Power Per Capita: The electrification of developing economies

Electricity consumption in the world’s developing economies is generally less than about 2,500 kwh per capita, compared to about 10,000 kwh per capita in the more developed world. Consumption, as well as expectations of reliability, will increase as these economies grow. Silvia Macri and Allen Wang join EnergyCents with hosts Hill Vaden and Sam Humphreys to discuss the competing priorities that influence electricity investment in emerging markets and draw specific attention to economies in Africa and Southeast Asia.

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