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Smart and Just Grids: Opportunities for Sub-Saharan Africa

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Morgan Bazilian, Manuel Welsch, Deepak Divan, David Elzinga, Goran Strbac, Mark Howells, Lawrence Jones, Andrew Keane, Dolf Gielen, V. S. K. Murthy Balijepalli, Abeeku Brew-Hammond, Kandeh Yumkella
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This report places the smart grids concept in the context of Sub-Saharan African, shifting the focus towards the facilitation of just access. It illustrates potential opportunities for leapfrogging elements of traditional power systems, the role of energy planning, and effects on regulation and market design.