Currently, the transmission capacity of most African countries is inadequate to handle the available generation. Besides, the investments required for such a capital-intensive project of adding transmission capacity are extremely limited to most African governments.
Thus, Africa has the option of exploring the off-grid addition of renewables to its energy mix by introducing mini-grids to the renewable end. This way, Africa can benefit from renewable technology as it builds its capacity to merge them with time.
Surely, this approach will have its challenges but are surmountable. It is, therefore, worth trying to bridge the energy gap as the drive to bridge the digital gap intensifies.