Sunday, October 25, 2020

AfDB, Africa Energy Forum launch ‘African Utility of the Future’ competition

Must read

Guinea: Tension heightens after Alpha Condé secures third term

Tension is high in Guinea with some streets reportedly deserted as security forces patrol them to contain a post election violence. Supporters of the opposition...

Opposition in Seychelles wins presidential poll after 43 years

The opposition in the Seychelles has won the country's presidential election for the first time since 1977. Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican priest defeated incumbent President...

Nigeria: At least 69 killed in anti-police brutality protests

The Nigerian presidency has said that at least sixty-nine people have been killed so far across the country in protests against police brutality. A spokesman...

Libya: Warring factions sign accord for permanent ceasefire

The warring factions in Libya have signed an agreement for a permanent ceasefire to end the years of violence. The agreement was reached in Geneva...
Staff Writer
Africa Feeds Staff writers are group of African journalists focused on reporting news about the continent and the rest of the world.
- Advertisement -

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and EnergyNet, organisers of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF), have created the ‘African Utility of Future’ competition enabling teams to compete for a USD $5,000 prize.

The Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex (PEVP) of AfDB will participate at AEF2020, mainstreaming the concept of: “The African Utility of the Future” – the theme for the 2019 AfDB-APUA CEO Leadership Forum.

This is a continuation on the concept of “The Second Wave of Power Sector Reforms” as it relates to the Sustainable Utility Transformation (SUT) agenda of the Bank – a key component that will continue to drive the Bank’s ‘Light Up and Power Africa’ strategic objective.

The competition seeks to inspire team-building and innovative ideas to transform current utilities into Advanced, Futuristic, SMART, Sustainable and Agile African Power Utilities.

The overarching principle is to create a platform for current asset-owners to come up with innovative, realistic, practical and implementable ideas for “leap-frogging” existing utilities in the future. The design will be grounded around the five pillars of the Sustainable Utility Transformation (SUT) agenda:

  • Improved Sector Governance
  • Least Cost Integrated Resource Planning
  • Human Capital Development
  • Sector Reforms & Financial Sustainability
  • Smart Partnerships & performance monitoring
- Advertisement -

Submission criteria

The competition opened 8th October with a submission deadline of 6th November 2020. Team entries will remain anonymous, and the use of team names are encouraged.

As the objective is to solicit realistic and practical ideas relevant to African utilities currently operating, only submissions from teams representing current Distribution asset owners will be allowed. These Distribution asset owners can be public or private sector, and on-, off- or mini-grid based.

Only the winning team will be named, unless (based on the quality of the submissions) the judges feel that the proposals of the 2nd and 3rd place teams should be mentioned.

- Advertisement -

Finalists will be announced on 11th November, with the winning team announced on 13th November – the closing date of AEF 2020.

Find out more

Visit: https://bit.ly/36El60W

Video: https://youtu.be/5VAQOLu3t3A

Applications contact: charlotte@energynet.co.uk

Press contact: amy@energynet.co.uk

Key dates: Competition opens: 8th October 2020 | Application Deadline: 6th November 2020.

Finalists announced: 11th November 2020 | Winning Team announced: 13th November 2020

 

Mozambique President is Africa Oil & Power’s “Person of the Year”

- Advertisement -

More articles

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Guinea: Tension heightens after Alpha Condé secures third term

Tension is high in Guinea with some streets reportedly deserted as security forces patrol them to contain a post election violence. Supporters of the opposition...

Opposition in Seychelles wins presidential poll after 43 years

The opposition in the Seychelles has won the country's presidential election for the first time since 1977. Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican priest defeated incumbent President...

Nigeria: At least 69 killed in anti-police brutality protests

The Nigerian presidency has said that at least sixty-nine people have been killed so far across the country in protests against police brutality. A spokesman...

Libya: Warring factions sign accord for permanent ceasefire

The warring factions in Libya have signed an agreement for a permanent ceasefire to end the years of violence. The agreement was reached in Geneva...

Pep Guardiola: Major blow as Fernandinho faces four to six weeks on the sidelines

Ahead of matches yet to come both European and domestic, Premier League giants Manchester City have been issued a blow to their team as...
- Advertisement -