Obama’s Power Africa debuts at African Utility Week 2015

Obama-power-Africa at African Utility Week
Officials from President Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative are speaking at this year’s African Utility Week

The United States Government is serving as the country partner for the 2015 African Utility Week, taking place this week in Cape Town, South Africa.

US government officials will engage in meetings and presentations with representatives from African governments, the public sector and private sector companies.

The officials will highlight the work of Power Africa, a US government-initiative kickstarted by President Barack Obama, to add 30,000MW of new and cleaner power generation across sub-Saharan Africa and to increase electricity access with 60 million new home and business connections.

Senior US officials delivering speeches at the event include:

– Amos Hochstein, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State

– Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power Africa and Trade Africa, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

– Peter Ballinger, Director, US-African Clean Energy Development and Finance Center, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

– Jonathan Bloom, Deputy Vice President for Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

Details of the full schedule, can be found in the African Utility Week Conference Guide.