Plenary Panel Discussions That You Can’t Afford to Miss

Re-Positioning Africa’s Energy Sector to Deliver Prosperity

There is just over a month to go until the 13th Africa Energy Indaba! With a host of Side Events including the Africa Gas Forum and the IPP & PPA Conference, the event is set to provide you with quality insights into the African energy sector. Some of the key panels include:

Disruption owing to the COVID-19 pandemic has presented Africa with the opportunity to review, innovate and restructure its energy landscape. Notably, clean energy and the innovative technologies accompanying it, represent a catalyst for the continent’s economic recovery from the pandemic. Further, employment of smart solutions will ensure reliable, sustainable and cost-effective electricity in the years to come, thereby ramping up Africa’s post-pandemic recovery and transforming the crisis into an opportunity to create a sustainable, inclusive, resilient, just and resource-efficient society.

•  Chair: Sean Cleary, Chairman, Strategic Concepts
•  Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General, World Energy Council
•  Andre de Ruyter, Group Chief Executive, Eskom SOC Holdings
•  Dr Daniel Schroth, Director of Renewable Energy Department, AfDB

Is Energy storage the key to Energy access?

Over 645 million Africans have no access to electricity. Given that the service delivery of conventional models is too slow, we need to identify more efficient opportunities to enable universal electricity access such as energy storage solutions. Energy storage coupled with renewable energy ensures the total output is far less intermittent, thereby solving balancing and system reliability concerns. Furthermore, energy storage remains a flexible, scalable and efficient solution.

•  Chair: Dr Clinton Carter-Brown, Energy Centre Manager, CSIR
•  Eng Ziria Waako, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda
•  Lucy Chege, Head – Energy, Environment & ICT, DBSA
•  Dr Jarrad Wright, Energy Centre: Principal Researcher, CSIR

Location: Virtual

Dates: March 1, 2021 - March 5, 2021