IPPs across Africa, from African Energy Live Data

IPPs battle on to supply markets, but change is needed

Issue 494 - 06 Nov 2023 - By Jon Marks | 9 minute read

Some pessimistic observers are heralding the end of the independent power producer (IPP) era, with the potential demise of actors and project models that have dominated private sector investment in electricity generation since the 1990s.

With criticism of IPP costs providing grist to populist mills across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – feeding into narratives of western ‘exploitation’ and anger over rising living costs – politicians have been calling for change, while developers are finding market conditions ever more challenging.

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