Nigeria’s biggest telecommunications companies are spending close to $100 million a year on diesel fuel to keep their networks running due to the country’s poor electricity supply. Nigeria has the capacity to generate around 5,000 megawatts of electricity. In comparison South Africa with just over a third of Nigeria’s population generates around 40,000 megawatts. Even then, Nigeria’s supply is very erratic and is often far below its capacity.
Meanwhile, Kenya set to construct Africa’s biggest wind power farm, near Laisamis, 550km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.