23 February 2022

Understanding independent power production value chains and entrepreneurial opportunities.

In this webinar we explored electricity markets in Angola and DRC and the opportunities they present.

Public policies, economics, and technological innovations are driving the rapid rate of change in the electric power system. The power system advances toward the goal of supplying reliable electricity from increasingly clean and inexpensive resources. The electrical power system has transitioned to the new two-way power flow system with a fast rate and continues to move forward.

Transition

Our presenters from Angola’S RNT and DRC’s SNEL gave insightful presentations on how their markets are transitioning to modern energy systems.

In response to the global call for a Just Energy Transition and the chronic energy supply challenges in South Africa, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy gazetted the Amended Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006, to increase the threshold for embedded generation from the current 1Megawatt (MW) to 100 MW without the need for a license.

This policy change is progressive and will see private generators usurping even the sale of the REIPPPP across productive sectors.

Approximately 136 000 of Eskom’s large power users will be exploring solutions from IPPs in the market.

However there is no compact with government and civil society on the country’s socio economic development:

  •  Black ownership
  •  Women ownership
  •  Black management
  •  Youth participation
  •  People living with disabilities

This is happening when South Africa has an influx of international large project developer with strong balance sheets and access to funding and a very low and poor appetite for socio economic development. The CEO of Jeka Resources, Mr Thembani Marhanele presented how aspiring energy project developers can start small and grow their balance sheet.

He presented entrepreneurial opportunities within the value chain of energy project development that entrepreneurs can pursue as entry points to participate in the sector.

Invest time to study the presentations.

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Watch our webinar and download presentations shared by speakers:

AWEaP: African Women in Energy and Power

MS. BERTHA DLAMINI

Founding President

Rockwell Automation

Gold Sponsor

MS. DEVENDREE ANKIAH

End User Account Manager

–  Western Cape

RNT EP,

Angola

MS. FRANCISCA DA CUNHA PEREIRA

Head of Project Management Department

SNEL,

DRC

MRS. CHARLOTTE KISEME

Coordinator: Task Force Prepaid Meter Installation Projects

Jeka Energy,

South Africa

MR. THEMBANI MARHANELE

CEO

Globeleq,
South Africa

MS. THANDEKA HLENGIWE RADEBE 

Economic Development Director

Sustain Solar –
Sustainable Solar Systems (Pty) Ltd.

MS. GRACIA MUNGANGA  

Chief Operating Officer

Aleng Group,

DRC

MS. ANGELIQUE PALMI 

Technical Director and Owner

We encourage you to do the following:

  1. Visit our YouTube channel
  2. Watch previous webinars
  3. Take notes from the presentations given
  4. Note the tips shared on how you can gain entry into the energy and power sector as an entrepreneur
  5. Note programmes in place to address some of the barriers:
    1. Access to market
    2. Access to skills development
    3. Access to finance
    4. Access to technology
  6. Download presentations and listen to the recorded webinar again
  7. Follow through by: visiting websites and taking the initiative to build the network necessary to enable your participation.

Inspiration

KenGen
"Africa needs baseload power to drive industrial growth, but it must also take advantage of the emerging technologies, innovations and business models in the off-grid systems to accelerate access to lighting for millions of Africans"

Mr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank Group

"In addition to being smart, socially just power systems are required in sub-Saharan Africa in order to guarantee access to modern energy services without marginalizing the poor"

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