Energy storage: the cornerstone of a successful energy transition?

07 Jun 2022
Hub 4

• What policies do we lobby for first?
• Repurposing batteries for second-life techniques such as ancillary services – are we there yet?
• Beyond using it for power generation, can the African utility use energy storage systems for grid stability or site resilience right now?
• What kind of alternative energy storage solutions other than batteries make sense for the energy sector right now?


  • Frederic Verdol, Senior Power Engineer, The World Bank, South Africa
  • Senior representative, Power Africa, United States*
  • Peter Langley, Chief consultant, Eskom, South Africa
Frederic Verdol, Senior Power Engineer - World Bank