Files in this item



application/pdfSP20-ECE499-Thesis-Cabrera Sanchez, Jose.pdf (2MB)Restricted to U of Illinois
(no description provided)PDF


Title:Toward access to electricity in African rural areas
Author(s):Cabrera Sánchez, José
Contributor(s):George Gross
Subject(s):global underserved electrical access
electrical access in Africa
electrical access in undeveloped countries
Abstract:Electricity is the mechanism that makes enter to the modern world possible and it is taken for granted in a developed country. Although the global rate of electrification has been increasing until 2018 when 89% of the world population had access to a reliable source of electricity, there are still around 840 million people lacking access. The majority of them are located in Africa and Asia; some severe cases include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Pakistan with more than 50 million unserved people each. The last decade resulted in a great advance. The share of global population with access to electricity rose from 83% in 2010 to 89 % in 2017, that in real numbers means around 920 million people got access. Particularly, the electrification path started to accelerate in 2015 and in only two years, more people gained access than during the previous lustrum.
Issue Date:2020-05
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-06-12

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Item Statistics