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Powering Africa: Summit, 27-29th January 2016

The meeting place for African governments and global power investors

        

The Powering Africa: Summit (PAS) took place from 28-29 January 2016 in Washington, D.C. A heartfelt thank you to all our speakers, sponsors and delegates for helping to make this year's Summit a success.

Read the latest press release from the Summit

The Powering Africa: Summit was a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased.

President Obama’s Power Africa initiative has helped map the way for project investment, giving a platform to global investment funds and showcasing the role they can play in driving forward the development of Africa’s power sector. PAS 2016 will build on this progress in Washington, D.C. next January.

Watch the video from the 2015 Summit to hear what our speakers and delegates found to be the highlights of attending:

What changed for the 2016 Summit?

  • This year's Summit focused on the successes of the private sector - including America's private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and America’s power house family wealth funds
     
  • Trade relationships were a new and important focus - This comes following the recent announcement of The African Growth and Opportunity Act, giving sub-Saharan African nations duty-free access to U.S. markets for certain goods
     
  • Showcase for infrastructure development and new power development opportunities - such as distributed Power/off grid technologies, Gas to Power projects, technology showcase and small scale projects to watch in Africa
     
  • A detailed look at the increasing interest of global investors in emerging markets energy infrastructure - following a surge of private equity interest across Sub-Saharan Africa, PAS explored the power & infrastructure projects currently piquing the interest of investors, including the gas to power supply chain
     
  • An update on the South African Gas IPP programme - by design this programme will reward early stage movers, and if the South Africa: Gas Options conversation in Cape Town recently is a window to what could be achieved for the Gas to Power sector in South Africa, this opportunity could be huge
     
  • Improved ability to interact with all participants and speakers - this year’s Summit launched a networking APP for the first time to make it even easier to find those crucial contacts to do business with

Visit the Powering Africa: Summit Industry Insights page for the latest news, interviews and press releases regarding USA investment into Africa

To apply for a place at next year's meeting, please email pa-s@energynet.co.uk

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The Summit featured a line-up of speakers from key US companies, the US and African Government as well as power developers from across Africa. 

 

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Investors had the unique opportunity of meeting with African power developers showcasing live projects from Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Zambia, Mozambique and many more.

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The Summit continued the momentum of the Power Africa Initiative by gathering US government and private sector businesses and financiers to meet with African project developers to discuss the regulatory frameworks and the processes in place to achieve the objectives of the Initiative.

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Over the three days, international industry players had the opportunity to foster new and existing partnerships to fully maximise the opportunities available in Africa's power sector. 

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Powering Africa: Summit, 27-29th January 2016

The meeting place for African governments and global power investors

        

The Powering Africa: Summit (PAS) took place from 28-29 January 2016 in Washington, D.C. A heartfelt thank you to all our speakers, sponsors and delegates for helping to make this year's Summit a success.

Read the latest press release from the Summit

The Powering Africa: Summit was a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased.

President Obama’s Power Africa initiative has helped map the way for project investment, giving a platform to global investment funds and showcasing the role they can play in driving forward the development of Africa’s power sector. PAS 2016 will build on this progress in Washington, D.C. next January.

Watch the video from the 2015 Summit to hear what our speakers and delegates found to be the highlights of attending:

What changed for the 2016 Summit?

  • This year's Summit focused on the successes of the private sector - including America's private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and America’s power house family wealth funds
     
  • Trade relationships were a new and important focus - This comes following the recent announcement of The African Growth and Opportunity Act, giving sub-Saharan African nations duty-free access to U.S. markets for certain goods
     
  • Showcase for infrastructure development and new power development opportunities - such as distributed Power/off grid technologies, Gas to Power projects, technology showcase and small scale projects to watch in Africa
     
  • A detailed look at the increasing interest of global investors in emerging markets energy infrastructure - following a surge of private equity interest across Sub-Saharan Africa, PAS explored the power & infrastructure projects currently piquing the interest of investors, including the gas to power supply chain
     
  • An update on the South African Gas IPP programme - by design this programme will reward early stage movers, and if the South Africa: Gas Options conversation in Cape Town recently is a window to what could be achieved for the Gas to Power sector in South Africa, this opportunity could be huge
     
  • Improved ability to interact with all participants and speakers - this year’s Summit launched a networking APP for the first time to make it even easier to find those crucial contacts to do business with

Visit the Powering Africa: Summit Industry Insights page for the latest news, interviews and press releases regarding USA investment into Africa

To apply for a place at next year's meeting, please email pa-s@energynet.co.uk

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The Summit featured a line-up of speakers from key US companies, the US and African Government as well as power developers from across Africa. 

 

 

Investors had the unique opportunity of meeting with African power developers showcasing live projects from Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Zambia, Mozambique and many more.


The Summit continued the momentum of the Power Africa Initiative by gathering US government and private sector businesses and financiers to meet with African project developers to discuss the regulatory frameworks and the processes in place to achieve the objectives of the Initiative.

 

Over the three days, international industry players had the opportunity to foster new and existing partnerships to fully maximise the opportunities available in Africa's power sector. 

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Distinguished Speakers from 2016 Included:

H.E. Hon Minister Jeannot Matadi Atadi Nenga Gamanda
H.E. Hon Minister Jeannot Matadi Atadi Nenga Gamanda
Minister of Energy and Water Resources
DRC
H.E.  Hon Minister, Obeth Kandjoze
H.E. Hon Minister, Obeth Kandjoze
Minister of Energy and Minerals
Namibia
H.E. Hon Minister Osama Aly Asran
H.E. Hon Minister Osama Aly Asran
Deputy Minister of Renewable Energy and Electricity
Egypt
H.E. Hon Minister Salvador Namburete
H.E. Hon Minister Salvador Namburete
Former Minister for Energy Mozambique and Chief Executive Officer, Banco Big, Mozambique

H.E. Hon. Professor Bart Nnaji
H.E. Hon. Professor Bart Nnaji
Former Minister & Founder
Geometric Power
Dr Mohamed Moussa Omran
Dr Mohamed Moussa Omran
1st Under Secretary of State for Research, Planning and Authorities
Egypt
Thabane Zulu
Thabane Zulu
Director General
Department of Energy, South Africa
Jacquis Randriamahazomanana
Jacquis Randriamahazomanana
General Manager of Energy, Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons, Government of Madagascar
Madagascar
Pascoal Bacela
Pascoal Bacela
National Director of Energy, Ministry of Energy, Mozambique

Silas Zimu
Silas Zimu
Presidential Special Advisor on Energy
South Africa
Johary Rajosefa
Johary Rajosefa
Director of Promotion and Economic Intelligence
Economic Development Board of Madagascar
Steven Hunt
Steven Hunt
Senior Energy Innovation Advisor, Climate, Energy and Water Team, Research and Evidence Division
Department for International Development, UK
Hans Olav Ibrekk
Hans Olav Ibrekk
Policy Director
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway
John Macwilliams
John Macwilliams
Associate Deputy Secretary
Department of Energy
Andrew Herscowitz
Andrew Herscowitz
Co-ordinator
Power Africa and Trade Africa
Grant Harris
Grant Harris
Chief Executive Officer
Harris Africa Partners LLC
Raj Shah
Raj Shah
Founder and Managing Partner
Latitude Capital
Elizabeth Littlefield
Elizabeth Littlefield
President and CEO
OPIC
Dana Hyde
Dana Hyde
Chief Executive Officer
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Shari Berenbach
Shari Berenbach
President and CEO
US Africa Development Foundation
Leocadia I. Zak
Leocadia I. Zak
Director
US Trade and Development Agency
Melanie Nakagawa
Melanie Nakagawa
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation
Bureau of Energy Resources
Charles Feinstein
Charles Feinstein
Director of Energy and Extractives
The World Bank Group
Solomon Asamoah
Solomon Asamoah
Vice President Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration
African Development Bank
Pankaj Gupta
Pankaj Gupta
Manager and Global Head, Project Finance and Guarantees
The World Bank
Angela Nalikka
Angela Nalikka
Officer in Charge, Private Infrastructure Finance
African Development Bank
Aymeric Saha
Aymeric Saha
Financial Policy Director to Congressman Meeks
U.S. House Financial Services Committee
Karén Breytenbach
Karén Breytenbach
Head of IPP Projects, IPP Office, Government of South Africa

Selastino Babingo
Selastino Babingo
Chief Executive Officer
UMEME, Uganda
William Amuna
William Amuna
Chief Executive Officer
GRIDCo
Jean Bosco Mugiraneza
Jean Bosco Mugiraneza
Chief Executive Officer
Rwanda Energy Group
Richard Anamoo
Richard Anamoo
Director General
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
Moctar Toure
Moctar Toure
Chairman
African Forum for Utility Regulators
Hippolyte Ebagnitchie
Hippolyte Ebagnitchie
Managing Director, National Regulatory Authority

Joseph Ng’ang’a
Joseph Ng’ang’a
Director General, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Kenya

Eng. Joseph Oketch
Eng. Joseph Oketch
Director of Electricity, Energy Regulatory Authority, Kenya

Dr Emmanuel K. Annan
Dr Emmanuel K. Annan
Chairman
Ghana Public Utilities Regulatory Commission
Samuel Sarpong
Samuel Sarpong
Executive Secretary, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Ghana

Gad Cohen
Gad Cohen
Partner
EleQtra
Ramzi Mroueh
Ramzi Mroueh
Vice President, Origination and Marketing - EMEA
Cheniere International (UK Establishment)
Deo Onyango
Deo Onyango
Renewable Energy Leader Sub-Saharan Africa
General Electric
Stuart Heather- Clark
Stuart Heather- Clark
Partner and Power Sector Lead
ERM
Eddy Njoroge
Eddy Njoroge
Non-Executive Committee Member
Berkeley Energy
Joe Oliver
Joe Oliver
Senior Manager
Deloitte Advisory
Slav Gatchev
Slav Gatchev
Managing Director
Delphos International
Jamie Fergusson
Jamie Fergusson
Chief Investment Officer, Renewable Energy
IFC
Terence Govender
Terence Govender
Vice President for Development, Africa
Solar Reserve
Zeynep Harezi
Zeynep Harezi
Business Development Director, Commercial Operations.
Karpowership
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
Chief Executive Officier
Solar Reserve
Michał Portalewski
Michał Portalewski
Board Advisor
Airon Green Energy Turbines
Joseph Tato
Joseph Tato
Partner, Global Co –Chair of Energy Sector
DLA Piper
Sean Long
Sean Long
Chief Executive Officer
Endeavor Energy
Carolyn Campbell
Carolyn Campbell
Founding Partner and Managing Director
Emerging Capital Partners
Scott Mackin
Scott Mackin
Managing Partner and Co-President
Denham Capital
Thomas Trimble
Thomas Trimble
Partner
Akin Gump
Jerome Ringo
Jerome Ringo
Chairman & CEO
Zoetic Global
Inosi Nyatta
Inosi Nyatta
Partner
Sullivan and Cromwell LLP
Mohamed Ali Zerouali
Mohamed Ali Zerouali
Director of Cooperation and Partnership
Masen
Frank McCosker
Frank McCosker
General Manager
Affordable Access and Smart Energy Financing, Microsoft
Maureen Harrington
Maureen Harrington
Head: Client Coverage for Power and Infrastructure USA
Standard Bank
Clare Rhodes-James
Clare Rhodes-James
Development Director, Hydro and Renewables Practice
Mott MacDonald
Robert Scheuffner
Robert Scheuffner
Commercial Manager, Electric Power Division
Microgrid Group, Caterpillar
Alper Ercan
Alper Ercan
Deputy Managing Director
Gama Power
Hamid Al Zayani
Hamid Al Zayani
Managing Director
Midal Cables Limited
Marco Krapels
Marco Krapels
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Global Markets
SolarCity
Mateo Jaramillo
Mateo Jaramillo
Vice President, Products and Programs
Tesla
Scott Eisner
Scott Eisner
President, U.S.-Africa Business Centre, Vice President, African Affairs
US Chamber of Commerce
Akon
Akon
Co-founder and President
Solektra International
Samba Bathily
Samba Bathily
Chief Executive Officer
Solektra International

Geerhard de Vries
Vice President Global Consulting
Ortec
Nancy Rivera
Nancy Rivera
Managing Director, Structured Finance
OPIC
Uduak Anne Essien
Uduak Anne Essien
Managing Director – Alternative Energy, Structured Finance
Export-Import Bank USA
DeBuys Scott
DeBuys Scott
Senior Partner and Head of Infrastructure, Deal Advisory
KPMG
Mike Peo
Mike Peo
Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications
Nedbank

Ibrahim Babagana
Ag Director
Electric Power Bureau of Public Enterprises, Nigeria
Paul Winters
Paul Winters
General Counsel
Denham Capital
Abiodun Afolabi
Abiodun Afolabi
Secretary General
Total E&P Africa
Moe Shaik
Moe Shaik
Group Executive Manager, International Financing
Development Bank of South Africa
Petrus Maduna Ngobeni
Petrus Maduna Ngobeni
Principal Energy Officer, IPP Office
Department of Energy, South Africa
De Buys Scott
De Buys Scott
Senior Partner
KPMG

 

To find out more about becoming one of the Powering Africa: Summit 2016 speakers, please contact Veronica Bolton-Smith on +44 (0)20 7384 8069 or email pa-s@energynet.co.uk

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Location

The Powering Africa: Summit 2016 was held at the Marriott Marquis Washington hotel.

Marriott Marquis Washington hotel is adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, reflecting its original design, which is visible in the lobby’s sculpture and atrium skylight. Conveniently located near the City Center DC, the hotel is in close proximity to the major attractions: The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The White House and the National Mall.

This 1,175-room and 49-suite hotel features five retail and restaurant outlets as well as 8,000 square foot fitness centre and the health club. An outdoor terrace offers views of the city centre.

The hotel is proud to be one of the leading Washington, DC business hotels with over 50 meeting rooms and fully-serviced business centre.

The Marriott Marquis Washington hotel has good transport links including access to three of the airports:
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – DCA: 4.6 miles N
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – BWI: 31.7 miles SW
  • Washington Dulles International Airport – IAD: 27.6 miles E

 

Why Attend

Why join us next year at the 2017 Powering Africa: Summit?
  • Save time and money participating in a targeted programme featuring only the most credible partners - the Powering Africa: Summit is the only US-based meeting to focus solely on investment opportunities within Africa's power sector
     
  • Project showcase: PA:S 2017 will give detailed insights into project case studies to provide you with valuable market insight firsthand, and a chance to follow up with the project stakeholders
     
  • Networking has never been so easy this year with the Powering Africa: Summit official networking app. Find those crucual contacts and arrange private meetings, view the final agenda and access information about all our speakers, sponsors and delegates - all at your fingertips.
Who Attends the Summit?

The Summit is attended by key decision-makers from Africa's power sector (see the speaker list for those already confirmed) and investors and power developers with a vested interest in how to develop and invest in successful power projects across the continent.

    Government representatives

    Commercial banks
    Multilaterals and regional development banks
    Institutional investors
    Asset managers pension funds
    Hedge funds
    Private equity investors
    Sovereign wealth funds
    Power project developers
    Equity sponsors
    Sponsoring companies
    Construction companies
    Contractors and operators
    Energy companies
    Commercial banks
    Export credit agencies
    Rating agencies
    Law firms
    Consultants
    Accountants
    Insurers
 
For more information on how you can participate, email PA-S@energynet.co.uk
 

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Sponsors

Cheniere

LEAD SPONSOR

Cheniere Energy, a Houston-based energy company, is developing up to 60 mtpa of liquefaction capacity by 2025 over four projects along the U.S. Gulf Coast – a $50 B+ ­ investment in U.S. infrastructure.  When completed, Cheniere will be one of the largest exporters of LNG on a global basis and one of the largest gas buyers in the U.S. 

As a first mover in the development of U.S. LNG exports, Cheniere has two liquefaction projects currently under construction – Sabine Pass Liquefaction in Cameron Parish, LA., the first large-scale LNG export facility in North America, and Corpus Christi Liquefaction, along the Texas coast. Cheniere has also agreed in principle to invest in 2 mid-scale LNG projects in Louisiana with Parallax Enterprises, LLC.  (www.cheniere.com)

 

Deloitte

LEAD SPONSOR

Deloitte — A global leader in energy advisory services 
 
Deloitte’s global network represents the second largest  provider of energy advisory services in the world. Deloitte is a recognized leader  in traditional and renewable energy generation, regulated utility advisory services, energy trade and market development, and industrial and residential energy efficiency. With over 100 years of Africa experience, we provide strategy, policy and implementation consulting services to government and commercial clients in specific aspects of energy generation, management and services. In particular, we develop innovative financing structures involving private, multilateral and government stakeholders to address the growing need for capital and alternative investment sources across the industry.  
 
In addition to building on extensive past experience, Deloitte is committed to developing new ideas and thought leadership across all facets of the energy sector, from generation to consumption. Deloitte’s award-winning Center for Energy Solutions (based in Washington, DC) and our Energy Center of Excellence in South Africa provide a client-focused forum for innovation, thought leadership, groundbreaking research, and industry collaboration. 
 
Eleqtra

LEAD SPONSOR

With its principal offices in London and New York, as well as regional offices in Accra, Ghana (West Africa), Kampala, Uganda (East Africa) and Lusaka, Zambia (Southern Africa), the eleQtra Group consists of 30 professionals with expertise in project development, project financing and investment, engineering, operations specific to infrastructure development and investment.  
 
Since 2005, eleQtra has established itself as one of the leading infrastructure developers and sponsors in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a demonstrated track record of delivering infrastructure projects in multiple sectors, including the 28MW Cabeolica Wind Farm in Cape Verde, the $50 million multi-sector Kalangala Infrastructure project in Uganda, and the recently closed 340MW Cenpower Combined Cycle Power Plant project in Ghana.  eleQtra is also the principal developer of InfraCo Africa, the project development facility funded by the multi-donor Private Infrastructure Development Group. More information about us can be found on our website at www.eleqtra.com.
 
Power Africa

SPONSOR PARTNER

President Obama's Power Africa initiative has developed partnerships with over 80 private sector companies and organizations, as well as several donors who are active in the power sector.  By undertaking a unique private sector led model, Power Africa aims to increase electricity access in all of sub-Saharan Africa by adding 30,000 Megawatts of new power generation and expanding access to power with 60 million new household and businesses connections.  Our long-term aim is to double access to cleaner, reliable and efficient electricity in sub-Saharan Africa

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.

 

SoEnergy International

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Global Provider of Dynamic Energy Solutions

SoEnergy International is a full-service, global provider of power solutions, focused on the utilities, oil & gas and mining industries. We are the only company that provides both permanent and temporary power solutions to meet client’s needs anywhere in the world. We take a highly customized approach and work with diverse types of fuel and equipment that will be most cost-effective for our clients. We have operations throughout Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
 
SoEnergy International provides solutions in the construction of permanent power plants, and both temporary and permanent sales of energy projects, cogeneration, gas compression and large pumping projects for all market sectors.
 
Schneider Electric

STRATEGIC PARTNER

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in utilities and infrastructure, industries and machines manufacturers, non-residential building, data centres and networks and in residential.

Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the group's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.

Schneider Electric is fully committed to meeting the sustainable development demands of the 21st century, with less consumption, more effective production, improving energy efficiency and protecting the environment remaining central concerns for the company.

Another major challenge for the group is to facilitate access to electricity in emerging countries by providing appropriate products and solutions, as well as training in its professions.

Midal Cables

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Midal Cables Limited was established in 1977 in Bahrain, to manufacture Aluminum wire Rod and Overhead Electrical Transmission Cables.
 
Since then, the company has developed into a significant player in the Aluminuum wire rod and Electrical Transmission Industry in Bahrain, the GCC and around the world. Manufacturing locations in Bahrain, Turkey, Australia, Saudi Arabia and now most recently in Mozambique have boosted capacity to 435,000MT, making Midal the world’s largest producer of aluminum wire rod.
 
Midal has participated in numerous power transmission and distribution projects, meeting the most stringent technical standards and supply requirements. The company has continued a policy of investment in the most up-to-date Technology at its manufacturing facilities and has put a great emphasis on work force training to ensure technical excellence in its products.
 
Midal Cables International Lda, Mozambique, was established in 2013 with a capacity of 50,000MT per annum to cater to the growing demands of the African market. The plant sources high quality  metal from the adjescent, Mozal smelter and benifits from the latest equipment in the industry as well as the best practices of the Group
 
After 38 Years of Success, Midal Cables Limited is still looking forward to continuous growth and improvement in its business processes. 
 
 
Please visit www.midalcable.com for more details.
Manitoba Hydro

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) assists clients around the world to deliver electricity and natural gas efficiently, effectively, and in a sustainable manner. As a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the largest and longest-standing energy utilities in Canada, MHI has provided utility infrastructure management, consulting, and training services to over 75 countries.

MHI’s parent company, Manitoba Hydro, is a vertically integrated, provincial Crown Corporation. Manitoba Hydro is involved in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of all elements of electricity and natural gas infrastructure.

MHI’s management and project teams have gained unprecedented knowledge and project expertise, through prolonged experience implementing successful projects. Leveraging international experience and the parent utility’s methods and technologies, MHI offers real solutions and true value to clients around the world.

For nearly 30 years, MHI has established itself as an ethical, environmentally responsible provider of high-quality utility services to the international energy sector.

www.mhi.ca

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).

Shell

SPONSOR

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.

Zoetic Global

SPONSOR

Zoetic Global deploys life-sustaining technology solutions in Energy, Water and Food security worldwide. With a special focus on rapidly deployed Hydropower and Controlled Environment Agriculture systems, our work supports greater resource security for nations, opportunities for businesses and the well-being of local communities.

Founded by Jerome Ringo, renowned thought leader on global sustainability and environment, Zoetic is a unique Project Development firm taking viable new technologies and deploying them at scale around the world. With rare expertise in Power Purchase Agreements, deployment and implementation, Zoetic effectively bridges the gap between new technologies, international buyers and the investment channels needed to make projects successful.

 

 

 

KPMG

SPONSOR

KPMG Advisory Services and KPMG Professional Services are the KPMG member firms in Nigeria. The partners and people have been operating in Nigeria since 1978, providing multidisciplinary professional services to both local and international organisations within the Nigerian business community. Our vision is to build and sustain our reputation as the best firm to work with by ensuring that our people, our clients and our communities achieve their full potentials. At KPMG, we are committed to working with our clients to cut through the complexities of the business world – finding solutions and adding value.
 
Our combination of international and local market knowledge and perspective give us an edge in the professional services industry in Nigeria. This combination enables the Nigerian practice to add real value by developing strategies that give the firm’s clients a distinct edge over their competitors.

The firm has a full complement of 29 partners and over 800 trained and dedicated professional staff; with deep industry skills and competencies in audit, tax and advisory services.

Solar Reserve

SPONSOR

SolarReserve is a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects with more than $1.8 billion of projects in operation, and a pipeline of 6.6 gigawatts worldwide. SolarReserve and its partners have been awarded 346 megawatts of capacity under the first three rounds of South Africa’s IPP Procurement Programme. In addition, the company has commercialized a proprietary solar thermal energy storage technology that enables its solar power plants to reliably operate on-demand, providing baseload power 24/7. SolarReserve is headquartered in California, with seven international offices to support widespread project development activities across more than 20 countries.

IP3

SPONSOR

The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), a Tetra Tech company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, is a leading PPP advisory services and capacity building provider. Working with governments, corporations, multilateral institutions, and financial entities, IP3 enables clients to build their institutional capacity and to carry out successful P3 projects in the global infrastructure market. IP3 has provided institutional capacity services to many energy agencies and regulators across Africa, particularly in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Since its founding in 1994, IP3 has trained over 35,000 officials from 175 countries.

Akin Gump

SPONSOR

Akin Gump is a full service global law firm with more than 900 lawyers in 21 offices across four continents. The firm’s Africa practice involves over 100 lawyers specializing in several core practice areas including  project finance, private equity,  cross border acquisitions, financial restructuring, international trade policy and dispute resolution, with experience in African countries covering over 70 percent of the African continent. Akin Gump is known for its sophisticated, diverse and full-service practice representing clients in a variety of industries, including power, oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, chemicals and other infrastructure industries with Africa practice lawyers in key global financial and political centers, including Washington, DC, London, Abu Dhabi, Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Singapore.

Mott MacDonald

MOBILE APP SPONSOR

Mott MacDonald is a US$2 billion global, multidisciplinary management, engineering and development consultancy delivering solutions in 12 core business areas – energy, oil and gas, buildings, environment, water, international development, industry, transport, urban development, communications, health and education. Our power unit covers all the main elements of project development, business strategy and business planning, feasibility studies, engineering design and specification, construction supervision, commissioning, quality assurance, inspection and rehabilitation work. As one of the foremost consultancies in the global energy market, supporting all aspects of renewable energy Mott MacDonald has delivered expertise on some of the world’s largest renewable projects, providing commercial and government clients with resource assessments, concept development, technology selection and design, civil, mechanical, electrical and C&I design, procurement, costing and complete environmental services.

With offices across Africa our clients benefit from our ability to bring together local delivery with international expertise and standards. We have supported over 15,000 km of transmission lines and associated infrastructure, added over 30 GW of generating capacity to the grid bringing electricity to over 5 million people that had poor access to reliable supplies. We understand project development and delivery, the challenges and barriers in Africa and how to help client’s successfully complete project.

GAMA

SPONSOR

GAMA Power Systems Engineering and Contracting Inc. is an international EPC power contractor and member of GAMA Group of Companies which have experience in successful completion of more than 200 significant turnkey industrial projects in 23 different countries including a total capacity of around 25 GW of power plants and having shares in power plant projects as an investor with a total capacity of around 2 GW. Gama Group of Companies have been present in Africa for more than 15 years by building major strategic projects including power and industrial plants.

GAMA Power Systems is among the leaders of EPC power sector with significant power plant references in Middle East, Europe, Russia & CIS, Africa and 7.7 GW ongoing EPC power projects in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Russia and Algeria.

Headquarters in Ankara-Turkey, GAMA has branch offices in 16 countries; Mozambique, Algeria, Libya,  Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Russia, Turkmenistan, Iraq, Jordan, Macedonia, Latvia, Ireland, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Germany. (www.gama.com.tr

Caterpillar

SPONSOR

For more than 80 years, Caterpillar® has been supplying diesel and natural gas generator sets for continuous duty and temporary power customers. As a leading global power supplier, Caterpillar offers integrated power systems with a broad range of products pre-configured for optimum performance – all supported by the worldwide Cat® dealer network with technicians trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment. 
 
As development in Africa expands, Caterpillar is uniquely positioned to deliver microgrid systems that address the growing need for remote and semi-remote power. Microgrid systems are easily customizable and designed to reduce the overall cost of energy and improve power reliability. 
 
Caterpillar brings together the best available technologies to cost effectively optimize sustainable energy sources, including the integration of new solar and energy storage capabilities with traditional generator set and turbine products into a seamlessly controlled microgrid solution. 
 
Caterpillar offers electric power solutions for every need, ranging from a 10 kW generator set for a small retail operation up to a 100MW power house for an entire city. 
 
Denham Capital

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Denham Capital is a global private equity firm focused on energy and resources, with over $8.4 billion of invested and committed capital. Denham Capital focuses its investment activity around three key sectors: Power, Oil & Gas and Mining.
 
Denham Capital has been investing in Africa since 2008, with current investments in solar and wind power (BioTherm Energy); thermal and hydro power (Endeavor Energy);  wind power (Jenner Renewables); and mining projects (Pangea), and is actively pursuing additional investments in renewable and thermal power generation as well as mining. Our investment professionals apply their deep operational and industry experience in working in partnership with management teams to achieve long-term investment objectives.
Denham Capital invests across the capital structure and across all stages of the corporate and asset lifecycle, from development projects to mature, operating businesses. Denham Capital typically targets equity investments of $50 million to $250 million.
 

 

Sullivan & Cromwell

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is a global law firm comprising more than 800 lawyers across an integrated network of 12 offices who advise on major U.S. and cross-border M&A, finance, corporate and real estate transactions; significant litigation and corporate investigations; and complex restructuring, regulatory, tax and estate-planning matters. The Firm has been actively involved in project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions throughout Africa for more than 30 years. S&C offers clients unrivaled quality in connection with energy, natural resource and infrastructure sector matters worldwide.

Biotherm Energy

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

BioTherm Energy is a South African IPP, focused on renewable energy throughout Africa. BioTherm is backed by Denham capital, a private equity firm with over US$8 billion under management. BioTherm has four operational facilities including a 4.2MW biogas-project, 27MW wind-project and two 10.65MW solar-projects. BioTherm recently secured 283MW in the South African REIPPP-programme including two solar and two wind projects. Broader success includes the award of four Zambian-PPAs, two Burkina Faso solar projects and shortlisted in Uganda under Get Fit solar. BioTherm is committed to being a leader in Africa’s renewable energy development, ensuring projects catalyse local economic development.

www.biothermenergy.com

Karpowership

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Karpowership is a member of Karadeniz Energy Group, Istanbul, Turkey. The group is a pioneer in innovative energy projects for the last 20 years, with investments in domestic and international markets. The group started its energy investments in 1996, and is the first private electricity exporter in Turkey. Today, the group owns and operates more than 1,800 MW installed capacity globally. 
Karpowership is the only owner, operator and builder of the first Powership (floating power plant) fleet in the world. Since 2010, nine Powerships have been completed with total installed capacity exceeding 1,500 MW. Additional 6,000 MW of Powerships are either under construction or in the pipeline. 
 
Karpowership’s current fleet supplies 15% of Southern Iraq, 27% of Lebanon, 22% of Ghana, 32% of Zambia and 31% of North Sulawesi, Indonesia’s total electricity generation with four more Powerships scheduled to be deployed throughout Indonesian Archipelago in 2016. 
 
As of today, Karadeniz has more than 1,800 employees and is expanding through renewables, Powerships and other innovative energy supply solutions.
 
 
 
 
Delphos International

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Delphos International is a Washington, DC-based independent transaction advisor, which specializes in providing development, project structuring, and fundraising advice for energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets. Since 1987, we have arranged more than US$10 billion in loans, loan guarantees, equity, and grants to support the business efforts of more than 1,000 companies. In recognition of these efforts, Delphos International was awarded the US President’s “E” Award for Export Service and received multiple “Deal of the Year” awards from Project Finance, PFI, and Trade Finance magazines. We also act as a financial and business advisor to OPIC, U.S. Ex-Im Bank, and U.S. Trade and Development Agency. In Africa, the firm has completed or is currently working on mandates in Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Delphos International is a member of the Corporate Council on Africa.

Airon Investment (Green Energy Turbines)

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Airon Green Energy Turbines (Airon GET) is a fast growing division of Airon Investment S.A. The company is active in the field of renewable energy sources (RES), developing and perfecting the world’s most modern small wind power plants, reaching an unparalleled efficiency of 55 %. Thanks to an integrated microprocessor-based controller the turbine can work together with the photovoltaic systems. This diversification of energy sources considerably increases their users’ energy independence. As wind and solar energy are a source of green energy, using our products you care about the environment and you save natural resources.
 
Employing advanced technology the turbines are designed to perform as power generators in either urban areas or in rural environments, where access to the power grid is limited.
 
We are looking for companies, organizations, institutions and other entities which are interested in pursuing the agenda of green energy and looking for green technologies, for the generation of environmentally friendly electricity”.
 
Endeavor Energy

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Endeavor Energy, financially supported by Denham Capital, a global private equity firm with more than $7.9 billion of invested and committed capital, is a leading power project developer and generation company focused on Africa. Endeavor is developing over $2.8 billion and 1,600MW of power generation projects. With more than 125 years of combined experience, Endeavor’s leadership team has deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in Africa. We are focused on developing and investing in mid-to-late stage thermal and hydroelectric power generation projects which are socially responsible, sustainable and low-cost power projects that enable Africa to continue its growth. 

Total

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. The Group is also a first rank player in chemicals. Its 100,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry – exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, new energies, trading, and chemicals. Total is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow.
Total holds a majority stake in SunPower, a world leader in solar energy, and is actively engaged in a number of renewable research and development projects in solar and biotechnologies. More information is available on www.total.com.

Sovereing

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Sovereign Risk Insurance (Sovereign) is one of the world’s leading underwriters of political risk and sovereign credit insurance. Sovereign’s clients include many of the world’s largest banks, exporters, private equity funds, multinational corporations and export credit and multilateral agencies.

Sovereign is wholly-owned by and underwrites for ACE Bermuda Insurance,  which is AA rated by S&P.  Since its formation in July 1997, Sovereign has underwritten more than 1,400 policies and has an $11 billion global portfolio that is spread over more than 100 emerging markets. Sovereign is widely recognized within the international insurance, private equity and trade/project finance community, as a sophisticated and reliable risk-sharing partner.

Sovereign has offices in Bermuda, London and Dubai, and is a member of the Berne Union, the worldwide organization of national export credit and investment insurance agencies.  Sovereign is also the only political risk insurer with a dedicated private equity practice.

Aldwych International

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Aldwych International was established in 2004 to develop, own and operate power generation, transmission and distribution projects in emerging economies, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Aldwych is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aldwych Holdings Limited, with the Pan African Infrastructure Development fund being the major shareholder.

With an early investment by the Shell Foundation and significant funding from management, Aldwych secured corporate financing in 2005 from the Dutch development finance company, FMO, and a group of private equity investors.  Further  financing concluded in early 2009 involving Absa Capital; EAIF (managed by Frontier Market Fund Managers); PAIDF (managed by Harith Fund Managers); and again FMO.  Aldwych is thus able to combine its skills and expertise with access to a significant reservoir of funds dedicated to infrastructure projects in its target countries.

Aldwych is committed to supporting the economic and social development of the countries in which it invests by delivering the power they need in a sustainable and affordable manner and in a spirit of partnership and cooperation.

All Power Labs

EXHIBITOR

All Power Labs makes biomass gasifier generators that are ready for everyday work, to serve real world distributed energy needs. Our gasifiers solve the twin challenges of energy access and climate change, by combining the easy usability features of diesel generators with the clean running of typical renewables, and a net carbon negative impact.

With APL products, you can generate on-demand power for 1/3 the operating cost of diesel, at 1/2 the capital cost of solar.  Wood chips, nut shells, corn cobs and more can be turned into affordable energy anytime, day or night. And while saving money, you can also contribute positively to global efforts against climate change.

Whether for energy access in remote communities, an affordable alternative to grid power, or for generating revenue from Feed In Tariffs, All Power Labs products deliver the clean energy alternative to fossil fuels. 

Sponsorship opportunities with the Powering Africa: Series
 
Our Powering Africa Series of stakeholder-led meetings are crafted to connect African Governments, Utilities and Regulators with credible and committed investors in an environment which encourages wholehearted debate on the fundamental issues driving the development of power, energy and infrastructure projects across Africa. Branding, thought leadership and function sponsorship opportunities are all available and can be tailored to meet your business requirements and budgets.
 
To discuss a tailor-made package that is best fitting to your sales and marketing objectives, please contact:
 
Damon Thompson
Commercial Director: Europe & North America
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7384 8071
Email: Damon.Thompson@EnergyNet.co.uk

 

Partners

American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Association Partner

ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy.

ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2013 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation.

Additional information is available at www.acore.org

Geothermal Resources Council

Association Partner

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is a non-profit educational association comprised of over 1,300 members from around the world. With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a 45‐year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as one of the world’s preeminent geothermal associations advancing geothermal development through education, research and outreach. For more information, please visit www.geothermal.org. The GRC is hosting the biggest geothermal energy event of the year, the 40th GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo, October 23-26, at the Sacramento Convention Center, California. For more information, please visit www.geothermal.org/meet-new.html.

International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

Association Partner

International Solar Energy Society (ISES), was founded in 1954 and is now incorporated as a non-profit membership organization with members in over 100 countries. ISES serves as a center for information on research and development in solar energy utilization. Through its publications and conferences, the Society provides a global forum for the science and advancement of solar energy.

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

National Venture Capital Association

Association Partner

Association partner

As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment.  As the venture community’s flagship trade association, the NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its over 300 member firms through a full range of professional services. For more information about the NVCA, please visit www.nvca.org.

 

Emerging Market Investors Association (EMIA)

Association Partner

Association partner

The Emerging Market Investor's Association (EMIA) connects investors with reputable investment professionals, research, education and news, increasing confidence and transparency within emerging markets. For investment professionals, we create enhanced brand awareness that deliver tangible opportunities for business growth.

For investors, EMIA is an objective, comprehensive and unbiased source of expert, on-the-ground information, daily news and in-depth analysis. In short, EMIA is the world’s first and only non-for-profit Emerging Market organization, dedicated to advancing the industry as a whole, representing the combined interests of investors and investment professionals, across asset classes.www.emia.org

African Review

Media Partner

 
Pan African Gold Media Partner
 
Published since 1966, African Review of Business and Technology is the most successful Pan-African business publication. 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 information technology, oil and gas and construction.
 
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 Africa's key decision makers, senior executives both in Government and in Business.
 
Africa Investor

Media Partner

Africa investor (Ai) is an Investment Banking oriented Advisory Firm, which also supplies a broad range of investment data, research, broadcast and published content to a growing number of international investors with interests in Africa.

Africa investor Group provides transaction advisory services, strategic research, investment indices and investment communication services, to support its clients investment programmes in Africa. Through its sister organization, Africa Investor Capital (Ai Capital), acts as a principal investor in strategic assets on the continent. 

Operating at the intersect of business, government, international organizations and the media, Africa investor group has a growing network of clients across Africa serviced from regional hub offices in Nairobi, Lagos  and Johannesburg, affiliate offices across the continent and a coordinating office in London. The group offers clients consistent quality of service across each of these territories and additional representation in Cairo, Brussels and Washington.

The Oil & Gas Year (TOGY)

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/
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
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 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
Email: acunningham@africacapitaldigest.com
Web: africacapitaldigest.com
Twitter: @afcdigest
 

 

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. 
 
Africa Energy Intelligence

Media Partner

 
Media partner
 
Africa Energy Intelligence offers exclusive news on major players in the oil, gas and electricity sector. Our journalists investigate since 1983 the main partnerships, political and economic strategies of state companies and governments, and financial operations. To know more about us, please visit Africa Energy Intelligence or contact us tel. +33 1 44 88 26 10 / info@indigo-net.com
 
Africa Energy Intelligence enquête sur les grands acteurs du pétrole, du gaz et de l’électricité en Afrique. Sa rédaction décrypte depuis 1983 les grandes alliances de ces secteurs, les politiques des sociétés nationales et des Etats, les opérations financières. Pour en savoir plus, visitez notre site ou contactez-nous +33 1 44 88 26 10 / info@indigo-net.com
 
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Media Partner

Bloomberg New Energy Finance clients have access to the expertise of the largest and best-connected team of analysts in the business. We have 200 specialists in offices around the world who are tracking the latest developments in the clean energy sector for you.
 
Should you need a conference moderator or panelist, a source for a story, or information on a complex energy issue, our experts are available to you. Please contact our Press Officer, Noemi Glickman.
 
For more information, please visit: http://about.bnef.com/
Alternative Energy Africa

Media Partner

 
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.
Diplomatic Call

Media Partner

Media partner

Diplomatic Call is a three tier foreign affairs media and research hub that incites intelligent discussions from the heart of the Diplomatic and International Investments and Business Communities in Ghana and the African continent.

Our newspaper publication, television program and website provide a unique insight into the minds of the most prominent business leaders, governments and diplomats on the continent. The brand also provides a mix of high quality analysis, on Africa's international affairs and foreign investments on the continent.

Our exclusive access to African Governments, Ambassadors and CEOs of Foreign Businesses and other key dignitaries makes our brand an essential reading and interest for the diplomatic community, expat community, foreign business community, development partners, politicians, key professionals and the civil society as well as and those with interest in African foreign affairs. “We command, we are listened to and our recommendations are held in high esteem.”
Operating from Accra Ghana, Diplomatic Call runs a satellite office in Abuja, Nigeria and Johannesburg, South Africa.

For more information visit www.diplomaticcallonline.com

Financial Nigeria

Media Partner

Media partner

Financial Nigeria magazine is a development and finance journal published monthly since 2008 by Financial Nigeria International. With a team of world-class columnists, the magazine provides authoritative knowledge of the Frontier Emerging Markets (FEMs) of sub Saharan Africa, with particular attention on Nigeria. It is widely circulated amongst middle-to-top level policy and private sector professionals.

ESI Africa

Media Partner

Media partner

ESI Africa is the trusted knowledge source for the pan-African electricity supply industry. Utilities, regulators, governments and their partners have used ESI Africa for over 19 years as their chosen platform for engagement. We are renowned for high quality insightful editorial and interviews, which helps drive the future of African power generation, transmission, distribution and energy efficiency. Being the knowledge source for all key decision makers in the African power industry allows us to open the door to new possibilities for your business, ensuring you are at the forefront of the Power industry. Over 50,000 professionals read ESI Africa, offering them an insight into the leading technologies and industry trends through our print and digital platforms.

Register with ESI Africa to receive the very latest news, industry insight and on demand content from around the African continent.  For advertising queries please contact Gerald Schreiner on +27 21 700 3500.

www.esi-africa.com

 

 

inAfrica24

Media Partner

Media partner

InAfrica24 is the unique business news portal dedicated to Africa in Poland. Since 2013 we actively promote important conferences,  exhibitions and B2B meetings worldwide, considering the high interest  in investing in Africa. We are always on top of high-impact trends in  business whilst offering opportunities to members of our Business Club to expand their businesses, one of which is the solar energy sector.

For more information visit http://inafrica24.com/

The Business Year

Media Partner

 
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.
 
 
AltEnergyMag

Media Partner

AltEnergyMag is technical resource full of News, Articles and Interviews covering the trends and breakthroughs in the Alternative Energy industry, with an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization.

Energy Insight

Media Partner

Energy Insight delivers news, information, and resources from around the world covering renewable energy including solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrokinetic, as well as related technologies such as energy storage, alternative fuel vehicles, and smart grids. Resources include a listing of renewable energy conferences and expos, a business directory, and a job board.
 
 
 
Africa Global Funds

Media Partner

Africa Global Funds is a monthly magazine for asset management professionals and institutional investors worldwide interested in the African continent. The magazine is supported by a dedicated website, providing convenient online access to the magazine content, up-to-the-minute news updates, data and events information. AGF was created as a relevant and engaging resource that can provide readers with an insight of what is going on in the African asset management space.
 
 
Business Day Newspaper, Ghana

Media Partner

Media partner

Business Day is Ghana’s most influential and respected business newspaper established in 2014 to offer incisive coverage of the country’s finance and economy, as well as international business news. Written by top award winning journalists and financial analysts, the newspaper is targeted at corporate decision-makers, policy makers, Business Schools, as well as international institutions, companies and investors with interest in Ghana and beyond.

The 56-page coloured newspaper comes out every Monday and has exclusivity to Harvard Business Review and Financial Times (UK) contents.  With a circulation of 30,000 across the nation, the paper is targeted at corporate decision-makers and policy makers, Business Schools, as well as international institutions, companies and investors with interest in Ghana and beyond.

The company, which has subsidiary in Lagos, Nigeria also provides a complete digital edition of its contents to its readers to enable them read news offline and online on their PCs, tablets, smartphones or smart devices anywhere anytime.  One can download Business Day Ghana App free of charge at Apple Store or Google Play Store or visit www.businessdayghana.com for more interesting news. We have provided direct jobs to 30 young people and over 200 indirect jobs for news vendors across the country in Ghana alone. 

In 2014, Business Day was adjudged the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Media Company in Ghana.  

Engerati

Media Partner

Media partner

Engerati is a central destination for delegates from leading global energy events to network, collaborate, share and engage. We provide our members with completely free access to our ever-growing archive of industry news, white papers, case studies, webinars, video presentations, interviews and blogs. Engerati is an invaluable resource to all energy professionals – nowhere else can you get such in-depth information on the global energy industry for free.

www.engerati.com

 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems

Media Partner

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) was established in February 2014, following the merger of the thermal power generation activities of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi.  
 
MHPS is committed to technological innovation and to create new products of outstanding quality and reliability. We manufacture, supply, construct, commission and service thermal power plants and equipment globally. MHPS also supplies auxiliary components such as air quality control systems, coal mills and feeders. 
 
Our products include: GTCC (Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plants), IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Plants), Boiler & Turbines Generation Plants, Geothermal Power Plant, Gas Turbines, Boilers, Steam Turbines, Generators, Power Generating Plant Peripheral Equipment, Fuel Cells (SOFC). 
 
Our goal is to solve global energy and environmental issues. Through the delivery of our products and services, we aim to perform to world-class standards in terms of safety, quality and performance and to leave a positive legacy in the communities where we operate. 
 
We have a long and proud history of involvement in South Africa, dating back to the 1960’s. The contracts for Medupi and Kusile power stations in Lephalale and eMalahleni respectively have provided us with the foundation to build and grow our company in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. 
 
 
Solar + Power Management

Media Partner

 
Media partner
 
The solar industry in 2016 will continue to be affected by system affordability and efficiency. But at the same time a fundamental shift in power management capabilities is underway that can positively impact growth. Sophisticated software and hardware solutions are making it easier than ever to fine-tune performance and balance local consumption with grid-level feeds and on-site storage.
PV modules, power management software, micro / macro inverters, emerging battery technologies and cloud-based support will impact the industry in 2016 and beyond. Navigating the complex world of solar power is at the heart of everything we do at Solar + Power magazine. We help the solar supply chain, researchers, designers, and incumbent electric utilities understand the changing role that solar power plays in today’s marketplace as well as tomorrow’s global power economy.
 
 
The Energy Industry Times

Media Partner

Today there is no shortage of information on issues related to energy – magazines, newsletters, national newspapers, email newsletters, dedicated internet sites – the list goes on. Yet in this age of information overload, most professionals still take the time to read their favourite daily newspaper. The Energy Industry Times is a monthly newspaper dedicated to providing forward-looking reporting on the key issues driving this exciting sector. At last, an easy way to keep abreast of the latest news in the power and energy sectors – from a source you can trust. 

Please visit: www.teitimes.com

 

Africa Business Insider

Media Partner

Africa Business Insider is a new media created to keep you informed about the best business opportunities in Africa.  

The website www.africabusinessinsider.news provides information in English and French about registration dates and procedures to attend key business Forums dedicated to Africa on and off the continent.

Sign up for the newsletter to be updated weekly and get a chance to expand your business.

AFTV5

Media Partner

AFTV5 is a non-profit and non-partisan video production organization with a social focus.  Aftv5 is committed to the value of community television, delivering alternatives to commercial broadcast television. We aim to provoke thought, create positive impact in our communities, foster change and provide a voice for diversity and expression. 
 
AFTV5 seeks to report and to expose the African and African American community experiences and their interaction with the greater community. Through the exposure of the culture, AFTV5 provides a window into its customs 
Recharge News

Media Partner

 
The wind and solar power markets are fast-moving — and evolving rapidly. You need to know what’s happening and why it matters — and you need to know it now. Our international team of experienced energy correspondents deliver breaking news, analysis, opinion and high impact features from the industrial frontlines online www.rechargenews.com and in print with the agenda-setting Recharge magazine.
 
Africa Today TV

Media Partner

Africa Today TV is the ONLY Africa-focused educational and public service television channel in the United States available in Washington D.C. and throughout the entire the country. This unique position makes it available to the African Diaspora, Americans interested or involved in international efforts, as well as political, business, civil society and media leaders interested in 21st century Africa.  We shine a light on Africa’s people, challenges, achievements and global relationships. We serve as a communication, geopolitical, business, cultural and education bridge between Africa and the United States.
 
They are the ONLY independent television channel based in the U.S. that brings, direct from multiple national broadcast sources in Africa, unfiltered and unedited programming from across the continent. We make news, business, education, cultural, arts, and sports programming available to the Washington D.C. region and the rest of the United States.

If you are interested in becoming an official media partner or supporting association for this Summit, please email amy.offord@energynet.co.uk

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Powering Africa: Summit Gallery

View a selection of pictures from Powering Africa: Summit 2015

28-30th January 2015, St. Regis Hotel, Washington D.C.

 

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Powering Africa: Summit registration

The rates to attend this meeting as a delegate are below.

Delegate Rate: Until 16/10/15 Until 13/11/15 Until 11/12/15 Until 08/01/16 Final rate
Fee $1200  $1400   $1600 $1800  $2,000 

To apply for a place at this meeting, please register online

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Powering Africa: Summit - Industry Insights

Powering Africa: Summit - Industry Insights

  • OPIC’s Managing Director Peter Ballinger speaks to EnergyNet about the the recently approved funding for a $400 million solar farm in South Africa

It was recently announced that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has committed $400 million of debt financing to the Redstone Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project in Northern Cape, South Africa, cementing a partnership with Acwa Power and Solar Reserve.

We spoke with Peter Ballinger, OPIC’s Managing Director, to discuss the deal and what it means for the market. OPIC will be participating at the annual Powering Africa: Summit in Washington, D.C. in January 2016.

Q. What sort of timescale does it take to secure such an amount of funding?

A: It’s important to remember that large infrastructure projects are extensive undertakings, especially in developing markets. OPIC has been in discussions with Redstone’s project sponsors for several years. We look forward to the transaction’s progress as we move toward commitment and financial close. The progress of Power Africa development is not instantaneous, but through OPIC support to key U.S. private sector partners like SolarReserve and international developers ACWA, this will be a significant and lasting contribution to the African energy solution.

Q. What will be the long term impact of the investment - how will it reach the market?

After financial close, an OPIC investment guaranty to the project will join equity investment as well as other debt to provide necessary capital for the costs associated with construction and operation of a large power infrastructure facility. SolarReserve and ACWA will use debt financing from OPIC and other lenders to advance development and eventually deliver power to South Africa’s national grid, which in turn powers homes and businesses to foster lasting economic growth.

Q. What is OPIC’s motivation for attending the Powering Africa: Summit?

A. At the Powering Africa: Summit, we aim to discuss some of our recent success stories in the African Power sector, and some exciting milestones that OPIC has achieved for President Obama’s Power Africa initiative. For the power developers in attendance, it’s important to realize that OPIC is not only a viable source of large scale debt financing for these projects, but a lender with four decades of energy sector experience in some of the world’s most challenging frontier markets. I’m eager to talk to some of the bold innovators that the Powering Africa: Summit is sure to attract.

Read more: http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2015/09/21/US-investment-agency-to-fund-400-million-SA-solar-power-plant

  • Why More American Companies Should Invest in Africa

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140807182743-32503052-why-more-american-companies-should-invest-in-africa?trkSplashRedir=true&forceNoSplash=true

Africa is one of the biggest market opportunities in the global economy, and U.S. companies cannot afford to miss out.

Africa boasts 6 of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies – with 400,000 new companies forming in the last year alone – and it’s expected to reach a 5 percent overall growth rate in 2015.

Africa has now developed into a global economic force and so our relationship must evolve and mature. That was the purpose of the U.S.-Africa Business Forumco-hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Commerce: To recast our relationship as a full, equal, and advanced economic partnership – a partnership that holds as much promise for African countries as it does for America.

Foreign investment in Africa has reached record highs – but that is being driven more by China and Europe than the United States. And while U.S. exports to the continent are at a record high, it’s also true that only 2% of our total exports go to Africa.

That means we are missing out on a major opportunity to create jobs here at home. In the years to come, as Africa accounts for an increasing share of the world market, companies that want to remain competitive globally will need to have an African presence.

The business that I own – Bloomberg LP – has offices in six countries in Africa, employing more than 160 people, including more than 120 full-time and freelance journalists. And we are growing there.

Bloomberg Philanthropies has also been investing in Africa for years, because perhaps the single best investment you can make to spur economic development is to improve public health. The healthier a society it is, the more productive it is, and the greater potential it has for growth.

We know in the decades ahead, there is no limit to the progress that Africa can make. Based on the incredible energy at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, I’ve never been more optimistic about the future of our partnership.

  • Tanzanian firm secures US grant for mini-grid project

http://www.esi-africa.com/tanzanian-firm-secures-us-grant-for-mini-grid-project/

On Thursday, one of Tanzania’s largest renewable power solutions firm Rex Energy, secured a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for a mini-grid project in the Lake Victoria Islands, which is shared between neighbouring countries Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

With only 1% of the Island’s population having access to electricity, the grant supports the development of a full-scale business model and financing plan necessary to implement a hybrid solar photovoltaic (PV) mini-grid with a total generation capacity of 2MW, the USTDA said in a statement.

In-line with the US Power Africa initiative

USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak said: “In support of the goals of President Obama’s Power Africa initiative, which seeks to increase energy access and promote private sector investment in sub-Saharan Africa, USTDA is pleased to formalise our partnership with Rex Energy.

“This project is a great example of USTDA’s work to link U.S. industry expertise with the advancement of clean energy in Tanzania.”

MRIGlobal an independent organisation performing contract research for government and industry, will be providing all technical support for the project.

Rex Energy Managing Director, Francis Kibhisa commented: “With this grant and technical support from MRIGlobal, Rex Energy once again assumes the leadership to complement government efforts to transform rural Tanzania through solar powered electrification.

“The mini-grid system is certainly the future of rural electrification in Tanzania, and this grant from USTDA has added the required impetus, at the right time, to achieve that future: the pre-paid solar solution to the marginalised rural majority.”

Project partners

The renewable power solutions company appointed US-based MRIGlobal to conduct the feasibility study and pilot project.

According to the USTDA, the mini-grid project will include participation from additional US-based companies such as: Homer Energy, Enphase Energy and SunEdison, a major US solar PV producer and official Power Africa private sector partner.

In addition, the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory will provide expertise on renewable energy resource assessments, as well as analysis and optimisation of the mini-grid design, USTDA said.

“This effort supports Power Africa by helping to increase access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa. Implementation of the project would help to electrify an estimated 5,900 households and businesses, delivering power to more than 37,000 Tanzanians in the Lake Victoria region”, the USTDA said in a statement.

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