Sub-Saharan Africa power production way below potential

Sunday July 31 2011

The East African Power Pool was  launched in 2005 to exploit the enormous hydropower potential of Congo, Ethiopia and Uganda, the geothermal potential in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia, natural gas in Tanzania and Rwanda and coal in Tanzania and the DRC. Six years later, the region’s power troubles seem to be going from bad to worse — Kenya this week joined Tanzania and Uganda in rationing power to domestic and industrial consumers

The East African Power Pool was launched in 2005 to exploit the enormous hydropower potential of Congo, Ethiopia and Uganda, the geothermal potential in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia, natural gas in Tanzania and Rwanda and coal in Tanzania and the DRC. Six years later, the region’s power troubles seem to be going from bad to worse — Kenya this week joined Tanzania and Uganda in rationing power to domestic and industrial consumers 

By Christine Mungai