Africa Power Vision

The Africa Power Vision (APV) articulates a long-term plan for increasing access to reliable and affordable energy using Africa diversified energy resources in a coherent and well- balanced approach consistent with Africa 2063 Agenda. It primarily seeks to drive and rapidly accelerate the implementation of critical energy projects in Africa through the implementing arm of the African Union, the NEPAD Agency.

The Africa Power Vision (APV) is based on the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), targeting priority energy projects in Africa with the aim of advancing its implementation in line with Africa’s Agenda 2063. It was jointly developed by the African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Agency, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Finance, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

APV aims to achieve an 80 per cent residential electrification rate by 2040 and 90 per cent for industry/business, with sufficient energy to deliver to those connected, while also...

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Energy demand is constantly on the increase, be it electricity/gas for household use or petroleum/diesel products for transport and manufacturing. Power demand is estimated to increase by more than 3 100 terawatt hours by 2040, an average annual growth of nearly 6 per cent. Present power generation capacity only stands at around 124 gigawatts and will have to increase to almost 700 gigawatts by 2040 if demand is to be met. Fortunately Africa has abundant energy resources in oil, gas, coal, and especially hydropower. These resources are, however, unevenly distributed across the continent, often going unexploited.

The Africa Power Vision (APV) articulates a long-term plan for increasing access to reliable and affordable energy using Africa diversified energy resources in a coherent and well- balanced approach consistent with Africa 2063 Agenda. It primarily seeks to drive and rapidly accelerate the implementation of critical energy projects in Africa through the implementing arm of the African Union, the NEPAD Agency. 

The Africa Power Vision (APV) is based on the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), targeting priority energy projects in Africa with the aim of advancing its implementation in line with Africa’s Agenda 2063. It was jointly developed by the African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Agency, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Finance, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

APV aims to achieve an 80 per cent residential electrification rate by 2040 and 90 per cent for industry/business, with sufficient energy to deliver to those connected, while also implementing off-grid solutions and making full usage of the vast renewable energy resources in Africa. In addition, it calls for increased regional integration to scale up energy delivery in an efficient manner as well as a focus on effective and cleaner sources of energy in line with global standards. APV emphasises the critical role of technical skills development and institutional capacity development in Africa in ensuring the development, implementation and sustainability of required energy projects

There are five pillars that form the bedrock of the vision:

  1. leveraging domestic resources,

  2. driving GDP growth with electrification,

  3. scale-up of power through regional integration

  4. running our power assets efficiently and

  5. mobilising all available resources

APV will not only advance the implementation of PIDA and targeted priority energy projects in Africa but will also provide a continental vision and framework under which further energy projects can be developed in a coherent and integrated manner that will eventually achieve Africa targeted goals of energy accessibility. 

Results:

APV’s Implementation Plan was endorsed by the African Union Summit’s NEPAD Heads of State and Government Committee in January in Addis Ababa. It proposes a specific methodology for designating 13 high priority energy projects which range from wind, solar, hydro, gas, and geo thermal generation projects, as well as pipelines and transmission interconnectors.

In September 2014, the NEPAD Agency and the U.S. Government’s Power Africa initiative signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which laid out the commitment to collaborate and to
look for opportunities to work together to accelerate the implementation of African-driven priority energy projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
  
In countries where APV priority projects are located and where Power Africa has a presence, both partners have explored opportunities for its transaction advisors to provide technical support to advance projects as appropriate.

The NEPAD Agency has partnered with Australian Aid in an Infrastructure Skills for Development (IS4D) Initiative, to build human capacity for the effective implementation of regional infrastructure projects.

 

IS4D targets professionals in public sector agencies, from all...

 

Infrastructure is Africa’s top priority. With low levels of intra-regional economic exchange and the smallest share of global trade, Africa is the least integrated continent in the world....

Action Plans

Africa Power Vision (APV) is a long-term vision geared towards increasing access to affordable and consistent energy on the African continent. APV was designed to realise an agreement between African leaders as to which energy projects to prioritise in order to fast-track implementation on the...

Brochures

The APV featured project brief provides a summary of the Zambia-Tanzania-Kenya Transmission Line Project which was presented as a side-event at the World Economic Forum Africa, held 3 June 2015. The brief contains a short description of this transmission project, its objectives, the current...

23 August 2017
Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya are fast-tracking the ZTK power generation transmission project with technical support from the NEPAD Agency and other institutions.
05 May 2016
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28 January 2016
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26 January 2016
Africa Renewal’s Franck Kuwonu caught up with NEPAD's CEO at the UN headquarters in New York, where he was attending high-level meetings, to talk about the state of the proposed regional...
Contact:

Email: FloreK@nepad.org
 

 

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