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21 April 2021updated 06 Jul 2022 1:41am

Africa’s clean energy potential stymied by lack of transmission lines

East and Southern Africa can unlock their renewable energy potential with expanded transmission infrastructure, says the International Renewable Energy Agency.

By Energy Monitor Staff

East and Southern Africa’s vast renewable energy potential is hindered by a lack of transmission infrastructure in the region, finds the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in a new report.

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There is no time to lose. Countries in the region plan to build 100GW of coal-fired power between now and 2040, which would triple CO2 emissions to 1,200 megatonnes annually, says the agency.

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Wind turbines owned and run by Kenya’s main power generating company KENGEN in the Ngong hills, south-west of the capital Nairobi. (Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images)

An expanded transmission infrastructure would enable increased power trading across borders and balance supply fluctuations between solar and wind-rich countries. Building a renewables-based power system across the region would require investments of $562bn through 2040, estimates IRENA.

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