Africa Clean Energy Corridor: Analysis of infrastructure for renewable power in Southern Africa

January 2014

With rapid advances in reliability, efficiency and cost-competitiveness of renewable energy technologies, Africa has an opportunity to increase energy access and security without the environmental and economic costs associated with fossil fuels. In January 2014, energy ministers and delegates from 19 countries, along with development partners, called for the creation of an Africa Clean Energy Corridor, pursuing an ambitious initiative that covers zoning, resource assessment, country and regional planning, enabling frameworks for investment, capacity building and public information. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produced this analysis on Southern African infrastructure for renewables in support of the initiative.