AIX: Power and Renewables 2017


Enabling power project development in Africa

15-16 November 2017, London

AIX: Power and Renewables 2017 welcomed 180 participants from 29 different countries, was co-produced by CbI’s African Energy, sponsored by Actis, AfIDADEG, DLA Piper, Engie, FMO, Globeleq, InfraCo Africa, Joule AfricaKEDCO, Lumos Global and Winch Energy and supported by Power Africa and the Global Off-grid Lighting Association.

Take a look at the final agenda – featuring 70 named panellists

AIX-PR17-FC2Day one of the meeting offered participants the opportunity to analyse the different obstacles and potentials along the project lifecycle, from concept and early stage development through to financial close and accessing local finance.

During the morning there was two separate breakout sessions focused on geothermal and hydropower, while KfW and the Africa Trade Insurance Agency held a press briefing to launch the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF). Participants also benefited from insights provided by CbI’s new African Energy Live Data platform. The Live Data team held a special session on the afternoon of day one, while the platform also fed exclusive data and analysis into a number of sessions across the two days of AIX: Power & Renewables.

We were delighted to welcome AfIDA back as sponsor of our evening reception. AfIDA also launched its workshop series at RSA House.

Day two started with regional focus sessions, offering a snapshot of renewable energy programmes, thermal generation models and off-grid opportunities across four different regions. After lunch the second annual Off-grid Investment Exchange rounded off the meeting, bringing off-grid pioneers together with developers and investors who are looking to buy into this fast-growing industry.

The meeting is held under the Chatham House Rule, limited to 180 senior executives and structured around panel-led sessions to encourage an open discussion.Website photos-PR-2017Panellists included:

Yesufu Longe Alonge, Head, Power Procurement and Power Contracts, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET)
Jean Paul M’Batna, Director General, Agence pour le Développement des Énergies Renouvelables au Tchad
Jamil Gwamna, CEO, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO)
Mohammed El-Khayat, Executive Chairman, New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), Egypt
Camille Augustin Kabasele Dikangala, Directeur Chef de Service Electricité, Ministère de l’Energie et Ressources Hydrauliques, DR Congo
Oluniyi Robbin-Coker, Chairman, Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA)
Ziria Tibalwa Wacko, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda
Solomon Asamoah, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
Dafe Akpeneye, Commissioner, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Ali Zerouali, Co-operation and Partnerships Director, MASEN
Kweku Awotwi, Principal, Africa Power Systems Management
Cephas Galley, Director of Legal Services, Electricity Company of Ghana
Ahmed Badr, Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
Oliver Andrews, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
Mershil Kivuyo, Manager Legal Affairs, Tanzania Geothermal Development Company
Andrew Herscowitz, Co-ordinator, Power Africa
Joseph Tato, Partner, DLA Piper
Jasandra Nyker, Chief Executive Officer, BioTherm Energy
Simbarashe Mhuriro, Managing Director, Oxygen Africa
Oti Ikomi, Chief Executive Officer, Proton Energy
Jectone Achieng, Manager, Project Management – Project Management, Geothermal Development Company, Kenya
Romain Py, Executive Head: Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers
Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Energy Group
David Donaldson, Head, IFC Infraventures, sub-Saharan Africa, IFC
Thomas Duveau, Chief Strategy Officer, Mobisol
Lynn Tabernacki, Deputy Vice President SME Finance & Head of Global Energy, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
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Participating organisations included:

Officials, utilities and regional bodies
Africa-EU Renewable Energy Co-operation Programme,
Agence pour le Développement des Énergies Renouvelables au Tchad (Chad)
Electricity Company of Ghana
Electricity Regulatory Authority (Uganda)
Energy Regulatory Commission (Kenya)
Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria
Geothermal Development Company (Kenya)
Industrial Development Corporation (Zambia)
Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO)
Ministry of Energy and Water, DR Congo
New and Renewable Energy Authority, Egypt
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET)
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA)
Tanzania Geothermal Development Company

Project developers
Africa Power Systems Management, Aldwych International, Aurora Power Solutions, BioTherm Energy, Bowleven, BWSC, Contour Global, Corbetti Geothermal, CPCS Development International Ltd (CDIL), eleQtra, Engie, Genesis Energy Group, Globeleq, ib vogt, Impala Energy, InfraCo Africa, Mainstream Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Mytilineos, Pan Africa Solar, Phanes Group, Proton Energy, Quantum Power, Ram Energy, Renewable Energy Partner, RP Global, Solizer, Upepo Energy Partners, Virunga Power

Finance and investors
Actis, Acumen, AIIM, Adenium Capital, Africa Finance Corporation, AP Møller Capital,  Denham Capital, Fieldstone Africa, GKB Ventures, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund, Lion’s Head Global Partners, MENA Infrastructure, Nedbank, Palladium Group, Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers , Power Africa, Qalaa Holdings, Rockefeller Foundation, STANLIB, US Renewables Group, Venturi Renewable Energy

Development finance
African Development Bank, BIO, CDC Group, Climate Fund Managers, DEG, Finnfund, FMO, GuarantCo, IFC, Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Millenium Challenge Corporation, Norfund, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, World Bank

Off-grid energy services
Azuri Technologies, Energy 4 Impact, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), Lumos Global, Mobisol, Opes Solutions, Oxygen Africa, Solarkiosk, Sunfunder, Winch Energy

Professional services
Adam Smith International, Africa GreenCo, Africa Trade Insurance Agency, Alliant, Apricum, Baker & McKenzie, Chatham House, Clyde & Co, Control Risks, Cross-border Information, Dentons, DLA Piper, DMD Consulting, Economic Consulting Associates, ERM, Fortune Engineering, Greenmax Capital, Herbert Smith Freehills, JW Ffooks & Co, Ricardo Energy & Environment, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Trinity International, University of Cape Town, Webber Wentzel, WSP Global, XL Catlin

AIX: Power and Renewables 2017 sponsors