African Energy Live Data is an innovative and Live-updated online database featuring more than 5,800 power plants and projects across Africa.

  • Identify owners, developers, offtakers, financiers and their portfolio of projects
  • Find opportunities for investment and sales
  • Instantly access the latest aggregated power sector statistics
  • Efficiently deliver more productive power sector analysis 

Live Data is supported by African energy sector experts who are constantly monitoring the sector for new data. We contact stakeholders to verify project profiles, with information subjected to a rigorous fact checking process.

Explore the projects map – including generation plant locations and transmission lines

Take a closer look at Live Data's key features and benefits, below.

To discuss subscription options please contact:

John Hamilton

T: +44 (0)1424 721667. E:


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Live Data is an integral part of the foundations for our power sector consultancy work. If you are interested in bespoke information and analysis please contact David Slater in our consultancy team to discuss what we can do to support you.


How Live Data can help

Keep up to date with unrivalled data on over 5,800 power projects at your finger tips

● Drill deep into the data and make an instant assessment of a project’s prospects based on independently researched information

Identify owners, offtakers, financiers and their portfolio of projects

● See information on grid connection and ownership type

● Find opportunities for investment and sales

● Identify risks and how they are affecting projects in the sector

Evaluate power sector trends and identify gaps in the market with the Data Tool

● Country level project data can be analysed, compared and downloaded

● View five-year fuel and technology pipelines

● Identify gaps in the market and potential oversupply risks by comparing the project pipeline to trends in population and GDP

● Analyse trends from 2010 to five years into the future

● Compare countries to optimise investment strategies


Key features:

Live-updated online database featuring more than 5,800 power plants across Africa

Detailed project data with concise background and project history, installed capacity, project pipeline, ownership, financing, GIS location, fuel, technology, critical milestones, capex and contractual data

Organisations data, giving profiles of major stakeholders, developers, utilities, ministries, regulators and commissions, funds, banks, DFIs, contractors and service providers

Data tool – a full suite of tools to analyse electricity sector vital statistics and demographics alongside the project pipeline

Interactive GIS-based map interface including plant location and existing and planned transmission lines

Responsive data filter panel

Country-focused indicators of the IPP and renewable energy investment climate

Based on over 20 years of data-gathering by African Energy

Verified to African Energy staff’s high standards of accuracy

Planned service expansion into transmission and critical infrastructure