Only 40% of developing-country utilities are financially sustainable, World Bank warns

The majority of electric utilities in developing countries are ill-equipped to meet growing demand for power and add more renewable energy into the grid, thereby hindering global energy transition goals to provide clean, reliable and affordable electricity to all, development cooperation organisation the World Bank reports. ‘The Critical Link: Empowering Utilities for the Energy Transition’ report, published this week, showed that only 40% of developing country utilities are able to cover their operating and debt service costs.

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