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An estimated total of R88 billion into these projects are set to attract both local and international investment. The next five years will prove vital in rolling this plan out to ensure growing momentum and support from the industry.
The need for an interactive, educational and industry led platform for the renewable energy and solar market in South Africa is a top priority for these plans to be achieved in the next ten years. That is why association driven events, Solar Power International (US) and SNEC PV (China) have decided to partner with Messe Frankfurt, offering one industry platform to:
Gain insight and knowledge from international, as well as local RE experts
Discuss strategy and implementation to drive the industry forward
Apply best practices and lessons learnt from actual case studies
Network and foster long-lasting partnerships with solution providers, utilities, and large power users
Experience live demonstrations and technical workshops
Solar Power Africa – The solar and energy-storage market authority of the future, will take place from 4-6 November, 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. This event is driven by and for the industry amd promises to deliver a valuable experience for all attendees.
With this in mind, if you are interested in exhibiting, sponsoring, attending or would like to participate as a speaker at the event, please get in contact with one of the team members below:
Sponsorship and Exhibition enquiries:
Conference Delegate enquiries:
Date: 4-6 November 2020
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre
The Africa Energy Indaba will host the continent’s leading Energy Conference from 3-4 March 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. The event serves as the ideal platform for achieving Africa's energy vision for a sustainable energy future and keeping abreast of global energy competitors in this dynamic landscape. The symposium provides invaluable business growth opportunities for the continent's energy realm, subsequently inspiring much-needed transformation within the sector.
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE CONFERENCE SESSIONS?
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Solar Power Africa will bring together thought leaders and solution providers from across the African solar industry.
Decreasing costs and abundant natural resources have long made solar energy a viable energy solution for Africa. South Africa specifically boasts one of the highest 24-hour global solar radiation average in the world—about 220 W/m2—making this a prime location to debut Solar Power Africa, November 4-6, 2020, in Cape Town, South Africa.
Solar Power Africa will bring together leading solar businesses, utilities, non-profits, and policymakers for an exclusive two-day event—blending conference, technical education and trade show to further develop Africa’s solar energy market. The event is a joint venture by three leading international event producers, Messe Frankfurt, SNEC PV Power Expo, and Solar Power Events—host of Solar Power International (SPI) at North America Smart Energy Week.
“By leveraging the strengths of Messe Frankfurt, SNEC PV Power Expo, and Solar Power Events to develop Solar Power Africa, we will connect new innovative technologies and strategies to the business organizations who are investing in the African solar markets. We are looking forward to hosting this event in Cape Town,” Stephen Miner, CEO, Solar Power Events.
The demand for energy, specifically solar, is quickly increasing in Africa. Predictions show that nearly 30% of electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa will come from solar by 2030, accounting for about 30 GW. Current cumulative installations are at 5GW, which presents new opportunities to grow the industry. The African Development Bank recently announced a new financing service, for small-scale renewables, that will support access to renewable energy technologies.
“We are honored to work with such prestigious international partners to bring this event to South Africa. Messe Frankfurt South Africa has established operations in the country, with over 10 shows a year, and we believe this event is a great addition to our portfolio and an important event for the local market,” Joshua Low, Managing Director, Messe Frankfurt South Africa.
Event information including featured speakers, panels, networking opportunities, exhibition opportunities, and registration will be released in the coming months at www.events.solar/Africa.
Representatives from SAAEA recently attended the Nedbank & EE Publishers seminar - 'Establishing a viable gas sector for SA'. Certainly the best organised and informative event attended in recent times.
Herewith some valuable presentations delivered by very knowledgeable contributors ....
Energy policy, regulatory, planning and procurement framework
Adv. Sandra Coetzee, Acting Head of the IPP Office
Establishing a viable gas sector in South Africa –a gas utiliser’s perspective
John Smelcer, Globeleq
Establishing a viable gas energy sector in South Africa
Andy Calitz, Former executive at Eskom and Shell
Gas consumer needs and the establishment of a viable gas sector in South Africa
Jaco Human, CEO, Industrial Gas Users Association
You are invited to register for the forthcoming 4th and 5th seminars:
22 October 2019: Flexible power generation – a new paradigm for SA
26 November 2019: ICT Infrastructure to support an effective ICT ecosystem in SA
Electrification is core to development and mini grids are expected to play a critical role in meeting the UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) goal of universal access by 2030. It is the strategic plan of Governments in the region to develop and promote renewable energy generation through mini grids while also promoting public-private partnerships for implementation.
The 5th Africa Mini Grids Summit 2019 will convene on May 8-10 in Nairobi, Kenya.
This fifth edition of the Africa-wide conference will once again gather electricity regulators, utilities operators, mini
grids developers, financiers, engineering and consulting experts, technology providers, and development agencies to
share their invaluable expertise and experience in providing for the continent's rapidly-increasing power requirements.
Electrification is core to development and mini grids are expected to play a critical role in meeting the UN Sustainable
Energy for All (SE4ALL) goal of universal access by 2030. It is the strategic plan of Governments in the region to
develop and promote renewable energy generation through mini grids while also promoting public-private
partnerships for implementation.
This Summit brings together all stakeholders to discuss key policy issues and best practices to accelerate mini grids
Regional energy authorities leading the discussions at this 2019 Summit include the Energy Regulatory
Commission of Kenya, the Ministry of Energy of Kenya, the Rural Electrification Authority of Zambia, the Rural
Electrification Agency of Uganda, along with top officials from Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Botswana, and Ethiopia.
Among the distinguished experts providing new knowledge and insights are: Prof AbuBakr S Bahaj, Professor of
Sustainable Energy and Head of Energy & Climate Change Division, University of Southampton from the UK;
Balthasar Klimbie, Key Expert Rural Energy, The European Commission's Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) for
the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative from The Netherlands; Edem Bensah, Senior Scientist with the
Centre for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development of Ghana; and Dramani Bukari, Project Manager
at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation.
Prof AbuBakr Bahaj, Conference Chair and Head of the Energy and Climate Change at the University of
Southampton, UK noted: “The International Energy Agency, has indicated that to achieve 100% electrification by
2030, we need to rely on solutions that do not depend on a centralised electrical grid. This Mini Grid Summit is one of
the most interesting meetings addressing electricity access for productive use. It brings together policy makers,
relevant government organizations, developers and academics under one roof to thresh out pertinent issues related to
access and to discuss pathways to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals especially SDG7. The meeting
is intimate with a lot of time devoted to discussions and debate, with an added bonus of visiting one of the pioneering
mini grid projects in Africa."
Private sector stakeholders who will share their expertise and practical applications at the 2019 Summit include:
Nicole Poindexter, CEO & Founder of Black Star Energy; Richard Mori, CEO of Mesh Power Rwanda; Steve
Wasira, Vice President of Business Development at Virunga Power, and John Kidenda, Director of PowerGen
Renewable Energy; among others.
Scaling Finance for Mini Grids has been a major challenge. Leading the discussions in this include international
financiers Clifford J Aron, President & Founding Principal, GreenMax Capital Group, USA, Humphrey Wireko,
Senior Associate, CrossBoundary Energy Access & Gerard Hendriksen, Team Leader, GMG, IED amongst others.
The CEO of the conference-organizing company, Magenta Global Pte Ltd, Singapore, Maggie Tan, added:
“Improving electrification to the 600 million Africans currently living without access to modern energy services is of
paramount priority. Proactive changes to the regulatory environment, financing facilities & PPP structures are
needed. The time is right to unlock resources and the technology is available to create economically and financially
sustainable mini grids to power communities and businesses.” Ms Tan encouraged all companies and organizations
to contribute to the development of this renewable energy sector by being part of this key event.
th Africa Mini Grids Summit 2019 is held in collaboration with Knowledge Partner Energy for Development
(e4D) Network / University of Southampton and supported by: the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), the
Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA); the South African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA),
the Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA),
The two-day event will be held at the Hotel InterContinental in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority - Networking & Information Seminar - Cape Town - 25th Feb 2019
Networking & Information Seminar
His Excellency Saeed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Vice
Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is pleased to invite you for an Exclusive
Informative Networking Seminar in Cape Town, South Africa
Topic: “Business Opportunities for Water, Clean Energy and Environmentally Sustainable services in Dubai”
• To highlight upcoming large scale projects in Dubai in line with Dubai Expo 2020 and Vision 2021
• To highlight the tenders in different sectors of DEWA
• To highlight business opportunities in Dubai in the coming years
Target industry –Cleantech, Smart City, E-Mobility, Green Building, Cyber Security, Renewable Energy, Water
Management, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Cyber Security, Smart Grid etc.
Date: 25th February 2019
Venue: Cape Town Convention Centre
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Doors for Registration opens at 5:30pm
RSVP to: Ms. Aanal Patwari, +971554496066 Aanal.Patwari@dewa.gov.ae
You are invited to register NOW for free entrance to visit the upcoming Africa Energy Indaba Exhibition
In addition to providing a platform for the most groundbreaking and diverse energy panels, the Africa Energy Indaba hosts a 2-day exhibition where world-class industry experts and companies demonstrate their commitment to provide the solutions Africa needs to meet its growing energy demands. You are invited to join us in the exhibition hall and network with forward-thinking organisations including local, national and global brands presenting their innovative energy solutions. Attend a series of free energy technical workshops taking place in the exhibition space and meet the finalists of the African Youth Energy Innovator 2019.
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO?
The role of digitalisation within the African energy sector is growing rapidly and will result in demand for innovation, adaptation to new market technologies as well as the development of a new skill set within companies. Adoption of digitalisation and energy transition in Africa has been slow, but can leapfrog development across sectors. Energy is a key driver of economic growth and development, and the provision of access to modern energy contributes tremendously to improved health care, better education and economic opportunities in urban and rural areas in Africa.
Energy systems are experiencing rapid change at local, national and global levels driven by a blend of innovation; changes in policy and consumer demands; and the reducing costs of new technology. Digital management of distributed energy sources has already begun and brings opportunities and a market, especially for the Private sector. An energy revolution through decentralisation is occurring through off-grid and micro-grid systems. Renewables, distributed energy and smart grids demand new capabilities, new business models and regulatory frameworks.
At the Africa Energy Indaba 2019, a panel of industry experts will discuss this issue and engage with the audience to explore the implementation of digitisation and the benefits attached to the adaption of this new-wave of industry technology in the conference.
• Job creation and new opportunities as a result of the 4th Industrial Revolution: Advancements,
such as energy storage, off-grid technologies, smart grids, renewables, clean coal and nuclear
allow for new opportunities of investment and development.
• Understanding the driving global trends such as population growth, climate change and evolving
technology towards innovation and a sustainable Energy future
• Innovative financing options, because potential energy suppliers find it challenging to access
funds and increased support from developmental funders / financiers is required.
• Risks and challenges of digitalisation: Africa risks being marginalised if it is not prepared for the
Fourth industrial revolution and many NEW challenges arise e.g. data ownership, server
• The importance of education, training and skills development in order to retain jobs as the
energy transition occurs.
Learn more about Africa Energy Indaba
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Solar Water Heaters and Heat Pumps.
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