Data illustrates the performance and prospects for renewable energy in Africa

Live Data renewable energy performace and prospects

The latest figures from Live Data show the direction of the continent's on-grid power generation industry over the next five years

20 June 2023

African Energy has assessed the state of the African power industry at the end of 2022 and the future direction of the sector.

In two clips below taken from our recent Africa’s power generation sector - performance and trends webinar, head of data Ajay Ubhi examines the perfomance of the renewable energy sector in 2022 and looks ahead to examine the pipeline of announced projects that are scheduled to come online between 2023 and 2027.

Live Data is, among many things, a reflection of the market... Everything you see in this presentation, none of it is estimated, none of it is modelled. It is all based on actual firm project announcements from the various parties involved in these projects.

The first clip compares the renewable energy projects that were expected to come online in 2022 (based on previously announced expected commissioning dates) compared to what actually did come online.



We estimated there to be some 60GW of capacity to be commissioned over the next five years.

This second clip assesses the current pipeline of announced power generation projects scheduled to come online over the 2023-27 period.

The figures do not include new power generation connected to announced green hydrogen projects.

Earlier this year African Energy assessed announced green hydrogen projects and found that the renewable energy needed to realise these GH2 schemes would require the continent’s existing generation capacity to be more than doubled.



We use African Energy Live Data to provide clients with analysis of the current status and trajectory of Africa’s power generation sector.  We can tailor our data and analysis offering for a wide range of uses including support for sales and investment opportunities, energy modelling, mapping, sector and competitor analysis or case studies.

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Ajay Ubhi

Head of data

Ajay’s role is to conduct and oversee research and analysis for African Energy’s consultancy work, with a focus on power sector forecasting and data analytics. Read more

Ajay Ubhi