The state of the continental industry


Wednesday 2 October

08h30 to 09h00

Registration & coffee at Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

09h00 to 10h30

The state of the continental industry

Chair: Jon Marks, Chariman, CbI

Findings from the African Energy Live Data platform will provide unique insights into continental electricity supply industry trends.
  • Delegates will receive a unique data pack.
A high-level panel including government officials and senior industry players will then provide an update on electrification programmes and strategies to increase energy access, as well as to strengthen the grid, across the continent.
  • Interactive discussion will then ask: what do administrations and regulators want from DFI initiatives and support schemes?
  • What are the challenges and expectations of working with the private sector?
  • Can investors make money and governments deliver cost-effective services at the same time?
  • Are public utilities’ days numbered?
  • Is transmission a vital backbone or a blockage in the system?
  • It has become a cliché that money for projects is no longer a problem. Is this really the case?
  • Distribution models: what are the options, challenges and pitfalls?

10h30 Coffee