PANEL DISCUSSION: The Role of Gas in Southern Africa’s Energy Mix

Southern Africa's energy transition hinges on finding the right balance between energy security and clean energy goals (and availability for financing gas ambitions). This session will explore the role of natural gas and highlight generation plans. Panellists will discuss recent plans, the expertise needed to meet upcoming gas-to-power projects. They will also weigh-in on what infrastructure is required to accelerate gas-powered generation.  We'll also analyse the economic impact of gas to power across industries. A key part of this discussion will highlight innovation in finance with a special mention on the role of mezzanine finance and how can we accelerate access to capital that will allow positive market movements.  

•    What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of using gas as a fuel source? 
•    What are the opportunities and challenges for regional cooperation on gas development and utilisation 
•    How will gas fit into Southern Africa's energy transition and efforts to restore energy security? 
•    Which gas-to-power project bid windows are open and are there any more gas-to-power projects in the works?  
•    How can gas help Southern Africa achieve its decarbonization goals?  
•    How can we ensure that gas development aligns with Africa's climate goals and sustainable development objectives? 
 


Thursday 10 October 10:30 - 11:15 Energy Stage

Africa's Energy Mix & Clean Energy Future

Add to calendar 10/10/2024 10:30 10/10/2024 11:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Role of Gas in Southern Africa’s Energy Mix Southern Africa's energy transition hinges on finding the right balance between energy security and clean energy goals (and availability for financing gas ambitions). This session will explore the role of natural gas and highlight generation plans. Panellists will discuss recent plans, the expertise needed to meet upcoming gas-to-power projects. They will also weigh-in on what infrastructure is required to accelerate gas-powered generation.  We'll also analyse the economic impact of gas to power across industries. A key part of this discussion will highlight innovation in finance with a special mention on the role of mezzanine finance and how can we accelerate access to capital that will allow positive market movements.  

•    What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of using gas as a fuel source? 
•    What are the opportunities and challenges for regional cooperation on gas development and utilisation 
•    How will gas fit into Southern Africa's energy transition and efforts to restore energy security? 
•    Which gas-to-power project bid windows are open and are there any more gas-to-power projects in the works?  
•    How can gas help Southern Africa achieve its decarbonization goals?  
•    How can we ensure that gas development aligns with Africa's climate goals and sustainable development objectives? 
 
Energy Stage Africa/Johannesburg
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