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            Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum            

2-3 February 2017, Belmond Mount Nelson, Cape Town

 

 Project Financing Options for Energy and Energy Related Infrastructure Projects in Southern, East and North Africa

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Please note that the location of this meeting has moved from Dubai to Cape Town. The meeting will now take place from 2-3 February 2017. EnergyNet was unfortunately unable to comply with new UAE event regulations which would have infringed on UK data protection laws put in place to protect our clients.
 
This year, the meeting formerly known as the hugely successful Powering Africa: Finance Options will evolve into a high level dialogue focusing on the opportunities to finance energy and infrastructure projects in Southern, East and North Africa
 
Hosted in Cape Town from 2-3 February 2017, the meeting will bring together heads of utilities and project developers from across Southern, East and North Africa to present live energy and infrastructure projects seeking partners and investors.
 
This meeting forms part of EnergyNet’s Growing Economies portfolio, which takes a closer look at the rapidly developing opportunities for project developers in new energy markets across the globe. 
 
Latest industry news, interviews and articles about the energy & infrastructure projects in East & Southern and North Africa.

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Among confirmed speakers are:
  • Eric Mwangi, Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Kenya*
  • Karén Breytenbach, Head of IPP Projects, IPP Office, South Africa
  • Judy Raphael, Corporate Specialist Treasury, Eskom, South Africa
  • Tarik Hamane, Director, Power Generation Projects and Programs, ONEE, Morocco*
  • Omar Vajeth, Head -SAPP Project Advisory Unit, Southern African Power Pool
  • Salvador Namburete, President Banco Big and former Minister of Energy for Mozambique
  • Silvester Kasuku, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority
  • Ana Hajduka, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Africa GreenCo
  • Romain Py, Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers
  • Lisa Pinsley, Director, Energy, Actis
  • Maribuni Raphulu, Chief Investment Officer, Hulisani Investments
  • Ewout van der Molen, Manager, Regional Representative Office Southern Africa, FMO
  • Marcel Bruhwiler, Principal Investment Officer, IFC
  • Hussein Hassan, Global Head of Islamic Finance, J.P. Morgan
  • Alan Narayadu, Senior Underwriter – Extractive and Energy Sector, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  • Christopher Marks, Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets, Corporate Banking EMEA, MUFG
  • Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure, Energy, Telecoms, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Andrew M. Herscowitz, President Obama’s Coordinator, Power Africa and Trade Africa
  • Phuti Mahanyele, Executive Chairperson, Sigma Capital
  • Svetla Stoeva, Senior Investment Officer – Project Finance Outside Europe, EIB
  • Gregory K Smith, US Co-Chair, Projects and Infrastructure, DLA Piper
  • James Polan, Vice President, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance, OPIC
  • Stuart Heather-Clark, Partner and Power Sector Lead, ERM
  • Mikir Shah, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Africa Speciality Risks
  • Peter Ballinger, Director, U.S – Africa Clean Energy Development and Finance Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • *awaiting final confirmation

View interview with our speaker- Ana Hajduka, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Africa GreenCo

 

"Extremely well organised with senior level participation from a cross sectors of industry. Networking opportunity was also very fruitful." Emirates Islamic Bank

  

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • The Economic and Business Outlook for Investments in to Africa
  • Current Project Pipelines and Investment Opportunities for Investors
  • Successful Blending of Public and Private Financing
  • How are ‘Non Traditional’ Forms of Investments Shaping Project Financing
  • Effective Risk Mitigation for the Current Climate
"Strategic Partners Meaningful discussions with key stakeholders that engenders innovative thinking and builds strategic alliances for future growth in this critical industry", Webber Wentzel

Who will attend 

Government representatives, heads of utilities and project developers from South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Egypt, Morocco

Debt management agencies, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, banks and equity funds from Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East  

Ref. Africa Progress Panel

Industry related reports and news

Global trends in renewable energy investment

Power project financing: The way forward for IPPs

Innovative Financing Models for Energy Infrastructure in Africa

Understanding Power Project financing

Financing African Infrastructure

Power and energy infrastructure in Africa - Financing for the future

 

 
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To find out about speaking opportunities at the Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum 2017, please email Shididka Mohamed on s.mohamed@energynet.co.uk or call +44 207 384 7911

 

 

Eric Mwangi
Eric Mwangi
Energy Advisor to the Minister of Energy
Kenya
Experience: A global business leader with over 18 years’ experience in advisory and investments in the public and private sector across a number of key industry sectors including energy, telecoms, infrastructure, financial services, agriculture and education, with a strong global management consulting and corporate finance background and extensive experience in three continents. Eric has worked with a number of leading investment companies both as a transaction advisor and as a principal, with interests in telecoms and energy on the continent ,in helping them build and execute infrastructure investment cases, generate and execute market entry strategies, as well as build strong management teams. He has worked for international firms such as Monitor Group in the US, Europe and Africa n industries such as pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and heavy engineering, as well as national, regional and local governments in the areas of organizational restructuring, strategy development, acquisitions/investment analysis, service delivery analysis, industry analysis and competitiveness strategies. Eric is a Senior Advisor at Dalberg and an Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in Kenya.
Background: Eric has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Policy Analysis from Cornell University in New York.  
 
Karén Breytenbach
Karén Breytenbach
Head of IPP Projects, IPP Office, Government of South Africa

Karén Breytenbach was previously with the National Treasury, Public Private Partnership Unit and is currently in the IPP Office, a partnership between the Department of Energy, National Treasury and the Development Bank of Southern Africa.  Karén has extensive experience in the procurement of large scale infrastructure projects.  As Head of the IPP Office, Karén has been instrumental in the procurement of the internationally recognised Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme and is also heading the team procuring the new coal baseload and co-generation IPP Programmes.  The IPP office is currently also procuring a gas to power IPP programme, which will include, inter alia, natural gas, syngas and LNG.

Judy Raphael
Judy Raphael
Corporate Specialist Treasury
Eskom, South Africa
 
Judy Raphael has 14 years of experience in the energy sector and is currently employed as Corporate Specialist in Eskom Treasury. She is responsible for facilitating complex and high-value financing agreements with Development Financing Institutions (DFIs) and has successfully negotiated multi-million dollar agreements. Since joining Eskom, Judy has played various roles including the financial assessment of large scale investment proposal in distribution, transmission, and generation and cross boarder projects. 
 
Judy is also a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Eskom Uganda Limited, and chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee. She has also served on various investment committees as is currently a member of Eskom Distribution’s Investment Committees. 
 
Before joining Eskom she worked for Arthur Andersen as a Corporate Finance Consultant. She started her career as an Assistant Manager in the Investment and Property Finance Department of a large Pension Fund. 
 
Tarik Hamane
Tarik Hamane
Director, Power Generation Projects and Programs,
ONEE, Morocco
 
Tarik HAMANE is the Director of Power Generation Projects and Programs of the Office National of Electricity and Potable Water “ONEE” (the Moroccan Electricity and Drinking Water Utility). Tarik HAMANE has more than 10 years managerial experience in leading the development of large scale power generation projects in Morocco, including IPPs and PPP projects and for different fuel and technologies (Thermal Power Plants “Clean Coal and Gas”) and (Renewables “Wind and Solar”). Tarik has also been involved in securing the ancillary power infrastructure (Port and Storage) as well as successfully managing land acquisition processes.
 
Key projects include landmark ventures that served as a guiding platforms for a wider implementation of energy projects in Morocco: Tarfaya wind farm 301MW, the Integrated Wind Project 850MW, Taza wind farm 150MW, Safi Coal Fired Power Plant 1400MW, Jorf Lasfar Coal Fired Power Plant 700MW, Extension of Jorf Lasfar Port. Before joining ONEE, Tarik has served as a R&D Engineer at CNRS in France and CERN in Geneva.
Mr. HAMANE has an MBA from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées Paris, France, a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from Ecole Centrale and INSA Lyon, France, and a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering and in Automatic from Ecole Centrale-Supelec (Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité) Paris and from INSA Lyon.
 

 

Omar Vajeth
Omar Vajeth
Head: SAPP- Project Advisory Unit, Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP)

Omar Vajeth is currently the Head of the Project Advisory Unit and Senior Transaction Advisor at the Southern African Power Pool, a new unit created with the sole purpose of advancing regional projects in SADC. Previously he was Head of Power, Utilities and Infrastructure at Barclays Africa/Absa where he lead the teams expansion into Africa and the approach to the South African Power market. During this time, he concluded transactions across Africa in technologies such as renewable energy, coal, hydro, gas, HFO in addition to various advisory roles.

After Barclays Africa Omar has spent time working with international utilities and South African investors on coal baseload program. He has also advised firms on Black Economic Empowerment ("BEE") Private Equity Transactions in South Africa in the Power Sector. In this capacity is also created Gold Key Energy as a BEE investment vehicle for South African Projects. Prior to this he worked at Eskom where he was the capital investment manager for the Transmission group. He has also worked at the National Electricity Regulator and at Accenture. Omar holds MBA, law and B.Sc. Elec Eng degrees.

Salvador Namburete
Salvador Namburete
Minister of Energy
Mozambique

Born in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, Salvador Namburete speaks Portuguese, English, French (fair), as well as some national languages.

Salvador Namburete holds a Master´s Degree in International Trade and Finance from Lancaster University, UK, and a Master´s Degree in Corporate Finance from American University, Washington, DC, United States of America. He holds a “Licenciado” Degree in Economics from Eduardo Mondlane Univesity, in Maputo, Mozambique, where he later taught International Economics, including a module in Trade Policy in the Master´s in International Trade Law Programme, at the Faculty of Law. He also holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Economics from the same University.
 
Salvador Namburete has published a number of literary works, namely, two books titled: "International Economics" (2002), and "The World Trade Organisation: An African Prespective" (2005), and a number of articles: "The Causal Relationship Between Export Growth and Economic Growth: The Case of Mozambique" (1995), " A Reflection on Export Promotion and Diversification Strategy in Mozambique" (1994), "Export Promotion and Diversification Under Structural Adjustment: The Case of Mozambique" (1994), "The Customs Tariff as an Instrument for the Protection of the Domestic Industry: The Case of Mozambique" (1993), " An Econometric Approach to Currency Devaluation: The Case of Mozambique" (1991).
 
He is Minister of Energy since 2005, having been reappointed in 2010. He served before as Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade (2000-2005).
 
Salvador Namburete participated and led his country's delegation to the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conferences in Doha, Qatar (2001), Cancun, Mexico (2003), and to various international conferences of the United Nations Conference on Trade Ministers of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), the Streering Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). He led Mozambique's campaign for the expansion of the sugar export quota for preferential access to the European Union market. He visited 64 countries on official missions.
 
Namburete served as Economic Counsellor at Mozambique's Embassies and Permanent Missions to Washington, DC, New York, Brussels, and Geneva. In the latter he held the position of Head of Mission.
 
He led the negotiations for the Reversion and Transfer of Control over Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa to the Mozambican State, successfully concluded on the 27th of November 2007.
 
Between 2007 and 2009, Salvador Namburete chaired the Forum of Energy Ministers of Africa (FEMA). Since 2010 he chairs the Conference of Energy Ministers of Africa (CEMA), a forum established under the aegis of the African Union Commission (AUC).
 
He has held various positions as National Director of Board Member in both the public service and the private sector in Mozambique, in the trade sector, including that of Governor of the Common Fund for Commodities for Mozambique. He led the team that established the Export Promotion Institute (IPEX), having served as one of its Board Memebers, since 1988.
 
Silvester Kasuku
Silvester Kasuku
Director General
LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority
 
Mr. Silvester KASUKU, MBS, CMILT is the Director General/ CEO, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority which is charged with the responsibility of planning, coordinating and managing the implementation of the LAPSSET Corridor’s 7 infrastructure Project Components, namely; Lamu Port, Railway and road networks connecting South Sudan and Ethiopia to Lamu Port, Airports, Resort Cities, Crude oil Pipelines from South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya oil fields to Lamu Port and a planned refinery in Kenya.
 
Until February 2013, Mr. Kasuku was The Secretary for Infrastructure and LAPSSET Corridor Project Secretariat at the former Office of the Prime Minister. Previously, Mr. Kasuku had been a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, School of the Built Environment since February 2003.
Ana Hajduka
Ana Hajduka
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Africa GreenCo

Ana is a Founder & CEO of Africa GreenCo (Africa Green Regional Energy: Efficient, New and Creditworthy Offtaker).  Africa Greenco calls for the set-up of a public-private partnership in the form of an independent, regional, renewable energy offtaker.  Africa GreenCo would streamline development, mitigate offtake and credit risk and catalyse private sector finance for renewable energy development.  Africa GreenCo aims to increase private sector investment in energy generation in sub-Saharan Africa by mitigating the credit risks associated with the current lack of creditworthy offtakers.  Current weak financial position of utilities and limited choice of an alternate buyer in case of utility default deters private capital.  An intermediary aggregator between buyers and sellers can help attract sustainable investments in the power sector on the strength of a multi-buyer model. Its role as a financially sustainable intermediary offtaker and power trading company can also stimulate regional electricity trading and facilitate more efficient use of available and new resources by optimising them on a regional basis.


Africa GreenCo as a concept was included in the recommendations section of the SE4All’s Finance Committee Report and is currently funded by The Rockefeller Foundation. 

Romain Py
Romain Py
Head of Transactions
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
 
Romain joined AIIM in August 2014 and is responsible for originating and executing investments into infrastructure projects and companies across the African continent.
 
Romain’s infrastructure experience dates back to 1999 and includes an in-depth knowledge of infrastructure sub-sectors, notably airports, ports and roads. Notable transactions include the award-winning Cyprus Airports, Brussels Airports and Bristol Airport transactions, and Sea-to-Sky Highway.
 
Prior to joining AIIM Romain was a Managing Director of Baobab Capital, which advises management, boards and infrastructure investors on acquisitions, financial or operational restructuring and strategic matters. He notably carried out a strategic review of Glasgow Prestwick Airport for the Scottish Government and serves on the Board of Global Ports Holding, the largest Turkish Port operator.
 
Romain was one of the founding members of the JPMorgan Infrastructure Investments Group in Europe where he led a number of transactions, including the acquisition of Electricity Northwest in the UK, Cairns & Mackay airports in Australia and Dragados SPL (now renamed Noatum) in Spain. He was a member of the risk committee and served on the boards of various infrastructure companies, including Noatum and North Queensland Airports.
 
Romain also worked at HSBC and Société Générale, where he structured, negotiated and completed transactions in both advisory and arranging capacities across the EMEA region and the Americas. Romain holds an MSc in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon Business School and an MSc in International Economics from Paris-Dauphine University.
 
Lisa Pinsley
Lisa Pinsley
Director, Africa Investments
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure

Lisa Pinsley joined American Capital Energy & Infrastructure in January 2013 and serves as its Director of Africa Investments.  She is responsible for sourcing opportunities and operating companies in sub-Saharan region.

Previously, Ms. Pinsley served as a Vice President of AES Africa Power Company, where she originated, structured and closed power deals across the sub-Saharan Africa region.  Ms. Pinsley has 15 years of experience in emerging markets and finance including an Africa-focused business development consulting role at Globeleq.  In addition, she served as Chief of Staff to the Afghan Minister of Finance focusing on the country’s economic reform programs with the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Ms. Pinsley received a BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, an MA in Literature from the University of Sussex and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

Maribuni Raphulu
Maribuni Raphulu
Chief Investment Officer
Hulisani Investments

Marubini is a former Investment Banker specialising in deal origination, mergers and acquisitions; restructuring, private equity; corporatisation; project finance and regulatory compliance. He has over 15 years corporate commercial experience, having been involved in providing advice to a number of public and private companies, parastatals and government departments. Marubini has extensive contacts and deal-making experience in the energy sector in South Africa and the rest of Africa. His experience in the energy sector ranges from solar photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, wind, coal and gas. Marubini is involved in various projects each in different stages of development.

Marubini was admitted as in attorney in 2002. He served his articles at  Werksmans, gaining experience in insolvency litigation and commercial law. He was an Associate Director at Sonnenberg Hoffmann Galombik, and a Director at AloeCap Corporate Advisors where he was an advisor on corporate finance and due diligence, as well as assessing the viability of investment opportunities. At Nedbank Capital during 2008, Marubini served as a Senior Principal in the Investment Banking Division.

Marubini left Nedbank Capital to start Medupi Capital Proprietary Limited (Medupi Capital) which is a shareholder in various energy companies and through a collaboration model is focused on Principal Investments and Advisory in the Renewable Energy Sector. The focus of Medupi Capital is on development of industries involved in the energy sector, participation in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M), as well as investment in developing farms.

Ewout van der Molen
Ewout van der Molen
Manager, Regional Representative Office Southern Africa
FMO

Ewout joined FMO in 2002, where he started as investment officer with a focus on financing infrastructure projects (transport, energy & utilities) in Africa and Asia. In 2005, Ewout moved on to FMO’s Europe Central Asia team where he became responsible for FMO’s portfolio in Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Besides originating and completing several transactions in the automotive and agri-sector, Ewout was responsible for a number of equity and debt transactions with financial institutions. At the end of 2008, Ewout joined FMO’s Private Equity department where his focus was on growing FMO’s portfolio of financial institutions in Africa and Asia. Since 2012, Ewout heads FMO’s regional representative office for Southern Africa in Johannesburg. Prior to joining FMO, Ewout worked for an international construction group on various financial assignments (investment and risk analysis, financial modeling, BOT transactions, etc.) in Eastern Europe, the Middle East (Gulf Area) and Asia. Ewout has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Twente in The Netherlands.

Marcel Bruhwiler
Marcel Bruhwiler
Principal Investment Officer
IFC

Marcel Bruhwiler is a Principal Investment Officer with IFC based in Johannesburg. He works on infrastructure investments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining IFC, Marcel was the Managing Director of the South African subsidiary of an international plant & equipment provider. Previously, he was a Vice President with ABB Energy Ventures and a founding partner of EIC Partners, an investment advisory and asset management boutique focused on the energy sector. At ABB, Marcel worked on development and financing of infrastructure projects in power, transport and water across Africa and the Middle East. He holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. 

Hussein Hassan
Hussein Hassan
Global Head of its Islamic Finance
J.P. Morgan

Dr Hussein Hassan has been Global Head of Islamic Finance at JPMorgan since January 2013. He previously served as Head of Structuring for MENA and Global head of Islamic Finance at Deutsche Bank AG and Global Head of Islamic structuring and Head of Structuring for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for UBS.

Hussein obtained his BCL and Doctorate from the University of Oxford where he also lectured on Common Law and served as King Abdullah Fellow in Islamic law at the Oxford Centre for Islamic studies.

Alan Narayadu
Alan Narayadu
Senior Underwriter – Extractive and Energy Sector
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Alan Narayadu is a Senior Underwriter in the Energy and Extractive Industries practice at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. His focus areas of practice are energy and mining. He is responsible for both the origination and execution of projects for a senior portfolio of multinational clients focused in these sectors. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and in this capacity is actively engaged in the structuring of various projects across MIGA in these sectors. Prior to joining MIGA in 2006 Alan spent time at KPMG; ING and Absa where he held roles in Client Relationships and Project Finance Credit. He is an active member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals focusing on energy related topics.   

Christopher Marks
Christopher Marks
Senior Consultant
AfDB

Christopher Marks has worked in the financial markets and financial sector advisory, across the public and private sector, for more than 20 years. He is Head of Emerging Markets, Corporate Banking EMEA, MUFG. Prior to his current role, Christopher served as Senior Advisor at the African Development Bank in Abidjan. He was previously Global Head of Debt Capital Markets at BNP Paribas in London. Ph.D. Princeton University.

Mike Peo
Mike Peo
Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecoms
Nedbank Capital
 
Mike Peo is the head of the Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications business of Nedbank Capital. He is also the Chairman of the South African Chapter of the International Project Finance Association, is a member of the Governing Board of the African Infrastructure Investment Fund, one of the largest Infrastructure Funds in South Africa and is also a Director of Companies.
 
Mike is a CA (SA) who spent 10 years at Arthur Andersen and has had 20 years investment banking experience, with the past 16 years being primarily focused on the financing of large scale infrastructure projects in Africa. He has been extensively involved in most of the large scale infrastructure projects in South Africa and over the past five years has originated and led a number of landmark transactions, which have secured in excess of 20 international awards for Nedbank Capital. These transactions include inter-alia:
 
the Bakwena Platinum Tollroad refinancing – the largest refinancing  in SA,
the Neotel financing -  the largest limited recourse financing in SA,
two successive capital raises for Neotel totalling R2bn
the Seacom Undersea  Cable project – the first debt financed undersea cable for Africa,
the New Dawn Satellite project – the first debt financed African satellite.
the restructure and exit of a mobile telecommunications transaction in Southern Africa
 
Nedbank Capital’s Energy team has recently been one of the leading players in the funding of South Africa’s renewable energy procurement programme, having secured 23 of the 67 deals allocated totalling approximately R62bn project value in the first three rounds of the programme.
 
Andrew M. Herscowitz
Andrew M. Herscowitz
President Obama's Coordinator for Power Africa and Trade Africa
USAID
Andrew M. Herscowitz is the coordinator for President Barack Obama’s Power Africa and Trade Africa initiatives. Prior to this appointment, he served as USAID's mission director in Ecuador from 2011 to 2013, and as deputy mission director in Peru from 2009 to 2011.

In 2008, Herscowitz served as USAID’s supervisory regional legal adviser for Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. From 2002 to 2007, he was regional legal adviser for the Caribbean, providing services to Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti and Jamaica.

After joining USAID in 2001, Herscowitz served as the lawyer for USAID’s Office of Development Credit, which has leveraged hundreds of millions of dollars in private sector funds through its Development Credit Authority loan guarantee program. He also worked with the USAID legal team that designed the original framework for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He began his career in international development as a consultant with Probe International.

Following graduation from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Herscowitz spent a year as a Georgetown volunteer in Nicaragua. After earning a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, he worked for the law firms of Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper) and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Washington, D.C. While at Piper, he was named pro bono lawyer of the year for running a Boy Scouts of America Law Explorers program for inner-city youth and for successfully helping victims of political persecution obtain asylum in the United States.

In 2005, the Federal Bar Association recognized Herscowitz as one of the five most outstanding lawyers under the age of 35 in the U.S. Government.

 

Phuti Mahanyele
Phuti Mahanyele
CEO
Shanduka Group

Phuti Mahanyele is the CEO of Shanduka Group. She joined Shanduka in 2004. Ms Mahanyele was previously Head of the Project Finance South Africa business unit at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Prior to that she was Vice President at Fieldstone, an international firm specialising in the financing of infrastructure assets in New York.

She is involved in a number of activities with youth in her personal capacity. She has been awarded the Forbes Woman Africa Business Woman of the Year Award in 2014. The Africa Investors recognised Ms Mahanyele as a “Leading Africa Woman in Business of the Year” in 2012. In 2011 Rutgers University conferred on her the “Rutgers Vision of Excellence Award”. Wall Street Journal counted her among one of the “Top 50 women in the world to watch in 2008”. Ms Mahanyele was also selected as a Global Young Leader in 2007 by the World Economic Forum.

She holds a BA Economics from Rutgers University, USA, and an MBA from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.

 

Svetla Stoeva
Senior Investment Officer, Project Finance Outside Europe
EIB
Gregory Smith
Gregory Smith
US Co-Chair, Projects and Infrastructure, US Chair, Agency Finance
DLA Piper

Greg Smith focuses on international financing transactions, particularly within emerging markets and developing nations. He represents lenders, host country governments, project sponsors and private equity funds in connection with the development and financing of projects in sectors such as energy, financial services, housing, manufacturing, microfinance, mining, petrochemicals, telecommunications and transportation. 

Over the course of his career, Greg has advised clients on transactions across Africa, Central and South Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.  He is especially well known as one of the leading lawyers for representing development finance institutions, export credit agencies and multilateral agencies in complex, cross-border project financings.

RECOGNITIONS

Chambers & Partners have repeatedly recognized Greg in their well-respected legal directory, Chambers Global, in the area of USA Projects, having noted that "[s]ources describe him as 'very practical, very smart and very hard working.'"

James Polan
Vice President, Finance
OPIC
Stuart Heather-Clark
Stuart Heather-Clark
Partner and Power Sector Lead
ERM
Stuart Heather-Clark is a Partner and Power Sector Lead for ERM Southern Africa. Stuart has more than 20 years’ experience in project managing large integrated environmental and social projects, including environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs), strategic environmental assessments (SEAs) and environmental screening studies throughout Africa. As a result Stuart has an excellent understanding of the environmental and social risks facing major capital project development in Africa. He has worked in various African countries including South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi and Cameroon. 
 
Stuart has directed numerous ESIAs and ESDD’s for a variety of renewable energy project across Sub-Saharan Africa. He has directed over 20 ESIAs from renewable energy projects in South Africa as part of the recent Renewable Energy IPP Programme. Stuart has acted as an environmental advisor to various development agencies and lenders. He has an integral understanding of the Equator Principles and IFC performance standards and is a registered Environmental Assessment Practitioner in South Africa.
 
Mikir Shah
Mikir Shah
Chief Executive Officer
AXA Africa Speciality Risks

Mikir is the CEO of AXA Africa Specialty Risks, a Lloyd’s commercial and specialty risks insurer and reinsurer with offices in London and across Africa. Prior to joining AXA, Mikir worked as Head of Insurance for UK and Africa at Barclays Investment Bank. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science from City University and sits on a Member Interest Group committee at the Institute of Actuaries. He is Kenyan and has extensive financial services experience across Africa.

Peter Ballinger
Peter Ballinger
Director, U.A.-African Clean Energy Development and Finance Center
Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Peter Ballinger is OPIC’s Managing Director for Business Development and their Johannesburg-based Africa regional representative focused on new projects with a concentration on the clean energy sector.

OPIC recently completed two of its largest clean energy projects in Africa, the $250 million financing for SunEdison’s solar project in South Africa and the $310 in financing for Ormat’s East Africa geothermal project. OPIC is a key player in the Obama Administration’s “Power Africa” initiative and OPIC’s Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) facility has already provided pre-finance closing project funding to six clean energy projects in sub Saharan Africa. Prior to his assignment in Johannesburg, Mr. Ballinger managed the U.S. Government’s Clean Energy Finance Center in New Delhi, India and the Caspan Finance Center in Istanbul, Turkey.
 

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Location

The Growing Economies Project: Financing Forum will take place at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town

 
EnergyNet have negotiated a discounted rate for bedrooms for our delegates.
 
Rates
ZAR 6,790 Single occupancy
ZAR 7,150 Double occupancy
Above rates are inclusive of Breakfast, 14% VAT and the 1% Tourism Tax. Room types are subject to availability
 
In order to book, please complete the attached two forms and return them directly to charalize.craill@belmond.com

Why Attend

Why attend the Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum?
  • The Forum will bring together carefully selected project developers with investors from around the world in a deal making environment  
  • Workshops will present some of the biggest financial brains in the industry to provide tangible solutions to financing models for existing projects 
  • The forum will allow the private sector an insight directly from Governments from Southern, East and North Africa on what their project pipelines look like
  • The forum will announce latest investment trends giving a clear indication of where the best investment opportunities are 
  • Open panel sessions will allow for lively audience participation in discussions, to move forward the development of projects and forge partnerships 
  • The Forum will build on the success of the highly respected Powering Africa: Financing Options Meeting which has been running for 9 years

For more information about the full programme or how to attend the Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum 2017, please contact us directly.

Who will contribute and why?

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Sponsors

NEDBANK Capital

Strategic Partner

Nedbank CIB is the Corporate and Investment banking division of the Nedbank Group, one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. Covering the full spectrum of corporate and investment banking requirements, every solution we offer is characterised by fresh thinking, creative design and a complete understanding of what our clients need to be able to achieve their objectives.
Our dedicated Energy team has successfully concluded numerous corporate and limited recourse financing deals, following a full sector approach within the energy sector, both locally and within Africa. The team has won numerous international awards, has closed a number of landmark African Power deals and is currently the leading funder to the South African government’s Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
 
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.

 

ERM

Sustainability Partner 

ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services. We have over 160 offices in 40 countries and territories employing more than 5,000 people.

We deliver sustainable solutions which balance environmental concerns with management, economic, technological and social needs. This enables our clients to maximise revenues, comply with regulations, improve performance and enhance their corporate reputation and public perception.

We have extensive experience supporting the energy industry across the African continent. Our offices in Africa are in Kenya (Nairobi), Mozambique (Maputo) and South Africa (Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg).

Commercial Partnership opportunities with the Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum
 
Partnering with EnergyNet offers your business a relevant platform to engage investors, governments and senior stakeholders in the power project value chain, to develop credible relationships with proven decision makers and to manoeuvre your organisation in to a position which will save you both time and money. We have operated successfully in Africa’s power sector for over 19 years and have built a strong reputation among decision makers that can directly support your business aspirations. By sponsoring The Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum power developers, financiers and advisers will have a unique and effective opportunity to enhance their profile amongst some of the most senior public and private sector stakeholders in Africa and to initiate a wide array of new relationships which will no doubt lead to the establishment of much valued new business.
 
  
 

To discuss a tailor-made package for 2017 please contact:

Damon Thompson

Commercial Director

+44 (0)20 7384 8071

damon.thompson@energynet.co.uk 

 

Partners

Emerging Market Investors Association (EMIA)

Association Partner

Association partner

The Emerging Market Investor's Association (EMIA) is the world’s first and only not-for-profit Emerging Market organization, dedicated to advancing the industry as a whole and representing the combined interests of investors and investment professionals across asset classes.  www.emia.org

 

Middle East Solar Industry

Association Partner

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.

EMPEA

Association Partner

EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. We are an independent non-profit organization with over 300 member firms, comprising institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors, who together manage more than US$1 trillion of assetsand have offices in more than 100 countries across the globe. Our members share EMPEA’s belief that private capital is a highly suited investment strategy in emerging markets, delivering attractive long-term investment returns and promoting the sustainable growth of companies and economies. We support our members through global authoritative intelligence, conferences, networking, education and advocacy.

empea.org

The Egyptian Private Equity Association (EPEA)

Association Partner

 
The Egyptian Private Equity Association (EPEA) is a non-profit seeking association committed to supporting and developing the Private Equity and Venture Capital industry in Egypt and the surrounding region(s). The Association aims to foster private investment in Egypt, as well as to boost communication and knowledge sharing among the region’s private equity and venture capital networks. EPEA seeks to serve as the hub for private equity and venture capital professionals, organizations and stakeholders in Egypt, and be their gateway to the international community and counterparts.  On the local level, EPEA aims to serve the current needs of the local industry in the areas of capacity building, networking and policy advocacy, as well as raise awareness among industry stakeholders about the role of Private equity and venture capital in financing investments and thus enhancing economic growth. On the regional and international levels, EPEA is looking forward to contribute to the growth and development of the industry, through assessing potential opportunities and partnering with similar associations. 
 
EPEA was founded by a distinguished group of PE & VC industry professionals and reputable institutions, with the aim of creating a unified body to represent the industry and be in charge of its development on the macro level, as well as establishing a local and regional hub to set industry standards in light of international best practices. EPEA members work in task forces / committees in several areas, such as: membership, legal affairs, international relations & alliances, training and awareness, and corporate finance. All committees work together in complete synergy to accomplish the association`s objectives. 
 
 
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.

 

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.

www.africaoutlookmag.com

Africa Capital Digest

Media Partner

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

 

ESI Africa

Media Partner

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.
 

 

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.
Gulf Oil & Gas

Media Partner

Gulf Oil and Gas (GOG) is the gateway to the oil and gas markets in the eastern hemisphere. Gulf Oil and Gas attracts thousands of professional regular visitors each day. With 50% of our audience defining themselves as engineers and another 25% in managerial roles, we deliver a captive audience of professionals responsible for specifying projects and making purchasing decisions. GOG 3D Projects service tracks information for 4000+ projects across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. GOG career center is dedicated to assisting organizations in building their engineering and technical resources.
 
Energy Update

Media Partner

Energy Update – A dedicated magazine with a mission
 
Energy Update, a magazine launched in May 2006 to cater to the burgeoning energy and environment sector of Pakistan. This is the only trade magazine on Energy and Environment in our country, and our aim is to become a Voice of the energy industry.
 
The magazine focusing on the developments in the global energy & environment sector, with particular interest to Pakistan, and will also be covering developments in the alternate energy and environment.
 
With unbiased in our analysis, truthful in reporting, scathing in our criticism, liberal in praise of the positive, and open and receptive to suggestions, advice and critiques that assisted us in making Energy Update a publication that the industry is proud to call its own. Today, the monthly Energy Update is being circulated among 8,000 Industry Experts (HVACR,  Energy Sector Engineering Industry, Corporate Sector, Trade Associations and Key Decision Makers at Government level) in Pakistan and Overseas Markets including UK, Canada, UAE, Middle East & Far East, South East Asian Countries and other growing  energy, Environment  & engineering markets of the world.
 
This magazine's distribution list includes all industry sector experts, leading Companies, decision-makers, trade body personnel and key individuals at the government level.
 
A Profile:
Language: English
Frequency: Monthly
Circulation: 8000
Market: Nationwide & abroad in Middle East, Far East, Europe & South Asia.
Readership profile: Estimated Readership 40,000 
 
Capital Markets in Africa

Media Partner

Capital Markets in Africa is the leading “one-stop” platform dedicated to Africa’s fastest-growing financial, capital markets and wealth management industry. Capital Markets In Africa aims to support local and International investors, senior decision makers, institutions, policy makers or individual investors interested in the Africa by providing a platform for timely news and Interviews, a daily Market Watch – a summary of Daily Trading on African Stock Markets, expert features and economic outlooks, as well as “key risks and opportunities” available on the African continent.
 
Over the last few years Africa has consistently been named as the next Frontier for Capital growth by Economists and Financial Analysts. Capital Markets in Africa recognises the enterprising spirit and the investment opportunities that come with this phenomenon and as such aspires to showcase Africa as an attractive investment destination giving our readers the latest news, views and guidance on how to gain access to and profit from investment opportunities the region. We also provide exclusive interviews and commentaries from movers and shakers (such as Chief Executive Officers, Economists, Central Bank Governors, Investment and Fund Managers, Corporate Leaders, Heads of Governing Bodies, Entrepreneurs and Innovators) on the African continent.
 
WANT access to African financial and capital markets as well as the Africa ever-increasing Growth Story or want to simply keep an eye on what’s trending in Africa’s Capital Markets! THINK Capital Markets in Africa. 
 
Menas Associates

Media Partner

Menas Associates is a London-based strategic risk consultancy firm which helps companies make critical decisions in difficult operating environments. 
 
Besides our consultancy services we also have 15 regular country specific publications which analyse the political, security and business environment for foreign investors. Our leading analysts also answer clients’ specific questions in hour long confidential telephone consultancy calls. All the Menas experts focus on individual countries and have strong “on the ground” knowledge and contacts so we provide in-depth quality analysis.  
www.menas.co.uk/home.aspx
The Oil & Gas Year (TOGY)

Media Partner

Media partner 
 
Since it was established in 2005, TOGY has developed from strength to strength to become a recognised actor in the global energy industry. By working hand in hand with established international names and newcomers, we are now a preferred corporate and institutional communications vehicle. Our unrivalled reach into the boardroom can provide your organisation with the essential data tools to enter fresh markets, find partners and keep you abreast of market developments. For more information visit http://www.theoilandgasyear.com/
The Business Year

Media Partner

The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.

 

ChinaGoAbroad

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
InfraPPP World

Media Partner

Media partner

InfraPPP World is the new and definitive social media tool that will allow our clients to get the latest and updated knowledge on infrastructure and PPP:

· The latest and most relevant news of the infra&PPP sector at a global scale: EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC)

· Every new market report and research about infrastructure and PPP, from the most trusted sources

· Our recommendations for the best job opportunities

· The best database of PPP tenders and awarded project

For more information, visit infrapppworld.com/.

IPP Journal

Media Partner 

IPP Journal is an internet knowledge platform focused on the energy finance sector where subscribers can get valuable information, such as daily news and databases of projects, M&A transactions, institutional and PE investors, companies and job offers. We aggregate, elaborate and distribute specialized knowledge in the energy finance & investment sector. We differentiate from other editorial groups because we are also business consultants operating in the sector.

For more information visit www.ippjournal.com

If you would like to attend as a member of press or are interested in a media partnership in 2017, please contact:

Alexandra Cianciara
Marketing Executive

+44 (0) 20 7384 7936

alexandra.cianciara@energynet.co.uk

 

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Register

Rates for Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum 2017

 

Standard rate after 16/12/16 Group booking
(applies to final rate)
Team of 4
$1,944 $7,000

Register online or email us directly

If you are looking to register 5 people or more, please email GEPFF@energynet.co.uk to discuss the different package options.

Alexandra Cianciara
Marketing Executive
 
T: +44 (0)20 7384 7936
 
 

Contact

For programme or speaker enquiries please contact:

Shiddika Mohamed

Group Director 
T:+44 (0) 20 7384 7914

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

Alexandra Cianciara

Marketing Executive
T: +44 (0) 20 7384 7936

For commercial partnership opportunities please contact:

Damon Thompson
 
Commercial Director
T: +44 (0)20 7384 8071
M: +44 (0) 7500 220 913
 

Speakers Interviews

View the interviews with the speakers for this year's Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum

Ana Hajduka, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Africa GreenCo

1. What do you think needs to change urgently to move forward projects?

Current development efforts focus on the financial instruments required to compensate for lack of offtaker creditworthiness and the lack of a viable power market. These are the proverbial sticking plaster, and do not address the underlying structural and market weaknesses that make private sector investment in infrastructure so challenging.  In order to access the necessary capital, new structures need to be developed to create lasting, scalable changes in how power markets operate. Such new structures should be focused on a programmatic approach to energy development and planning, rather than the prevailing project-by-project approach. We are proposing one such structural change via Africa GreenCo.

2.  Beyond traditional private equity and institutional investors – how are non-traditional investors shaping project financing? Are they?

No they are not as of yet but they could do and should do but for that we really need to think outside the box. Over the past few years, the equity returns achievable by developers of energy and infrastructure projects in developed markets have fallen dramatically, particularly in the renewable energy sector where state subsidies have been progressively withdrawn.  There is now a deep pool of international capital looking for investment opportunities with appropriate risk-adjusted returns but the majority of these potential investors still view a long-term investment in the African power sector as a highly risky venture.  One aspect of this is the substantial “at risk” time and cost involved in project development, another is the difficulty faced in “banking” a long term power purchaser agreement with an uncreditworthy counterparty.  The current focus on deploying monies for individual projects whether by direct finance or by guarantees is not sufficient as such a way of funding and managing risks is project specific and in addition moves the obligations away from uncreditworthy entities (i.e. utilities) to already heavily indebted governments (by virtue of sovereign guarantees). This is an unsustainable model going forward as it transfers utility risk to governments without solving the underlying structural utility and market weaknesses.  This problem is exacerbated by increased capital adequacy requirements reducing the availability of long term debt.

3.  Which financing instruments are leading the trend and looking to be the most promising?

As per above we are not believers in financial instruments as real change makers :)  The question for us is how best to address the underlying credit risks associated with developing new power generation in sub-Saharan Africa in order to unlock new sources of capital at lower cost, and reduce the fiscal burden on African Governments?

Due to that we propose the introduction of a principal in the market to address the core issue of creditworthiness of offtakers and the lack of a viable power market to sell electricity production. The envisioned entity is an ambitious attempt to attract the capital required to meet Africa’s energy needs and help liquefy and develop the power pools energy market in sub-Saharan Africa.

Current weak financial position of utilities and limited choice of an alternate buyer in case of utility default deters private capital.  An intermediary aggregator between buyers and sellers can help attract sustainable investments in the power sector on the strength of a multi-buyer model. Its role as a financially sustainable intermediary offtaker and power trading company can also stimulate regional electricity trading and facilitate more efficient use of available and new resources by optimising them on a regional basis.

Most independent power projects in sub-Saharan Africa are currently structured on a bilateral (single buyer / single seller) basis. Interposing a single creditworthy counterparty between multiple buyers and sellers within regional power pools, should improve efficiency and reduce the risk profile of the projects.  It is argued that such an intermediary would ‘crowd in’ private investment by making power generation finance what it should be: an accessible, low risk endeavour.

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. 

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Latest industry news

13/01/2017

10/01/2017

Tanzania granted US$870,000 for renewable energy projects

15/12/2016 

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

14/12/16

2017: a big year for progressive power projects

12/12/2016

East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations

Mike Peo, Nedbank Corporate & Investment Banking, South Africa
 

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

 
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North & West - industry updates

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

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Latest industry news

11/01/17
 
 
05/01/17
 

03/01/17

15/12/16

Nigeria, China Exim Bank Reach $1.3bn Power Plant Deal

Interview corner

Watch the interview with H.E Honourable Alfa Oumar Dissa, Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso, as he talks with us at the Africa Energy Forum 2016

Watch the interview with H.E. Hon. Henry O. Macauley, Minister of Energy Sierra Leone, as he talks with us at the Africa Energy Forum 2016

Watch the interview with H.E. Honourable John Abdulai Jinapor, Acting Minister of Power, Ghana, as he talks with us at the Africa Energy Forum 2016

 
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