July 9, 2020


Connecting People

South Sudan Is Building Its Electric Grid Virtually From Scratch

As South Sudan emerges from the wreckage of civil war, its leaders are commencing to build the nation’s electric sector from the ground up. With only a handful of oil-fired electrical power crops and crumbling poles and wires in place, the place is striving for a program that runs mainly on renewable power and reaches far more properties and firms. 

These days, only about 1 % of South Sudan’s twelve.5 million people can access the electric grid, according to the condition-run utility. Many people use rooftop solar arrays or noisy, polluting diesel generators to retain the lights on nevertheless numerous far more are left in the dark. People who can access the grid must pay out some of the best electrical power costs in the planet for a spotty and unreliable company.