One reason why Africa can be such a challenging environment is because reliable and comprehensive information is hard to come by. To rectify this, African Energy Live Data does not rely on a single source but instead uses tried and tested techniques developed by African Energy newsletter, which has been providing accurate insight into the African power sector since 1998.
The Live Data team uses primary materials such as annual reports, licence and permitting documents. Most importantly, we contact project stakeholders to put together project profiles and verify the information they contain. More than anything, our constant engagement with stakeholders across the industry allows African Energy Live Data to update its entries.
If Live Data staff don’t have a high degree of confidence in the information, then it will not go into the database – more research is required by our team.
African Energy Live Data endeavours to go beyond other available information sources to provide as much accurate, primary data as is possible to give its subscribers, within the bounds of confidentiality factors.