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.

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on wind power solutions. We design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 76 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 63 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 21,700 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future. 
 
The headquarters of Vestas Central Europe is located in Hamburg, Germany. The business unit is responsible for the sales and marketing of wind power systems as well as for the installation and operation of wind power plants in Germany, Benelux, Austria, Russia, Eastern Europe and Southern and Eastern Africa.
 
Vestas entered the German market in 1986. Since then, the company has delivered more than 7,300 turbines representing a total capacity of more than 11 GW to this key market. Vestas’ full wind energy value chain is represented in Germany; R&D, production, sales locations and a unique service infrastructure as well as business unit headquarters. Vestas employs around 2,300 people in Germany
 

 

Voices of Leaders is the Business Network for Top Executives and Companies.
Using data driven technology, geolocation services and open-source information, VL has been upgraded to be more interactive to keep members up-to-date with real-time, relevant market information.
The improved smart features allow you to achieve efficient networking at events, post and search new business opportunities with intelligent business profiles to reach your business’s needs. By creating a business profile you can:
  • Meet Business Leaders
  • Share Business Opportunities
  • Grow your Business
  • Pitch members enabling one-to-one networking
  • Follow Markets, Events & Companies
  • Receive matching alerts

voicesofleaders.com

The Volta River Authority (VRA) was established on April 26, 1961 under the Volta River Development Act, Act 46 of the Republic of Ghana, as a body corporate with the mandate to operate mainly as a power generation, transmission and distribution utility. In 2005, following the promulgation of a major amendment to the VRA Act in the context of the Ghana Government Power Sector Reforms, the VRA's mandate has now been largely restricted to generation of electricity. The amendment has a key function of creating the requisite environment to attract independent power producers (IPPs) onto the Ghana energy market.

www.vra.com

With a vested interest in promoting a positive image of Africa for Africans, to the rest of the world, Voxafrica TV is a 3 channel network. With an unrivalled reputation for excellence and consistency, that contains channels, which air in English and French, in the UK, Europe and across Africa, via SKY 218 / DStv 191 / Gotv 16 / StarTimes 171 and ZUKU 824 in EastAfrica to name a few, as well as in the USA via IPTV online.
 
We currently have a worldwide potential audience reach of 120 million households, of which we reach, on average 1.9 million BARB rated homes per month in the UK alone and over 14 million across Africa.
 
2014 Voxafrica's Barb rating figures showed that on average, movies nights alone, on Voxafrica TV reached 532,000 households monthly in the UK. With 75% of viewers consisting of women aged 18 to 55. 
 
 
 
 
VPower Group is the World’s leading large gen-set system integration providers and one of the Southeast Asia’s largest private gas-fired engine-based DPG station owners and operators. 
 
The company derives operational synergies between its System Integration (SI) and Invest, Build and Operate (IBO) businesses. 
Under the IBO business, the company designs, invests in, builds, and operates fast-track utility-grade Distributed Power Generation projects by providing Power Generation Systems under medium-term offtake or operating contracts. 
Currently, the company has over 500MW installed capacity along the Belt & Road countries.
 
Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company is listed on the mainboard of Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) with market capital of US$1.1 Billion (Stock Code: 1608).
VPower Group believes their young, gas-fired engine-based Power Generation System fleet enables them to better address the current needs of the fast-track utility-grade Distribution Power Generation market, which calls for cost efficient and fast-delivery of cleaner and reliable distributed power.
 

Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is a leading global supplier of ultra-flexible power plants of up to 600 MW operating on various gaseous and liquid fuels. Our portfolio includes unique solutions for baseload, peaking, reserve and load-following power generation, as well as for balancing intermittent renewable energy. Wärtsilä Energy Solutions also provides utility-scale solar PV power plants, as well as LNG terminals and distribution systems. As of 2016, Wärtsilä has 60 GW of installed power plant capacity in 176 countries around the world.

www.smartpowergeneration.com
www.wartsila.com/energy/solutions/solar

Founded in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1868, Webber Wentzel is today one of Africa’s leading law firms. Our core strategy is to support our clients wherever they do business. We are a full service partnership with deep expertise and experience across a comprehensive range of sectors. We are ranked in every practice area researched by the leading legal services directory, Chambers Global, and have more individuals identified as leading lawyers in their specialist areas than any other South African law firm.
 
Our team comprises a unique mix of international and local experts. Together we feature leading market expertise in power, oil and gas and infrastructure and successfully advise on projects across Sub-Saharan Africa, many of which are ‘first of their kind’ project finance and development transactions. We work with both government and private sector clients giving us a unique insight into the requirements and key drivers required to successfully operate in Africa.
 
Supporting our activity in Sub-Saharan Africa is our important collaborative alliance with Linklaters, which is recognised for its leading and long-standing Africa practice. We are associated with ALN, a group of top tier African law firms, and have a complementary network of best friend law firms across Sub-Saharan Africa.
 

For more information visit www.webberwentzel.com.

Follow Webber Wentzel on Twitter: @WebberWentzel

The West African Power Pool(WAPP) is a specialized institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It covers 14 of the 15 countries of that regional community. The WAPP was created by Decision A/DEC.5/12/99 during the 22nd Summit of the Authorities of ECOWAS Heads of States and Governments in order to address effectively the issue of power supply deficiency within West Africa. Established as an institution in 2006 in Benin with the vision to integrate the national power system operations into a unified regional electricity market, the WAPP is working hard for the development of power generation and transmission infrastructures of ECOWAS Member States in order to assure their citizens of a stable and reliable electricity supply at affordable costs.The WAPP 2012-2025 investment program provides for the realization of 16,000 km of power transmission lines, 7,092 MW of hydropower, 2 375 MW of thermal power and 800 MW of renewable energy, all for US$ 26.416 billion. With due support from its technical and financing institutions,its member utilities and under an innovative public and private partnership, several generation and transmission priority projects have been completed.
 
While pursuing the implementation of its ongoing priority projects and seeing to the capacity building of both its member utilities and the staff of its General Secretariat, the WAPP is carrying out its activities for the actual creation of the regional electricity market.The ongoing activities and their achievements, within the allotted time, will ensure the opening of that much awaited market by 2019. Supported by all its partners, the WAPP is determined to light up the entire West Africa.
 
White & Case is a global law firm with resources in the markets that matter today.  The firm has been actively advising clients on the African continent for over 40 years; experience that makes us one of the leading Africa legal practices. Our team of lawyers in our offices in Johannesburg, London, Paris, New York, São Paulo, Beijing, Washington, DC, and the United Arab Emirates advise clients across Africa, including Lusophone Africa. We have advised on legal issues arising from some of the largest project development, project finance, M&A, equity and debt capital markets, construction and dispute resolution matters in Africa to date, across the power, oil and gas,  infrastructure, metals and mining, and telecommunications sectors. Our experience in acting on behalf of both Mozambiquan and international clients cuts across a wide range of sectors and includes some of the largest projects and transactions completed in the country, many of which earned us international awards. In addition, we are recognised as one of the leading legal advisors for oil and gas matters. We have advised on some of the most complex and cutting-edge oil and gas projects (including LNG) in Africa in the last few years across the upstream, midstream and downstream sector and have significant experience in gas commercialisation projects.
 
Our lawyers are currently advising on a number of key projects in Mozambique including Vale S.A. in connection with the development and financing of one of the country’s most significant cross-border energy, infrastructure and natural resource projects, and the project company in respect of the Ncondezi Power Project which includes the upstream mine development and downstream independent power projects for the supply of power to Electricidade de Moçambique.
 
White & Case is currently ranked “Band 1 for Projects and Energy – Africa-wide” by Chambers Global 2014. We are also ranked “First for Project Financing in Africa” by Dealogic Global Project Finance Review 2013 and were awarded “Best Law Firm in Africa” by EMEA Finance, African Banking Awards, 2013.
White & Case is a leading global law firm with 39 offices in 26 countries. We are distinguished by the depth and scope of our legal advisory services and unmatched experience in the international arena, particularly in developing or emerging countries. 
Our lawyers in Johannesburg, London, Paris, New York, Beijing, Washington, DC, São Paulo and the United Arab Emirates have served clients across Africa, including Francophone and Lusophone Africa, for more than 40 years. In 1995, we were the first foreign law firm to establish an office in South Africa. 
We assist clients with the major legal disciplines in regions of the world where our energy sector clients currently do business, and the regions in which they are looking to expand. We have advised on legal issues arising from some of the largest and most complex African project development, project finance, M&A, PE, equity and debt capital markets, construction and dispute resolution matters to date, across the power, oil and gas, infrastructure, metals and mining, and telecommunications industries.
Our energy lawyers are commercial and find goal-orientated solutions to our clients’ challenges. White & Case is currently ranked “Band 1 for Projects and Energy – Africa-wide” by Chambers Global (2016) and has won a series of awards including  “Best Law Firm in Africa” by EMEA Finance (2013 - 2015), “Global Law Firm of the Year” by Project Finance International (2015), “Global Legal Adviser of the Year” and “MENA Legal Adviser of the Year” by IJ Global (2015).
 

Winch Energy is a global, off-grid renewable energy developer that brings a rare combination of solar design and construction expertise, providing sustainable, wired access to power off-grid communities, industries and infrastructures at cost-effective rates. Winch Energy is registered in the UK and incorporated in 2015. EREN Renewable Energy invested into Winch Energy in March 2016 and all assets and Intellectual Property of the Winch Group were transferred.

Winch’s proprietary technology, the Remote Power Unit® (RPU®), is an innovative, containerized off-grid solution designed by Winch to provide power and communications to communities, social services and industries that currently are situated in rural environments, relying on diesel generators or intermittent and unreliable power from the national grid. The RPU provides industries with savings of up to 40% when compared to running diesel-powered generators and does not suffer from the logistical and service related issues.

The 100MW Singida wind farm project is being developed by Wind East Africa Ltd., whose shareholders are Six Telecoms (Tanzania), Aldwych International (U.K.), and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.  The low-cost renewables project will be located 700 kilometres from Dar es Salaam.
 
Mr. Rashid Shamte from Wind East Africa said, “By undertaking pioneering projects like Singida, the private sector can work hand in hand with the government to realize Tanzania’s power potential. We would not have reached this stage of project development without the support of the Government of Tanzania.”
 
The Singida project’s total cost is estimated at $285 million, of which IFC, Aldwych and Six Telecoms will contribute roughly $71 million.
 

Today, more than 1.3 billion people across the globe lack access to affordable and reliable electricity - with dramatic consequences for human health, education, and economic well-being. But more than 50 million of those live in areas with abundant wind resources.

Wind for prosperity takes its departure in 2011, when Vestas' CMO, Morten Albæk, had the idea to connect two data sets; wind data and areas with the highest level of child mortality. By combining these data sets, rural communities without access to reliable electricity but with an abundance of wind emerged, resulting in the vision: Wind for Prosperity.

Wind for Prosperity will create a world of new opportunities by accelerating access to clean water, healthcare, irrigation, education, communications infrastructure, and other social and economic benefits. It is different to most other corporate initiatives to alleviate poverty. The concept is commercially based and is more scalable and sustainable than efforts purely reliant on philanthropy and donations. It is business as a force for good.

Wind Prospect is a leading renewable energy consultancy specialising in engineering and advice for wind and solar projects across Africa, benefiting from the experience and knowledge present within its 22 offices around the world. Wind Prospect has been involved in the wind industry since its inception and built the UK’s second wind farm in 1992. Wind Prospect’s services cover all phases of the lifecycle of wind energy and solar power projects from due diligence, feasibility studies, and resource assessment, through to construction management and operations.

To date Wind Prospect Africa has advised investors on over 80 projects in Africa, representing 9GW. Worldwide Wind Prospect has constructed more than 120 wind farms, representing 2GW of capacity installed.

Wood Group’s clean energy business is a leading renewable energy and grid integration consultancy, providing engineering and technical advisory services in onshore and offshore wind, solar, wave and energy storage projects. The company has been involved in more than 160GW of renewable energy projects in over 90 countries around the world.
 
World Fuel Services is a global energy leader providing fuel and energy solutions to aviation, land and marine customers.  Services include support in distribution, logistics, operations, finance, consulting and technology. WFS operates in 200 countries and territories – with one million barrels of liquid products supplied daily and two million financial transactions processed annually. As a trusted partner to the energy sector, WFS delivers expertise and single-source fuel solutions to keep business moving.