Millions of Urban Africans Don't Have Electricity

Besides energy access being crucial for many basic human needs, these underserviced populations represent a massive commercial opportunity for cash-strapped sub-Saharan African utilities. Electricity providers could reach tens of millions of densely packed customers without the cost of a last-mile rural grid extension. So, why aren't these potential consumers connected to the formal grid?



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