Day 1: Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Session 1.1.1
Regional growth: Powering East Africa together
Chairman: Jef Vincent, Chief Underwriting Officer, The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), Kenya

09:00 – 09:05
Welcome address
Claire O’Connell, Event Director, Spintelligent, South Africa

Watch-the-Video09:05 – 09:25
Keynote address: One year on – an update on Kenya’s 5,000 MW plans
Edward Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya

Watch-the-Video09:25 – 09:45
Regional update – Spotlight on Uganda
Minister Simon D’Ujanga, State Minister for Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

09:45 – 10:05
Mitigating constraints around growth in power and energy
Kuria Muchiru, PwC Partner, Government & Public Sector Industry Leader and Advisory Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited, Kenya

Watch-the-Video10:05 – 11:10
Executive Roundtable: Building the power capacity for regional growth
Chairman: Mark Carrato, Acting Deputy Mission Director/Director Agriculture Business and Energy Officer (ABEO), USAID, Kenya

Panelists:

  • Decklan Mhaiki, Deputy Managing Director (Investment), Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO), Tanzania
  • Joel Kiilu , Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, KETRACO,  Kenya
  • Ute Redecker, Vice President Energy Africa, Siemens, South Africa
  • John Gibbs, Partner Capital & Project Finance PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited, Kenya
  • Albert Mugo, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Kenya

Session 1.1.2
Driving policy formulation for economic development
Chairman: David Mwangi, Energy Consultant, Kenya

Peter Kinuthia presentation13:30 – 13:50
Update on EAC regional master plan
Peter Kinuthia, Senior Energy Officer, East African Community (EAC), Tanzania

Hindpal Jabbal presentation13:50 – 14:10
The overview of Kenya’s power sector and the least-cost generation planning
Hindpal S Jabbal, Former Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Kenya

Eric Kaleja presentation14:10 – 14:30
Long-term financing for IPPs: Exploring the role of DFIs
Eric Kaleja, Regional Director East Africa, DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Kenya

14:30 – 15:00
Panel discussion: Regional regulation framework for stimulating cross-border partnerships

  • Ziria Tibalwa, Director Technical Regulation, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda
  • Frederick Nyang, Ag. Director General, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Kenya
  • Lawrence Musaba, Coordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool, Zimbabwe
  • Peter Kinuthia, Senior Energy Officer, East African Community (EAC), Tanzania
  • Hindpal S. Jabbal, Former Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Kenya

16:15 – 17:00
Panel discussion: Will an unbundling model work in East Africa?
Panelists:

  • Oungo Bunde, Senior Engineer, Rural Electrification Authority, Kenya
  • Eric Kaleja, Regional Director East Africa, DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Kenya
  • David Otwoma, Chief Science Secretary, National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
  • Bernard Osawa, Project Director, Frontier Investment Management, Kenya
  • Wilson Karegyeya, National Investment Counterpart, Rwanda Energy Group, Rwanda