New data: African power generation additions lowest in five years

Live Data 2023 review case study

Since 2018, Africa has seen a downward trend in annual net power generation capacity additions. Of the 4.5GW added in 2023, 1.4GW came from hydroelectric power.

22 January 2024

African Energy has assessed the state of the African power industry at the end of 2023 and re-examined the project pipeline for the 2024-2029 period.

The figures taken from our African Energy Live Data platform of 7,500-plus power generation plants and projects show that between 2018 and 2020, 49GW of new capacity was added. Only 16GW was added between 2021-23. 
Read our full analysis of the 2023 performace and the 2024-29 pipeline

Watch a clip from our recent African Energy Live Data year in review - 2023 webinar:



African Energy subscribers (newsletter and Live Data) may watch the full recording of the webinar here.


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