Power is supposed to be delivered to South Africa by 2020, and an agreement with Nigeria is set to be signed next month
Zambia facing its worst power crisis yet due to low water levels at the hydropower dams it relies on for 95% of generation capacity
“I am the one who turned it on and I said, ‘Is there enough water for this?’ It was a huge contraption and everybody said ‘yes’”.
When the weather turns wet, there’s no certainty the water level will be restored immediately.
Green energy operates by a very different politics and patronage model than conventional sources - and African governments should be prepared