Africa coal power generation trend chart

Africa's coal power generation capacity expected to peak in 2024

Data trend
Issue 472 - 11 Nov 2022 - By Ajay Ubhi | 5 minute read

Coal remains king in a number of African markets – led by Morocco and South Africa, which usually prefer to tout their credentials as champions of renewable energy. Coal generation is set to peak in 2024, as Live Data shows some 2.7GW of new capacity being added in parallel to planned decommissioning. Given its role in providing baseload, coal is not going away in economies that have come to depend on the combustible, controversial fuel.

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