Also within Africa the economically exploitable
hydropower potentials are very big. Possibly the
best site worldwide for hydropower is close to Inga
at the Congo river.
Technically Exploitable Hydropower
The potential for hydroelectricity
is overwhelmingly in central and eastern Africa.
Africa has a technically exploitable
capability of 1,888 TWh/yr, of which 41% (or 774
TWh/yr) is in one country, the Democratic Republic
of Congo, thanks to the mighty Congo River. Ethiopia,
with its highlands, has a technically exploitable
capacity of 260 TWh/yr and Cameroon 115 TWh/yr.
Madagascar also has substantial potential capacity
at 180 TWh/yr.
Algeria | Angola | Burkina Faso | Benin | Botswana
| Burundi | Cameroon | Cape Verde | Central African
Republic | Chad | Comoros | Congo | Côte d'Ivoire
| Djibouti | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Ethiopia
| Gabon | Gambia | Ghana
| Guinea | Guines-Bissau | Kenya | Lesotho | Liberia
| Lybia | Madagascar | Malawi | Mali | Mauritania
| Mauritius | Morocco | Mozambique | Namibia | Niger
| Nigeria | Rwanda | São Tomé and Príncipe | Senegal
| Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Somalia | South Africa
| Sudan | Swaziland | Tanzania | Togo | Tunisia |
Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe