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Identify opportunities for investment and sales with detailed data and project information on more than 7,000 power plants and projects.
African Energy Live Data is an innovative online database featuring continually updated and verified data on more than 7,000 power plants and projects and the organisations behind them.
All entries correspond to a power plant on the ground that African Energy’s Live Data team has investigated, verified and subjected to a rigorous fact checking process.
We can tailor our data offering for a wide range of uses including support for sales and investment opportunities, energy modelling, mapping, sector and competitor analysis or case studies.
If you are looking for more context, our experienced consultancy team can provide additional insights including demand and supply forecasting, political and economic analysis and market entry strategies.
Please contact Alex Wark to discuss your needs or to arrange a demonstration of the platform.
Interactive map interface including plant location and existing & planned transmission lines.
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Detailed project data with concise background and project history, installed capacity, project pipeline, ownership, connection type, procurement method, financing, GIS location, fuel, technology, critical milestones (including commercial operations date, financial close), capex and contractual data
Organisations data, providing access to profiles and portfolios of the organisations and entities developing, building, financing and investing in, power projects across Africa – developers, utilities, ministries, regulators, commissions, funds, banks, DFIs, contractors and service providers
Access to the latest power statistics through the Data Tool – country level power data, aggregated from the projects and plants in the database, can be analysed, compared with economic and demographic trends and downloaded: View five-year fuel and technology pipelines; Analyse trends from 2010 to five years into the future; Compare countries to optimise investment strategies
For a complete list of fields please see the Data Catalogue
Gathering key information about the history, progress and financing of later stage or operating plants can help users assess possible participation and understand the likely trajectory of similar projects in the pipeline.
African Energy Live Data’s Data tool is designed for this purpose, creating custom reports which are ready to print and take away.
The Data Tool allows subscribers to aggregate and breakdown the project data from the platform and compare trends at a country and regional level from 2010 to 2025.
Alongside live figures from the database, the data tool allows comparisons with economic and demographic trends, as well as other electricity sector vital statistics such as access to power. This means subscribers can place their projects into a strategic context and quickly assess fundamental prospects for business in every market on the continent.
Statistics in the Data Tool are generated from the ground up, so all figures correspond to a power plant on the ground that the Live Data team has investigated.
Investors, lenders and fund managers can identify, evaluate and compare planned projects at any stage of development by searching for key dates or following the progress of main procurement programmes in relevant countries.
Use the detailed project pages to assess developers and potential project partners by following ownership structure of projects from SPVs through to ultimate beneficial owners.
Look through potential lenders and equity partners and review their track records in supporting power projects in Africa.
Contractors and equipment, technology and service suppliers can use the detailed search functionality to identify projects matching their market profile.
The results can be used to build informed country-by-country market development plans: Identify lists of target projects and obtain an understanding of potential requirements from the detailed project pages.