South Sudan Is Building Its Electric Grid Virtually From Scratch

Matthew N. Henry

As South Sudan emerges from the wreckage of civil war, its leaders are beginning to construct the nation’s electric powered sector from the floor up. With only a handful of oil-fired electrical power plants and crumbling poles and wires in area, the place is striving for a technique that runs mainly on renewable electrical power and reaches more homes and businesses. 

Currently, only about one percent of South Sudan’s twelve.5 million people today can entry the electric powered grid, according to the state-operate utility. Numerous people today use rooftop photo voltaic arrays or noisy, polluting diesel turbines to maintain the lights on still a lot of more are still left in the dim. These who can entry the grid have to spend some of the best electrical power rates in the planet for a spotty and unreliable services.

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