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AIX: Power & Renewables 2022

RSA House, London, 16-17 November 2022

Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables


16-17 November 2022, RSA House, London

First held at RSA House in 2014, 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.

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The meeting is held under the Chatham House Rule and structured around interactive panel-led sessions to encourage an open debate.


“AIX conferences are unique in that they allow new entrants to gain a base of understanding on an issue while giving more experienced practitioners a platform to collaborate on current market dynamics.”
Jason Bauer, Director, MCC

“It was a pleasure, sharing and learning from each other.”
Ziria Tibalwa Waako, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority

AIX: Power & Renewables is organised by 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.


2022 agenda highlights

  • The state of the industry: Review of the past 12 months in generation from African Energy Live Data – is Africa building enough capacity? What trends are emerging in the energy mix as both renewables and traditional technologies face constraints.
  • Is C&I the only show in town? Consolidation or fragmentation? Is there room for everyone in C&I? Is an M&A wave overdue?
  • Dispatchable baseload: Managing the grid in an age of transition
  • African energy in transition: Who is financing thermal IPPs?
  • Regional integration: Prospects of open grid access and cross-border power trading in the WAPP and other power pools
  • New look PPAs: What new models are emerging on the continent?
  • Mini-grid update: Strategies for profitability and sustainability
  • COP27: a constructive debate focusing on the support available to meet net-zero goals
  • Financing C&I and off-grid: What are the returns, who is going to pay and what do regulators need to do?
  • Changes in corporate strategy: Emergence of climate finance and ESG
  • Refinancing and blended finance strategies: Crowding-in private capital and increasing institutional investment
  • What could possibly go wrong? Preparing projects and mitigating risks
  • Investing in the grid: Examining key institutional themes for grid operations in Africa today
  • Green hydrogen: prices, markets and scale
  • African storage: How sustainable are battery value chains?
  • Supply chain challenges: impact on timelines, costs and tenders
  • Geopolitics in the energy mix: What do current global security and supply issues mean for Africa’s gas market and for gas exporters?

Participating organisations include:

Utilities, regulators and officials
ANSER (DR Congo) • Electricity Control Board, Namibia • Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda • eThekwini Municipality • Africa GreenCo • Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) • Kenya Power and Lighting Company • Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission • Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Nigeria • Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) • UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Project development
ABO Wind • Blue International • BP • Clarke Energy • CrossBoundary • CWP • Emesco • Fortescue Future Industries • Fluence • GE • Genesis Energy • Globeleq • Gridworks • Harmattan Renewables • Impower • JCM Power • Kosmos Energy • Larsen & Toubro • Lekela • Milele Energy • Oando • Proton Energy • Savannah Energy • Shell • Solarcentury Africa • Tatanga Energy • Total Eren • Vitol • Wärtsilä

Finance and investment
Africa Finance Corporation • African Development Bank • African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) • African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) • AP Moller Capital • ARCH Emerging Markets Partners • Atome • Belgian Investment Company for Developing countries (BIO) • BlueOrchard Finance • British International Investment • CDP • DEG • Delphos • DFC • FinDev Canada • IFC • IFU • InfraCo Africa • Lion's Head Global Partners • Mahlako Financial Services • Mirova SunFunder • Nedbank • Norfund • Power Africa • Standard Bank • Standard Chartered Bank • STOA Infra & Energy • Swedfund • United Bank for Africa • USAID

Professional services
Africa Confidential • Alliant Insurance Services • Chatham House • Clifford Chance • DLA Piper • ECA • Energy Exemplar • GEAPP • Herbert Smith Freehills • Kuungana Advisory • Marsh • Multiconsult • Norton Rose Fulbright • Ricardo Energy & Environment • Parhelion • Royal United Services Institute • Satarem • SLR Consulting • Sustainable Markets Initiative • Templars • Tony Blair Institute for Global Change • Winston & Strawn

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.