Increased momentum means Africa’s hydroelectric power capacity could rise by 65% by 2027

Issue 465 - 25 Jul 2022 - By Dan Marks

After a difficult few years for big-ticket hydroelectric power (HEP) projects, there are signs of a new urgency in getting major schemes off the drawing board and onto the grid. African Energy Live Data records show 37.4GW of installed HEP capacity from 453 mainly on-grid projects, with another 15.8GW under construction across 52 schemes. The good news for HEP proponents is that an average of 4.2GW/yr of new capacity will be added in 2022-27, according to analysis of the Live Data pipeline – meaning 25.25GW more HEP over the next five years, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.

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