Covid-19 causes near standstill in Q1 generation growth

Issue 419 - 10 Jul 2020
Net capacity of only 240MW was added to the grid in Africa in Q1 this year, according to the latest figures from African Energy Live Data. While 438MW was added, another 198MW from rental plants was decommissioned. The data will come as little surprise after the Covid-19 pandemic caused construction and commissioning of power plants across the continent to grind to a halt. Several larger projects began operating before lockdowns were put in place in March.

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