GWEC, as the voice for the global wind energy industry, has formed a Task Force to support growth opportunities for wind energy on the African continent. The Task Force is composed of leading wind energy companies active in the African market as well as associations and institutions such as the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) and RES4Africa With a focus on the Sub-Saharan markets, especially South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania, this Task Force provides input to institutional stakeholders to create a deeper understanding of the potential of wind energy in Africa.

The Africa Handbook is part of this effort. This handbook is a lobbying tool for corporates and government authorities alike to learn more about the potential and the challenges for wind energy in the African continent. The handbook is based on the experience, knowledge and insights of GWEC’s Africa Task Force members. Examples found inside this handbook are from African markets, but also other wind markets in the world, since the challenges and questions at hand are global in nature. However, answers to these challenges and questions can only be meaningful if applied to the specific context of individual markets.

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INTRODUCTION

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POLICY FRAMEWORKS

Strong government support and policy frameworks are key to pave the way for the development of cost-competitive renewable energy markets.

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INVESTMENTS IN TRANSMISSION SOLUTIONS

Transmission infrastructure is essential to ensure that clean energy reaches those who need it most to power economic development.

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ATTRACTIVE FRAMEWORKS FOR PRIVATE INVESTMENT

Private sector investments are essential to unlocking Africa’s largely untapped renewables potential by taking the financial burden away from governments & consumers.

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DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL VALUE CHAINS

The ultimate goal of both the public and private sector should be to develop long-term economic and industrial growth through a resilient local value chain that will then trigger sustainable socio-economic development.

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INTEGRATION OF WIND IN ENERGY MARKETS

System operators and power sector ruling institutions are showing increasing concerns for renewables system integration and power system flexibility. Addressing those issues is fundamental to ensure an effective renewable penetration and fully exploit the benefits of growing shares of RES.

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HYBRID SOLUTIONS

Renewable hybrids enable us to significantly increase the usage of renewable energy in a grid system and are therefore a leading solution to achieve the leapfrogging of the renewable energy in Africa.

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PPA BANKABILITY

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Karin Ohlenforst

Director of Marketing Intelligence
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Jon Lezamiz

Chair of Africa Task Force 
African Market Development Director, Siemens Gamesa
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