Fact Sheet

Supporting Hydropower in Africa

June 14, 2023
Africa has abundant hydropower potential with only 11% of its hydropower potential utilized. As a carbon-neutral energy source, hydropower is one solution many governments in Africa are exploring to meet growing electricity demand. An estimated 37 GW of hydropower is currently installed on the continent, while 20 GW is under construction. IFC brings its expertise and full suite of products, both financial and non-financial, to support countries to develop hydropower.

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