Hydro Power Industry in Africa - Large Untapped Potential Waiting to be Unleashed
Africa has huge untapped reserves of fossil and hydro resources that can be used for generating electricity. However, electrification and consumption levels are low, particularly in the rural areas, due to drought, high oil prices, conflicts and lack of funds, project financing and infrastructure. The African continent has an immense potential for electricity generation and consumption. Almost 71% of the total population does not have access to electricity and 35 countries experience acute power crises. With nearly 14% of the total global population, Africa accounted for only 3.4% of total electricity generated and 3.1% of electricity consumed globally in 2010.
At present, the continent is heavily dependent on coal fuel for power generation. For instance, South Africa generates approximately 90% of its power from coal, which accounts for around 66% of total electricity consumed in the continent. The continent’s abundant natural resources make hydropower a promising and feasible solution to the region’s generation needs. Despite the resource being underexploited, there is current movement to develop the source further.
Details about the huge untapped potential
Key hydro projects under implementation in the region
Leading countries in hydropower market and future of hydropower in key countries
Government emphasis on hydropower development
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The report provides the analysis on present status hydropower market and future outlook of hydro development in the African region. It provides the key insight of the hydropower market of the African region with the following details covered -
Analyses the huge potential of hydropower in the region.
The expected capacity addition by 2020 in the region
Leading countries in hydropower market and key countries which are focusing hydro development exclusively
Enlists top 10 hydro projects being carried in different countries of African region with their key details.
Expected hydro capacity in Ethiopia and Mozambique