Saturday, 17 June 2017

Next CEADIR Series on June 29: Investment Opportunities in Renewable Energy and Electric Grids in W. Africa


From: Joan Steiger <Joan_Steiger@abtassoc.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:58:47 +0000
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You're invited to join the CEADIR Discussion Series for its next webinar on June 29 at 9am EDT on "Investment Opportunities in Renewable Energy and Electric Grids in West Africa."<https://ceadirseries.adobeconnect.com/jun2017/event/registration.html?campaign-id=Climate-L>
Register and join us for an interesting discussion on opportunities for scaling up renewable energy use and mini-grids in West Africa.

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The CEADIR Series presents:
Investment Opportunities in Renewable Energy
and Electric Grids in West Africa <https://ceadirseries.adobeconnect.com/jun2017/event/registration.html?campaign-id=Climate-L>

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
9:00-10:00 AM (EDT)

Approximately 153 million people across West Africa have no access to electricity, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA<http://www.irena.org/DocumentDownloads/Publications/IRENA_Africa_2030_REmap_2015_low-res.pdf>, yet the region has abundant wind and solar energy investment opportunities and additional hydropower potential. The high costs of maintaining and expanding national grids open up market opportunities for renewable mini-grids. The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has set a target of an additional 60,000 mini-grids and 2.6 million stand-alone systems in the region serving 71.4 million people by 2020. ECOWAS has also set a target of developing 128,000 clean energy-powered mini-grids by 2030.

On June 29, 2017, the CEADIR Series will discuss opportunities for scaling up renewable energy use and mini-grids in West Africa during its next webinar-only event, "Investment Opportunities in Renewable Energy and Electric Grids in West Africa."<https://ceadirseries.adobeconnect.com/jun2017/event/registration.html?campaign-id=Climate-L>

Charles Ayenu, CEADIR's West Africa Regional Coordinator, will provide an overview of CEADIR's activities in West Africa, including the results of clean energy market assessments in seven countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal.

Hady Sherif, Director of Energy for the Millennium Challenge Account in Liberia, will discuss the Account's energy market development activities, including energy sector reforms, the rehabilitation of the Mt. Coffee hydropower project, and training to rebuild the country's power sector.

Chris Camponovo, Head of Business Development for Sparkmeter, will describe the company's work with electricity distribution companies and mini-grids in Nigeria using low-cost, pre-pay enabled, smart metering systems.

Andrew Reicher will present his perspective as a renewable energy investor in Africa on the challenges, opportunities, and actions to increase clean energy adoption.

Ned Hoyt, CEADIR's Activity Manager for West Africa, will moderate the discussion.

This webinar-only event will be available through Adobe Connect from 9-10am EDT on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Following the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel.

*Note: USAID personnel should use Internet Explorer to access the Adobe Connect platform.

About the CEADIR Series<https://www.climatelinks.org/resources/field_resource_type/video-recorded-webinar-1/field_resource_projects/climate-economic-analysis-development-investment-and-resilience-ceadir-234>
USAID's Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) activity hosts a monthly discussion series, Navigating the Climate Economy: Investing for Growth and Resilience.

This series presents the perspectives of experts in economic analysis, planning, policies, strategies, financing, and programming for climate change mitigation and adaptation, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable landscapes.
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Featured Speakers
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Charles Ayenu,
West Africa Regional
Coordinator
CEADIR
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Hady Sherif,
Director of Energy
Millennium Challenge
Account - Liberia
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Chris Camponovo,
Head of Business
Development
SparkMeter
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Andrew Reicher,
Independent Adviser
and Investor
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Ned Hoyt,
Activity Manager,
West Africa
CEADIR

















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