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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

Power Africa brings 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.



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.

While the numbers shown below reflect closed deals, Power Africa is internally tracking over 900 transactions that have the potential to add over 84,000 MW.

Many of these additional transactions are either at a different stage of the screening process or in some cases, Power Africa's partners have requested that information regarding these projects remain business confidential at this time.

Financially Closed Transactions


Transactions Financially Closed
11,000 +
Megawatts Financially Closed

The Power Africa Toolbox

The resources needed to unlock the power of sub‑Saharan Africa.
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