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:
leveraging domestic resources,
driving GDP growth with electrification,
scale-up of power through regional integration
running our power assets efficiently and
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.