Electricity Economic Model of the African Continent

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The first part of this paper details the current status of Africa’s electricity market with its five power pools. We give an overview of the pathway of the five power pools to form integrated electricity markets, their installed power generation capacity and have a look at the power transmission system.
The second part of this paper shows the path towards modelling Africa’s electricity system. To build a model of the African electricity economy, the transmission system, which is based on open-source data, is combined with a database of Africa’s existing power plants using a GIS- approach.
The resulting Excel-files containing the electricity grid and the generation infrastructure include all the necessary information and are easily editable and formattable so that they can be used by a wide variety of electricity economic models.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2021
Event12. Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung: IEWT 2021 - TU Wien, Wien, Austria
Duration: 8 Sept 202110 Sept 2021


Conference12. Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung
Abbreviated titleIEWT2021
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