MAKE expects more than 27GW of wind power to be commissioned in the Middle East and Africa from 2015 to 2024. The four core markets of South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia and Morocco will constitute around 55% of all new installations, while more than 8GW of new capacity will be installed in the other ten markets in the region.
South Africa set a record year in 2014 with 675MW of new wind capacity added to the grid, representing 370% growth YoY. Egypt catalyzed its renewable energy program in 2015 by tendering and awarding significant capacity. Morocco takes the lead in North Africa after a strong 2014 and is on pace to reach its 2020 2GW targets. Low energy prices and weak renewable energy frameworks continue to limit wind development in the Middle East.