% Access to Electricity in Africa

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% Access to Electricity in Africa

Postby ROB » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:59 am

I honestly thought it would almost universally be up over 60%. Not even close.

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Re: % Access to Electricity in Africa

Postby Darcy » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:46 am

Interesting map. Looks as if I spent most of my Africa time in the high access areas; Kenya, Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, though I did quite a few years inTanzania. Friendly place but quite poor. Very little electricity outside of the urban areas.
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Re: % Access to Electricity in Africa

Postby Kurt » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:40 pm

In Nigeria I know that access is more "theoretical possibility". My mother in law recently lived for 5 months on generator power when the local utility had their transformers blow due to illegal hook-ups.
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Re: % Access to Electricity in Africa

Postby rickshaw92 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:20 pm

Well I guess this is one more thing to go on China's to do list!
Im reallly fuclimg pissed but fespite that I can still hit a tarfet at 1000m plus. mayVRVe bnot tonight but it qint beyond the wit if man. Nowhammy.
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Re: % Access to Electricity in Africa

Postby ROB » Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:42 am

rickshaw92 wrote:Well I guess this is one more thing to go on China's to do list!


Huge opportunity to own the headspace of the people.
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Re: % Access to Electricity in Africa

Postby ReptilianKittenEater » Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:10 am

Didn't think it would be that good. It cut out every few minutes in TZ.
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Re: % Access to Electricity in Africa

Postby snaark » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:47 am

How do they charge their iPhones?
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Re: % Access to Electricity in Africa

Postby Darcy » Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:46 pm

They go to the local bar/restaurant, or charge them in a vehicle
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Re: % Access to Electricity in Africa

Postby Ozymandias » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:30 am

I think if the IEA had the granular data to actually apply their own definitions of what "electricity access" means, then these percentages would be far lower.

"our electricity access databases focus on a simpler binary measure of those that have a connection to an electricity grid, or have a renewable stand-alone system or mini-grid connection of sufficient capacity to deliver the minimum bundle of energy services...at a minimum...enough electricity to power four lightbulbs operating at five hours per day, one refrigerator, a fan operating 6 hours per day, a mobile phone charger and a television operating 4 hours per day, which equates to an annual electricity consumption of 1 250 kWh per household with standard appliances, and 420 kWh with efficient appliances."

There's no chance that 39% of households in Madagascar or 43% of households in Angola have the level of electricity access required to run a fridge 24/7!

https://www.iea.org/articles/defining-energy-access-2020-methodology
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Re: % Access to Electricity in Africa

Postby ROB » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:32 am

Well that's fucking depressing.

Go make another video to cheer us up, Ozzy.
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Re: % Access to Electricity in Africa

Postby Ozymandias » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:22 am

ROB wrote:Well that's fucking depressing.

Go make another video to cheer us up, Ozzy.


Ha, I'm just about to publish one later today on the Kerkennah islands actually! Much happier topic.
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