Energy Poverty

Informal settlement electrification using maypoles (picture by Trevor Gaunt)
Since 1994 South Africa has introduced many laudable and strong pro-poor policies notably an impressive electrification and housing programme. However, despite the fact we are now 87% electrified compared to 36% in 1996, we have not reached the goal of universal access. If the country is to achieve a reduction in energy poverty and reach its goal of 100% electrification then policy and regulatory frameworks and resources to support energy service delivery and implementation need to be reviewed. This section provides relevant policy and other general documents related to the challenges to universal access and energy poverty generally.

Tools and Guidelines




Case Studies