AIX: Power and Renewables

Joule Africa joins AIX Power and Renewables as a sponsor

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Joule Africa is a sponsor at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables meeting which will be held in London on 15-16 November.

Joule Africa is actively engaged in the commercial development of over 600MW of renewable power projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, which it will subsequently own and operate. The company works closely with all of its stakeholders to create infrastructure assets that will generate long-term and sustainable value. Joule Africa is focused on projects that provide affordable, reliable, base-load electricity to those countries which need it most: a fundamental factor in any country’s ability to achieve significant economic growth.

 

 

AIX Power and Renewables panellist – Andy Louw, Principal: Infrastructure Investments, STANLIB

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Andy Louw, Principal: Infrastructure Investments, STANLIB is a panellist at CbI Meetings’ fourth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, which will be held in London on 15-16 November.

Co-produced by CbI’s African Energy, AIX: Power and Renewables brings established and non-traditional investment sources (including private equity firms, family offices, foundations, institutional investors) together with project developers and other stakeholders for a frank discussion of the challenges facing investors along the electricity value chain.

The meeting is limited to around 150 senior level participants.

Proceedings are held under the Chatham House Rule and structured around interactive panel-led sessions.

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Renewables make progress but baseload remains critical

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Once the right economics and policies are put in place, the pace of advance made by the most successful renewable energy types, including wind power and solar photovoltaic (PV), can be exceptionally fast. Extrapolations of continent-wide trends by the new African Energy Live data (Live data) suggest that sustainable technologies can replace polluting (and, increasingly, often costlier) thermal solutions which include the diesel, heavy fuel oil and charcoal that hundreds of millions in sub-Saharan Africa have come to depend on. Across the continent, sun, wind, geothermal activity and other natural resources are being exploited as never before. In the continent’s renewable energy leaders, Morocco and South Africa, investment in concentrated solar power (CSP) has applied a technology that uses the sun to melt salt, providing a solution to the problem of storing energy.

There may be limits to this growth, but in 2016, a year when financiers and developers recorded only five independent power projects (IPPs) reaching financial close across Africa, it is notable that three of these investments were solar and wind, in Senegal and Uganda. US President Donald Trump apart, the global policy community is supporting green energy and climate change mitigation – which means there is a lot of money about that is available to be tapped, providing the business environment is sufficiently welcoming to absorb it.

Read the full article from African Energy and download a pdf featuring African Energy Live data graphics

Featuring around 3,900 power plants that are operational, planned, or under construction, African Energy Live data is the product of years of meticulous research by African Energy’s senior staff.

African Energy will be presenting  new data and analysis from Live data at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables meeting, which will be held in London on 15-16 November.

AIX Power and Renewables panellist – Solomon Asamoah, CEO, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund

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Solomon Asamoah, CEO, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund is a panellist at CbI Meetings’ fourth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, which will be held in London on 15-16 November.

Co-produced by CbI’s African Energy, AIX: Power and Renewables brings established and non-traditional investment sources (including private equity firms, family offices, foundations, institutional investors) together with project developers and other stakeholders for a frank discussion of the challenges facing investors along the electricity value chain.

The meeting is limited to around 150 senior level participants.

Proceedings are held under the Chatham House Rule and structured around interactive panel-led sessions.

Download the latest agenda

See his biog

Lumos Global and Winch Energy joins Off-grid Investment Exchange as sponsors

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Winch Energy and Lumos Global are sponsors at the Off-grid Investment Exchange held at RSA House, London on 16 November.

Lumos Global will be represented at the meeting by Eitan Hochster, Director of Business Development

Winch Energy will be represented at the meeting by Nicholas Wrigley, Chief Executive Officer

Launched at AIX: Power and Renewables in 2016, the Off-grid Investment Exchange brings together project developers, investors and financiers to discuss how insurgent off-grid activists and conventional developers and DFIs are edging closer together.

Read Jon Marks’ off-grid energy article in African Energy, which includes a summary of last year’s off-grid sessions at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting.

Take a look at 2017 Off-grid Investment Exchange.

ENGIE joins AIX Power and Renewables as a sponsor

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ENGIE_lENGIE is a sponsor at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables meeting which will be held in London on 15-16 November.

Maarten Van Der Horst, Chief Business Development, ENGIE Africa will be participating in the Mobilising private sector expertise and finance for early-stage development panel on 15 November. Download the interim programme.

ENGIE is a global energy player and an expert operator in the three businesses of electricity, natural gas and energy services. The Group develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources.

The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology.

 

DEG joins AIX Power and Renewables as a sponsor

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DEG-largeGermany’s DEG is a sponsor at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables meeting which will be held in London on 15-16 November.

DEG will be represented at the meeting by Ragnar Gerig, Director Energy, Africa and Asia
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AIX: Power and Renewables brings senior executives from established and non-traditional investment sources together with project developers and other stakeholders for a frank discussion of the challenges facing investors along the electricity value chain.

Co-produced by CbI’s African Energy, the meeting is limited to around 130-150 senior executives, structured round panel-led sessions and is held under the Chatham House Rule to encourage an open discussion of issues.

The meeting is held under the Chatham House Rule and structured around interactive panel-led sessions.

A subsidiary of KfW, DEG is one of the largest European development finance institutions. Since its founding in 1962, DEG has been committed to improving the living conditions of the people in partner countries. It finances and structures investments of private companies in developing and transition countries in order to contribute to sustainable growth and expand economic structures.