Pace of African power generation expansion slows in Q1 2019

  The first quarter of 2019 saw a net addition of 1,097MW of on-grid capacity in Africa, the lowest increase – calculated on an annualised basis – since 2011, according to figures produced by African Energy Live Data. Against this … Read More

Malawi’s power expansion plans continue with solar tender

Malawi is racing to reduce a supply deficit that could top 150MW next year. The country experienced a nationwide blackout in early March after the 130MW Kapichira and 36MW Nkula A hydropower plants had to be switched off to reduce … Read More

First African Energy Data Book to launch at AIX: Power & Renewables

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 … Read More

African Energy Live Data shows Southern Africa is making progress filling its power generation gap

African Energy has launched African Energy Live Data, an innovative and interactive data platform that will change the way investors and developers identify and evaluate power projects across the continent. Based on decades of research and delivered through a specially … Read More

Renewables make progress but baseload remains critical

Once the right economics and policies are put in place, the pace of advance made by the most successful renewable energy types, including wind power and solar photovoltaic (PV), can be exceptionally fast. Extrapolations of continent-wide trends by the new … Read More