A Disaggregated Analysis of Energy Demand in Sub-Saharan Africa

Aisha Kolawole, Sola Adesola, Glauco De Vita

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    Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries need adequate energy to achieve socio-economic growth and development. The purpose of this study is to identify and analyse the determinants of disaggregated energy demand in SSA. Using reliable macroeconomic and energy data collected from publicly available databases over the period 1980-2013 for selected countries in the region, we estimate fixed and random effects panel data models to examine the determinants of electricity, diesel, petrol, kerosene, solid biomass and LPG consumption. We find that income, urbanisation, economic structure and population are significant determinants of energy demand in SSA. Important implications flow from these findings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)224-235
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Energy Economics and Policy
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


    • Energy consumption
    • Income
    • SSA


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