Competitive auctions beckon as Kenya’s power sector adapts to changing realities

Electricity generation capacity may be moving towards excess supply, but a blend of technologies will be needed in the Kenyan system as auctions to allocate new renewables projects come into view. In one of the region’s most dynamic energy sectors, … Read More

Local content for power projects comes under scrutiny

Local content provision has long been a hot topic in the oil and gas industry, but many delegates at the 3-4 October Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi event were surprised at how far the issue could generate controversy and block support … Read More

AIX: Nairobi

Thank you to all the panellists, participants and sponsors for the quality of discussion that was evidenced during the just concluded Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) Nairobi power and renewables meeting on 3-4 October.  

Leap of faith from donors as Zambia’s Get FiT moves ahead

The KfW-run Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff (Get FiT) programme is moving to requests for proposals (RfPs) but donors are increasingly concerned about indebtedness at Zesco and the government generally, writes Dan Marks The Get FiT secretariat in Zambia issued … Read More

African Energy Atlas – power sector scorecard

A power sector scorecard published in the new edition of the African Energy Atlas shows that a net 15.5GW installed capacity was added in Africa in 2017. The scorecard draws on African Energy Live Data – an online platform providing constantly … Read More

UK Department for International Trade supports AIX: Nairobi

The Department for International Trade is supporting the Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi power and renewables executive briefing at Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel and hosting the evening reception on 2 October 2018. View the AIX: Nairobi agenda. The UK Government is playing an increasing … Read More

ATI confirmed to sponsor AIX: Nairobi

We are delighted to announce African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) – a pan-African institution that provides risk solutions to companies, investors, and lenders interested in doing business in Africa – are sponsoring the AIX: Nairobi meeting at Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel … Read More

AIX: Nairobi – updated agenda

The updated agenda for the Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) Nairobi meeting, 3-4 October now includes 29 confirmed panellists. View the updated agenda listing 29 confirmed panellists at the AIX Nairobi meeting. Confirmed panellists include: Ladé Araba, Africa Region Representative, Convergence … Read More

AIX Nairobi – Eric Mwangi, Economic Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Energy

Eric Mwangi, Economic Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Energy confirmed his participation in the Strategies to increase generation panel at the Africa Investment Exchange: power and renewables executive briefing in Nairobi on 3-4 October. Themes for this … Read More

Opening of Convergence Nairobi office

Convergence have opened their first regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. The office will be headed by Africa Region Representative Ladé Araba a development finance professional with over 16 years of experience. Ladé is uniquely suited for the job, having previously served as Technical … Read More