Examining grid and storage issues in Africa today

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22 September 2020 to 22 September 2020


The 7th AIX: Power & Renewables is a series of meetings held in a virtual environment, with live streaming, fringe events, an online exhibition and networking opportunities.

The online meetings will continue to be held under the Chatham House Rule and structured  round panelled discussions.

12h00 to 13h30

Grid strategies

Examining key institutional themes for grid operations.

  • Governance model: unbundling vs vertical integration
  • Tariff structure: cost reflectiveness and funding models
  • Privatisation: lessons learned from various experiences across the continent
  • Grid upgrades: perspectives from the private sector, C&I customers and transmission operators
  • Balancing the grid: how best to respond to new challenges and opportunities in maintaining grid stability


Online networking

Send a message, schedule a meeting or initiate a call

14h00 to 15h30

Storage strategies

The session will focus on issues around storage as they impact on African electricity supply and other industries.

  • Examining the solar-plus-storage model and opportunities for investment
  • Recent tenders and best practices from around the world and African case studies
  • Understanding the technologies, costs and applications for storage
  •  Who is financing storage? What are their conditions, restrictions and main concerns?


Satellite sessions

We plan to run several grid and storage focused roundtables in partnership with speakers and sponsors, including:

  • Best practices in renewable energy sources integration
  • What are the different peaking options?
  • Energy management and peak shaving – including time- shift of renewables
  • Synergies between storage, conventional power and emergency power solutions


Other meetings in the series

East Africa’s strategic direction

Focus on Africa’s power sector transformation

Key challenges facing the ‘IPP model’

Financing options for the electricity supply industry

Off-grid solutions – their expansion and financing


Book online or contact Lauren Andrews for further details

T: +44 (0) 1424 721667
w: africa-investment-exchange.com



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