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September 2018
EEI program provides Africa utility execs a platform for networking, learning from peers
Published by the Daily Energy Insider
June 2018
Ghana Grid Company Limited joins the Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange
May 2018
EEI interviewed Abel Tella, Director General of the Association of Power Utilities of Africa, to discuss the future of the African electricity sector
About

​The Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange (AUPSE) is a global initiative led by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) International Programs. 

Launched in 2017, AUPSE is advancing operational performance across the African electric power sector through international CEO and senior executive knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer networking. AUPSE was launched by EEI in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the Edison Foundation. The Association of Power Utilities of Africa is a supporting partner of AUPSE.

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Goals & Objectives

​AUPSE supports African electric companies committed to advancing the performance, efficiency, and sustainability of operations. AUPSE provides senior executives essential insights, information, and tools to inform strategic decision-making on critical electric power industry topics. 

Facilitate

Greater dialogue among senior executives from U.S. and international companies and participating African companies

Provide

​Access to information and analysis that informs strategic business decision-making within participating African electric companies

Develop

​Multi-year action plans that support the implementation of new business strategies to improve participating company's operational performance

Topics

​AUPSE participants choose 3-5 priority areas of focus. Topics include:

  • Attracting investments
  • Accelerating technology adoption
  • Characterizing and mitigating risk
  • Deploying clean energy technologies
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Enhancing innovation
  • Improving grid security
  • Increasing gender diversity
  • Restructuring tariffs
Eligibility

African electric companies engaged in the generation, transmission, or distribution of electricity are eligible to participate in AUPSE.

U.S. and international electric companies and industry experts may participate in AUPSE exchanges and dialogues.

Opportunity

Participating African electric companies will:

  • Build a network of international industry peers and experts
  • Enhance visibility among investors, international electric companies, and other stakeholders
  • Gain access to regional and international electric power industry innovations and operational best practices
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  • 3rd AUPSE CEO Roundtable

    ​EEI facilitated a Roundtable for AUPSE during Africa Utility Week's CEO Forum in Cape Town, South Africa

  • Edison Electric Institute and the Association of Power Utilities of Africa

    ​[L to R]: Abel Tella, Director General, Association of Power Utilities of Africa and Tom Kuhn, EEI President

  • 2nd AUPSE CEO Roundtable

    ​EEI hosted the second CEO AUPSE Roundtable in Washington, DC in April 2018

  • 3rd AUPSE CEO Roundtable

    ​[L to R]: Lawrence Jones, VP of EEI International Programs and Jonathan Amoako-Baah, CEO, GRIDCo at Africa Utility Week's CEO Forum held in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • 2018 Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange Event

    [L to R]: Rod West, group president, utility operations for Entergy Corporation; Basil Scarsella, CEO of UK Power Networks; Abel Tella, Director General, Association of Power Utilities of Africa; Lawrence Jones, VP EEI International Programs during the opening session of the 2018 AUPSE event in Washington, DC.

  • 2017 Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange Event

    ​Delegates attending EEI's Inagural Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange event held in Washington, DC.

  • 2018 Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange Event

    ​[L to R]: Jonathan Amoako-Baah, CEO, GRIDCo; Hichem Jemai, Financial Director, Association of Power Utilities of Africa; Justin Konan, Director-External Affairs, CIE; Lamine Savadogo, President, Marison Energy Systems; Lawrence Jones, Vice President, International Programs; Abel Tella, Director General, Association of Power Utilities of Africa; Jeannot Koudebi, Head of Communications and External Relations, Association of Power Utilities of Africa at the 2018 AUPSE event held in Washington, DC.

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Interested in joining AUPSE or would like to learn more? Contact international@eei.org.