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Natural gas expected to remain the dominant fuel for African power in 2027

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Issue 474 - 13 Dec 2022 - By Ajay Ubhi | 6 minute read

By 2027, almost 30% of Africa’s electricity will be generated using natural gas, a figure that rises to 45% if dual-fuel plants are included. Despite questions from some quarters over its applicability as a ‘transition fuel’, African Energy Live Data expects 18.3GW generated from natural gas to come online by 2027. However, the project pipeline to 2027 also shows that the share of the continental energy mix taken up by gas is declining in favour of a bigger role for renewables.

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