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AIX: Energy in Transition

RSA House, London and online, 27-28 April 2022

Africa Investment Exchange: Energy in Transition

27-28 April 2022, RSA House, London and online

Held under the Chatham House Rule, the meeting examined energy transition strategies and realities across Africa, including the availability of public and private sector climate finance, the future of gas and the prospects for hydrogen, carbon-capture, storage and alternative baseloads.

Africa’s passage to achieving sustained economic development, driven by clean energy and larger public and private financial flows, will blend the ever increasing use of renewable energies with new technologies. The intelligent use of resources is also under scrutiny. Many African leaders and analysts believe the energy transition must include a central role for natural gas for several decades to come.

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More than 40 confirmed panellists
See them all here or read their biogs below.

Meeting format

AIX: Energy in Transition is held under the Chatham House Rule which allows participants to break down the barriers by holding frank and open panel-led discussion without their identity or affiliation, nor that of any other participant, being revealed.

It is intended as a truly hybrid meeting, bringing delegates together at RSA House in London and via video links, but also by connecting gas professionals and investors with cleantech energy players, to discuss policy, projects and the most appropriate technologies and financing structures to accelerate Africa’s development and a just energy transition.

The Africa Investment Exchange is co-organised by Cross-border Information (CbI), and CbI’s African Energy, a consultancy that has been involved at the heart of the debate surrounding the development of the energy sector in Africa for more than 20 years.

Day 1 – AIX Energy in Transition

Day 2 – AIX Energy in Transition

Royal Society of Arts (RSA House)
8 John Adam Street
London, WC2N 6EZ

The Venue
Conveniently located in central London within easy walking distance of Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, and the South Bank, 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. Today it is also recognised as one of the most exclusive and sought after locations for executive meetings in London.

London – access to international funds
The world’s leading global financial centre, home to a large number of internationally significant banks, businesses, and stock exchanges, and barometer for international investor appetite in Africa’s growth industries.

London is an ideal destination which provides African industries access to a large international audience as well as the opportunity to capitalise on the city’s financial expertise.

Participating organisations

Government officials regulators and utilities

  • Autorité Nationale de Régulation du secteur de l'Electricité de Côte d'Ivoire
  • Bui Power Authority, Ghana
  • Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE)
  • Commission for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency, Algeria
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK
  • Department of Trade & Industry, South Africa
  • Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA)
  • High Commission of Canada to the UK
  • Presidential Office, Namibia
  • Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy
  • National Energy Regulator of South Africa
  • Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone

Finance
Actis, AfDB, Africa50, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), ARCH Emerging Market Partners, Àrgentil Capital, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, British International Investment, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, International Finance Corporation (IFC), JBIC, Lion's Head Global Partners, Mahlako Financial Services, Nedbank, Rand Merchant Bank, Société Générale, Standard Bank, Standard Chartered, The Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Power and infrastructure
Atome, Azura Power, Clarke Energy, Fortescue Future Industries, Globeleq, Hive Energy, Milele Energy, Monetizing Gas Africa, Proton Energy, Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone, Savannah Energy, Sun Africa, Thunder Energy, Wartsila

LNG and Upstream
ANOH Gas Processing Company, BW Energy, Chariot, Circle Gas, Falcon Corporation, Fortesa International, Gigajoule, Greenville LNG, Kosmos Energy, NLNG, Shell, Sound Energy, Stena Power & LNG Solutions, Tema LNG Terminal Company

Professional services
African Energy, Alesco Risk Management Services, Alliant, BeraMasamba, Bowmans, Clifford Chance, Climate Policy Initiative, Economic Consulting Associates, ENR Advisory, Gas Strategies, Harmattan Renewables, Herbert Smith Freehills, io consulting, Latham & Watkins, Green Hydrogen Association of Namibia, Mauritanian British Business Council (MBBC), Mitochondria Energy Company, Norton Rose Fulbright, SLR Consulting, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Zaki Hashem & Partners