EnergyNet’s sponsors are our partners and at the heart of all that we do

Sponsors

EnergyNet’s sponsors are at the heart of all that we do. Below you will find some of our highest profile sponsors to date. Their presence has been consistent, constructive, and invaluable in promoting the development of Africa’s power sector and we would like to thank them for their on-going support.

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 time and money. We have operated successfully in Africa’s power sector for over 19yrs and have built a reputation among decision makers that can directly support your business aspirations. Most recently we were recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ii and British Prime Minister David Cameron or services to international trade.

Clearly brand visibility is important and plays a key role in building the awareness of your business, but what really resonates with our audience is the importance of the discussions that are had, and deals that are made, as result of the relationships formed. We facilitate innovation and collaboration and invite your business to join us in creating and developing vital power projects.

Whether you want to align yourself with Governments supporting the ‘EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative’, be seen as a market leader hosting exclusive functions or influence the agenda through thought leadership, we can offer a strategic and commercial opportunities designed to deliver real value to your business. And if your business carries specific needs, we’re able to construct tailored packages to meet those ambitions within the markets you operate.

The Iran Project is dedicated to news related to Iran and we are located inside & outside of Iran. 
 
 
Various areas of life continuously provide opportunites to rethink how to efficiently produce, transport and deliver that which has ultimately become the most critical to the existence and sustainability of any modern society: electricity. The KiDiaGa Group was founded with the vision to positively contribute to that discussion, from a perspective that values electricity as a commodity whose economic dynamics must align with reliability and a secure environment. 
 
At The KiDiaGa Group, we understand that innovation and collaboration with our clients are the necessary ingredients to a successful partnership. As such, our team will always approach every challenge our clients face as an opportunity to achieve that goal.  
 
For more information visit http://www.kidiaga.com/
The MENA Private Equity Association is a non-profit entity dedicated to supporting the private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industries in the Middle East and North Africa and acts as an Ecosystem enabler.
 
The association was established in 2010 to support the development of a nascent private equity and venture capital industry in the MENA region. It represents the largest MENA private equity and VC firms with more than US$ 30 billion in assets under management. 
 
In order to encourage the overall PE & VC industry growth, the MENA Private Equity Association issues research and industry reports that highlight the PE and VC successes to local and international stakeholders, and hosts a number of events that bring together PE and VC fund managers, Family businesses, Limited partners, Industry practitioners, Investment Bankers, Advisors and Lawyers.
 
To further advance the interests of its members and wider industry players, the MENA Private Equity Association is in regular dialogue with every legislative body in the region and encourages its members to start these conversations through its legal task force who’s aim is to observe the regulatory regimes across the MENA region in order to petition regulators where necessary to bring about some key regulatory changes.
 
For more information, please visit our website www.menapea.com
 

Association partner 

The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) is linking Norwegian and African business communities. With 100+ member companies from all relevant sectors, we are the private sector platform creating more and better Norwegian-African business relations, through network & facilitation, information & analysis, advocacy and advisory services. NABA is also hosting the Nordic region's leading business event on Africa, the Nordic-African Business Summit on the 26th of October in Oslo, Norway. More about us on www.norwegianafrican.no

 

 

 

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/

For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, The Rockefeller Foundation pursues this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. To achieve these goals, The Rockefeller Foundation works at the intersection of four focus areas—advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities—to address the root causes of emerging challenges and create systemic change. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot—or will not. To learn more, please visit www.rockefellerfoundation.org.

 
Association partner
 
The Solar Trade Association is the UK’s leading solar industry voice, representing both solar heat and power. Since 1978, the STA has worked to promote the benefits of solar energy and to make its adoption easy and profitable for domestic and commercial users, with a proven track record of winning breakthroughs for the UK’s solar industry. A not-for-profit association, we are funded entirely by our membership, which includes installers, manufacturers, distributors, large scale developers, investors and law firms.
 
 
 
Association Partner 
 
Founded in 2002, the SAEE is a non-profit coordinating body for energy efficiency in Southern Africa. Our work encompasses an umbrella focus towards the continuous efficient use of energy to support the viability and sustainability of a healthy energy mix and energy efficient businesses. Our focus is growth while enhancing business sustainability with a specific focus on energy use. Therefore, our primary concern is to establish the following foundation within Southern Africa.
  • Professionalism
  • Credibility
  • Quality assurance
  • Accreditation  and  certification
  • Education, skills and knowledge sharing
Our aim is to maintain our status as the number one networking organisation in Energy Efficiency in South Africa. We are guided by the Board of the SAEE, boasting over 100 years combined experience within the energy engineering and energy efficiency industry. The SAEE consists of various groups, such as the Measurement and Verification Council for South Africa (MVCSA), Females in Energy Efficiency (FEE), and Energy Services Companies (ESCOs). We are looking to include other like minded and interested groups. The SAEE is also a proud member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
 

Media partner 

 
Supporting Partner 
 
One of the largest global issues that the UN Foundation is involved in is climate change and energy. The UN Foundation priorities include tackling the global climate challenge, improving energy efficiency and achieving universal energy access. The Foundation's Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Program works with partners in the NGO sector, the UN, governments, and private corporations to come up with solutions and provide funding to programs related to this issue. One of their campaigns in relation to climate change and energy is to provide communities around the world with renewable energy technologies in order to promote sustainability globally.[15]
 
The Sustainable Energy for All Initiative calls for private sector and national commitments and attracts global attention to the importance of energy for development and poverty alleviation. The initiative has been called for by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and, as part of the initiative, the UN Foundation has launched a global Energy Access Practitioner Network. The Network aims to bring together practitioners from the private sector and civil society working on the delivery of energy services and solutions related to electrification in a range of developing country contexts to develop a more integrated approach to energy access planning and execution.
 
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is an initiative led by the UN Foundation and supports large-scale adoption of clean and safe household cooking solutions as a way to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and reduce climate change missions. The alliance works with public, private, and non-profit partners to overcome market barriers that hamper the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves and fuels in the developing world. It works to develop standards for cleaner stoves, increase public and policymaker awareness of the health and environmental benefits of improved stoves.
 
The UN Foundation’s International Bioenergy and Sustainability Initiative advances environmentally and economically sustainable strategies for harnessing biomass energy in ways that minimize competition with food products. The initiatives seeks to identify, share and promote best practices for the sustainable use of bioenergy with government leaders, UN agencies, scientific experts, and nongovernmental organizations.
 
Themis Energy (Themis) is an Abraaj Group project development company that develops energy projects in growth markets through early stage capital investment and the provision of structuring services. It operates within the wider Abraaj Energy Infrastructure Platform which invests across the entire life cycle of energy assets. Themis’ team comprises highly experienced infrastructure project developers, combining over 150 years of experience. While partnering with local, international or governmental entities, Themis drives all aspects of the project development process including the commissioning and supervision of technical and environmental studies, the securing of land rights and permits, the negotiation of bankable project documents (including concessions, PPAs and EPC contracts) and the sourcing of equity and debt financing. Themis operates under a strict risk framework which includes the use of stop-loss mechanisms. Themis’s current portfolio of projects under development exceeds 1,300 MW and includes clean gas, hydro, wind, solar, geothermal and biomass projects.
 
 
TMF Group is a leading provider of global business services to clients operating and investing across Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East and the Americas. We focus on providing specialised and business-critical financial and administrative services that help our clients to operate their corporate structures, finance vehicles and investments in different locations. 
Our core services can help companies of all sizes with HR and payroll, accounting and tax, corporate secretarial, international structuring and structured finance – whether a company wants to globalise, or whether they need support to streamline existing operations. 
With operations in more than 80 countries, TMF Group is the global expert that understands local needs. We can provide you with a single point of contact to coordinate the day-to-day management of your externalised operations, and help to ensure clear communication across multiple jurisdictions.  Global reach, local knowledge: helping you do business seamlessly across borders.
 

Total is a major energy player committed to supplying affordable energy to a growing population, addressing climate change and meeting new customer expectations. Those commitments guide what we do. With operations in more than 130 countries, we are a top-tier international oil and gas company and a global leader in solar energy through our affiliate SunPower. We discover, produce, transform, market and distribute energy in a variety of forms, to serve the end customer. Demonstrating their commitment to better energy, our close to 100,000 employees help supply our customers worldwide with safer, cleaner, more efficient and more innovative products and services that are accessible to as many people as possible. Our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

www.total.co.uk

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.

 
Founded in 1993, the Trafigura Group has become one of the world’s leading independent commodity traders, specialising in the oil, minerals and metals markets. The company has achieved substantial growth in recent years, growing revenue to USD127.6 billion in 2014. Primary trading activities are the supply and transport of oil and petroleum products and metals and minerals. 
 
The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets including global oil products distribution company Puma Energy; joint venture company DT Group; global terminals operator Impala; Trafigura’s Mining Group and Galena Asset Management. The Trafigura Group is owned by 600 of its 5,300 employees who work in 36 countries around the world. 
 
The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade.
 

Trinity International LLP, founded in 2006, is a niche projects, finance, corporate and commercial law firm, with a particular focus in Africa. The firm acts for developers/sponsors, borrowers, financial institutions, investors, equity funds and governments / public sector entities.

Trinity has extensive experience in the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa with the team acting for developers and lenders on a number of major IPPs across the continent. The team is currently acting on IPPs in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia, Senegal, Mozambique, Tanzania as well as pan-African programmes supported by the United Nations and the UK Government for the facilitation of further IPPs on the continent. We have had experience in all generation technologies including wind, solar, hydro, coal, biomass, gas and light crude oil. Trinity provides clients with senior lawyers on every transaction and has an innovative approach to the structuring of its fee arrangements.

Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) is an umbrella with a network of over 360 member companies and enterprises in the biomass, hydro, solar and energy efficiency sub-sectors of Uganda. With a mission of consolidating leadership and further improving the business environment for  the renewable energy and energy efficiency sub-sector  as well as contributing to sustainable development in Uganda and East Africa, it has five member associations under which its various members are brought together  and subscribe respectively:

  • Biomass Energy Efficient Technologies Association (BEETA)
  • Uganda National Biogas Alliance (UNBA)
  • Hydropower Association of Uganda (HPAU)
  • Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA)
  • Energy Efficiency Association of Uganda (Energy Auditors - EEAU)