Meet the movers and shakers in the East African utility industry!  Once again, ESI-Africa will feature a unique series of in-depth interviews with speakers, sponsors and partners in the annual East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC).  The 16th edition of the event is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from 3-4 September and gather the region’s leading power utilities, investors and technology and service providers.

Eng Joel Kiilu“One of our greatest challenges is development of adequate, reliable and inexpensive supply. This is expected to be achieved in the short medium term to pump 5000 MW to the existing power generated in the country.”
Exclusive interview with Eng. Joel Kiilu Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of KETRACO (Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd).  Eng Kiilu is a featured panelist during the opening session of the upcoming East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) in September in Nairobi.  KETRACO is also an official host utility for the event.

Tibor Almassy pic“The sheer volume of projects in the sector that need to be done, and are planned, can provide the East African markets with a very modern and robust energy infrastructure.”
Exclusive interview with Tibor Almassy, PwC’s East African Market Deals Partner & Infrastructure Industry Leader. PwC are platinum sponsors at this year’s EAPIC that is taking place in Nairobi from 2-4 September.

Sliman“East Africa should continue to invest in its energy sector, while prioritizing further market liberalization, boosting grid stability and grid connection”.
Exclusive interview with Sliman Abu Amara, Business Development Director Africa DNV GL – Energy – bronze sponsors at the upcoming EAPIC in Nairobi in September.

David Mwangi“I see renewables playing a pivotal role in enabling countries to reach their power generation targets.”
Exclusive interview with Engineer David Mwangi, well-known Kenyan energy consultant, session chair at the upcoming EAPIC 2014 and a member of the event’s advisory board.

Rachel Lutwama“Siemens is excited about the region’s energy expansion prospects and continues to invest in order to deliver high quality products and solutions.”
Exclusive interview with Rachel Lutwama, Head, Emerging Energy Markets Sales, Siemens – platinum sponsor at the upcoming EAPIC conference and expo in Nairobi in September.

Joseph Njoroge“EAPIC provides a forum that provides the opportunity for benchmarking, sharing ideas and learning from others.”
Exclusive interview with Eng Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary at Kenya’s Ministry of Energy & Petroleum  – a longtime supporter of EAPIC and this year’s host ministry.

Chris Ford“These are exciting times for East Africa. The market has grown significantly over the last 10 years and local demand for natural gas continues to grow.”
Interview with Chris Ford, Managing Director, Songas, Tanzania who will address the upcoming EAPIC in Nairobi on “Gas to power –the challenges and opportunities”.