African, Chinese experts discuss clean energy development and power interconnection in Africa


A forum on “Grid Connection Gearing up Sustainable Africa” was held in Addis Ababa on May 14. The forum proposed to governments in Africa and across the world, international organizations, energy and power enterprises, financial and research institutions to jointly promote the development of clean energy and the construction of power grid interconnection in Africa, promote energy transformation and build African Energy Interconnection and Global Energy Interconnection, so as to provide clean and sustained energy support for economic and social development in the world.
Kuang Weilin, Ambassador of Mission of China to the African Union (AU), Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia, Bruno Kapandji Kalala, Minister of Agency for the Development and Promotion of Grand Inga (ADPI-RDC) and Mohamed Mousa Omran, First Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt, attended the forum and made keynote speeches.
The forum was organized by Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO). In-depth discussions and consensuses were made on the topics of clean energy development in Africa, power grid interconnection and the Belt and Road cooperation among the representatives from the AU, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), ADPI-RDC, Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) and other international organizations; power departments and enterprises in Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, etc.; as well as China Three Gorges International Corporation (CTGIC), POWERCHINA International Group Limited, State Grid International Development Co., Ltd. (SGID), China Electric Power Equipment and Technology CO., Ltd. (CET) and other Chinese enterprises in power sector.