World energy scenarios 2017: regional perspective for Sub-Saharan Africa

The Sub-Saharan African region is both a shaper and taker of new global trends and disruptive developments. It is important to look beyond the global outlook and engage with regionally specific situations and developments. How will society’s shifting needs drive the development of renewables and decentralised energy technologies within the region? This report presents a preliminary set of implications for the Sub-Saharan African region according to each of the World Energy Scenarios. These provide a starting point for a deeper dialogue about the evolution of the Sub-Saharan African regional energy that engages the perspectives of regional energy leaders and wider stakeholders.