About the Data Tool

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

See the energy mix, past present and future, alongside key trends in private and public ownership, grid connection, and technology.

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. The result is a unique dataset which bypasses the many obstacles facing national and institutional statistics on the continent.

Continually updated power sector data

Electricity generation data is drawn directly from our continually updated detailed and verified entries for each project and plant in the database, providing Live Data subscribers with the most complete picture of the industry on any given day.

Data includes total installed capacity, renewable capacity, fuel breakdown, technology breakdown, capacity by connection type, capacity by ownership type, average age of operating plants.

Electricity sector vital statistics

Understand your chosen market with indicators for access to electricity and non-solid cooking fuel.

Investors are increasingly cognisant of the importance of considering the whole value chain when doing business in Africa.

Knowing the stats means knowing the potential for growth, as well as the challenges faced by the utilities and governments seeking to expand access to power in their countries.

Economy and demographics

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

With African populations set to boom, can supply keep up with demand? Or has the commodity downturn left economic growth failing to keep pace with power sector investments, leaving an oversupply?

The Data Tool will help you answer these questions.

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Key features

  • Analyse trends from 2010 to five years into the future
  • Identify gaps in the market and potential oversupply risks by comparing the project pipeline to trends in population and GDP
  • View five-year fuel and technology pipelines
  • Track progress towards political and environmental goals
  • Compare countries to optimise investment strategies
  • Download data for use in pitches and presentations

The Data Tool is only available to Live Data subscribers.

For more information contact Alex Wark

Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667. Email: [email protected]

Request a Live Data demonstration

Contact Alex Wark to discuss your needs or to arrange a demonstration of the platform.

Tel: +44 1424 721667

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How we source our data

How Live Data can help your business

Continually updated entries for more than 7,000 power generation plants and projects

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

Build informed country-by-country market development plans

Compare data trends at country and regional level

Download data for use in pitches and presentations

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