Burkina Faso, Mali and Ghana ministers to join Regional Energy Co-operation Summit in January 2018

resThe summit will be held in Abidjan. (Image source: EnergyNet)The Regional Energy Co-operation Summit will be held in Abidjan from 24-25 January 2018, focusing on the roadmap for sustainable electricity trade in Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) booming gas and energy markets

Alongside the Energy Commission of Ghana, Electricity Company of Ghana and GridCo, Ghana’s Ministry of Energy will attend the conference. In addition, ministerial representatives from Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria are also set to present some of the latest projects seeking investment and strategise regional initiatives for power, infrastructures and gas development.

Some of the global market leaders which will take part into the regional energy summit include Engie, Siemens, Manitoba Hydro International, METKA, Wärtsilä and BLP LLP.

Organised by EnergyNet, the summit continues to be the annual platform where public and private stakeholders and industry experts can stay up-to-date with upcoming projects in the pipeline and new strategies to unlock gas and power trading in West Africa.

With the arrival of Côte d’Ivoire’s first LNG-import terminal and ambitions to establish a regional hub for gas distribution, LNG industry leaders CI-GNL and Total are expected to discuss regional gas development.

Sharing Engie’s perspective on how the investment summit provides a foundation for industry updates, Philippe Miquel, CEO Engie for of Western and Central Africa, said, “The Regional Energy Co-operation Summit in Abidjan is of great interest to Engie as it facilitates discussions sharing of successes with all relevant stakeholders involved in energy cooperation in Africa, public and private, industrial and financial players, developers and customers of energy facilities, with the common intention of creating shared value.”

Some of the distinguished energy leaders who will evaluate and assess energy solutions across West Africa during the sustainable energy security include Alfa Oumar Dissa, minister of energy, mines and quarries in Burkina Faso, Malick Alhousseini, minister of energy and water in Mali and Mustapha Bukar, vice-chairman of senate committee on power, steel, development and metallurgy in the Senate, National Assembly, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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