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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released the first segment of its Africa Handbook, a comprehensive guide that sets out for policy makers and stakeholders the opportunities and practical implementation steps necessary to create thriving wind energy sectors in African markets.
GWEC foresees wind energy capacity reaching over 3GW by the end of 2023 in South Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa alone offers a wind energy potential of 1,300GW, according to the IEA. The first segment of the Africa Handbook includes chapters on policy frameworks, investments in transmission solutions, development of a local value chain and attractive frameworks for private investments. Future chapters will include further hot topics such as: integration of wind in energy markets; bankability of wind energy projects; wind measurement and resources; local stakeholder management; installation process of wind projects; and hiring workforce for wind projects. This Handbook is an initiative of GWEC’s Africa Task Force, which was formed in April 2019 to support growth opportunities for wind energy on the African continent.
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