What share of the electricity used in Africa does power utility Eskom generate?
In 2018/19, Eskom sold 208,319 GWh of electricity for consumption. This made up 29.8% of the estimated amount of electricity used in Africa in 2018 (700,000 GWh), according to the International Energy Agency.
If the electricity (18,699 GWh) Eskom bought from independent power producers and neighbouring countries in 2018/19 is taken into account, Eskom’s share would be smaller. This is because while Eskom generated the bulk of the electricity it supplied to customers, it did not generate all of it.