Africa Energy Forum 2019 announcements

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Day 1 – Tuesday 11 June 2019 

2019 – Africa´s Year of Light: Presenting Projects Closed by the aef Community Over the Past 18 Months:
Andrew M. Herscowitz, Power Africa

Country Sponsor Welcome Address: Ângelo Ramalho, CEO, Efacec:
Ângelo Ramalho Efacec


Day 2 – Wednesday 12 June 2019

Seminar Hosted by: Aggreko Fully Financed Off-Grid Hybrid Solutions for Africa:

Seminar Hosted by: GET FiT Zambia GET FiT - Realizing Renewable Investments in Zambia
GET FiT Zambia

Panel: Block Chain – Next Generation Utility Building How will Block Chain be the game changer:
Mohammed Atif, DNV GL

Panel: Presenting the Latest Trends in Private Investments and IPPs. What Do They Indicate? Session Sponsored by Denham Capital:
Yasser Charafi IFC


Day 3 – Thursday 13 June 2019

Seminar Hosted by: AfDB/ ALSF Reforming Utility and Regulation for the African Power Sector of the Future:
African Development Bank

Seminar Hosted by: IRENA, SolarPower Europe & the Terrawatt Initiative: Open Solar Contracts – A Powerful Tool to Reduce Transaction Costs for Solar Project Development in Africa and Around the World:
Serkan Ata, IRENA
Andrew Gray Open Solar Contracts

Seminar Hosted by aicep Portugal Global: The Crucial Role of Multilateral Institutions in Financing Energy Access and Efficiency:
Inês Jácome, aicep Portugal Global
Gonçalo Lacerda, EDP
Miguel Vales, Efacec
Miguel Barreto, GESTO Energy Consulting

Country Spotlight: Ethiopia Transformation of Ethiopia’s energy market and its impact on the region:
H.E Honourable Dr Teshome Tafesse Beyene, State Minister, Ministry of Finance (MoF), Ethiopia

Country Spotlight: Nigeria:
Kola Karim, Shoreline

Workshop Hosted by: Actis Battery Storage and a Framework for Africa:
Preyavart Gadhavi, Actis

Panel: Private Equity Investors: Where Will the Next Wave of Investments Be?:
Scott Mackin, Denham Capital



Day 4 – Friday 14 June 2019

Panel: Regional Focus: WAPP and the ECOWAS Community – Developing the Regional Electricity Market and Investor Opportunities:
Bernard Hessou, West African Power Pool (WAPP)

Presenting Portuguese Solar Projects: New Public Policies and the Uptake of Solar Energy in Portugal
João Bernardo & Luís Gil, Directorate-General of Energy & Geology (DGEG), Portugal
Cláudio Casimiro, AREAL, Portugal
Professor Manuel Collares-Pereira, IPES-Instituto Portuguê de Energia Solar, Portugal


Press Releases and Announcements:

Africa Challenge Cup kick off with Manchester United Legends
Watch the interview

ATI & KfW unveil the Transparency Tool – an energy solution designed to quicken the pace of electrification in Africa
Watch the video | Read the press release (English) | Read the press release (Portuguese)

DBSA Commits US$4.9m of Development Funding to Joule Africa’s Hydropower Project in Sierra Leone
Read the press release

CDC launches new company, Gridworks to invest in electricity networks across Africa
Read the press release

AfDB launches Power Reforms Report
Read the press release | Download the Report

Wärtsilä launches Modular Block solution for providing ready-to-go power plants
Read the press release

FIRST opens its account with funding for Building Energy’s Kruisvallei Hydro Project
Read the press release

Read the press release

Ethiopian State Minister of Finance, Dr. Teshome Tafesse, and Global Affairs Canada’s Director General for Pan-African Affairs Paula Caldwell St-Onge, sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Canadian and Ethiopian companies are invited to the Canada Pavilion at the Africa Energy Forum at 1430 hrs., Thursday, June 13 for the signing by Ethiopian State Minister of Finance, Dr. Teshome Tafesse, and Global Affairs Canada’s Director General for Pan-African Affairs Paula Caldwell St-Onge of an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on collaboration on infrastructure development using public-private partnerships.

Council of ministers in Benin approve the construction of 4 solar pv power plants

The council of ministers in Benin has approved today the construction of 4 solar pv power plants for a total installed capacity of 50MW on 4 sites: Bohicon, Parakou, Djougou and Naitingou


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