Power Africa releases its roadmap and tracking tool
Power Africa released its roadmap at the Power Africa Summit held in the US in late January, which lays out how the initiative will achieve its targets by 2030, and a tracking tool of transactions across the African continent.
The Power Africa Roadmap outlines how this United States' Government initiative will add 30,000 MW and 60 million connections in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. The report outlines areas of new emphasis for the initiative, including a greater focus on energy access and on renewables.
The roadmap has three main pillars:
- Achieving the goal around generation;
- Increasing the number of people with access;
- Driving regulatory and policy changes to improve investment opportunities and speed project timelines.
The Power Africa Tracking Tool (PATT) was launched in parallel with the Road Map. The tool consists of a mobile application which allows for easy, real-time tracking of transactions across the African continent. The PATT provides previously unavailable data that will increase transparency and drive the competitiveness of African markets. The iPhone app and web portal allow for easily accessible information on 45,000 MW in power transactions from stakeholders on the ground.
Download the app from the App Store. The release of the Android app is planned for February 2016.