Africa: Power to the people
Power & Renewables
The challenges facing sub-Saharan African power are well known: access, reliability, delivered cost, and sources of funding. Overlaying these fundamentals are the pressures and opportunities associated with the global energy transition. The combination makes for complicated choices in investments and trade-offs for priorities between generation from fossil fuels, large-scale hydro and other renewables, transmission reinforcement and off-grid/captive solutions, fossil plant upgrades or retirements, and site re-purposing; national supply security and regional interconnected trade; and the market models needed to underpin them. How are key African stakeholders weighing these challenges? How could their decisions align or differ from what is happening in other more-developed regions?