South Sudan Is Building Its Electric Grid Virtually From Scratch

Jeffrey Cuebas

As South Sudan emerges from the wreckage of civil war, its leaders are commencing to build the nation’s electric powered sector from the floor up. With only a handful of oil-fired electrical power crops and crumbling poles and wires in spot, the region is striving for a procedure that runs mostly on renewable vitality and reaches much more houses and enterprises. 

These days, only about 1 % of South Sudan’s 12.five million people today can entry the electric powered grid, according to the state-operate utility. Quite a few people today use rooftop solar arrays or noisy, polluting diesel generators to hold the lights on nonetheless several much more are remaining in the dark. Individuals who can entry the grid should pay some of the optimum electric power costs in the entire world for a spotty and unreliable support.

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