Renewable Energy Demands Rising in Southern Africa
The SADC region becoming a key player in the international trend toward the
development of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency.
Renewables now account for 23.5% of generation
Accelerating renewable energy delivery in Commercial & industrial
business in Southern Africa: What’s stopping us?
A global transition to a clean energy future is underway. Many countries
across the world have already achieved high levels of renewable energy
integration facilitated through technological investment and the creation
of enabling policy and regulatory environments.
Energy is vital to development in Southern Africa. Beyond its use in daily life,
fuel and electricity catalyse infrastructure projects that drive both Regional
Integration and economic growth. As the SADC region industrializes on its
path to improved human development, energy production and distribution
will only increase in importance.
The supply of affordable electricity still remains a challenge, while the region
is experiencing massive financial gaps in investments needed for building new generation, transmission and distribution capacities and capabilties. This lack of generation, transmission, and distribution challenge has partially been overcome with the rapid growth of private mini-grids supporting anchor clients and surrounding businesses and consumers.
Bluestone Service Group and their Africa partners Bluesky Ventures have developed with their partners a "Renewable Energy and mini-grid" development "ABC" Strategy that focuses on;
First, focus on an economically active and sustainable (A)nchor client, which could be an agro-processing facility like tea farms, shopping malls, mines, factories, or any other type of economically viable industries.
Secondly, look for surrounding (within reach of the mini-grid) (B)usiness clients that also have a revenue source that can provide sustainable demand,
Thirdly, and LASTLY, focus on the worker's homes, the domestic football or soccer watching (C)onsumers also within reach of the mini-grid.
Don’t underestimate your Consumers, they will spread the word of your innovation and delivery
It's going to take innovative funding solutions and leadership to overcome these challenges, combined with a new generation of funding and energy partners willing to focus on these innovative funding solutions to reduce the risk and provide the much-needed energy solutions for Africa. Yes, focus on the people and ignore the surrounding negativity and hype.
Bluestone Service Group has partnered with BlueSky Ventures Limited (Mauritius) an innovative renewable Energy solutions company based out of Mauritius, Terra Firma Solution a Tier 1 South African based, but SADEC focused Solar PV industry specialist and various innovative debt & equity funders including a high-level European Equity Funder to provide full financed renewable energy solutions including, but not restricted to, traditional Solar PV and battery storage at highly competitive PPA rates.
"Best Practice" Delivery methods
By combining these innovative funding solutions with "best practice" project delivery, Business Service Management framework, APQC Business Process Optimisation & re-engineering all based on International standards, frameworks and methodologies and a clear Digital Strategy using state-of-the-art cloud based collaboration tools and apps like Trello, Monday will give you the edge you need.