Insights from the 2019 World Energy Council Congress

Representing the World Energy Council regional event for Africa, the Africa Energy Indaba will be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa from 3 – 4 March 2020.

The Africa Energy Indaba attended and represented Africa at the recent World Energy Council Congress, which took place in September in Abu Dhabi. This four day event highlighted the serious business of energy transition and the emerging challenges of managing a successful whole energy system transformation, in context of global uncertainty, climate change impacts and cyber security threats. The Africa Energy Indaba will continue the discussions hosted at the World Energy Council Congress, through the various panels to be hosted in March 2020.

Some key highlights of the Congress included:

The World Energy Trilemma Index and Report 2019 launch:

The World Energy Council’s definition of energy sustainability is based on three core dimensions: Energy Security, Energy Equity, and Environmental Sustainability of Energy Systems. Balancing these three goals constitutes a ‘Trilemma’ and balanced systems enable prosperity and competitiveness of individual countries. The Trilemma was created to support an informed dialogue among stakeholders about improving energy policy to achieve energy sustainability, by providing decision-makers with information on countries’ relative performance. Readers are encouraged to use the Trilemma framework with its three dimensions of Security, Equity and Sustainability to engage with policy makers and energy communities in conversations about navigating the energy transition effectively and building prosperity for a nation’s citizens.

Disruptive innovation is opening up significant new business opportunities for those energy leaders and organisations that are prepared to seek and create them.” – World Energy Scenarios 2019 Executive Summary

New World Energy Scenarios 2019: Exploring innovation pathways to 2040

The Scenarios provide energy leaders with a clear strategic framework for navigating ‘disruption as usual’ and offer a platform to support a rigorous global strategic dialogue on the future of the energy system.

More insights to the WEC conference can be found on the World Energy Council Website

Register here to attend the upcoming Africa Energy Indaba, taking place in Cape Town on 3-4 March 2020.