WATCH ON-DEMAND: At what point does energy storage become financially viable?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM · 1 hr. 30 min. (Africa/Johannesburg)
African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa Agenda
Digital Dialogue
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  •  Battery prices are falling steadily, but at what point does battery storage become truly financially viable? 
  • Is battery storage in Africa a utility scale option? What are the timeline for this development if so? 
  • What are the projections for battery storage in Africa and where is the technology relevant? 
  • Where is storage best placed on the network vs other types of storage? What needs to happen to formalise battery storage – legislative, regulatory and network

Country specialists: 

  • Joanne Dean, Spokesperson and Board member, South African Energy Storage Association (SAESA) 
  • Hendrik Malan, CEO, Frost & Sullivan Africa 
  • Katrien Hinderdael, Power Africa Country Manager  for East Africa and Central, USTDA 
  • Kathleen Jean-Pierre, Vision & Delivery Lead, CrossBoundary Energy 
  • Seydou Kane, Managing Director,  Eaton Africa, South Africa