African Energy briefing report – AEF2023

African Energy briefing report

19 Jun 2023

This web-based report has been published to provide those attending or following the progress of the Africa Energy Forum in Nairobi with insightful background material on some of the key themes.

Content has been curated from African Energy's newsletter and includes samples of our reporting, data analysis and maps.

The report is organised using the key themes of the AEF programme as chapter headings.

Report contents

Increasing pace and scale of Africa’s renewable energy projects

  • Watch our data presentation: Africa power data: Sub-Saharan African trends and opportunities
  • Article: Daunting amount of work remains to achieve SDG7’s universal access goal, new AEEP report shows
  • Article: Renewables projects struggle to make progress on weak grids
  • Suggested further reading (subscription required)

Africa’s Gas

  • Article: Gas is still needed to underpin Africa’s energy transition
  • Data analysis with trend graphics: Natural gas expected to account for 30% of Africa's energy mix in 2027
  • Further Reading – requires a subscription.

Mining, Critical Minerals & Energy

  • Map: Transition minerals and emerging technologies
  • Article: Lindi Jumbo, Tanzania’s first graphite mine prepares for start-up
  • Article: Battery supply chain challenges cause delays to projects across the continent
  • Further reading – requires a subscription

Hydrogen – Africa’s Opportunity

  • Data: How much power generation will be required to meet announced green hydrogen projects
  • Map of green hydrogen and other Giga prospects in Africa
  • Article: Egypt ‘harvests’ green hydrogen mega-deals in the COP27 marketplace
  • Article: Hydrogen and renewables pioneers scramble for Atlantic sites
  • Further reading – requires a subscription

Distributed Power & Commercial & Industrial Power

  • Data analysis: Capacity of commercial and industrial plants due to grow 25% within two years
  • Article: C&I backers see imminent shift towards a portfolio model
  • Article: Utilities query whether a rising C&I tide can ‘lift all boats’
  • Further reading – requires a subscription

Capital Flows & Risk Mitigation

  • Article: Ghana agrees debt restructuring deal: History in the making or Groundhog Day?
  • Article: Total’s positive security report could prompt restart of Mozambique LNG
  • Article: Tinubu prepares to take charge of Nigeria amid formidable economic challenges
  • Further reading – requires a subscription

Continental Trading

  • Map: Africa-wide power transmission plans
  • Article: New impetus needed to drive Sapp’s cross-border transmission model
  • Article: Planners size up the scale of continent-wide transmission challenge
  • Further reading – requires a subscription


African Energy briefing report: AEF23


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