• BG supports the development of renewable energy in Africa
  • BG supports the development of renewable energy in Africa
  • BG supports the development of renewable energy in Africa
  • BG supports the development of renewable energy in Africa

BG supports the development of renewable energy in Africa

Published on 27.04.2017

BG was among the companies present at the last AFRICA 2017 international conference. Organised by Hydropower & Dams in Marrakech from March 10 to 14, the event attracted some 700 people, including attendees from 31 African countries. BG held a joint stand with SolarHydroWatt, its Cameroonian partner, and presented the challenges of developing small hydropower plants in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Kingdom of Morocco has made water management a priority and is strongly committed to developing renewable energy, with a goal of covering 40% of its electricity needs from renewable resources by 2020. Hydropower plays an important role, with an installed capacity of 1,300 MW in pure hydropower and 464 MW in pumped storage plants.

BG is committed to developing renewable energy to help electrify Africa, where some 620 million people are not connected to the power grid. To this end, we participated in the AFRICA CEO Forum on March 20 and 21, a sort of "DAVOS" for Africa. At the forum, BG met with officials from various governments (including Cameroon, which is already a partner), representatives from the financial sector, as well as new potential partners.

Access to electricity is a key driver of socio-economic growth in a country. Power is needed to create jobs, process raw materials and facilitate access to education and health. BG is proud to be involved in the development of renewable energy in Africa, especially in hydropower production as well as biomass, solar energy and mini-grid projects.

Find out more:

  • New Report "Lights, Power, Action" von Africa Progress Panel chaired by Kofi Annan:

http://www.africaprogresspanel.org/policy-papers/lights-power-action-electrifying-africa/

 

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