ADVOCACY

AEA is committed to discourse with policymakers at all levels of government to promote energy supply in Africa for power generation, domestic supply and transportation. We also are committed to civic education to stakeholders about our community’s longstanding commitment to doing our work in a responsible manner that advances our continents economic, environmental and energy security goals.

Operations, Readiness and Assurance: To promote transfer of technical expertise to locals in Africa

Economy: To promote all activities within the entire energy spectrum and catalyze the technical and economic progress of sustainability.

Environment: To encourage the development of clean technology and renewable energy and an awareness of environmental impacts.

Legislation: To contribute to the development of legislation that will establish equitable, nondiscriminatory, and achievable environmental and energy efficiency regulations; to support efforts to establish appropriate and relevant international standards; and to promote information exchange relating to regulatory processes.

Partnerships: To enhance partnerships between industry, governments, policy leaders, and other international energy stakeholders, and to promote information exchange for greater efficiency and safety of operations.

Responsible Production: To promote the safe production, transmission, distribution and utilization of all forms of energy.

Customer Service: To encourage the development of good customer service and customer supplier relations.

Research: To encourage R&D toward new and better technologies for the energy community.

Rural Electrification: To promote rural access of power. Electricity is used not only for lighting and household purposes, but it also allows for mechanization of many farming operations, such as threshing, milking, and hoisting grain for storage. In areas facing labor shortages, this allows for greater productivity at reduced cost. In Sub-Saharan Africa less than 10% of the rural population has access to electricity. Worldwide rural electrification progresses only slowly. The IEA estimates that, if current trends do not change, the number of people without electricity will rise to 1.2 billion by the year 2030. Due to high population growth, the number of people without electricity is expected to rise in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Demand: Africa’s energy demand is the fastest growing in the world Africa, home to 15 percent of the world’s population, consumes just 3 percent of the world’s energy output, and 600 million people, including close to three-quarters of those living in sub-Saharan Africa, still have no access to electricity via national grids.

Supply: To increase supply chains for easy deployment of energy resources. A few years ago, African countries (Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya) would not have appeared in a list of potential supplies of large volumes of gas and LNG, and now companies and countries are scrambling to be part of the action and secure investment in these hot prospects.