AfIDA to host a panel discussion on Grid-based and distributed strategies to increase access in November 14, 2018 ‐ November 14, 2018 11:15 AM Tavern Room, , London View on Map Free

AfIDA to host a panel discussion on Grid-based and distributed strategies to increase access in Africa during the AIX Power and Renewables Exchange

-AfIDA Thought Leadership Series – Transmission privatisation in Africa has been negligible, and the private sector could play a vital role in financing, building, operating power transmission infrastructure in Africa through the Independent Power Transmission model (IPT). This AfIDA led session will discuss strategies to strengthen the grid and private sector solutions to help overcome transmission shortfalls.
Including analysis of:
  • Major plans for national grids;
  • Independent Power Transmission model (IPT) model- it has worked for Latin America, why not Africa? Panellists will discuss the World Bank’s recommended 10 steps needed to realise the potential of IPTs in Africa
  • cross-border interconnections – logical solutions dogged by mistrust?
  • the need for tariffs (or equivalent cash-flow) that reflect the cost of upgrading and building new T&D infrastructure.
  • How should existing grid networks, grid extension, grid edge and fully off-grid coexist?


Grid-based and distributed strategies to increase access


Panelists include

  • Oliver Andrews – Executive director and CIO, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
  • David Donaldson – Head, IFC Infraventures, Africa
  • Lazarus Angbazo – President & CEO, GE Nigeria
  • Chiedu Ugbo – Managing Director/CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company
  • Jonathan Amoako-Baah – Chief Executive of Ghana, Grid Company Ltd (GRIDCo)



For participation in the AfIDA Thought Leadership Series, please send your RSVP to:

Precious Nkandu:

AfIDA Members will receive a 25% percent discount on the conference registrations for both days.

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