‘Driving the Regional Roadmap of Collaboration, Investment & Project Implementation’ is the theme at the ninth year of the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC). This conference gathers key industry movers and shakers to discuss joint solutions to East Africa’s biggest power challenges.

ESI-Africa is the premium media partner of EAPIC taking place in Nairobi from 27-28 August 2015. Join us for a series of sneak preview interviews with some of the expert speakers who will be at the event.

Exclusive interviews:

Jemma Nunu Kumba“As a new nation, South Sudan will be proud to demonstrate to this upcoming regional conference of East African Power Industry that we have abundant energy resources which can be tapped for the common good and development”

Exclusive interview with the Hon. Jemma Nunu Kumba, Minister of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation & Water Resources for South Sudan. Minister Kumba is delivering the ministerial keynote address during the opening session of the upcoming EAPIC in Nairobi on 27 August.

 

Mark Hankins“It is time for power companies and government ministries to open up the grids to distributed power”

Exclusive interview with Mark Hankins, CEO, African Solar Designs in Kenya.  He will deliver the industry address during the upcoming EAPIC conference session on “A Fit for Purpose Distribution Network”.

Eng Nduma Joseph Ruwah“All energy projects in the region excite KNEB since an increased generation and transmission capacity makes nuclear electricity a more viable project”

Exclusive interview with Eng Nduma Joseph Ruwah, Electrical Engineer, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) and speaker at the upcoming EAPIC in Nairobi in August.
Hindpal Jabbal

All the countries in East Africa should exchange power day and night, to meet their demand, at the most economic cost, without worrying too much about political ramifications

Exclusive interview with Mr Hindpal S. Jabbal, former chairman Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya. He is moderating a session on “Building collaboration between East African nations via transmission interconnectors” at the upcoming EAPIC in Nairobi in August.

Carl Kachale Chirwa"Citi has developed the tools that can help potential investors and save some school fees navigating the local investment landscape in Sub Sahara Africa"

Exclusive interview with Carl Kachale Chirwa, Head of trade Finance, Sub-Saharan Africa, Citi Kenya. He is a speaker during the upcoming EAPIC masterclass sessions on Wednesday 26 August in Nairobi on “Power Project Finance: Attracting Investors & Raising Funds”.

Sliman"We are on the forefront of the energy transition in East Africa

Interview with Sliman Abu Amara, Business Development Director Africa, DNV GL – Energy, bronze sponsors at the 2015 EAPIC in Nairobi.

Jef VincentFrom our perspective the main challenge is the relative weakness of the off-takers of the power that is generated, and the potential political interference in this respect

Interview with Jef Vincent, Chief Underwriting officer at African Trade Insurance (ATI). Jef will address the upcoming EAPIC conference session on Power Project Finance: Attracting Investors & Raising Funds.

Wim Jonker Klunne"I currently see a radical change in the thinking around the role that off-grid electrification can play in bringing development to rural areas

Exclusive interview with Wim Jonker Klunne, Programme Director, Energy and Environment Partnership Southern and East Africa and chairman of the inaugural Clean Power East Africa conference that is taking place as part of EAPIC in Nairobi in August.

Charles MuchunkuRenewable Energy as the solution to universal access to affordable energy is a noble goal

Interview with Charles Muchunku, Chairman, Kenya Renewable Energy Association, Kenya, who will lead the renewable debate at the upcoming EAPIC in Nairobi in August.

Jarrad WrightPlan optimally, operate efficiently and manage best practice

Interview with Jarrad Wright, Acting Regional Manager and Senior Consultant, Energy Exemplar, South Africa – bronze sponsors at this year's EAPIC in Nairobi. Jarrad is also a speaker during the Wind Farm and Solar Power session.