MFC Nyetaa

Mali-Folkecenter
Inspiration - Innovation - Sustainability

The importance
of Renewable Energy
for African economic growth

THE AFRICAN GROWTH CONTEXT

Delivery of this growth requires Reneawabnle Energy as a sutainable
driver

AFRICA ENERGY LANDSCAPE: PRESENT
Population (M
people)

GDP (Billion
$/Year)

Access to energy
(%/population)

Electricity
(kWh/capita)

North Africa

175

1936

98%

1574

West Africa

327

1310

47%

188

East Africa

303

646

23%

91

Central Africa

115

227

25%

167

Southern Africa

177

1100

43%

2061

Source: IRENA– Africa 2030: Africa renewable energy future, statistique 2013

AFRICA RENEWABLE: 2030
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT OPTION
Capacity
GW

Main sources

North Africa

120

Wind, CSP

West Africa

30

Biomass, Hydro, solar PV

East Africa

40

Hydro, wind, geothermal

Central Africa

20

Biomass, Solar PV

Southern Africa

90

Hydro, Solar PV, Wind

What are we doing with
communities?

Inspiration - Innovation - Sustainability

What are we doing?

Challenges for Africa’s emerging solar
hybrid rural electrification sector
• Financial sustainability of systems
 Client management
 System management

• Transfer of technical know how for long term
O&M
MFC medium RE hybrid

system in Massigui

Inspiration - Innovation - Sustainability

Ibrahim explains the inverters to visitorsto the village of Manankoro
(55kWp)

Inspiration - Innovation - Sustainability

Mini RE system
domestic users for education

Medium RE system: productive user
Creates new income new jobs and economic growgth
Inspiration - Innovation - Sustainability

Inspiration - Innovation - Sustainability

Medium RE system: streetlighting improves security
in Garalo

CHALLENGES

Africa is expecting a spectacular boom of investment in Renewable energy technologies;

Money will come mainly from foreign investors

How to ensure local ownership and local contain in order to secure this investment after
installations?

How to build local capacity both at policy level and technical (practical) levels in order to
enable environment and ensure creation of local job?

Africa huge potential and demand for modern renewable energy must benefit both African
local communities, governments and foreign investors in order to be sustainable

Renewable energy is decentralised by nature and must contribute to local development!

Local communities must benefit contrary to what happen with power project!

Thank you,
Awnité, Merci

CONTACT
Ibrahim Togola
Mali-Folkecenter Nyetaa
Faladié SEMA
Rue 800, Porte 1293
BP E4211
Bamako
République du Mali
T.: +223 2020 0617
F.: +223 2020 0618

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