||Powerelec Ghana 2017, the international tradeshow and conference on power generation, electricals and Industrial electronics will showcase the potential of Ghana's power sector and bring together international suppliers from across the world to Ghana. The show brings together key decision makers from the government and corporate sectors and is the ideal platform for consultants and manufacturers keen to enter the thriving Ghanaian power market and is held under the patronage of the Government of Ghana.
Africa currently has 147 GW of installed capacity, a level comparable to the capacity China installs in one or two years. Average per capita electricity consumption in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) is just 153 kWh/year. This is one-fourth of the consumption in India and just 6% of the global average. To meet its growing demand Africa has an urgent need to raise the level of investment in its power sector. Region requirements are set for 250 GW of capacity between now and 2030. Ghana is better off, comparing to Region’s average where over 75% population has access to electricity. Still the current capacity to needs to double as the demand is growing over 12% per annum.
Needless to over emphasize, there is a huge scope in the power sector in West African region and Powerelec Ghana 2017 offers you a unique opportunity to interface with the entire spectrum of top decision makers under one roof. Given the pressing need for investment, the government is already turning towards the private sector for financing, ownership and management of facilities.
Opportunities are coming up in reducing system losses and improving efficiencies in generation, transmission and distribution, including next-gen generation technologies, improved transmission systems, superconducting materials, development of energy infrastructure as well as demand side management (DSM) measures to improve last mile efficiency.
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