Energy Storage is a Hot Topic at Africa Energy Indaba 2021

  • The role and impact of energy storage in Africa will come under the spotlight at the annual ‘Africa Energy Indaba 2021’ to be held virtually from March 1-5, 2021.
  • In the key focus session – ‘Is energy storage the key to energy access?’- the panel will discuss what technology is available to rapidly increase the acceptance of wind and solar energy resources as significant players at utility scale.

Energy storage, the capture of energy produced at one time for use at a later stage to reduce imbalances between energy demand and energy production, is high on the agenda for emerging economies.

Projects are under development in various parts of the world thanks to the reduction of the technology’s costs and its necessity to manage electricity networks and facilitate renewable energy growth.

From a south African perspective, based load supply is a priority in the 2000MW Risk Mitigation IPP Programme expected to be rolled out and commissioned before June 2022. How can solar and wind farm developers design their systems to include battery storage to compete with the likes of gas to energy technologies? This will be discuss at the Africa Energy Indaba 2021.

“Energy storage technologies are viewed as a potential game-changer for widespread adoption of renewable energy generation throughout Africa,” according to the organisers, Siyenza Events.

The Africa Energy Indaba is the definitive energy conference for Africa providing an annual programme that shapes energy policy for the African continent. 

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