Around 588 million people, that is to say 1 in 2, still does not have access to electricity in sub-saharan Africa (World Energy Outlook 2017 from AIE).
The African continent’s water resources have a potential that is under-utilised.
The continent only uses 5.5% of the 3400 billion cubic metres of renewable water that Africa has at its disposal annually (FAO, Aquastat 2015) and 320 million Africans (35% of the population) do not have access to drinking water (OMS/ Unicef).
According to the World Bank, sub-Saharan Africa has an existing electrical generation capacity of only 90 gigawatts (GW), less that the capacity of South Korea, even though the continent’s hydro-electric capacity is estimated to be 300 Gigawatts (GW).
With more than 20 years’ experience in hydoelectric and thermal electricity production in Africa, the Eranove group studies and develops several electricity production projects across the continent, using several sources of energy.