Africa Investment Exchange (AIX): Power & Renewables 2023

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01 November 2023 to 02 November 2023

RSA House, London

To mark the 10th anniversary of AIX: Power & Renewables, in addition to our usual day one evening reception we are holding an AIX: anniversary dinner, providing participants with another opportunity to network in an amicable setting.

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Alongside our usual lively mix of panel discussions, held, as ever under the Chatham House Rule, our 2023 programme also includes a C&I Investment Exchange and a series of intimate roundtables to facilitate private and in-depth discussions on a wide range of subjects.

We hope they prove to be a useful addition to the AIX format, which is known for its robust debate and knowledge-led approach.

Key themes
  • The state of the industry: delivering change in the power sector
    Government leadership and positive policy moves. What support is required from international partners.
  • Opening up traditional markets
    Strategies for private sector and utilities to co-exist.
  • Developing the grid
    The future of wheeling, build-out of the transmission network, managing variability and innovative ancillary services.
  • African IPPs: an endangered species?
    New entrants to the market as well as ‘traditional’ developers and financiers share their experience in financing greenfield developments across the continent.
  • What next for African C&I?
    Examining integrated business models including analysis of ‘hybrid C&I’: Solar + gas + diesel + BESS + CNG + LPG.
  • Is it all about mini-grids?
    Focusing on recent procurement programmes and portfolio funding models.
  • Linking power markets
    Prospects for a fully interconnected transmission grid in Africa with well-functioning power pools.
  • Critical minerals and power supply
    New mining developments coming on stream and alternative energy solutions helping mining operations reduce their carbon footprint.

Finance and private development focused themes

  • New scramble for renewable energy finance
    Blended finance and other solutions to fund the flow of big-ticket GH2 deals, P2X products, desalination plants and large-scale RE projects required to meet SDG7.
  • Mobilising private finance
    Issuing bonds, leveraging private credit, using risk transfer products and other options available for DFIs to scale-up investment in clean energy.
  • Carbon markets revisited
    To what extent is the AIX community thinking about accessing current and/or future carbon markets?
  • Engaging local capital
    Local currency guarantees and other mechanisms unlocking domestic sources of capital.

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Participating organisations at AIX: Power & Renewables 2022 included:

Utilities, regulators and officials
ANSER (DR Congo) • Electricity Control Board, Namibia • Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda • Eskom • eThekwini Municipality • Africa GreenCo • Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) • Kenya Power and Lighting Company • Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal • National Energy Regulator of South Africa • Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission • Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Nigeria • Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) • UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Project development
Blue International • BP • Clarke Energy • CrossBoundary • CWP • Emesco • Fortescue Future Industries • Fluence • GE • Genesis Energy • Globeleq • Gridworks • Harmattan Renewables • Impower • JCM Power • Kosmos Energy • Lekela • Proton Energy • Savannah Energy • Scatec • Shell • Solarcentury Africa • Tatanga Energy • Total Eren • Vitol • Wärtsilä

Finance and investment
African Development Bank • African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) • African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) • AP Moller Capital • ARCH Emerging Markets Partners • Atome • Belgian Investment Company for Developing countries (BIO) • BlueOrchard Finance • British International Investment • CDP • DEG • Delphos • FinDev Canada • IFC • IFU • InfraCo Africa • Lion's Head Global Partners • Mahlako Financial Services • Mirova SunFunder • Nedbank • Norfund • Power Africa • Standard Bank • STOA Infra & Energy • Swedfund • United Bank for Africa

Professional services
Africa Confidential • Alliant Insurance Services • Chatham House • Clifford Chance • Covington • ECA • FutureEnergy • Herbert Smith Freehills • Kuungana Advisory • Marsh • Multiconsult • Ricardo Energy & Environment • Parhelion • Power Futures Lab • Royal United Services Institute • Satarem • SLR Consulting • Templars • Tony Blair Institute for Global Change • University of Cape Town • Winston & Strawn


Sponsored by

AIX Power & Renewables 2023 sponsors

Produced by

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Lauren Slater
Africa Investment Exchange organiser
T: +44 1424 721667

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“AIX conferences are unique in that they allow new entrants to gain a base of understanding on an issue while giving more experienced practitioners a platform to collaborate on current market dynamics.”
Jason Bauer, Director, MCC


“It was a pleasure, sharing and learning from each other.”
Ziria Tibalwa Waako, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda