Live Green with Renewable Energy
Discuss the renewable energy sector of the Sub-Saharan Africa at 2nd Annual Power Tech Africa in January, 2018 at Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi - Kenya.
September 12, 2017 (FPRC) -- In a region like sub-Saharan Africa where, 600 million people lack access to electricity, clean renewable energy has the potential to greatly boost the quality of life, economic development as well as environmental sustainability. Various developing nations are investing in renewable energy. Global investment in renewable has hit $285.9 billion in 2015, but more remains to be done to satisfy the needs of the ever growing population.
Kenya with its robust support framework has a significant potential to become a hub for renewable in the Africa region. While energy affordability is becoming an increasingly major political issue, the emerging markets are becoming increasingly alluring to renewable energy investors looking for stable policy environments. Despite Kenya’s power sector growing consistently, power sector of the country is facing several hindrances in fulfilling the power generation needs which in turn is impacting the country's economy and investing opportunities for other countries.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), almost one billion Africans will gain access to electricity by 2040. In its first Africa Energy Outlook, the IEA said grid-linked power generation was set to quadruple between 2020 and 2040, but noted that was from a low base of 90 gigawatts (GW) today.
“Solar is cost effective right now. When you consider the cost to our health from air pollution, solar is just as competitive as any other energy source.” – Thomas P. Kay
With effective power generation and distribution having been identified as a critical component of Africa’s economic growth, sector stakeholders will participate in Bricsa Consulting’s 2nd Annual Power Tech Africa conference, at Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi, Kenya on 22nd-23rd January 2018.
With a successful 1st edition of this conference behind us, Bricsa Consulting is brings this 2nd edition where new and challenging topics to discuss and debate on. The 2nd Annual Power Tech Africa conference review the new challenges faced by the ever growing population of the continent in obtaining a steady electrical supply, especially in the rural regions of the continent.
Focusing on community scale projects and innovation in the sectors of renewables, future technology, micro grids, energy efficiency as well as energy storage, 2nd Annual Power Tech Africa will discuss the latest technology, practical solutions and examples from successful community and commercial projects. Identifying the effects on African economies due to the current scenario and an insight of the Institutional framework of the power sector will be some of the key topics open to discussion.
In addition, the role of FDI policies in operating the power system in eastern African region, along with Solar Energy, Wind Energy and Hybrid Energy as renewable source of energy will be explored. Sub-Saharan Africa will gradually see a growth in the use of Renewable Energy such as Solar, Wind, Geo-thermal, Petroleum, etc. Thus, discussions regarding the funding regarding various types of Renewable Energy generation will be a primary focus of the conference.
Discussion on the above topic will not only help in better understanding of the power sector in the sub-Saharan region, it will also provide the best platform to the solution providers who can showcase their products and services at the conference. Thus, 2nd Annual Power Tech Africa will provide its attendees with an in-depth knowledge regarding the Renewable Energy sector and the new renewable energy production sources in the Sub-Saharan African region.
Send an email to Jigisha Vasa of Bricsa Consulting Pvt. Ltd.