The conference will enable discussion and rigorous debate to identify solutions to expedite adequate energy generation across Africa.
Day 1 of the conference underscores the theme of the day, The Great Awakening for the African Energy Sector. The opening plenary panel will critically assess the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic by providing innovative energy options that will facilitate accessible, reliable and affordable energy to the entire continent. The panel will further elaborate on Africa's energy vision and the driving elements and factors over the next 25 years.
A look at Africa's potential to create an energy policy that encompasses a low carbon future and how policies promoting energy transition and involving the support mechanisms of micro-and mega-business can help build more sustainable communities through the integration of free trade and cross-border services.
The rapid advancement of energy technology paves the way for new energy providers to compete and decentralise with existing energy providers. Likewise, consumers can consider off-grid solutions and concomitant energy self-sufficiency.
Explores Africa's substantial investment needs while striving to strike a balance between the continent's low ability to repay loans, high funding, and investment risk levels. To attain investment readiness and for monetary resources to flow to Africa to enable energy businesses to prosper, the discussion needs to address these and other critical factors.
In tandem, this analysis needs to include funders' and investors' continually fluctuating expectations and criteria. The global economic crisis experienced by Covid-19 has resulted in a considerable drop in oil prices, with long-term forecasts of a structural oil price collapse.
The three conference days cover many other illuminating topics, embodying the pertinent themes that ultimately symbolise the surge towards African energy freedom. The virtual conference and the physical exhibition at the CTICC will include networking and B2B meetings.