Electricity production in southern Africa continues to fall short of the level needed to support both household and commercial needs. It is widely agreed that regional cooperation and integration in energy planning and development could help to tackle this issue and unlock the potential for economic development in Southern Africa. But how?

This brochure focuses on innovation in low-emitting technological alternatives for the electricity sector, in particular solar photovoltaics (solar PV) and carbon capture and storage (CCS). Technological change will be crucial in the electricity sector, as power generation stands for between one-third and one-half of all global CO2 emissions.