Power to be one of the most tradable commodities in AfricaStaff writer ▼ | May 23, 2016
Power trading agreements between African countries will be a dominant theme in the electricity markets of south-central African nations in the next three to five years, says Standard Bank.
Energy in Africa Reliable and stable transmission networks
The biggest challenge to these arrangements will be reliable and stable transmission networks to facilitate the seamless transfer of electricity between sellers and purchasers.
These networks require significant co-operation between neighbouring countries, so the role of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) in ensuring cross-border planning, investment and trading between member states remains critical.
"Power will increasingly become one of the most tradable commodities across the region in the coming years given the electricity shortage we are seeing across Southern Africa," said Cody Aduloju, executive in South Africa Standard Bank's Power and Infrastructure division. ■