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.
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South Africa will be hosting the BRICS Summit in July this year as South Africa assumes the rotating chairmanship of BRICS from China.
During the BRICS Summit, the BRICS Business Council's Energy and Green Economy Committee is hosting the BRICS Energy Event 2018.
DATE: 24 July 2018
TIME: 10h00 the 16h30, followed by networking cocktail party
VENUE: Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), 19 Fredman Drive, Sandton (map here)
COST: No cost, free-of-charge
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The BRICS Energy Event 2018 brings together 500 energy leaders, experts, energy companies, investors, government officials, academics and NGOs from BRICS countries, and other African countries.
The primary focus and theme of the BRICS Energy Event 2018 will be:
"Energy Transition 4.0"
The event will provide a platform for debate, innovation and action, with an opportunity for decision makers, investors and developers to network and move energy projects forward.
You are cordially requested to extend an invitation to your CEO and/or key Executives within your organisation that have an interest in the Energy Transition to attend this unique event.
10h00 - 11h00: Registration, networking and light brunch, with live music surprise
11h00 - 13h00: Morning plenary session for 500 attendees with opening choir
13h00 - 14h00: Three course buffet lunch and networking
14h00 - 16h30: Afternoon plenary session
16h30 - 18h30: Networking cocktail party with live Sophiatown singer and band
You are urged to register to attend the BRICS Energy Event 2018 without delay to avoid disappointment. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for 500 attendees, and there is no cost to attend.
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We look forward to welcoming representatives from your organisation, and their participation in an engaging and productive BRICS Energy Event 2018.
The 13th Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference will take place on
13-14 November 2018 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa.
Book and pay as delegate or exhibitor before 31 August 2018 and qualify for
the Early Bird Discount of 25%!
This is a massive saving which cannot be missed!!
Early bird: SAEEC Member Delegate Full Registration R 4,354.88
Early bird: Non-SAEEC Member Delegate Full Registration R 5,225.85
Early bird: Student Delegate Full Registration R 1,800.00
Exhibition Stands Fees:
Early Bird: SAEEC Corporate Member: 1 X Exhibition space R13,064.63
Early Bird: SAEEC Corporate Member: 2 X Exhibition spaces R24,239.15
Early Bird: Non-SAEEC Corporate Member: 1 X Exhibition space R14,860.13
Early Bird: Non-SAEEC Corporate Member: 2 X Exhibition spaces R26,845.88
(All prices are excluding VAT)
The President of the board of the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC), Ms. Lisa Reynolds, cordially invites you to submit an abstract for consideration to speak at the 2018 Southern African Energy Efficiency Conference to be held on 13 - 14 November 2018 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa. All potential speakers’ abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Technical Programme Committee based on this submission.
2018SAEEC Conference Abstracts due May 31, 2018.
ABSTRACTS COVERING THE FOLLOWING POSSIBLE THEMES ARE WELCOME FOR SUBMISSION:
Alternative & Renewable Energy
CHP / Power Generation
Government Energy Management
High Performance & Green Buildings
Industrial Energy Management
Leading figures within the African energy scene will convene at the 10th Annual Africa Energy Indaba, the World Energy Council’s annual African regional meeting, to discuss the importance of innovation and regional integration at a time when the energy sector is undergoing a major transition.
The World Energy Council will be holding a high-level Energy Leaders’ Dialogue as part of the Indaba in Johannesburg between 19 and 21 February.
Discussions will focus on energy sector innovations in Africa exploring near and long-term prospects for technological advancements such as blockchain, where decentralisation and digitalisation plays a more prominent role within the continent. Additional discussions will explore the role the private sector can play in supporting policies that drive innovation and financing of energy systems in Africa.
Christoph Frei, Secretary General, World Energy Council said:
“In Africa, energy is at the forefront of the political and business agenda. There is a triple energy transition under way world-wide and impacting the African energy system, driven by decarbonisation, innovation and new business models, as well as new risks and resilience approaches.
Achieving a robust energy future in a context of the triple transition requires different approaches guided by innovative policies. Digitally enabled and distributed energy sources point strongly to a future energy landscape where decentralised approaches create entirely new opportunities for rural Africa and beyond. This is an opportune time for energy leaders to exchange views and discuss critical issues impacting the energy sector.”
Key speakers at the Indaba and Africa Leader’s Dialogue will include: Kornelia Shilunga, Deputy Minister of Energy, Namibia; Amadou Hott, Head of Energy, the African Development Bank Group; Dr Elham Ibrahim, Vice-Chair for Africa, World Energy Council; Viktor Polikarpov, Regional Vice-President, Africa, Rosatom; Leon Viljoen, CEO, ABB South Africa; Paddy Padmanathan, ACWA Power; CEO of Bboxx, Mansoor Hamayun, and many more energy luminaries will be present.
Liz Hart, Managing Director, Africa Energy Indaba, commented:
“The African continent has endless potential for solar, wind, hydropower and geothermal energy resources. The scope for Africa and all its respective countries to unlock its energy potential is immense – both conventional and renewable.
The African Union’s Agenda 2063, has highlighted the growth potential of renewable energy and identified it as a priority for the next decade and that by 2040 it is forecast that renewables could provide more than 40% of all power generation with off-grid solar set to triple. The business opportunity linked to the development potential of the energy sector in Africa will be highlighted throughout the Africa Energy Indaba with hosted CEOs from various African utilities, rural electrification agencies and regulators, amongst others, attending the event, seeking solutions to take back to their respective countries.”
The World Energy Council will also be hosting its Africa Regional Meeting as well as a workshop focussing on its World Energy Scenarios work, which envisions scenarios to 2060. Led by Angela Wilkinson, Senior Director, Scenarios and Business Insights. The workshop will aim to capture the reality of the energy world from a Sub-Saharan African perspective. The interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for strategic knowledge sharing on the long-term energy outlook. It will provide an up-to-date regional African perspective and reflect on plausible, alternative scenarios, as well as new shared visions.
The Council’s Scenarios propose three potential energy futures: Unfinished Symphony, a world in which a more ‘intelligent’, forward looking and sustainable economic growth model emerges; Modern Jazz, which represents a ‘digitally disrupted’, innovative and market driven world; and Hard Rock, which explores the consequences of weaker and unsustainable economic growth in a more fragmented world dominated by inward looking policies.
Using these metaphors, the scenarios allow people to test key assumptions that may or may not shape the energy world of tomorrow. These scenarios can help us assess which are likely to be the most dynamic areas and real game-changers of tomorrow within sub-Saharan Africa.
Speakers will be available for media interviews on site during the Indaba.
Energy storage is the next big wave both as a disrupting and an enabling technology, in utility transmission and distribution grids, behind the meter in industrial, commercial and domestic applications, in mini and micro-grids, and in electric vehicles.
Join this leading conference and exhibition, and qualify for up to three CPD points in terms of the ECSA continuing professional development scheme.
Take a look at the exception line-up of keynote speakers, presenters, panel discussions, workshops and site visits. Network with industry leaders and high-calibre exhibitors, and learn about the opportunities!
A focused conference & exhibition covering policy, regulatory, economic, technology, business & application issues associated with Energy Storage, both as a disrupting & enabling technology.
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND AT STANDARD PRICES.
10% LATE BOOKING SURCHARGE APPLIES AFTER 15 NOV 2017.
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EE Publishers cordially invites you, your colleagues, staff and all interested persons in your organisation to attend and participate in the presentations, workshops, exhibition, site visits and social events at SA Energy Storage 2017
At Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni
28 and 29 November 2017
Site visits on 30 November 2017.
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SA Energy Storage 2017 covers an important business opportunity and enabling energy technology in:
Eskom supports and endorses SA Energy Storage 2017, and Eskom Group Interim CE Mr. Johnny Dladla will welcome delegates with an opening address.
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Sponsors, exhibitors, keynote speakers, programme, workshops, site visits, social events, and supporting organisations, institutes, industry associations and media
For further information, visit the SA Energy Storage 2017 website
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Signing of the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for 27 projects under Round 3.5 and 4 bid windows of the Renewable Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), has been set for end October 2017. This much anticipated announcement, by the Department of Energy, facilitates signing of PPA’s and sees movement for the industry, which has stagnated since August 2015.
In preparation for a sustainable Wind Energy market in South Africa, the Windaba conference programme will review the long-term position for the South African and African wind industry. The conference, which is the flagship event of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), continues to provide industry stakeholders with the most relevant information to assist in astute business decision-making.
Discussion Streams for 2017 will include Power Sector Reform, Transformation and the Energy Transition. Themes will be developed over the two days. Of particular interest to policy makers, lenders, investors and IPP’s will be a discussion entitled the ‘The End Game’. This session will take place under the 'Energy Transition' stream. While speakers will share current insights from market experience, the key question to addressed is: “What will the final stages of Energy Transition involve?” Industry experts will explore barriers, opportunities and the developmental objectives that should be prioritized by these stakeholders to participate effectively in one of the world’s most high-potential Wind Markets, South Africa.
SPEAKERS AT WINDABA 2017
University of Cape Town
Division Executive of Agro,
Infrastructure and New Industries,
Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this conversation. The Early Bird Discount of 15% still available if you book and pay before 29 September.
For more information on what to expect at Windaba Conference and Exhibition this year please visit: http://www.windaba.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Windaba-Programme-at-a-Glance.pdf
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