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publication June 7, 2017

Yemen: Restoring and Expanding Energy Access, Power Sector Reengagement Note

Yemen was considered the least electrified country in the MENA region, with a pre-crisis access rate from all sources of only 55 percent. The country’s per capita electricity consumption stood at 243 kWh in 2013, almost one-sixth of the regional average (The World Bank Group, 2016). Electricity supply and demand were seriously out of balance. Installed generation capacity was about 1,300 MW in 2015—20% short of peak demand—giving only about half the population access to (often unreliable) electricity.

Yemen: Restoring and Expanding Energy Access, Power Sector Reengagement Note (PDF format)