Hey Discos! (that is, Electricity Distribution Companies)

If You Want to Make More Money, Consider Offering Your Customers More than Just Electricity

Power Africa
Jan 4, 2018 · 8 min read
A home on rural Bugala Island on Lake Victoria in Uganda — connected to a 1.5 MW mini-grid, the owners can power a satellite TV, among other things.
Lucille Ball, “I Love Lucy,” 1952, screenshot.
These Mobisol customers knew they would be able to generate more income from their tailor shop with the lights provided by a solar home system.
In the 1930’s and 1940’s, appliance fairs hosted by rural electric utilities in the U.S. demonstrated home uses for electric appliances.

Power Africa

Two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. Power Africa’s goal is to add more than 30,000 megawatts of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity and 60 million new home and business connections.

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Power Africa is a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by USAID to double access to electricity by 2030. https://twitter.com/PowerAfricaUS

Power Africa

Two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. Power Africa’s goal is to add more than 30,000 megawatts of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity and 60 million new home and business connections.