Towards proof of concept of the ESCO model in sub-Saharan Africa
Activity and discussions ramp up as the industry hits an inflection point
The ESCO model was a hot topic of discussion at the 2017 TowerXchange Meetup Africa & Middle East and as MNOs begin to ramp up their assessment of the model, towercos keep a watchful eye on its potential and an increasing number of stakeholders develop ESCO propositions. TowerXchange summarise some of 2017’s most salient discussions and promising developments.
Reflecting back on 2017’s TowerXchange Africa Meetup, perhaps one of the most marked changes from the previous four years’ events was the prominence of ESCOs; both in attendance and in discussion. Whilst the definition of what constitutes an ESCO and a true ESCO contract remains the subject of debate, the number of companies with ESCO operations or ESCO ambitions in attendance was well into double digits.