CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: Gas-to-Power: Unlocking Africa’s Potential

Africa‘s proven reserves of natural gas offer a tremendous opportunity to generate baseload electricity that can be reliable, affordable and cleaner than other alternatives such as coal, diesel or heavy fuel oil. However, gas-to-power remains a North African story with significant undeveloped potential in sub-Saharan Africa.

What are the risks associated with gas-to-power projects in Africa and how can stakeholders work together to unlock the potential of the sector to support Africa‘s energy transformation? This session explores the dynamics of gas-to-power in Africa from a both a switching and greenfield investment opportunity.

• The role of gas in Africa's energy mix: what is the potential of gas for baseload power generation and grid stability?

• Infrastructure development for gas-to-power projects: what strategies can we adopt to build pipelines and power plants across Africa?

• Financing gas projects in a carbon-constrained world: how can we addressing the challenges of attracting investment for gas projects in a climate-conscious era?

• Leveraging gas for renewable energy integration: Exploring how gas can support the integration of intermittent energies.


Tuesday 08 October 15:00 - 15:45 Plenary Stage

Gas Forum

Add to calendar 10/08/2024 15:00 10/08/2024 15:45 CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: Gas-to-Power: Unlocking Africa’s Potential

Africa‘s proven reserves of natural gas offer a tremendous opportunity to generate baseload electricity that can be reliable, affordable and cleaner than other alternatives such as coal, diesel or heavy fuel oil. However, gas-to-power remains a North African story with significant undeveloped potential in sub-Saharan Africa.

What are the risks associated with gas-to-power projects in Africa and how can stakeholders work together to unlock the potential of the sector to support Africa‘s energy transformation? This session explores the dynamics of gas-to-power in Africa from a both a switching and greenfield investment opportunity.

• The role of gas in Africa's energy mix: what is the potential of gas for baseload power generation and grid stability?

• Infrastructure development for gas-to-power projects: what strategies can we adopt to build pipelines and power plants across Africa?

• Financing gas projects in a carbon-constrained world: how can we addressing the challenges of attracting investment for gas projects in a climate-conscious era?

• Leveraging gas for renewable energy integration: Exploring how gas can support the integration of intermittent energies.

Plenary Stage Africa/Johannesburg
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