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AIX: Power & Renewables 2018

14-15 November 2018

Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables

Enabling power project development in Africa

14-15 November, RSA House, London

Over the last five years AIX: Power & Renewables has become one of the meeting places of choice for Africa’s power sector stakeholders, including leading private and public sector investors, African officials and project developers.

Last year KfW and the Africa Trade Insurance Agency chose AIX: Power & Renewables to launch their Regional Liquidity Support Facility, while the 2016 meeting was chosen for the launch of the Africa Infrastructure Development Association (AfIDA), a think-tank and network to promote and enable project development in Africa.

Co-produced by consultants African Energy and held under the Chatham House Rule, proceedings are structured around panel-led discussions with the participating audience, with the main meeting limited to around 180 to preserve the networking environment.

New for 2018

This year’s meeting is sponsored by Actis, DEG, Denham Capital, DLA Piper, ENGIE Africa, FMO, InfraCo Africa, Joule Africa, Lekela and Themis Energy.

It features two main conference streams, additional break-out sessions and an evening reception and has been expanded to include additional side events:

• The third annual Off-grid Investment Exchange.
AIX: Gas 2018 Update.
AfricaHardball – a roundtable focused on political risks and governance issues that impact on projects and investment decisions.

Download the latest agenda – featuring 40 confirmed panellists

Highlights of the main meeting include:

  • IPPs, government and utilities discussing the state of the power industry.
  • Private sector suggesting strategies to strengthen the grid and overcome transmission shortfalls.
  • Local investors sharing insights on stimulating domestic capital markets and improving access to local nance.
  • Disruptors challenging centralised generation models.
  • Investors along the electricity value chain considering the FIT, negotiated deals and renewable energy auction options.
  • Developers, customers, owner-operators, lenders and investors discussing energy trends in different regions across the continent.

Participants will also benefit again 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.

There is a 15% early bird discount that runs until 9 October.

Book online or contact Lauren Andrews. Tel+44 (0)1424 721667.

Places are strictly limited to 180 participants to preserve the networking environment. More than 100 participants have already registered. See below for a list of organisations.

(Access to the Off-grid Investment Exchange and AIX: Gas 2018 Update are included as part of the main AIX: Power & Renewables ticket. A number of complimentary tickets to AfricaHardball are also available to AIX: Power & Renewables delegates)

More than 39 panellists have confirmed so far including:

  • Jacob Modise, Chairperson, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)
  • Faruk Yusuf Yabo, Acting Director, Renewable and Rural Power Access at the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing
  • Chiedu Ugbo, Managing Director/CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company
  • Ziria Tibalwa Waako, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda
  • Nii Darko Asante, Director, Technical Regulation, Energy Commission, Ghana
  • Ehab Ismail Amin, Managing Director of Technical Affairs, New Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) Egypt
  • Pinehas Mutota, Manager, Economic Regulation, Electricity Control Board, Namibia
  • Mekuria Lemma, Strategy and Investment Head, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP)
  • Julius Kwame Kpekpena, Chief Operating Officer, Millennium Development Authority, Ghana
  • Cephas Galley, Director of Legal Services, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)
  • Naomi Ng’eno-Kandie, Senior Project Manager, KenGen
  • Dafe Akpeneye, Commissioner, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
  • Lazarus Angbazo, President & CEO, GE Nigeria
  • ​Tarik Bourquouquou, Planning Manager, MASEN, Morocco
  • Erasmus Hyera, Senior Economist, Tanzania Geothermal Development Company (TGDC)
  • Vincent Kato, Assistant Commissioner Geothermal Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
  • Olga Utchavo Madeira, Manager for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies, Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM)

See below for more panellists

DAY 1 – AIX Power & Renewables 2018: Opening session

Stream 1 – Finance and development

Stream 2 – Transmission & distribution

DAY 1 – Special Sessions at AIX Power and Renewables 2018

AIX Gas 2018 Update

Evening reception at AIX Power and Renewables

DAY 2 – AIX Power & Renewables 2018

Off-grid Investment Exchange 2018

Organisations participating at the meeting include:

Utilities, regulators and officials

Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), Electricity Control Board Namibia, Electricity Regulatory Authority Uganda, Energy Commission Ghana, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), Geothermal Resources Department, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda, IPP Office South Africa, KenGen, Masen (Morocco), Millennium Development Authority Ghana (MiDA), Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Nigeria, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), New Renewable Energy Authority Egypt (NREA), Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Tanzania Geothermal Development Company (TGDC)

Power generation
Berkeley Energy, BioTherm Energy, Black Rhino, BWSC, Contour Global, ENGIE, GE, Joule Africa, Lekela, Themis Energy, Proton Energy, Quantum Power


AECF Africa, CrossBoundary Energy, GOGLA, Lendahand Ethex - Energise Africa, SunFunder

Development finance

Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries, DEG, FinnFund, FMO, International Finance Corporation (IFC),  KfW, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Norfund, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Power Africa, Stoa Infra & Energy

Finance and investment
Actis, AIIM, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa GreenCo, Blue Orchard Impact Investment Managers, CDC Group, Choiseul Africa Capital, Denham Capital, Fieldstone Africa, InfraCo Africa, Investec, Standard Bank, SunFunder

Professional services
Alliant Emerging Markets, Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, DMD Consulting, DNV, Economic, Consulting Associates, ERM, GreenMax Capital Advisors, Herbert Smith Freehills, Ricardo Energy & Environment, Spie, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Webber Wentzel.

Photos from AIX: Power & Renewables 2017

Book online with a credit or debit card or contact Lauren Andrews to pay by bank transfer. Tel +44(0)1424 721667.

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.