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AIX: Nairobi

3-4 October 2018

Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi

Power & Renewables Executive Briefing

3-4 October 2018

AIX: Nairobi builds on past AIX: Power and Renewables meetings, which have brought together project developers, suppliers of off-grid services, policy-makers, established and non-traditional investment sources and other stakeholders to discuss the issues and challenges facing investors in clean energy projects in Africa.

Dates for next AIX: Nairobi 2 to 3 October 2019

AIX: Nairobi was sponsored by the African Trade Insurance Agency and InfraCo Africa, supported by GreenMax Capital Advisors and the UK Department for International Trade and co-produced by African Energy. Held under the Chatham House Rule and structured through a series of panel-led sessions, the meeting was limited to 90 senior executives and provided a rare opportunity for an in-depth discussion on the issues and challenges facing clean energy projects in East and Southern Africa.

Download the final AIX: Nairobi agenda

Agenda highlights:

  • The state of the industry: is East Africa long on power or is under-supply a constraint on growth?
  • Acceleration in off-grid consumption: is it forcing a reassessment of centralised generation?
  • Strategies for developing a baseload mix
  • Strengthening the grid and increasing access
  • FIT, negotiated deals and renewable energy auctions
  • Stimulating local capital markets and improving access to local finance
  • Mini-grid auctions and other options
  • Industry’s paradigm shift – analysis of the ways commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers are developing and financing their own generation capacity
  • Finance: energy as a consumer service

Participants also benefited from exclusive analysis based on African Energy Live Data – our unique platform that combines a range of analytics tools with project level detail of more than 5,000 power plants across the continent that are operating, planned or under construction.

DAY 1 - AIX Nairobi

DAY 2 – AIX Nairobi

Organisations participating at AIX Nairobi include:

Utilities, regulators and officials
Department for International Trade (UK), Electricity Regulatory Authority (Uganda), Energy Regulatory Commission (Kenya), Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Tanzania), GET FiT Zambia, Kenya Power and Lighting Company, KenGen, Ministry of Energy (Kenya), Rural Electrification Agency (Uganda)

Power generation
Astonfield Solar, BayWa r.e, Berkeley Energy, Engie, GigaWatt Global, Globeleq, Jinko Solar, Kenergy Renewables, KTDA Power Company, Powerhive, Quantum Power, responsAbility Africa, Scatec Solar, Tembo Power, Tesla, Virunga Power

Off-grid
Astonfield Solar, Azuri Technologies, CrossBoundary Energy, Energy Access Ventures Africa, Green Mini-Grid Facility, GSMA, Oxygen Africa, PowerGen Renewable Energy, Renewvia Energy

Development finance
African Trade Insurance Agency, CDC Group, Climate Fund Manager, European Investment Bank, FMO, IFC, Industrial Promotion Services, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Proparco, US Trade and Development Agency

Finance and investment
Actis, Adenium Energy Capital, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Centum, Co-operative Bank of Kenya, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Inspired Evolution Investment Management, Lion’s Head Global Partners, Meridiam, Nedbank, Standard Chartered Bank, SunFunder, SUNREF East Africa

Professional services
Africa Legal Network, Convergence, Finergreen, GreenMax Capital Advisors, MMC Africa Law, Multiconsult

Fairmont The Norfolk hotel

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A renowned landmark since opening its doors in 1904, Fairmont The Norfolk, has welcomed royalty, statesmen and stars alike over the years. This celebrated hotel is located in the heart of the Nairobi city and provides a sophisticated, calm retreat from the vibrant downtown district. Fairmont The Norfolk offers the optimal base to explore the town, with easy access to major business districts of Westlands, Gigiri, Upperhill and Downtown.

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