TENTH AFRICAN OIL & GAS TRADE AND FINANCE CONFERENCE. El Aurassi Hotel, Algiers 2-5 April 2006 Regional Energy Integration in Africa – An Input from WEC By Michel Claude LOKOLO Ministry of Energy - CAMEROON. NOT AN OFFICIAL UNCTAD RECORD. About WEC. WEC - World Energy Council
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El Aurassi Hotel, Algiers
2-5 April 2006
Regional Energy Integration
in Africa – An Input from WEC
Michel Claude LOKOLO
Ministry of Energy - CAMEROON
NOT AN OFFICIAL UNCTAD RECORD
WEC - World Energy Council
World 1640 koe/cap
World 2326 kWh/cap
WEC in its regional programme in Africa has pushed further the work initiated by the AfDB - In two phases.
Phase One of WEC’s study has shown that:
Phase Two has tried to harness the lessons from some “successful stories”
Phase Two has focused on some of the issues that have appeared of great importance for Africa:
And specifically “big hydro” and dams construction have become a contentious subject in the international debate related to the social and environmental impacts of dams.
Hydropower is an energy resource that is available in Africa and that can be adequately developed with due consideration to these social and environmental impacts.
Nelson Mandela about this controversy on dams (2000):
“The problem is not the dams. It is the hunger. It is the thirst. It is the darkness of a township. It is the rural huts without running water, light or sanitation”.
Natural gas development
Can play a significant role for the betterment of the continent’s energy situation:
Some of it has been and is still being flared in some countries;
Its development and use will be a positive step vis-à-vis the climate change global issue.
Natural gas development
Its development and use depends on market development in Africa and beyond.
Some interesting projects to come:
Regional electricity interconnection
Some lessons from the SAPP (Southern Africa Power Pool) can be useful to some identified projects in the NEPAD S.T.A.P.
Cross-border gas projects
Some lessons from the Transmed
(Algeria - Tunisia - Italy gas pipeline)
could be useful to the WAGP.
“The Potential for Integrated Energy Development in Africa - a Discussion Document”; (December 2003).
“Regional Energy Integration in Africa”;