African power masterplan shows extent of access and financing gaps

Initial projections from the African Union’s Continental Power System Master Plan show what an interconnected power market might look like, driven predominantly by renewable energy.

But the plan also sets out in stark relief the vast gap between current levels of supply and what is needed for universal electricity access to help raise economies out of poverty, write John Hamilton and Jon Marks in Nairobi.

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The Continental System Master Plan and its impact on African electricity supply industries forms a key focus of our 10th annual AIX: Power & Renewables meeting.

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Snapshot of the programme

Linking power markets will examine opportunities for private investment in transmission infrastructure; prospects for increased interconnection, harmonised regulations and regional transmission infrastructure; market structures and pricing to enhance regional power trade; and plans to build cross-border power interconnections

Developing the grid will look at what is required to achieve a low carbon power system, and how this can be implemented in the context of Africa’s developing power networks

Opening up traditional markets will focus on the future of wheeling, the proliferation of corporate PPAs and new-look business models attracting the next generation of private investment.

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