Uncovering Africa’s Renewable Power Potential

African countries are amongst the hardest hit by climate change despite only emitting less than 3% of the world’s energy related CO2.

With COP27 taking place in Egypt last year, a global focus was laid onto this continent and reports on its energy future have been increasing. With powerful modelling and simulation tools, such as Energy Exemplar’s PLEXOS, scenarios can be modelled to gain a better understanding of what this future could look like. 

Wärtsilä’s report ‘Pathways for Africa’s Energy Future’, produced in anticipation of COP27, used PLEXOS to model the power systems of three African countries, Nigeria, South Africa, and Mozambique. The main findings show that Africa has the potential to become a leader in renewable generation and “leapfrogging” developed nations. 

In this on-demand webinar:

  • Wärtsilä discussed the methodology and results of their report on Nigeria and required future steps (climate finance, planning, system reforms).
  • Energy Exemplar extended on how key topics across Africa, such as market liberalisation, increased interconnection, and hydrogen transition can be studied using their PLEXOS software and African energy market data models.

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