Eventi K.EY
  • Giovedì 23 Marzo 2023
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Memo
  • Sala Diotallevi 1 Hall Sud
  • inglese
  • francese, italiano

A cura di: RES4Africa Foundation, K.EY 

The population in Africa is rapidly growing and is estimated to represent a quarter of the global population by 2050. This, coupled with economic growth, will result in an inevitable increase in energy demand, which is estimated to be almost 30% higher in 2040 compared to today, while global demand will only increase by 10%. The energy needs of the African continent will be driven by rapid urbanization, industrial production, transportation, and construction.
Renewable energy sources are the solution for sustainability, technological development, and access to energy. The African continent has the enormous opportunity to bridge its energy gap through green energy, but this requires a process of innovation, centered around the needs of local communities. Another limitation on which action is needed concerns energy infrastructure, the quality of which will have to be improved, reducing waste and building a distribution network capable of meeting the population's growing need for energy. Energy storage systems are technologies that allow energy produced from renewable sources to be harvested for later release in a stable and constant manner and can make a significant contribution to the energy transition through increased security of supply for the African continent.
The panel aims to highlight how the African continent's energy transition represents a valuable investment and growth opportunity for companies, through actions aimed at reducing risks for investors, including through the creation of frameworks for private sector actors. Such actions, in synergy with the transfer of technology and knowledge to the African continent, can provide a greater driving force for a change that is taking its first steps, with a clear objective: to ensure Africa's energy security in the near future.


Ms C.Mahjoubi, RES4Africa

Keynote speeches from:
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development Republic of Cote D'Ivoire - Director Genral of Sustainable Development  - Gustave Aboua Phd.
Gestore Servizi Energetici (GSE) – Mr.A.Biancardi, Director of Department Studies, System Monitoring and International Relations
Juhudi Mashinani Org. Kenya – Dr. Philipp Bonhoeffer

Damiano Francovigh,
 Consigliere D’Ambasciata - Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale

The role of energy storage for a fast wind and solar PV scale up in Africa
Panel discussion

Mr. P. Cutrone, RES4Africa

Chambre Syndicale des Intégrateurs en Photovoltaïque Tunisia
(CSPV) – Mr.A. Kanzari, President
RINA– Mr. F. Mazzali, Global Storage Coordinator
Enel Green Power – Mr. G. Cicerani, Head of Business Development Energy Storage
FAAM – Mr. R.Vecchia, Commercial Director
IRESEN – Ms. S.Boudoudouh – Head of R&D and Innovation programs
IRESEN – Mr. M. O.Mghazli – Head of  Energy efficiency & Green buildings       
Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RECREEE) – Mr. K.Salmi, Energy Management Expert
Juhudi Mashinani Org. Kenya  - Mr. Francis Habara Moroto, Community liaison officer Northern Kenya