EA+EE: Achieving Energy Access Goals at Least Cost with Super-Efficient Technologies
Day: Monday, 5th of October
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Room: Hall 1B
Energy efficiency is an extraordinarily powerful energy access resource, yet it is all-too-often overlooked in access projects and policies. Energy service—not energy supply—accomplishes the human and environmental goals of energy access, and energy efficiency can maximize the delivery of energy service while minimizing the financial, social, and environmental costs of energy supply.
For example, recent Global LEAP research shows that utilizing super-efficient off-grid appliances, such as lights, televisions and fans, reduces the total up-front costs by up to 50%. This is true despite the higher cost of the super-efficient appliances, and applies in off-grid, mini-grid and even grid-extension settings. Similar potential for significant energy and cost savings has also been demonstrated in other priority applications such as solar irrigation.
This session will bring together energy access stakeholders from the public and private sector to discuss the value and principles of utilizing energy efficiency as an energy access resource, addressing emerging policy, technological, and market opportunities and challenges.
The event is hosted by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) Initiative, with support from both the U.S. Department of Energy and the South Africa Department of Energy, and in affiliation with the Clean Energy Ministerial and Power Africa.
Organisers U.S. Department of Energy and South Africa Department of Energy
This session will be structured as a moderated panel representing public and private sector perspectives, with ample time left for questions and comments from the audience.
18:00 – 18:10 Opening remarks
18:10 – 18:40 Policy Perspectives
18:40 – 19:10 Industry Perspectives
19:10 – 19:30 Q&A
List of speakers:
- Nana Asamoah-Manu, Lighting Africa
- Matt Jordan, Global LEAP
- Gary Bernhardt, Sola Home Appliances
- Sudeep Desaraju, BBOXX
- Fabio De Pascale, Devergy
- Mokgadi Modise, RSA Department of Energy