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Power market intelligence for a challenging environment

Identify opportunities for investment and sales with detailed data and project information on more than 6,200 power plants and projects.

About Live Data


African Energy Live Data is an innovative online database featuring continually updated and verified data and profiles on more than 6,200 power plants and projects across Africa and the organisations behind them.

Search the database

  • Drill deep into the data, analyse the competitive environment and make an instant assessment of a project’s prospects based on independently researched and verified information
     
  • Search for the organisations behind each power plant and project. Identify owners, developers, offtakers, financiers and their portfolio of projects and find opportunities for investment and sales
     
  • Deliver more productive power sector analysis through instant access to the latest downloadable power sector statistics based on actual and planned projects
     
  • Compare countries to optimise investment strategies and support strategic planning by analysing country data from 2010 and projections five years into the future, alongside key economic & demographic statistics.

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.
Read more about how we source and maintain our data

Key features
  • 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.
     
  • Identify projects by country, province, size, fuel, or technology type and see whether they are operating, under construction, planned, halted or ceased operation.
     
  • 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 sector statistics through the Data tool –  analyse electricity sector vital statistics and demographics alongside the project pipeline:  View five-year fuel and technology pipelines; Analyse trends from 2010 to five years into the future; Compare countries to optimise investment strategies; identify gaps in the market and potential oversupply risks.
     
  • Interactive GIS-based map interface including plant location and existing and planned transmission lines.

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Subscription options

Full African Energy Live Data subscription

Full access to detailed entries for more than 6,200 power generation plants and projects


Full access to profiles and portfolios of the organisations and entities developing, building, financing and investing in, power projects across Africa.


Full access to the latest aggregated power sector statistics, which can be analysed, compared with economic and demographic trends and downloaded.


Access to Data Insight reports- Improve your business strategies with the most accurate information on future projections and historical energy trends across Africa.


Choose between 6 or 12 months’ access

Contact Alex Wark to discuss pricing and arrange a demonstration

African Energy Live Data country subscription

Access to detailed entries for power generation plants and projects for a specific country


Access to the latest aggregated power sector statistics for a specific country, which can be analysed, compared with economic and demographic trends and downloaded.


Choose between 6 or 12 months’ access.

Regional African Energy Live Data subscription

Unrestricted access to detailed entries for power generation plants and projects for one particular region


Access to profiles and portfolios of the organisations and entities developing, building, financing and investing in, power projects across your selected region


Access to the latest aggregated power sector statistics for the countries within your selected region, which can be analysed, compared with economic and demographic trends and downloaded.


Choose between 6 or 12 months’ access

Frequently asked questions

What information is included in African Energy Live Data?

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

How can I use Live Data to understand project trends?

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.

Explore the Data Tool further

How can Live Data help investors and lenders?

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.  

How can Live Data help contractors and equipment, technology and service suppliers?

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.

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How Live Data can help your business

Continually updated entries for more than 6,200 power generation plants and projects

Identify, evaluate and compare planned projects at any stage of development

Identify owners, offtakers, financiers and their portfolio of projects and find opportunities for investment and sales

Find projects matching your market profile and build informed country-by-country market development plans

Compare data trends at country and regional level to support strategic planning

Download data for use in pitches and presentations

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Submit project information

We welcome updates from stakeholders about their projects. To submit or verify project-level information please contact Camilla Nytun.