The South African Minister for Energy, the Hon. Dipuo Peters has recently confirmed her participation and agreed to deliver a keynote address on South Africa’s renewable energy IPP programme at the 14th Africa Energy Forum (AEF 2012) in Berlin, 26 to 28 June.

The latest list of confirmed governments, utilities and energy regulators to confirm their participation at AEF 2012 is below:

  • Salvador Namburete, Minister for Energy, Mozambique
  • Dipuo Peters, Minister for Energy, South Africa
  • Abdelkader Embarek El Mekki, General Director of Energy, Ministry of Mining and Energy, Algeria
  • Saida Omar Abdillahi, Adviser to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Djibouti
  • Kweku Andoh Awotwi, Chief Executive, Volta River Authority, Ghana
  • Manuel Cuambe, Chairman & CEO, Electricidade de Moçambique E.P., Mozambique
  • Ali Fassi Fihri, General Manager, Office National d’Electricité, Morocco
  • Isak. Katali, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia
  • Paulinus Shilamba, Managing Director, NamPower, Namibia
  • Kribs Govender. General Manager: Low Carbon Electricity, Sasol, South Africa
  • Nuno Oliveira, Chief Executive Officer, Petromoc, Mozambique
  • Sam Amadi, Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria
  • Isaque Chande, Commissioner, CNELEC, Mozambique
  • Charles Omujuni, Director Natural Gas, Energy & Water Utilities Regulatory Authority, Tanzania
  • Phindile Nzimande, Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Regulator of South Africa

Key Topics at the Africa Energy Forum will include:

  • Investment solutions and technologies aiding efficiency and resource optimization
  • Analysing the success of South Africa’s Renewable Energy IPP programme
  • The fundamentals for a viable gas-to-power project
  • German solutions for African conventional and renewable power generation
  • The future of coal fired power plants in Africa
  • An update on the privatisation of Nigeria’s power sector

An unprecedented number of executives from the global energy supply chain have already registered to AEF 2012, a reflection of the growing confidence and interest that international investors, technology providers and power developers have in the African power sector.

The updated agenda will be available to download soon. If you would like to receive any information about the Africa Energy Forum or find out more about speaking or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bruno Cockburn at or call +44 (0) 20 7370 8198