Transmission Investment in the African Power Market

About this co-located event

One of the primary contributors to the ongoing challenges with energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa, where approximately half the population of 600 million lacks reliable access to electricity, is the lack of power transmission infrastructure.  The combined length of transmission lines in the 38 Sub-Saharan African countries with national grid is less than the domestic transmission network of Brazil alone.

To meet the challenge of new transmission infrastructure, the region will require at least $3.2–$4.3 billion per year in new investment until the year 2040. To address the long-standing financing gap for transmission infrastructure, Power Africa has developed the Understanding Power Transmission Financing handbook. This is the latest handbook in our acclaimed Understanding series, which has over 60,000 copies in print and has become a trusted resource for best practices on everything from power project contracts to project procurement. This new handbook captures the state of African utilities on transmission infrastructure and outlines options for accessing finance, including private-sector driven business models that can attract both financial capital and technical expertise. 

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Programme Overview

As part of its ongoing technical assistance efforts under Power Africa, CLDP is honoured to organise a special half-day session titled “Transmission Investment in the African Power Market” that will use the Understanding Power Transmission Financing handbook to drive a dialogue amongst key stakeholders on how to overcome the transmission infrastructure gap. The session will be held as an authorised side event of the Enlit Africa at Cape Town, South Africa on Friday, June 10, 2022.  

The program will include a facilitated deep dive discussion that will reveal the experiences and insights from international peer markets and landmark transition projects in the African market that informed the drafting of the handbook. It will also include practical case studies that demonstrate how to plan, procure, and finance transmission infrastructure with private sector participation. In addition to this knowledge sharing, the program will include breakout discussions and a networking session where participants from both the public and private sectors will be encouraged to share challenges and opportunities around the different models of both public and private financing of transmission lines.  

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Host Ministry

  • Mineral resources & energy

Host Utility

  • eskom-logo

Host City

  • City-of-Cape-Town

Platinum Sponsor

  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd
  • Gridspertise
  • SAP
  • Sulzer

Diamond Sponsor

  • General Electric

Gold Sponsor

  • Standard Bank

Silver Sponsor

  • G3-PLC
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Export Credit Insurance Corporation
  • IDC
  • Siemens
  • Megger

Registration Sponsor

  • SAP

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Prime Alliance
  • Eskom GC

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • IFC

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Initiate Supporting Partners

  • Sarebi