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Power Africa

Two out of three people in sub‑Saharan Africa lack access to electricity.

Our Goal

To enable electricity access by adding

New Electricity Connections
60 million new electricity connections
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30,000 Megawatts of new and cleaner power generation

President Obama launched Power Africa to bring together technical and legal experts, the private sector, and governments from around the world to work in partnership to increase the number of people with access to power.

TRACKED TRANSACTIONS

TRACKED TRANSACTIONS

The Power Africa Tracking Tool (PATT) tracks power projects as they progress through the development pipeline.

Download the PATT for your ​Apple device from the iTunes Store.

TRACKED TRANSACTIONS
IN BENIN

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IN Cape Verde

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IN BURUNDI

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IN CAMEROON

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IN CHAD

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IN DJIBOUTI

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IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

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IN ETHIPOIA

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IN GHANA

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IN GUINEA

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IN IVORY COAST

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IN KENYA

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IN LESOTHO

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IN LIBERIA

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IN NAMIBIA

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IN NIGERIA

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IN Madagascar

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IN MALAWI

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IN MALI

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IN MAURITANIA

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IN SENEGAL

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IN SOUTH AFRICA

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IN RWANDA

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IN TANZANIA

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IN UGANDA

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IN ZAMBIA

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239
Tracked Transactions
26,843
Megawatts

The Power Africa Toolbox

The resources needed to unlock the power of sub‑Saharan Africa.
See the full toolbox here.



Access to electricity is fundamental to opportunity in this age. It‘s the light that children study by; the energy that allows an idea to be transformed into a real business. It’s the lifeline for families to meet their most basic needs. And it’s the connection that’s needed to plug Africa into the grid of the global economy. You’ve got to have power.
– President Barack Obama, June 2013




Last updated: November 07, 2016

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