Africa Disruptors


15h45 to 17h00 – The Tavern Room

Africa Disruptors

Investment in technologies and other ‘disruptors’ that are changing the African energy landscape. This session will ask three key questions:

1) how are disruptive technologies impacting along the electricity value chain? – including the real, potential and hypothetical impact of storage, hybrid mobile phone towers, solar pumps for agriculture, off-grid solar for industry, and PAYG systems.

2) is the growth in embedded power and other independent solutions signalling a revolution driving industrial growth?

3) can mining and other industries develop suffcient generation and mini-grids to create a sustainable regional development? Do solar-diesel hybrid plants have long-term potential. How should best practices (including negotiating PPAs) be consolidated?

17h00 to 20h00 Evening reception in the Benjamin Franklin room