Africa50’s MDs for Project Development and Infrastructure Investments provide thought leadership at the Africa Energy Festival
The Managing Director for Project Development at Africa50, Koffi Klousseh advocated for the adoption of asset recycling as a tool for governments to liberate capital for more investment in the transmission space. He made these submissions during a dialogue on Transforming and Digitizing Transmission and Distribution in Africa, at the Africa Energy Festival. He added that public private partnerships are also crucial to bridge the power transmission gap. Moderating a separate panel on Gas for Growth, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Investments Raza Hasnani remarked that Africa50 works alongside African governments on their infrastructure development plans. He said, Africa50 looks at what works in a specific country and focuses on educating the investment community on the importance of gas.
Transforming and Digitizing Transmission and Distribution
Transmission and distribution are critical for African energy development and need improvement across the continent. In recent years we have seen the growth of digitized solutions, promising increased efficiency and overall improvements. To what extent can the adoption of digital technologies contribute to improving energy transmission and distribution in Africa, or are there more fundamental challenges that need to be overcome first?
Digital Dialogue: Gas for Growth
Gas on the continent is at a precarious stage because of the abundance of discoveries but lack of development, low hydrocarbon prices, competition with renewable energy, and an increasing need for companies to consider climate change. How can maximizing the undeveloped resources on the continent support African countries’ electrification, economic growth, and social development?