Inadequate power supply in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) means that only 37 per cent of sub-Saharan Africans have access to electricity. Those with access are prone to experience problems with regular power outages. In many sub- SSA countries, electricity access rates are decreasing because electrification efforts are slower than population growth.

Bijnor: At a time when the Union government has revealed its plans to electrify each household in the country by 2018, as many as 427 villages in Bijnor alone – which were to be electrified by 2015

For communities across sub-Saharan Africa, a consistent and affordable supply of electricity can open new possibilities for socioeconomic progress. Mini-grids—electrical generation and distribution systems of less than 10 megawatts—can play a role. These decentralized technologies are expected to bring power to 140 million Africans by 2040.

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According to data from GARV2, 37 per cent of households in Odisha are unelectrified, even as over 98 per cent of villages in the state have been electrified.

The review meeting to take stock of progress of schemes under "seven resolves" of good governance was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, state

In West Africa, Totota, a rural community located east of the capital, Monrovia, is the beneficiary of the planned 70kW energy solution.

Consultations in the Philippines have called for “establishing an enabling environment for mini-grids” to expand energy access and increase national energy security based on renewable sources and technologies.

The Zimbabwean government has confirmed its support for solar system installations in all rural clinics in order to mitigate power cuts and recurring costs associated with generator use, the Herald

Universal access to electricity is deemed critical for improving living standards and indispensable for eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development. In 2003, the 'Luz para Todos' (LpT—Light for All) program was launched aiming to universalize access to electricity in Brazil. The program focused on rural and isolated areas, also targeting to bring development to those regions along with electrification. This paper evaluates the results of the LpT program in improving socio-economic development in the poorest regions of Brazil.

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