Global Energy Monitor

Tracker Coverage

The Africa Energy Tracker covers the subregions of Northern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. We largely follow the United Nations Statistics Division definitions of regions and subregions. Therefore, Northern Africa includes: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara; Sub-Saharan Africa includes: Angola, Benin, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Congo (the Democratic Republic of the), Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Note: Global Energy Monitor tracks projects located in non-self-governing and overseas territories, including Western Sahara and Réunion, separately.

Architecture

The Africa Energy Tracker uses a two-level system for organizing information, consisting of both a database and wiki pages with further information. Key data is maintained in a database at the project level. Each project has a corresponding wiki page on GEM.wiki in which the data is presented, together with links to sources, additional narrative information, and a map of the project site.

Status Categories, Research Process, Definition of a Project Unit

Oil and Gas Extraction Sites

Data for oil and gas extraction sites are drawn from GEM’s Global Oil and Gas Extraction Tracker (GOGET). For more details, see the GOGET methodology.

Gas Pipelines and LNG Terminals

Data for gas pipelines and LNG terminals are drawn from GEM’s Global Gas Infrastructure Tracker (GGIT). For more details, see the GGIT methodology.

Oil Pipelines

Data for oil pipelines are drawn from GEM’s Global Oil Infrastructure Tracker (GOIT). For more details, see the GOIT methodology.

Oil and Gas Power Plants

Data for oil and gas power plants are drawn from GEM’s Global Oil and Gas Plant Tracker (GOGPT). For more details, see the GOGPT methodology.

Coal Mines

Data for coal mines is drawn from GEM’s Global Coal Mine Tracker (GCMT). For more details, see the GCMT methodology.

Coal Terminals

Data for coal terminals are drawn from GEM’s Global Coal Terminals Tracker (GCTT). For more details, see the GCTT methodology.

Coal Power Plants

Data for coal power plants are drawn from GEM’s Global Coal Plant Tracker (GCPT). For more details, see the GCPT methodology.

Solar Power Plants

Data for solar power plants are drawn from GEM’s Global Solar Power Tracker. For more details, see the Solar Power Tracker methodology.

Wind Power Plants

Data for wind power plants are drawn from GEM’s Global Wind Power Tracker (GWPT). For more details, see the GWPT methodology.

Geothermal Power Plants

Data for geothermal power plants are drawn from GEM’s Global Geothermal Power Tracker (GGtPT). For more details, see the GGtPT methodology.

Hydropower Plants

Data for hydropower plants are drawn from GEM’s Global Hydropower Tracker. For more details, see the Hydropower Tracker methodology.

Bioenergy Power Plants

Data for bioenergy power plants are drawn from GEM’s Global Bioenergy Power Tracker. For more details, see the Bioenergy Power Tracker methodology.

Nuclear Power Plants

Data for nuclear power plants are drawn from GEM’s Nuclear Power Plant Tracker (GNPT). For more details, see the GNPT methodology.

Data Release Dates

The global trackers that feed into the Africa Energy Tracker are updated on varying schedules. Please see the Africa Energy Tracker data download page for specific information about the data release dates associated with each type of infrastructure.