With more than 5,000 projects that are planned, under construction or operating, nearly 4,000 organisations and more than 140,000 data points on everything ranging from fuels and technology to shareholders, financing and background information, African Energy Live Data provides you with unrivalled, accurate and up-to-date market intelligence on Africa’s power sector.

Live Data’s GIS map marks the location of all types of power plants, in all stages of development across Africa. This page is accompanied by filters to customise your search and focus results.

More detailed data on a chosen project is simply accessed by clicking on a project name.

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Beneath a map showing the location of the project and basic fields, you can view articles covering project developments or analysis of key sector events which will impact on it. 

The background box explains the context of the project and gives further details about development, contracts, and technical details not covered elsewhere. The financial summary box contains fields relating to the cost, procurement and key financial landmarks such as the signing of power purchase agreements and financial close. Viewing equity holders, you can travel up the chain of ownership by clicking the + symbol or click on the name of the company to find out more about it. 

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