The WDC Policy Analysis team makes the case for quality energy infrastructure which is essential for economic growth and development in the Western Region.

Developing energy infrastructure will also allow for further development of renewable energy enterprises which can make the most of the region’s natural assets. The WDC analyses infrastructural, policy and regulatory issues as they affect energy infrastructure issues important to the region.

 

Electricity

A high-quality, reliable electricity infrastructure is essential for enterprises operating in the Western Region, and for attracting new business to the region. Better electricity infrastructure will also facilitate the development of renewable energy businesses. The WDC therefore continues to highlight electricity infrastructural and regulatory issues as they affect the Western Region.

Gas

Much of the North West remains without access to natural gas infrastructure. The WDC believes that this infrastructure would contribute to the development of the region. It would reduce energy costs for businesses and domestic users and has with lower CO2 emissions than other fossil fuels.