Industry - Energy & Utilities
An overview of the Energy & Utilities Sector in Africa
Electricity generation, transmission and distribution in Africa is provided primarily through state owned companies such as Tanesco in Tanzania and KenGen in Kenya. These predominantly government owned companies are responsible for 95% of the continent's electricity supply.
Petroleum, hydropower and coal are the major source of commercial energy in
the Africa. The biomass energy resource, which comprises fuel-wood and
charcoal from both natural forest and plantations, accounts for 90 per cent of
total energy consumption.
Research has shown that Africa has availability of enormous energy resources which far exceed energy requirements of the regions, most of these resources are grossly underutilized, particularly natural gas and hydro resources. Africa's problem is not lack of energy resources but its development and utilization. The continent faces a unique set of initial conditions, defined mainly by its level and pattern of economic growth, social and demographic characteristics, energy resource endowment, location distances between supply sources and consumption areas, technological underdevelopment, and poverty-driven energy-environment conflict.
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