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Nile Basin countries want wind and solar

The Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) has proposed to include wind and solar in addition to hydropower into the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), to ensure greater access to electricity.

By Kari Williamson

Organisations within the Nile Basin are asking for more focus on wind energy and solar power instead of hydropower, as many residents will not have access to the grid that the hydropower will feed, writes Alternative Energy Africa.

The NBD has asked development partners and international financial institutions to include rural electrification projects in their major interconnection power lines.

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