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EUEI PDF Discussion Forum - Potential, Challenges and Needs of Private Sector in promoting Energy Access and Renewable Energy Markets in Africa

EUEI PDF Discussion Forum - Potential, Challenges and Needs of Private Sector in promoting Energy Access and Renewable Energy Markets in Africa

State 

completed

Date 

21 March, 2012

Country 

Belgium

Summary

This year’s EUEI PDF thematic Discussion Forum, entitled “Developing New Markets: Energy Access and Renewable Energy in Africa”, was held in May 2012 in Brussels. In the context of The UN Initiative for “Sustainable Energy Access for All” and the upcoming Rio+20 conference, the event focused on the potential, challenges and needs encountered by the private sector in promoting energy access and renewable energy markets in Africa. More than fifty representatives from private sector and EU Institutions as well as development practitioners attended. Through several panel discussions, companies shared and discussed their experience in various market segments, including small and large wind projects, solar PV, biomass energy as well as project financing.