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It is very expensive to be poor. Poor people are paying far too much for energy substitutes, but they can afford electricity, even if more expensive that the national grid
Exclusive interview with Riccardo Ridolfi, the Head of Business Development for Absolute Energy Capital (AEC). At Future Energy East Africa, he is part of a panel discussion on “How do you harness the potential from mini grids?”
Energy access related start-ups have been among the most prominent of the start-up scene in the recent years in East Africa
Exclusive interview with Paras Patel, Investment Manager, Energy Access Ventures, Kenya. At the upcoming Future Energy East Africa, he is a part of a panel discussion on the potential of mini grids.
Power is closely tied to a surge of new infrastructure projects and rapid industrialisation across Africa, with significant opportunities still open to the power sector, delegates heard at a briefing for key power sector stakeholders in Sandton this week.
Excitement about potential and opportunities in East Africa in focus at Future Energy East Africa in Nairobi
Free expo offers workshops and new technologies
Several regional energy ministers confirmed for October power forum
Encouraging private and public collaboration to make energy deals happen is high on the agenda at the rebranded Future Energy Central Africa forum that is taking place from 2-3 October in Yaoundé, Cameroon this year. “We have deliberately put together a very practical programme” says event director Marie Sachet, “because I believe all stakeholders agree on what the generation potential in the region is, but we need specific actions to prepare the sector for much-needed investments and bankable power projects.”
She continues: “Future Energy Central Africa is working with the energy ministries in the region, project developers, financiers as well as regulators to set the agenda to encourage private and public cooperation in order to increase energy capacity and economic growth in Central Africa. Our conference programme includes a high-level ministerial keynote panel discussion on the opening day, successful project leaders from the private sector as well as utility leaders.”
The Republic of South Sudan is to host the first dedicated energy and infrastructure event in the nation’s history. Organized by Africa Oil & Power and fully commissioned and endorsed by the Transitional Government of National Unity, South Sudan Oil & Power 2017 will take place October 11-12 at Freedom Hall in Juba.
Future Energy Uganda investment forum launches in Kampala in SeptemberUganda’s immense power potential and enormous energy investment opportunities will be in focus when stakeholders and decision makers meet for a strategic two-day conference and showcase during the inaugural Future Energy Uganda in Kampala from 12-13 September 2017.
“The numbers in Uganda’s energy sector speak for themselves: the country is without a doubt the next energy investment destination,” says Future Energy Uganda event director Le-ann Hare-Keymer.
Power Africa attended the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) to further advance its goal to increase energy access and power generation in sub-Saharan Africa. Through grant signings, facilitated events, and targeted meetings with government and private sector partners, Power Africa plans to further increase the number of transactions that have reached financial close. Currently, the 76 projects that have reached this status are expected to generate over 7,107 megawatts (MW) since the initiative’s 2013 launch.