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Exclusive interview with Mr Jasper Oduor, well-respected energy expert in the East-African region, former Executive Secretary of the Eastern Africa Power Pool and currently with Edison Engineers in Kenya. He is also a speaker at the upcoming EAPIC
Amsterdam will once again welcome some 8000 utility experts for the annual European Utility Week from 15-17 October at the RAI at what is the largest industry conference and exhibition on the continent.
Some 800 power professionals, including 11 African ministers, as well as heads of utilities, regulators and international energy companies, will attend the Africa Energy Forum from 18-20 June in Barcelona to address pressing issues concerning Africa’s power sector, including partnerships, finance, investment and renewable energy.
Critical infrastructure requirements in energy and transport as well as, the business climate, transparency, good governance, conflict minerals and the business outlook for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be at the heart of the next edition of the iPAD DRC Mining and Infrastructure Indaba and iPAD Katanga Mining Briefing conferences and exhibitions. Both events will take place respectively from 9 to 11 October 2013 at the Hotel River Congo, Kinshasa and from 15 to 17 October 2013, at the Grand Karavia, Lubumbashi.
Focus on LPUs, geothermal and renewables as hundreds gather in Kenya
Nairobi will welcome more than 500 power professionals from 10-11 September for the 15th edition of the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC). Uganda’s Energy Minister, the Honourable Engineer Irene Muloni, and Mr Mugo Kibati, CEO Kenya Vision 2030, head up a high-level industry expert speaker line-up that will address issues from government, financial and regulatory environments, to generation, transmission and distribution.
“Bigger and better” is how all concerned describe this year’s African Utility Week and the co-located Clean Power Africa that took place in Cape Town from 14-15 May at the CTICC. The 13th conference and exhibition was attended by nearly 5000 power and water professionals from more than 60 countries, 27 of them African, at what was the largest utility gathering of its kind on the continent.
A recent report from the World Bank indicated that the GDP of a third of African countries grew by at least 6% last year, despite the estimate that power outages cost African economies on average around 2% pa of their GDP.
60 free technical expo workshops for electricians and engineers
Some 5000 power and water professionals from more than 60 countries, 27 of them African, will meet in Cape Town this week for the annual African Utility Week at the CTICC, at what is the largest utility gathering of its kind on the continent. Eskom Chief Executive Brian Dames will once again deliver the keynote address during this year’s opening session on Tuesday, 14 May at 09h30.