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Sam, Joel (2022) Africa GreenCo and the Independent Off-Taker Model: Beyond ‘Single-Buyer’ Power Markets and Uncreditworthy Utilities. In: ICSD 2021: 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 20–21 September 2021, Virtual.

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Africa GreenCo is challenging the existing model of how new private-sector-funded grid-scale power is brought online. By introducing the first non-government-owned buyer of renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa—a region with few creditworthy public utilities—GreenCo will act as a bankable counterparty for independent power producers. The company aims to catalyse private investment and boost the growth of additional clean generation capacity in support of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and energy access. The paper reviews modelled investment- and climate resilience impacts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
Keywords: electricity access, IPP, Southern African Power Pool, climate resilience, SDG 7
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISSN: 2673-4931
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SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 08:39

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