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Bitcoin to Enable Rural African Electrification

Stephen Hester Fortis Green Renewables

We will discuss the energy landscape of Africa from multiple angles. This will include the integration of renewables, challenges and opportunities surrounding power grid expansion, the incorporation of gridless bitcoin mining as a catalyst, and how all of these can drive human flourishing in the continent with the fastest growing population and the greatest needs in all these areas. Additionally, we’ll explain how we cultivated a solution to give U.S. investors access to participate in African economic and human capital development.

Track

Deploying Climate Capital

Format

Panel (3 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameJonathan Shafer
  • TitleCo-Founder and Managing Director
  • OrganizationFortis Green Renewables
  • NameErik Hersman
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationGridless
  • NameJanet Maingi
  • TitleCOO
  • OrganizationGridless

Description

We will discuss the energy landscape of Africa from multiple angles. This will include the integration of renewables, challenges and opportunities surrounding power grid expansion, the incorporation of gridless bitcoin mining as a catalyst, and how all of these can drive human flourishing in the continent with the fastest growing population and the greatest needs in all these areas. Additionally, we’ll explain how we cultivated a solution to give U.S. investors access to participate in African economic and human capital development.

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