The poor access to power has led to severe limits to growth in every sector in Africa. (Photo/J. Endres/Flickr).

Power-Poor Sub-Sahara Africa Has 229Kms Of Transmissions Lines Per Million People – Brazil Has 610Km!

A staggering 600 million Africans have no access to power, leading to severe limits to growth in every sector on the continent.

Excluding South Africa, the sub-Saharan region has 229 kilometers of transmissions lines per million people, compared to Brazil’s 610km, Colombia’s 295km or the United States’ 807km, notes Africa Oil & Power.

The World Bank estimates the annual investment needed between 2015 and 2040 in all sectors of power production — generation, distribution and transmission — in Africa ranges between $33.4 billion to $63 billion per year.

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