Around the regions | Unlocking Africa
GWEC'S GLOBAL MARKETS THEATRE AT WINDENERGY HAMBURG
In 2021, the African Region recorded its best year ever, for the second year in a row. In total, 14 GW of new capacity is expected to be added in Africa/Middle East in the next five years (2022-2026), which is primarily driven by growth from South Africa (5.4 GW), Egypt (2.2 GW) and Morocco (1.8 GW) in Africa, and Saudi Arabia (1.3 GW) in the Middle East.
While wind is expected to play a role in Africa’s energy mix of the future, there are still a number of questions that the industry needs to work through.
In this session, a panel of experts with interest in projects in Africa and the Middle East will tackle the big industry questions, like: How much wind power does Africa need and want? How can international partners play a part? How are EU investments being channelled in to Africa’s energy projects? What role will climate change play in driving wind power’s growth in Africa? Is there a need for utility scale generation? How does the industry juxtapose this scale with off-grid or small scale wind power? And much more.