A failure to mobilise investment has scuppered many an African power project. A more modular approach to developing gas-fired projects is starting to change things.
Gas has long been touted as the ideal complement for renewable power in Africa’s energy mix, providing a relatively clean and more controllable alternative to coal that is becoming more readily available. It is becoming a cheaper option too, as the industry adopts a more modular approach to developing gas power plants. That enables developers to start off with a more modest project, likely to be more attractive to a wider range of investors, and then build up from there.
Click here to read the full article by Ian Lewis from the Africa Energy Yearbook 2018