Africa Energy Yearbook 2020

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How is Covid-19 impacting energy investment? African Business surveys market

A survey by African Business has found that investors in Africa’s energy sector are worried about the fallout from Covid-19 but remain generally confident about the continent’s prospects

Over 50% of African energy market participants polled by African Business say that Covid-19 will have an impact on their investment strategy in 2020/2021 (see Fig 1 – to view Figs 1-6 in a separate window click here), but participants remain bullish about the prospects for renewable energy and continue to see the continent as an attractive opportunity. 

Large hydro is back in fashion

The ecological benefits of hydropower and its capacity to generate a lot of electricity are contributing to a new boom in hydro schemes in Africa.

Interview: Joseph Cudjoe, Deputy Minister of Energy, Ghana

Joseph Cudjoe, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Energy responsible for Finance and Infrastructure, tells us how he sees the country’s power sector developing in the aftermath of Covid-19

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected Ghana’s energy demand and what measure are being taken to alleviate any financial impact for both consumers and the power sector?

North Africa: Renewables build on existing thermal capacity

Neil Ford reports on national and regional energy transition strategies in North Africa

Both Egypt and Morocco are championing renewable energy as a pillar of future expansion of power generation, while Tunisia is also managing to attract some renewable energy investment to its much smaller market.

South Africa’s energy woes trigger rethink among neighbours

Neil Ford reports on national and regional energy transition strategies in Southern Africa

The power strategies of many Southern African states are heavily influenced by the trials and tribulations of South Africa’s state-owned power utility, Eskom, because of its role in supplying electricity to the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) region.