Live Data 5 year trend

African power generation: Net capacity additions lowest in five years

Data trend
Issue 498 - 22 Jan 2024 - By Ajay Ubhi | 5 minute read

Despite a 14GW announced pipeline of new power generation projects, 2023 was marked by the lowest amount of new-build capacity being added to the continent’s grid since 2018, according to new analysis from African Energy Live Data.

Hydroelectric and solar additions came out on top, while gas-to-power schemes continued to disappoint as delays and unrealised projects clog up the project pipeline.

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