Survey: Commercial and Industrial Applications for Renewables and Energy Storage in Africa

Commercial and industrial off-takers might become a main driver for the energy transition in Africa. THEnergy is at the moment conducting a survey in this attractive market segment to provide detailed insights.

Around the world, more and more commercial and industrial off-takers integrate renewable energy solutions for powering their sites. Different business models can be observed: onsite renewable energy generation or supply through the grid. Companies often have the choice of investing their own capital or buying the electricity from an independent power producer. In hybrid projects, renewables will reduce the consumption of diesel or heavy fuel oil. We see renewable energy projects in numerous sectors such as mining, cement, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), food and beverages, telecommunications / telecom, agribusiness / agriculture, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastics and rubber, wood processing, textile and garments, refineries, banking (such as ATMs), petrol service stations / filling stations, data centers, real estate, shopping centers, and hospitality such as hotels, island resorts, restaurants, or safari lodges.

In Africa, the potential for renewables in the commercial and industrial segment is huge. Some of the flagship renewable energy projects in Africa rely on commercial or industrial off-take:

  • Iamgold (Burkina Faso)
  • Nevsun (Eritrea)
  • B2Gold (Namibia)
  • Ohorongo Cement (Namibia)
  • Namibia Breweries (Namibia)
  • London Distillers (Kenya)
  • Northern Noodles Ltd. (Nigeria)
  • Orange (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Ecobank ATMs (Ghana)
  • Garden City Mall (Kenya)
  • Mall of Africa (South Africa)
  • Unilever (Kenya)
  • Coca Cola (South Africa)

just to name a few.

 

The objective of the study is to enquire about the drivers of renewable energy adoption in the commercial and industrial segment in Africa. What are the bottlenecks? What could speeding up the development? What are regulatory requirements? We will also have a look beyond renewables and analyse energy storage solutions.

 

We are still looking for commercial and industrial offtakers to participate in the survey. As an incentive, we will share the results with those we select for the survey. You will even have the opportunity to ask questions in an exclusive conference call. Are you interested in which direction your industry is developing? Participating in our study is also an easy way of supporting renewable energy deployment in Africa! Contact us under info@th-energy.net to participate. The phone interview will only take 15-20 minutes.

 

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