African Utility Week: SA identified as one of the clean power hotspots

Victoria Cuming, head of policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, will be taking part in the 2016 African Utility Week, taking place at CTICC from 17 - 19 May.

Cuming will be addressing attendees at the Clean Power Africa conference. Her speech will focus on the next potential hotspots for Clean Power.

Talking to CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson, Cuming says South Africa is one of the clean power hotspots in Sub-Saharan Africa

Listen to the full conversation below:

One of the reasons it is a hotspot is because it has a solid and stable policy in its auction program to incentivise renewable energy.

Victoria Cuming, head of policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Bloomberg New Energy Finance

She says South Africa has seen a significant amount of clean energy investments over the last few years.

When we are assessing potential hotspots, we look at things like policy, up take risk as to who is going to buy the power and how reliable they are …

Victoria Cuming, head of policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Cuming further mentioned that they’ve also identified a few hotspots in East and West Africa.


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