Southern African Power Pool - May 2022 - 2nd Edition

Southern African Power Pool - May 2022 - 2nd Edition

SKU: Map19

This map includes -

  • 778 important electrical substations - with over 90% named
  • 113 hydroelectric and pumped storage plants (108 in 1st Ed.)
  • 83 solar PV farms (76 in 1st Ed.)
  • 40 wind farms
  • 113 fossil fuel and biomas thermal power stations (101 in 1st Ed.)
  • 6 concentrated solar plants
  • and 1 each of hybrid and nuclear power plants


All linked together by 1 159 major transmission and relevant distribution lines (stylised) across the SAPP.


Numerous "in development", abandoned and decommissioned power generating facilities are also mapped.  All told the 2nd edition has 69 additional mapped generating facilities relative to the 1st edition. 


This map should be interesting to anyone wanting to get an overview of opportunities in the Southern African electricity industry.  Investors, financiers, project developers, suppliers and electricity consumers will all find it useful - it is however not a technical map, and the advice of a professional electrical engineer should always be sought before commercial or investment decisions are made.

  • File Format

    This file is a .kmz file contained with a Zip folder.  You will download a Zip file, extract the .kmz file and open the file with Google Earth or in My Maps in Google Maps. 

    Detailed Instructions

    The file is zipped.  So the process is as follows;

    1) Extract the content of the zipped file to a folder on your hard drive (right click on the zipped folder and select Extract).

    The extracted file is a .kmz file which can be opened in either Google Earth or Google Maps

    2) If you have Google Earth installed then you can double click on the .kmz file and it should just open in Google Earth.

    3) If you would prefer to open it in Google Maps, 

    3.1) Open Google Maps 

    3.2) Open the Google Maps menu and go to Your Places

    3.3) Under Your Places go to Maps

    3.4) Create a new map and then hit import

    3.5) Import the .kmz file off your hard drive.

    Then choose which ever layers you wish to view off the menu on the left.  

  • Disclaimer

    Note that the information contained in this map has been researched and gathered from various public sources, including listed company documents, environmental reports, satellite photos and government and NGO reports.  

    This map is thus not guaranteed to be exhaustive or completely accurate.  Map users must consult with a professional advisor before making any commercial or investment decisions. 

    The map may be updated from time to time and newer editions may be made available for sale. 

  • Purpose

    This map is can be edited and manipulated in either Google Earth or Google Maps.  It can form the base for building a business intelligence capability, to use to illustrate presentations, for sales leads discovery, or for identifying investment opportunties.