Day 1 Afternoon

Market Opportunities & Realities

14h00 to 15h15
The Market Opportunity – renewables and power

Joe Tato, Partner, DLA Piper

Economic growth, energy demand growth and a growing share of clean power in the energy mix is driving investment into Africa’s renewables and power industries.  The session provides a snapshot of the projects in Africa and their commercial viability.
Analysing deals: an overview of private sector investments in the African energy sector.
Renewables rule?: first-hand experience of building successful regional businesses in Africa.
Project size: Go big or go risky?
Fuelling new ideas: to what extent are innovative, low-cost distributed generation technologies changing the economics of power generation in Africa?

Gabriel Bujulu, Petroleum Engineer, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation

Thembani Bukula, Regulator Member Responsible for Electricity Regulation at NERSA

Paul Kunert, Head of Business Development Africa, Globeleq

Sidney Yankson, CEO, Ghana Capital Partners

15h15 Coffee

15h45 to 17h00
The Market Realities – renewables and power

Jon Marks, Chairman, CbI

Stakeholders share insights on the realities of investing in Africa’s renewables and power.
Political risk, regulatory environment, red tape, human resources: what are the obstacles and how do investors propose to overcome them?
Technical assistance: how can impact investment support private investor confidence?
Emerging markets: how do African PE, IPP and other returns compare to other markets and other asset classes?

Paul Kunert, Head of Business Development Africa, Globeleq

Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Electricity

Andrea Matteo Orzan, Business Development Director Africa, SunEdison

Terje Osmundsen, Senior Vice President, Scatec Solar

17.30 Evening reception

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