From March 30th through to April 1st, Mark Carrato, Power Africa Coordinator, and Dan Kammen, USAID Energy Innovation Advisor and a senior team from Power Africa, will visit the Bay area on a domestic trip focused on connecting with cleantech innovators.
Power Africa is a U.S. Government public-private partnership initiative to improve energy access in sub-Saharan Africa by providing 30,000 megawatts and 60 million new energy connections by 2030. Mark Carrato and the team are looking to meet with companies and backers to explore introducing the best technology the US has to offer to end energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Power Africa aims to build a U.S.-Africa network and connect U.S. technology innovators and financiers to market opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa.
The electricity sector in sub-Saharan Africa presents enormous opportunities for private sector investment and innovation to meet the needs of a population currently lacking access to energy. The region is expected to increase electricity generation by 60 percent between now and 2050. The team will share current market opportunities.