Wood Energy Catalogue

Africa Energy Outlook 2019

2019
Region
Africa

Africa Energy Outlook 2019, a special report of the World Energy Outlook, is the IEA’s comprehensive and detailed work on energy across the African continent, with a particular emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It includes detailed energy profiles of 11 countries - Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania.

The report indicates that current policy and investment plans in African countries are not enough to meet the energy needs of the continent’s growing population but would leave 530 million people on the continent still without access to electricity by 2030. With the right policies, however, Africa could become the first continent to develop its economy mainly through the use of modern energy sources. Drawing on rich natural resources and advances in technology, the continent could by 2040 meet the energy demands of an economy four times larger than today’s with only 50% more energy.

Keywords
Energy access, energy analysis, energy demand and production, energy policy, energy scenarios, renewable energy, energy efficiency, GHG emissions, energy market and trade, investment prospects, regulatory and governance, rural electrification
Type of initiatives
Sector review and study
Level of intervention
Regional
Responsible agencies
International Energy Agency (IEA)