About 22 African countries have proven gas reserves, but can they play a role in meeting sub-Saharan Africa's demand for power?
Africa Connected: Energy in Africa – innovation, investment and risk
This issue’s focus is innovation, investment and risk in Africa's energy sector.
Our Africa-wide articles look at the role of gas in powering Africa’s future, geothermal power generation, and whether the African Continental Free Trade area can solve the continent’s energy challenge.
Regional articles on West Africa discuss power reforms in the region and models for private investment in transmission infrastructure.
And country-specific pieces cover land acquisition for energy projects in Kenya, methane-generated power from Rwanda’s Lake Kivu, and renewable energy in Mozambique.
In this issue
With AfCFTA aiming to boost intra-African trade by 52% by 2020, it could impact intra-African energy investments and projects, helping to curb power demand.
A look at the possible models for private investment in transmission infrastructure in West Africa, as well as challenges and solutions.
Recently, West African countries have initiated and implemented reforms in their power sectors that illustrate the region's developmental trends.
Much of Africa's renewable energy potential remains untapped and the scope for growth could create investment opportunities across the continent. Could geothermal energy be the solution to Africa's energy crisis?
The methane in Lake Kivu is estimated to have the capacity to generate 700 MW of electricity and solve Rwanda's growing energy deficit.
An analysis of some of the pertinent land issues that affect investors in energy infrastructure projects in Kenya.
Mozambique has a vast diversity of energy resources, of which approximately 88% are renewable, and sufficient capacity to both meet domestic demand and export to neighboring countries.