JOHANNESBURG - An Africa energy conference next February will discuss international climate change policies that are transforming the industry and renewable energy implementation on the continent, organisers said on Monday.
"The role of renewable power in meeting Africa’s energy needs will form a focal point of the 11th African Energy Indaba which has proven to be the continent’s leading energy summit," a statement said.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is prioritising five elements to fast-track the continent's economic transformation and has implemented an energy strategy which intends to ensure that the resource is more accessible, affordable, reliable and efficient.
Africa’s potential energy generation capacity is up to 1.2 terawatts excluding solar and above 10 terawatts including solar.
By 2040, it is expected that over 25 percent of the region's total energy will be derived from geothermal, hydro, solar and wind.