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The Gasfired Plant is Not Africa’s Default Electricity Generator/Our Latest Issue:  Gas to Wire Annual

Contrary to perception, the default choice for power generation among Africa’s hydrocarbon resource rich countries, is not the gas fired thermal generating plant.

True, there are invitations for partnerships and investments in Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Nigeria, even Mozambique.

But growth in natural gas intake for power has been relatively flat on the continent in the last five years, with the exception of Ghana.

Mozambique’s abundant gas reserves have mostly been spoken for; the hydrocarbon molecules will be exported. The country adds more hydropower capacity than install the thermal engine.

Out of Nigeria’s Grid Connected capacity of 12,199MW, in February 2024, which included 21 gas fired plants, only 3,957MW was actually generated. Five hydropower plants accounted for 1,649MW, or 42% of that generation.

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