Power Trading requires one thing most of all – a good grid on which to transport the power instantly. Many countries in Africa don’t have a functioning national grid. Heck, I know cities where it is hard to transport watts from one end of the city to the other. And just like the mobile phone revolution made phone lines redundant so they were never built, Africans will go straight to distributed power. In a sense that’s what they have now. Millions of gensets.
Liquid electricity trading markets in Africa can attract private sector investment and support the UN’s goal of access to affordable energy for all