The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Future of Business Project in collaboration with Clarion Energy, have this week launched a report to support power and energy decision makers on their transitional paths.
The Scenarios Whitepaper titled Utilities in Africa 2018, is designed to assist industry executives in the strategic decision making process who are leading their organisations through the changing energy landscape.
African Utility Week programme director, Natalie Bacon, explains: "The future of power and energy in Africa is at a significant junction. African states and the power stakeholders operating within them realise that the impact of providing universal access to affordable energy will not only lead to accelerated economic development but significant social improvements.
"Yet, to achieve universal access executives have many strategic decisions ahead of them...The hitherto 'business as usual' of bulk energy production and distribution through coal-fired power business plans, centralised grids and public sector monopolies, is quickly coming under threat from new models of energy production and distribution."
Bacon noted that the scenarios outlined by GIBS Future of Business Project at the start of this whitepaper help utilities and the wider industry visualise what African utilities could look like in 2030 and try to answer the important question ‘how can utilities remain relevant, effective and lead the African energy revolution?’.