity and internet connectivity at health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. Through renewable energy and digital solutions, this alliance can deliver reliable, climate-friendly, life-saving power to 10,000 remote health facilities.

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OUR BLOG

Visit our blog regularly to stay up to date with the latest Power Africa news. Our blog features success stories, resources, people profiles and much more!

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