West Africa power generation trends map

West Africa project pipeline mounts up, but can the plants be built?

Data trend
Issue 479 - 06 Mar 2023 - By Ajay Ubhi | 5 minute read

West Africa’s total installed generation capacity could reach 43GW by 2027 from 31GW at end-2021, according to African Energy Live Data’s latest analysis, with thermal, hydropower and other renewable projects lining up. But many of these capacity additions are planned for Nigeria, where results may be patchy, as it is already hard to dispatch power from existing plants to an inadequate grid.

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