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Roundtable 5 May: Options for gas utilisation in Africa

Webinar broadcast date: Wednesday 5 May 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

12h00 GMT | 13h00 London | 13h00 Lagos | 14h00 Johannesburg | 15h00 Nairobi

Though countries across Africa are exploring ways to exploit their own gas assets the continent remains the globe’s lowest consumer of gasIntegrating gas into the domestic renewables energy sector is an ongoing quest that competes with gas exploration for export purposes.  

South Africa’s DMRE issued a Request For Information (RFI) to possibly develop a gas-to-power programme and the country’s Integrated Resources Plan makes provision for new electricity to be generated from gas. Plus, the demand for power generation is predicted to rise with new power stations. 

These plans are not yet set in stone though. So, the question remains, what are the different options available for gas utilisation in Africa? What can South Africa’s nascent plans teach the rest of the continent about the way to go and more importantly, what can the country learn from the continent? 

This roundtable will delve into:

  • Creating the supporting legislation and policy 
  • Short term procurement for emergency use 
  • Long term provision through the retrofitting of power stations  
  • What are the options for gas utilisation in Africa which are not hype but already happening?

Moderator: Claire Volkwyn, head of content, Enlit Africa 

Expert Speakers:

  • Meike Wetsch, programme manager, Coega Development Corporation, South Africa
  • Jabulani Sithole, executive manager: oil and gas business infrastructure development, Transnet, South Africa
  • Christoph Reimnitz, chair: LPG to Power group, The World LPG Association, France
  • Zeynep Harezi, Managing Director, Karpowership, Turkey
Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith is a conference producer for Clarion Events Africa.