Terje Osmundsen looks at whether 2015 will be the year of solar power across Africa

From South Africa to Egypt, a number of African governments and utilities now seem to have done their homework, and are therefore set to make 2015 the year of solar power in Africa. A few weeks ago, I was asked … Read More

ERA and GET FiT announce the first 20 MW of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Uganda

December 10, 2014 18:00 The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) in cooperation with GET FiT Uganda, announce the conclusion of the process for the selection of the first 20 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Uganda. After … Read More

Jon Marks examines themes raised at AIX:Energy

Judging by the headlines, 2014 has been a significant year for improving electricity supply in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where only 290m of the 915m population has access and the total number without grid connections is still rising, according to the … Read More

Bob Chestnutt, Senior Project Director, Aldwych International

Bob began his career as a Mechanical Engineer with the Northern Ireland Electricity Service (NIES) in power plant operations gaining experience of coal, oil and gas turbine technology. Following the acquisition by AES, together with Tractebel, of two of NIES’s … Read More

David Donaldson, Head, IFC Infraventures, sub-Saharan Africa, IFC

David has worked for over thirty years in the fields of economic development, privatization, and investment in infrastructure, focusing mainly on Africa. He has been with IFC for 25 years, starting as an economist, and then in IFC’s PPP Advisory … Read More

Orli Arav, Chief Investment Officer, Impala Energy

Panelist at AIX: Power and Renewables and AIX: Energy Orli is the CIO of Impala Energy. Impala Energy is a greenfield power development company looking to develop medium-sized, clean and renewable power projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Impala Energy was incorporated in 2015 … Read More

Fred Beelitz, Director, Economic Consulting Associates

Panelist at AIX: Energy Fred Beelitz is a Director with Economic Consulting Associates (ECA), a London based infrastructure economics consultancy. He holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick. … Read More

Tracey Austin, Acting Head of Impact Investment, CDC Group

Panelist at AIX: Energy Currently the acting head of DFID Impact Fund, she is focused on leading investing in activities, through fund/other intermediated structures, to combine significant pro-poor impact with financial discipline for investors across various sectors (including access to … Read More

Joseph Tato, Partner, DLA Piper

Joseph is the Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Energy Sector and US Co-Chair of Projects and Infrastructure and a partner in the New York Office. He has represented independent power producers, equity investors, project sponsors, financial institutions and governments in … Read More

Ryan Anderson, Head of Section – Renewable Energy Advisory Services, Norplan

Panelist at AIX: Energy Ryan Anderson is Head of Norplan|Multiconsult’s Renewable Energy Advisory Services. He is an economist and financial analyst with more than 10 years of experience in renewables. Ryan has worked on a wide range of renewable projects, programs, … Read More