Energy and security in the Sahel – February 2024

Sahel security and energy map
Issue 499
04 February 2024

Revised in February 2024, this map illustrates security incidents across the Sahel against a background map showing key energy infrastructure across the region.

Major violent events between 30 June 2022 and 30 January 2024 are marked on the map, with an indicator of fatality numbers. A separate panel provides additional detail for major incidents between February and November 2023.

Five small text panels provide details of key solar power plants that are operating, under construction or planned across Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad and Central African Republic.

The base map shows the locations of power generation facilities (operating, under construction or planned) by type – including thermal, hydroelectricity, solar (PV), wind and biomass/biogas.

Generation sites are marked with different sized circles to show sites of 10-49MW, 50-199MW, 200-499MW and 500MW and above.

Existing and future transmission and distribution lines are shown ranging from 150kV to 330kV.

The location of producing oil and gas fields and prospective acreage is shown across the region alongside associated infrastructure such as pipelines, refineries and tanker terminals.

Power generation data was drawn from our African Energy Live Data platform, which contains project level detail on power plants and projects across Africa.

The map is presented as a PDF file using eps graphics, meaning that there is no loss of resolution as the file is enlarged.

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