The practicalities of how African industry can best utilise captive power, co-generation & IPP's

Powering Africa: Captive Power, Co-generation and IPP Options (PA:CO)

State Strategies for Growth and Investment

The aim of PA:CO Growth and Investment Events is to share experiences of co-generation, captive power and IPPs, to discover the impact of these specific power resources on Africa’s industries. The erratic nature of power in Africa is detrimental to industrial productivity. Industries are faced with little option but to generate their own power, a cost-intensive solution with various constraints.

The application of co-generation is established internationally and holds several advantages in Africa predominantly for utilities and the steel, cement and confectionery industries. However, IPPs are the driving force of private sector investment in Africa’s power sector and contribute greatly to the continent’s generation capacity. Similarly, the establishment and development of these resources across Africa are faced with financial, regulatory and political constraints.

The PA:CO energy forum therefore aims to challenge the barriers, present opportunities and explore solutions for generating sustainable and reliable power to Africa’s industries.

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