The Energy [R]evolution scenarios lead to more energy sector jobs in Africa at every stage of the projection.
- There are 1.29 million power sector jobs in the Energy [R]evolution scenario and 1.34 million in the advanced version by 2015, compared to 910,000 in the Reference scenario.
- By 2020 job numbers reach over 1.5 million in both Energy [R]evolution scenarios, 300,000 more than in the Reference scenario.
- By 2030 job numbers climb slightly in the Energy [R]evolution scenario to nearly 1.7 million, (1.8 million in the advanced version) and reach nearly 1.5 million in the Reference scenario.
Table 6.10 shows the increase in job numbers under both Energy [R]evolution scenarios for each technology up to 2020 and up to 2030. Both scenarios show losses in coal generation, but these are outweighed by employment growth in renewable technologies and gas. Wind shows particularly strong growth in the both Energy [R]evolution scenarios by 2020, but by 2030 there is significant employment across a range of renewable technologies.
It is assumed that all manufacturing occurs within Africa, and therefore the amount of jobs in the renewable industry will increase to over 1 million in both Energy [R]evolution scenarios, almost half a million jobs more than in the Reference scenario.