Africa’s economy is growing at an unprecedented speed. One of the core challenges, as African countries continue to grow and develop, is energy; meeting rising demand for power, transport and other uses in a way that is economically sustainable and safeguards livelihoods. Economic growth, changing lifestyles and the need for reliable modern energy access, is expected to require energy supply to be at least doubled by 2030. For electricity, it may even have to triple. Africa is richly endowed with renewable energy sources, and the time is right for sound planning to ensure the correct energy mix decisions made today, will shape the continent’s energy use for decades to come.
Powering Resilience With Renewables will take place on the 1st and 2nd September 2016 at the Headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, involving the very Ministers, Senior Government Officials, Utilities, NGOs, agencies and donors leading the nascent projects across the Energy Sector. These leaders will be highlighting and announcing fully-funded and ready-for-funding projects, in their respective countries, and making themselves available for high-level one-on-one matchmaking discussions with global operators, with the express aim of transforming Africa’s Power Resilience. [Read more]