AIX: Power and Renewables 2018

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Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) Power and Renewables

RSA House, London, 14-15 November

AIX: Power and Renewables is held under the Chatham House Rule and brings senior executives from established and non-traditional investment sources together with leading project developers, off-grid service companies and other stakeholders for a frank discussion of the challenges facing investors along the electricity value chain.

Over the past five years, AIX: Power and Renewables has attracted sponsorship from Actis, AfIDAAfrica Finance Corporation, AIIM, BioTherm Energy, DEG, Denham Capital, DLA Piper, Engie, FMOGlobeleqInfraCo Africa, Joule Africa, KEDCOLumos Global and Winch Energy. Take a look at panellists and participants at AIX: Power and Renewables 2017.

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Themes for the 2018 programme:

Technologies and disruptors changing the African energy landscape
The impact of disruptive technologies on the whole value chain
Is there too much focus on solar generation?
How storage can help integrate renewables, meet peak demand and strengthen grids

Distribution business models
How distribution companies can benefit from the distributed solar revolution
Home systems and distributed generation and their relationship with traditional distribution
Financing the last mile and reducing network losses

Grid bottleneck
How additional transmission or grid strengthening can be funded and how to promote private sector participation
How grid services can be priced. Tariffs that reflect cost of upgrading and building new transmission and distribution infrastructure
How should current grid network, grid extension, grid edge and fully offgrid coexist?

Break-out sessions
Focusing on renewable energy auctions, geothermal development in East Africa, hydropower models, blended finance for infrastructure, Africa HardBall (political issues that weigh on Africa’s power industries), standard of practice for IPPs

Regional Focus
Identify key trends in energy finance policy and regulation, renewable energy programmes and other power generation plans, and examine the growth and impact of off-grid models across different African regions

Unlocking domestic finance
Strategies for catalyzing more local capital – both equity and debt

Off-grid Investment Exchange
Integrating centralised transmission and distribution with decentralised energy schemes
Regulating and pricing mini-grids

African Energy Live Data 2018 Report
Power generation trends and challenges


How to register

There is a 35% discount which runs until 6 February.
Price payable: £1,105 plus VAT (full price £1,700 plus VAT)

Email Lauren Andrews for an invoice. Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667


RSA House has been the headquarters of the Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) since 2014. It is a hidden gem in the heart of London, and within a few minutes walk of major transport hubs, hotels, theatres and some of London’s most famous landmarks, RSA House was designed by Robert Adam in the early 1770s, and is the historic home of the Royal Society of Arts.

A famous centre for Enlightenment thinking, the building has been the intellectual and social home of some of the greatest thinkers and social activists of the past 200 years.

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