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The 2nd Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid

6- 8 February 2018

Kampala, Uganda

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The 2nd Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid meeting will come to Kampala, Uganda from 6-8 February 2018 to focus on the topical issues concerning rolling out off-grid projects across Africa, present the current project opportunities and build on the outcomes of the first successful off grid Summit in December 2016. The 1st Summit saw lively and informative panel discussions where participants discovered how Africa can and must create an enabling environment for the off-grid sector to truly take off.

Supported by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS); the British High Commission in Tanzania; USAID Tanzania and the Department for International Development (DFID), the inaugural meeting attracted over 250 delegates including the Minister of Energy for Tanzania H.E. Hon January Makamba, international investors, facilitators, off-grid developers, as well as pan-African rural electrification agencies, electricity regulators, eight donor organisations and finally private-sector companies including General Electric, Standard Bank, Aecom, Africa Grant Advisors, BBOXX and  Copperbelt Energy Corporation.

The 1st Summit saw lively and informative panel discussions where participants discovered how Africa can and must create an enabling environment for the off-grid sector to truly take off. Supported by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS); the British High Commission in Tanzania; USAID Tanzania and the Department for International Development (DFID), the inaugural meeting attracted over 250 delegates including the Minister of Energy for Tanzania H.E. Hon January Makamba, facilitators, off-grid developers, pan-African rural electrification agencies, electricity regulators, eight donor organisations and finally international investors and private-sector companies including General Electric, Standard Bank, Aecom, Africa Grant Advisors, BBOXX and  Copperbelt Energy Corporation.

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Off the Grid Club   

EnergyNet is committed to championing the importance of off-grid solutions for the continent. EnergyNet’s initiative Off the Grid Club (OTGC) is a membership programme developed to provide a networking platform for off grid technology providers, financiers and regional leaders working in Africa’s off grid energy sector.

Membership is open to off grid technology providers and financial investors. Members are given a credible platform to showcase market ready solutions at our conferences, becoming part of an engaged investment network of micro-financers, regional leaders and off grid technology providers in order to scale up products and accelerate the pace at which they go to market.
OTGC members also receive exposure via branding and PR throughout the year, as well as discounted delegate & exhibitor rates at selected meetings.

To find out more information about the Off the Grid Club please email us directly or Download the Brochure


To find out more about the off the grid energy, view the session from the Africa Energy Forum 2016:

"Power Beyond the Grid"

Off-grid market trends

The 1.2 billion people living without access to the power grid spend about $27 billion annually on lighting and mobile-phone charging with kerosene, candles, battery torches or other fossil-fuel powered stopgap technologies. Solar-powered portable lights and home kits offer a better service at lower cost. This report takes stock of what the emerging off-grid solar industry has achieved, looks at the opportunities and challenges facing the sector and assesses the potential of off-grid solar to help achieve universal electricity access...Read more

Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Industry related reports

Live webinars

Access on demand webinar- 'Energy Access as an accelerator for economic development'

Press releases

London, Nov 28, 2016 Power to the people: Mobilizing investment and innovation for sustainable energy in Africa. High-level roundtable organized jointly by UN-OHRLLS and EnergyNet Ltd Read more

London, Oct 13, 2016 Organiser of the Africa Energy Forum to launch the 1st Africa Energy Forum- Off the Grid this December in Tanzania Read more

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To find out about speaking opportunities at the Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid 2018 meeting, please send an email to Anna Gorzkowska  on  A.Gorzkowska@energynet.co.uk







Africa Energy Summit: Off the Grid will focus on:

  • Financing of Mini Grid and Off Grid (de risking)
  • Regulatory framework across Africa
  • Creation of one business model to work across the continent
  • Utilities- role in this conversation
  • Presentations- projects and sites which have been developed for off grid and mini grid development
  • Festival looking at off grid and mini grid technologies and featuring music of local artists



Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid 2016 took place at the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro.
Located in the heart of the city and close to the airport, this five star hotel has everything required to help you to do business and relax after the conference. Privileged rates have been arranged for delegates of the conference. Please contact us directly to find out more.


Why Attend

  • Participate in a truly pan-African meeting- focused solely on Off Grid and Mini Grid solutions and getting them to market
  • An opportunity to hear directly from the Africa’s Energy Regulatory Authorities and Rural Electrification Authorities both of which are critical to Off the Grid development
  • Exhibit your Off Grid or Mini Grid Solution in our dedicated ‘Off Grid Club’ exhibition area
  • Hear directly from the Ministries of Energy on exactly where Mini Grid development sites are located
  • Understand the financing options available for the Off Grid Sector
  • Shape the discussion that will put in place regulatory policy frameworks for the Off the Grid sector
  • Meet Regional leaders and decision makers who can take your off grid solution to market
  • Network with Africa’s Off the Grid community 
For more information about the full programme or how to get involved at Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid 2018, please e-mail us directly






Strategic Partner

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources.

The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology.

ENGIE employs 153,090 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

ENGIE Africa manages and develops ENGIE’s activities in electricity, gas and services all across Africa.

Our offices in Africa are in Casablanca (Morocco), Johannesburg (South Africa), Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Nairobi (Kenya).





Strategic Partner

Fieldstone Africa is the leading independent investment bank and financial services provider in energy and infrastructure in Africa. In the 20 years since Fieldstone established an investment banking practice in Africa, the firm has taken part in over US$12-billion worth of transactions across the continent. 

Fieldstone Africa draws on the global resources and heritage of Fieldstone in providing services to its clients, who range from private developers and large corporations to governments and multilateral institutions. For all these clients we offer objective advice tailored to help them achieve optimal financial and strategic results based on their specific needs. Reputation and expertise are our biggest assets. 

Fieldstone Africa is intent on meeting the evolving needs of existing and new clients throughout the continent. Driven by the dynamic African market, we have extended our product range beyond the traditional core of financial structuring/project finance, mergers and acquisitions. 

Fieldstone Africa's leading position in energy and infrastructure has been enhanced by new subsidiaries which offer resources to support project development, and an asset management platform. Our recently added focus on export credit advisory allows us to source low-cost debt for large capital projects across all sectors. Fieldstone Africa is, by means of its heritage and global reach, positioned to connect Africa with the world’s capital markets. In every element of its service, Fieldstone Africa provides local insight coupled with product and performance of the highest international standard.


DLA Piper

Strategic Partner

DLA Piper is one of the most active law firms on the continent of Africa, with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers working on energy and infrastructure development projects and related financings and mergers and acquisitions. We deliver legal services to a broad range of clients, including project sponsors, governments, parastatals, and banking and financial institutions in the power, oil and gas, renewables, telecommunications, infrastructure and mining sectors. We combine the skills and talents of our lawyers on the ground in our Casablanca and Johannesburg offices with experienced practitioners in New York, London, Paris and other commercial centers to provide a coordinated and experienced approach to achieving our clients’ business objectives in Africa. Our firm has established DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of leading law firms in Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to further our on the ground coverage.




Strategic Partner

METKA is a leading international energy sector contractor, working with its clients and partners throughout Africa to bring critical power projects to life. Beyond its core strength in power plant construction, METKA leverages the significant development and management expertise of its group companies – with more than 1200MW in operation – to support projects through development into successful operation.

The company has an extensive track record in combined cycle power plants, with capacity ranging from 20MW up to 1000+ MW, and unique experience in delivering fast-track projects with mobile power generation units. Whatever the most appropriate technology – gas turbine or reciprocating engine - METKA is able to offer the optimum solution for your project.

In the renewables sector, METKA EGN is a world-class EPC / O&M contractor for utility scale solar PV projects, with a customer portfolio including some of the leading investors in the sector. Our references include more than 350MW of medium – large scale PV projects internationally.

Building on over 50 years of experience, METKA has a strong record of successfully executing major power plant projects in emerging markets and is quickly establishing itself as a key player in the African market. 

For more information please visit www.metka.com



Strategic Partner

Shell is the leading international oil company in integrated gas, which comprises LNG and GTL. Gas makes up more than half of Shell’s total production and is used by our customers to generate electricity, power industrial production, heat homes and fuel ships and trucks. We have around 26 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of equity LNG capacity on-stream today and we expect further substantial growth once Gorgon, Prelude and other projects are on stream. We pursue trading and arbitrage activities in the global LNG portfolio, thereby adding more value to the bottom line in this important growth business.

For sponsorshiop opportunities at Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid 2018,  please contact:


Business Development Manager
T: +44 (0) 20 7384 8020
E: george.hudson@energynet.co.uk



Supporting Partner

USTDA provides grant-based project planning assistance to mobilize capital for infrastructure in developing and middle-income countries

Key Capabilities:

• Supports feasibility studies and pilot projects to provide the required comprehensive analysis for major infrastructure projects to achieve successful financing and implementation

• Provides technical assistance to support legal and regulatory reform related to commercial activities and infrastructure development, the establishment of industry standards, and other market-opening activities

• Hosts reverse trade missions to the U.S. for overseas project sponsors to observe the design, manufacturing, demonstration and operation of American products and services which can help the officials achieve their development goals

• Provides grant-based project planning through the U.S. Africa Clean Energy Finance initiative


African Review

Media Partner

Published since 1966, African Review of Business and Technology is the most successful Pan-African business publication. It has the largest audited circulation of a business magazine in the area and carries over 80% of the international advertising in the market. Its readership includes senior executives both in government and in business. It contains more business-related editorial, more advertising pages and has a higher circulation than any other publication of its kind. 
Each issue's highly respected editorial contains special sections on a wide variety of topics including power, water, information technology, transport, manufacturing, construction, mining, oil and gas. Editorial covers all aspects relevant to Africa's key decision makers. For the latest industry news and for more information on African Review of Business and Technology visit www.africanreview.com


ESI Africa

Media Partner

ESI Africa is the global leader in disseminating African utility and power market news to more than 50 countries and growing. We provide over 50,000 professionals with renowned high quality and insightful editorial, equipping them with essential information to drive their own businesses.
By choosing ESI Africa as your medium for lead generation or market consolidation, you have the best route to market through our prized data. No one can equal the data that we have gathered over years of hard work and we provide six unique routes for you to access that data.
For advertising queries please contact Tarryn Bester on +27 21 700 3591.



Media Partner

We Are...
  • A unique membership organization with an O2O (online to offline) model:
  • An online information platform and deal database
  • An offline advisory service with private deals
  • Experts in cross-border transactions
  • Supported by PRC and international government agencies at various levels
We Provide...
  • Information and advice
  • A platform for enterprises, governments and individuals to promote their knowledge and capabilities
  • A bridge for cross-border investments and business opportunities
  • Access to expertise, events and deals
Our Services...
  • Knowledge: our website contains practical, authoritative information for international transactions
  • Matchmaking: we connect investors and business partners, source financing, and facilitate access to funds
  • Consulting: we provide practical, experienced advice from pre-signing through closing and ongoing operations
Visit www.chinagoabroad.com for more details
Africa Outlook

Media Partner

Africa Outlook is a digital and print product aimed at boardroom and hands-on decision-makers across a wide range of industries on the continent. This monthly magazine is essential reading for business executives wanting to keep up with the latest in global news affecting African businesses, as well as exclusive, engaging and sharable features generated from their peers. Africa Outlook remit embraces the coverage of key business sectors and sub-sectors including: mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, retail, logistics, finance, healthcare, technology and other professional service areas.


Construction Review

Media Partner

Construction Review, www.constructionreviewonline.com, is a leading African monthly construction journal for the construction industry.

For over 20-years the magazine has enjoyed the readership of architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, interior designers, developers, building specialists, contractors, landscape architects and contractors, real estate agents and investors, property managers, suppliers to the construction industry, government departments and ministries: local authorities, land surveyors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies etc.  The print edition is distributed in over ten Africa countries with the digital version sent monthly to over 200000 readers in our database.

Africa Capital Digest

Media Partner

Africa Capital Digest is the leading source of original and curated industry news, comment and opinion for global private capital investors and their advisors who are sourcing, evaluating and executing private equity, infrastructure and venture capital transactions in Africa. Whether you are looking for ideas for new deals, leads for people and companies to be potential partners, expert market perspective from leading investors and market practitioners or just need to keep abreast of the most important private capital trends and developments on the continent, Africa Capital Digest provides you with the most focused, in-depth original and curated content to help you monitor and assess the private capital investment opportunities Africa offers.
To find out more:
Allan Cunningham
Twitter: @afcdigest


African Leadership Magazine

Media partner
African Leadership magazine focuses on showcasing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today. The Magazine has become a leading pan-African flagship leadership-focused publication read targeted international investors, business executives, government policy makers and multilateral agencies across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Europe and the US. It is a niche and unbiased African voice born out of a desire to ameliorate the lot of Africans by focusing on individuals and corporate bodies that are known for their legacy-based approach to leadership. 
The magazine continually seeks to herald the dawn of a new Africa as the continent of promise and global leadership, championed by people of integrity and resilience who are rising from the challenges of an unpleasant past; thereby preserving a legacy for future generations of our people.
Middle East Solar Industry

Association Partner 

MESIA is the largest solar trade association in the Middle East and North Africa region . Established in 2009, the association represents over 120 international and local organizations including investors, installers, manufacturers, law firms, consultancies, policymakers and banks. MESIA is headquartered in Dubai, UAE and carries out solar-related activities and programs across the MENA region. Its regional coverage stretches from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, with over 7,600 subscribers. Over the past 5 years, MESIA has organized over 50 industry events focused on strengthening the footprint of solar energy in our region. Along the way, MESIA has won several prestigious awards and been recognized by leading government authorities across the MENA region. MESIA also publishes industry-leading reports which have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the FT. Among its most coveted events are the annual Middle East Solar Awards and the Middle East Solar Pioneers program. To learn more about MESIA visit www.mesia.com.

AllAfrica Global Media


AllAfrica Global Media is a voice of, by and about Africa: framing issues, distributing information and providing a platform for discussing topics critical to building the Africa we want - sustainable, innovative and equitable. The AllAfrica distribution network includes the popular website, allAfrica.com, news apps for mobile devices and social media, and the AllAfrica News Wire for institutional, corporate and financial clients through Bloomberg, Factiva/Dow Jones, Thomson Reuters and other commercial services.

African Energy

Media Partner

African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by Cross-border Information (CbI), a globally recognised business intelligence company with a long established research focus on the politics, energy and financial sector trends of Africa and the Middle East. Through continual monitoring of developments and an extensive network of local sources and on-the-ground experience, African Energy has established itself at the forefront of informed commentary and analysis on this most vital of sectors for the continent’s future. Clients come to us for incisive and informed analysis on the issues, events, people and organisations that affect their businesses and interests.


Alternative Energy Africa

Media Partner

Alternative Energy Africa is the continent’s first magazine dedicated to literally filling the energy information gap in Africa.
Alternative Energy Africa provides its readers updates on private sector projects, government initiatives, business and investment news, and strategies for a thriving alternative/renewable energy market on the African continent, all of this in addition to global project news and groundbreaking technology coverage. And to complement the magazine, www.AE-Africa.com offers the latest updates between issues making the AEA online and print duo “the premiere source” of alternative and renewable energy news covering the African continent.
Visit www.ae-africa.com for more details.

If you would like to attend as a member of press or are interested in a media partnership please contact: 

Laida Iparraguirre
Senior Marketing Executive
T: +44 (0)20 7384 8068


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Registration for Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid 2018

To enquire about rates and register as a delegate or make a group booking, please contact us directly on:

T: +44 (0)20 7384 7936



For programme or speaker enquiries please contact:

T:+44 (0)20 7384 8188
E: a.gorzkowska@energynet.co.uk


To find out how to attend as a delegate or for media enquiries please contact:

Senior Marketing Executive
T: +44 (0)20 7384 7707
E: laida.Iparraguirre@energynet.co.uk
For commercial partnership opportunities: 
Business Development Manager
T: +44 (0) 20 7384 8020
E: george.hudson@energynet.co.uk
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Festival of Energy

What is the Festival of Energy

  • A unique platform to showcase off grid technologies and network with community energy policy makers from across Africa
  • Be a part of a half day’s music festival, celebrating ‘Energy For Everyone’ by bringing off the grid companies and musicians together
  • Touch and feel some of the latest off grid technologies on the market 
  • Hear presentations from some of the most exciting off grid energy solution providers



East & Southern - industry updates


Find the latest industry news, interviews and articles about the energy & infrastructure projects in East & Southern Africa. This content is gathered at our annual meetings, from our sponsors and partners and aggregated from credible sources. 

Is your company active in East or Southern Africa? To receive the latest updates from these regions, please join the East & Southern mailing list

Interview corner

H.E. Honourable Motuma Mekassa, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia disusses the country's huge potential for energy development from renewable energy sources

Minister Thabane Zulu, Director-General, Department of Energy, Republic of South Africa, at the Africa Energy Forum discussing strategies to increase South Africa's base load

Watch the interview with Joshua Kibet Choge, Chairman of KenGen, Kenya, as he speaks with us at the Africa Energy Forum 2016

Watch the interview with Jason Harlan, Chief Executive Officer, Fieldstone Africa

Mike Peo, Nedbank Corporate & Investment Banking, South Africa

Latest industry news



South African firm plans to build 235 MW hydro power plant in Zambia


€60-million loan agreement between European Investment Bank & Kenya to back last-mile power connectivity


Neoen secures 25-year PPA for 54 MW solar project in Zambia



Growing appetite for foreign direct investment in 'Africa's renewable energy sector



Tanzania granted US$870,000 for renewable energy projects


South Africa's new gas projects will be economical – Aurecon


2017: a big year for progressive power projects


East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations

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Press Releases- Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid

Power to the people: Mobilizing investment and innovation for sustainable energy in Africa

High-level roundtable organized jointly by UN-OHRLLS and EnergyNet Ltd

Press release: 28/11/16

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), together with EnergyNet will be convening a joint high-level roundtable on 6 December 2016, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The event will bring together participants from the two sustainable energy events which are running back to back in Dar es Salaam during a week dedicated to sustainable energy. Roundtable participants will discuss practical ways for African countries to achieve the three universal goals on sustainable energy. With a particular focus on building durable partnerships and financing initiatives, contributors will draw on their experience working in the field of sustainable energy, sharing success stories but also highlighting challenges and lessons learnt in mobilizing investment and innovation.

Prior to the roundtable, UN-OHRLLS will host the 2 day meeting Regional Meeting on Sustainable Energy for Least Developed Countries, 5-6th December, which will bring together key stakeholders in the African energy sector, highlighting ways to put energy finance in motion for least developed countries and deliver life changing benefits to vulnerable communities. Sessions will offer practical, workable solutions in areas including access to finance for energy initiatives, energy investment and business plans, benefitting from global energy initiatives, project preparation skills to attract investment and partnerships for sustainable energy.

The Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid Summit, taking place 6-8th December will focus on project opportunities for mini- and off-grid technology providers working in Africa’s energy space. The Summit will bring together ministries of energy, rural electrification agencies, philanthropic business foundations, banks, regulatory bodies, multilateral organisations and off-grid businesses to discuss topical issues concerning rolling-out off-grid projects across Africa.

Registered participants at both the UN-OHRLLS and EnergyNet’s Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid Summit are invited to attend and the event which will also be open for members of the press. A brief Q&A session will take place at the end of the roundtable for members of the press.

When: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, 6 December 2016

Where: Conference Hall of Bank of Tanzania, 2 Mirambo Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 11884


Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary-General, UN-OHRLLS

Hon. Sospeter M. Muhongo (MP), Minister for Energy and Minerals, The United Republic of Tanzania (tbc)

Mr. Joseph Yado Howe, Assistant Minister for Energy, Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, Liberia (tbc)

Christopher Baker Brian, Co-Founder, BBOXX

Veronica Bolton-Smith, Regional Director, East and Southern Africa, EnergyNet Ltd.


Organisers of the Africa Energy Forum to launch the 1st Africa Energy Forum- Off the Grid this December in Tanzania

Press release: 13/10/16

Following a high interest in off grid ventures and technologies at this year’s Africa Energy Forum in London as well as in-depth study of over 100 local community commissionaires from across Kenya and Tanzania, the organiser EnergyNet will launch the conference dedicated to the off grid and mini grid project opportunities. Taking place in Dar es Salaam, the 1st Africa Energy Forum- Off the Grid is expected to bring together ministries of energy, rural electrification agencies, philanthropic business foundations, banks, regulatory bodies, multilateral organisations and off grid businesses to discuss topical issues concerning rolling out off-grid projects across sub-Saharan Africa. Such pyramid approach to fast track community relationship-building, will mean no longer just talking about getting the energy to market, but actively meeting the people with the ability to galvanise communities around your product.

To support large scale power development, small scale renewable investors are already penetrating these markets in a far more dynamic and profitable way than ever before. Involvement of companies such has Solar Turtle, PowerHive, OffGrid Energy, Genesis Energy, M-KopaShakeYourPower, Airon, Off Grid Electric and Zoetic Global is growing daily, and according to EnergyNet’s MD- Simon Gosling “It is our responsibility to provide a platform that hastens the pace that these technologies can get to market.”  In Tanzania alone, the World Bank has recently approved $209 million of financing to implement a Rural Electrification Expansion Programme, which supports the decision to host this key meeting there and continue the organiser’s long standing partnership with one of Africa’s most exciting destinations.

Since the announcement of the conference, number of key industry players confirmed their involvement: Virgin Unite, Shell Foundation, Rural Electrification Agency, Uganda, Azuri Technologies, Africa Finance Corporation, DFID, EDFIMC / ElectriFI, Fluidic Energy, Off-Grid Electric, M-KOPA, Power Hive, Rex Energy, SIDI, Tetra Tech, Tanzania Invest, World Bank. One of the first to confirm their support was Benjamin Hay, the Strategy & Investment Director at Virgin Unite. He comments that “with the sustainable development goals hoping to deliver affordable, reliable and clean energy for all by 2030, the Off the Grid provides a wonderful platform to build partnerships with individuals and organisations who want to help achieve this ambition.”

Among confirmed speakers are:

·         H.E. Hon Simon Dujanga, Minister of State for Energy, Government of Uganda

·         Dr Benon Mutambi, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda

·         Godfrey R. Turahikayo, Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Uganda

·         Isaac Kiva, Director of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Kenya

·         Emilian Nyanda, Deputy Commissioner for Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Tanzania

·         Focus Mrosso, Manager Syndication, Project Finance, CRDB Bank, Tanzania

·         Ferhat Esen, Energy Specialist, The World Bank

·         Decklan Mahiki, Deputy Managing Director, TANESCO



Getting to know EnergyNet

EnergyNet has been producing investment forums and executive dialogues for Africa’s power sector for the last 18 years - in Europe, the USA, China and across the African continent.
We work with 23 different governments and national utilities to facilitate investment summits where international investors can build relationships with credible African public sector stakeholders to advance access to power. 
Best known for the Africa Energy Forum, the longest running meeting place for senior level decision makers in Africa’s power sector taking place in Europe each year, EnergyNet also produces the Powering Africa: Series- in-country investment meetings which provide a more detailed perspective on the investment landscape and power generation potential of countries such as Nigeria, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ghana Ethiopia, South Africa and Egypt.
Our team spend over 220 days a year travelling to meet stakeholders across Africa, so relationships and investor insights are both our business and our passion.
Drop us a line- we'd love to hear from you.


Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid 2018- Press and Media Information


For Press Usage

Media may utilize the event and organizer logos for editorial reporting purposes only. Any additional usage is prohibited unless express written permission is granted by EnergyNet.

Press Passes

Press passes are available on request to editorial staff writers employed by a trade publication, mainstream media outlet (newspaper, radio, TV, etc), or online magazines. Freelance writers, contributing editors, or bloggers may request press passes if the event is being covered for a specific publication or topic-related article.

In accepting a Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid press pass, the recipient agrees to abide by the terms and conditions applicable to all delegates who attend the event. To request a press pass application form, please email alexandra.cianciara@energynet.co.uk or download it here.

Press Releases

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Press Policy

The Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid is not public. Press pass holders may be asked to leave at any time, for any reason, including violating the following protocol:

For admittance, media members are required to show press credentials. Members of the media without proper ID will not be admitted

Media members must identify themselves as media at all times. That includes, but is not limited to:

  • Wearing a press badge (easily visible)
  • During Q&A, first introducing yourself as (your name), reporting for X publication. Then asking your question
  • During interviews, formal or informal, with speakers or attendees
  • At the registration desk
  • Tape recording is forbidden, without prior speaker (or attendee) consent
  • Media members are not to pass information to conference-producing divisions of their companies.
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Electronic copies of published articles should be submitted to the Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid within 30 days of the event or when article/story appears in print or online. Please send articles to Alexandra Cianciara- alexandra.cianciara@energynet.co.uk