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Interconnections key to energy security


Issue 324 - 27 May 2016
The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP)’s 2020 Political Targets call on Africa and the EU to take joint action to improve energy security by doubling the capacity of cross-border electricity interconnections within Africa and with Europe, and doubling the use of natural gas in Africa and of African gas exports to Europe by building natural gas infrastructure, notably to bring currently flared gas to market. The Second Stakeholder Meeting’s energy security session, in Milan on 17 May, focused on electricity interconnections, where much is expected from projects that have dragged on. However, significant progress is expected in cross-border trading in the period to 2020, notably in East Africa.

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