Over the last five years AIX Power & Renewables has become one of the meeting places of choice for Africa’s power sector stakeholders, including leading private and public sector investors, African officials and project developers.
Last year KfW and the Africa Trade Insurance Agency chose AIX: Power & Renewables to launch their Regional Liquidity Support Facility, while the 2016 meeting was chosen for the launch of the Africa Infrastructure Development Association (AfIDA), a think-tank and network to promote and enable project development in Africa.
Co-produced by consultants African Energy and held under the Chatham House Rule, the meeting is structured around panel-led discussions with the participating audience, with the main meeting limited to around 180 to preserve the networking environment.
New for 2018
This year’s meeting is sponsored by Actis, DEG, Denham Capital, DLA Piper, ENGIE Africa, FMO, InfraCo Africa, Joule Africa and Themis Energy.
It features two main conference streams, additional break-out sessions and an evening reception and has been expanded to include additional side events:
• The third annual Off-grid Investment Exchange.
• AIX: Gas 2018 Update.
• AfricaHardball – a roundtable focused on political risks and governance issues that impact on projects and investment decisions.
The 2018 agenda includes:
- IPPs, government and utilities discussing the state of the power industry.
- Private sector suggesting strategies to strengthen the grid and overcome transmission shortfalls.
- Local investors sharing insights on stimulating domestic capital markets and improving access to local finance.
- Disruptors challenging centralised generation models.
- Investors along the electricity value chain considering the FIT,negotiated deals and renewable energy auction options.
- Developers, customers, owner-operators, lenders and investors discussing energy trends in different regions across the continent.
Participants will also benefit again from exclusive analysis based on African Energy Live Data – our unique platform that combines a range of analytics tools with project level detail of more than 5,000 power plants across the continent that are operating, planned or under construction.
More than 50 panellists have confirmed so far – including representatives from 17 government departments, utilities and regulators across Africa:
- Jacob Modise, Chairperson, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)
- Faruk Yusuf Yabo, Acting Director, Renewable and Rural Power Access at the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing
- Chiedu Ugbo, Managing Director/CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company
- Ziria Tibalwa Waako, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda
- Nii Darko Asante, Director, Technical Regulation, Energy Commission, Ghana
- Ehab Ismail Amin, Managing Director of Technical Affairs, New Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) Egypt
- Pinehas Mutota, Manager, Economic Regulation, Electricity Control Board, Namibia
- Mekuria Lemma, Strategy and Investment Head, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP)
- Julius Kwame Kpekpena, Chief Operating Officer, Millennium Development Authority, Ghana
- Cephas Galley, Director of Legal Services, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)
- Naomi Ng'eno-Kandie, Senior Project Manager, KenGen
- Dafe Akpeneye, Commissioner, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
- Jonathan Amoako-Baah, Chief Executive of Ghana Grid Company Ltd (GRIDCo)
- Tarik Bourquouquou, Planning Manager, MASEN, Morocco
- Erasmus Hyera, Senior Economist, Tanzania Geothermal Development Company (TGDC)
- Vincent Kato, Assistant Commissioner Geothermal Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
- Olga Utchavo Madeira, Manager for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies, Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM)
There is a 10% final discount which runs until 31 October.
Price payable: £1,575 plus VAT (full price £1,750 plus VAT)
Places are strictly limited to 180 participants to preserve the networking environment. More than 120 participants have already registered. See below for a list of organisations.
Contact Nick Carn for further information on sponsorship packages.
Organisations participating at the meeting include:
Utilities, regulators and officials
Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Electricity Control Board Namibia, Electricity Regulatory Authority Uganda, Energy Commission Ghana, Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority Tanzania (EWURA),Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), Geothermal Resources Department, GRIDCo (Ghana), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda, KenGen, Masen (Morocco), Millennium Development Authority Ghana (MiDA), Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Nigeria, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), New Renewable Energy Authority Egypt (NREA), Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Tanzania Geothermal Development Company (TGDC), Zanzibar Utilities Regulatory Authority (ZURA)
Berkeley Energy, BioTherm Energy, Black Rhino, BWSC, Contour Global, Empower New Energy, ENGIE, GE, H&MV Engineering, Joule Africa, Lekela, Themis Energy, Proton Energy, Quantum Power, Renewable Energy Partner
AECF Africa, CrossBoundary Energy, Energy 4 Impact, GOGLA, Lendahand Ethex - Energise Africa, SunFunder, Support Green Communities
BP, Ophir Energy, SLR Consulting, Wentworth Resources, Victoria Oil & Gas, Vitol
Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries, DEG, EBRD, FinnFund, FMO, GuarantCo, International Finance Corporation (IFC), KfW, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Norfund, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Power Africa, Stoa Infra & Energy, Swedfund, UK Export Finance
Finance and investment
Actis, AIIM, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa GreenCo, ARCH Emerging Markets Partners, Blue Orchard Impact Investment Managers, CDC Group, Choiseul Africa Capital, Denham Capital, Fieldstone Africa, Green Investment Group, InfraCo Africa, infraCredit, Investec, Lion's Head Capital, Nedbank, Standard Bank, SunFunder
Alesco Risk Management Services, Alliant Emerging Markets, Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, DMD Consulting, DNV, Economic, Consulting Associates, ERM, GreenMax Capital Advisors, Herbert Smith Freehills, Pinsent Masons, Ricardo Energy & Environment, Spie, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Webber Wentzel
For sponsorship options, contact Nick Carn