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African power capacity additions hit new low but may have bottomed out, latest figures show


Issue 450 - 24 Nov 2021 - By Dan Marks

After three years of slow growth in adding generation infrastructure to the continent’s grids, capacity additions reached new lows in Q2 2021, with only 751MW of net on-grid capacity added – the lowest figure since at least 2013, according to African Energy Live Data. This was in part due to Covid-19, but other factors are at play too which suggest recovery will not be immediate

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