The first annual African Energy Data Book will be launched at the evening reception of next week’s fifth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, London (14-15 November).
The book, which is sponsored by the US’ Power Africa initiative, has been designed to support industry professionals with comprehensive statistics on the energy mix in every country and region on the continent.
Included in the Data Book will be the African Energy Live Data scorecard – which assesses the continental energy sector as a whole on a range of indicators – and country-by-country energy mixes for the period from 2010 until 2021. These include the largest operating plants and a glimpse of the project pipeline, fuel-by-fuel capacity figures 2010-21 and trends in power purchase agreements since 2010.
“We at African Energy have spent a huge amount of time, effort and resources in gathering and checking the underlying data and assembling it in the most useful format for industry participants. We know they will be as excited as we are to explore the results, and the extra clarity they bring to often opaque markets,” said African Energy Live Data director John Hamilton.
The statistics are built out of the giant database underpinning the African Energy Live Data platform, which contains more than 5,500 project records individually curated and updated by the African Energy team. Avoiding opaque forecasting and projections, the data is derived from an analysis of timelines for every project in the pipeline. Each figure can be traced back to real developments on the ground and not a generalised algorithm or hypothetical policy.
For more information on the African Energy Data Book, please contact Nick Carn