Power has become an indispensable prerequisite for increasing economic activity and improving quality of life. Access to energy is crucial not only for the attainment of good health and positive educational outcomes, but also for reducing the cost of doing business and for unlocking economic potential and creating jobs.
In order to meet the demand for power investment, capital projects must still continue as over 640 million Africans have no access to energy, corresponding to an electricity access rate for African countries of over 40%. In Sub-Saharan Africa 80% of companies suffered frequent power disruptions in 2018, leading to financial losses that curbed economic growth.
There is a need for both an increase in the commissioning of baseload generation power plants alongside utility-scale clean power plants to ensure sustainable development and economic growth, which in turn will improve the lives of millions of Africans.
In order to get the best from existing assets, sustainable changes must be identified and implemented to improve reliability, manage maintenance and operating costs, and extend the life of current assets. To achieve this, sourcing, recruiting and developing skills and talent will be critical.
Millar Cameron’s Power Practice works with organisations involved in traditional and renewable power generation across Africa to source key talent for their senior management and leadership teams. We have a track record of working with manufacturers of gas turbines, compressors and power supply systems, as well as turnkey providers of power plants and electrical grids.