Energy Ministers to converge in Côte d’Ivoire for Annual Energy Summit
The annual West Africa Regional Energy Summit is set to take place in Côte d’Ivoire from January 24-25, 2018.
The Regional Summit provides a platform where public and private stakeholders and industry experts can stay up-to-date with upcoming projects in the pipeline and new strategies to unlock gas and power trading in West Africa.
This year’s summit will receive participation from West Africa Gas Pipeline Authority, Ghana’s Energy Ministry, Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) among other participants from across Africa.
The summit is also aimed at establishing the roadmap for sustainable electricity trade in ECOWAS’ booming gas and energy markets.
Ghana’s Energy Commission of Ghana, Electricity Company of Ghana and GridCo will be in attendance at ministerial level alongside their counterparts from Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria to present some of the latest projects seeking investment and strategize regional initiatives for power, infrastructures and gas development.
With the arrival of Côte d’Ivoire’s first LNG-import terminal and ambitions to establish a regional hub for gas distribution, LNG industry leaders CI-GNL and TOTAL will join Director General, Debo Barandao of the West Africa Gas Pipeline Authority (WAGPA) to discuss regional gas development.
According to the CEO of ENGIE, Philippe Miquel, the summit provides a solid foundation for the gleaning of vital industry updates.
“The Regional Energy Co-operation Summit in Abidjan is of great interest to ENGIE as it facilitates discussions and sharing of successes with all relevant stakeholders involved in energy cooperation in Africa: public and private, industrial and financial players, developers and customers of energy facilities, with the common intention of creating shared value.”
Amongst distinguished energy leaders who will evaluate and assess energy solutions across West Africa to provide further economic prosperity and industrial growth and ensure sustainable energy security will be Energy experts and professionals.