ENERGIA EXPO: Ivory Coast’s green energy market will open in Abidjan

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ENERGIA EXPO: Ivory Coast's green energy market will open in Abidjan© Inge Hogenbij/Shutterstock

The Energy, Electricity and Energy Efficiency Exhibition (Energia Expo) will take place from the 10th to the 12th of April 2019 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on the theme of “renewable energies”. The event will bring together stakeholders in the energy sector in the country and foreign countries to present the offers and challenges related to the electricity sector in Ivory Coast.

The very first edition of Energia Expo, which will open its doors on April 10, 2019 in Abidjan, is organised by Clarti Sarl, a company specialised in the promotion of renewable energies.

For three days, Energia Expo will offer participants B-to-B exchanges, thematic conferences and workshops. The conferences will address topics related to electricity production from biomass and sunlight; as well as issues related to energy efficiency and the thorny issue of financing renewable energy projects. They will also discuss street lighting and rural electrification from solar energy. They will also analyse renewable energy as an option to close the energy gap in the health, education and agriculture sectors.

Enabling Ivory Coast to make a successful energy transition

The purpose of the Show is to help Ivory Coast succeed in the energy transition it began a few years ago. In 2018, the country consumed barely one megawatt of solar energy, while it says it wants to reach 11% of the consumption from renewable energy in 2020 and 42% in 2030. Currently, 75% of the country’s electricity supply is provided by thermal energy and the majority of the rest comes from hydroelectric dams. The country wants to reach an energy production of 4000 MW by 2030.

The international exhibition Energia Expo will be a meeting platform for actors of the energy value chain, the government, consumers and institutions. For this pilot edition, participants will focus on policies and strategies to develop the potential for green energy production. They will also have to find ways to promote its consumption to Ivorian households and businesses. It will also be a way to give visibility to local producers and the services they offer.

Luchelle Feukeng


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