SRK Solution Will Help Energy Access in Southern Africa

Author(s): 
Darryll Kilian
Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
First presented: 
African Mining Brief
Type: 
Article
Category: 
Environmental/Social

A key obstacle to energy access in southern Africa is the quality of the existing power grids.

An Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) developed by SRK Consulting (South Africa) for the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) is being rolled out among Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries states to help accelerate priority electricity projects.

The framework, commissioned by the SAPP in 2016, will facilitate the screening of key power projects in line with lenders’requirements – in turn speeding up their implementation across the sub-continent.

A key obstacle to energy access in southern Africa is the quality of the existing power grids, which limit the ability of new power generation to be harnessed and distributed. The SAPP – which supplies electricity to consumers in 16 SAPP utilities and independent power producers (IPPs) – is busy improving these grids.

Acknowledged: African Mining Brief and Ambriefonline.com

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