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Future Energy East Africa celebrates 20 years in Nairobi in September with focus on regional access
Access to energy and the speed at which the region is achieving this is a strong theme of the 20th edition of the Future Energy East Africa conference and exhibition which returns to the KICC in Nairobi from 12-13 September.
"Targets very ambitious"
"The energy sector in the region, and in particular the renewable energy sector, is very much in flux" says Wim Jonker Klunne, Lead Coordinator for EEP Africa (the Energy and Environment Partnership covering Southern and East Africa) and a Future Energy East Africa advisory board member.
He adds: "I do see a very clear increase in the attention to renewable energy and in particular on the possible role for the private sector in this. In the region most governments have set targets for universal access to energy. But we all know that, to say the least, these targets are very ambitious. If providing energy access will be based on extending the national grid only, I really doubt whether those deadlines will be met."
"However, very positively,"
Leading energy forum
A firm favourite and a fixture on the region's power calendar for the last 20 years, Future Energy East Africa will once again host many of the region's leading energy decision makers from 12-13 September 2018. This leading energy forum comprises a high-level, strategic conference focusing on energy access, finance, renewables and transmission & distribution with session titles that include:
- Panel discussion with East Africa's decision makers: What is the energy access road map for each East African country?
- Alternative energy solutions: An integrated approach - Grid and off-grid electrification
- How commercial investors get comfortable with the risk and economics of mini-grid companies across Africa
- Embracing digital disruption – what have we learnt from the digital utility shift?
- Changing the investment paradigm through a creditworthy intermediary off taker
- Tariff models that encourage economic growth and private sector participation
Future Energy East Africa's expo will feature some 80 leading global and local technology and services providers, including several country pavilions, as well as free, technical workshops for visitors. Co-located is the invitation-only Utility CEO Forum: East Africa, which will provide a unique, private meeting and discussion space for utility leaders in the region.
Future Energy East Africa is recognised as a distinctive gathering of stakeholders within the power value chain which includes governments, power generation companies, transmission and distribution companies, off takers, developers, investors, equipment manufacturers and providers, technology providers, EPCs, legal and consulting firms all with a shared goal of supporting the on-going implementation of finding lasting solutions to East Africa's energy challenges.
Future Energy East Africa is organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-
Future Energy East Africa dates and location:
Strategic conference: 12-13 September 2018
Venue: KICC, Nairobi, Kenya
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Future Energy East Africa