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DR Congo offers grid masterplan

President Felix Tshisekedi has announced plans for a masterplan to integrate Africa’s power grids to create a single African electricity market. Speaking on 22 June at the launch of a videoconference on the Grand Inga project, he said such a masterplan, to be drawn up by the African Union and African Development Bank, with the support of African governments, would help underpin the financial viability of the ambitious 40GW scheme. An integrated African power market is already among the AU’s ambitions, but Tshisekedi is hoping to move the project forward with Inga as a hub.

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