Conference Day 1: Thursday 27 August 2015

Driving the Regional Power Roadmap of Collaboration, Investment & Project Implementation


09:00:
Chairman welcome address by Albert Butare, Former Minister of State for Energy, Water and Communication in the Republic of Rwanda and CEO of Africa Energy Services Group, Rwanda

Opening Ministerial & Keynote Addresses

  • Defining government priorities relating to the power industry & insight into opportunities available in the year ahead
  • Fulfilling the industrial, economic & social potential of the region with affordable, available & reliable power
  • How is the Eastern African Power Pool supporting regional growth?
  • Outlining why East Africa is the investment opportunity of choice

Pdf-Download-ButtonSpeakers to include:

  • Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy & Petroleum, Kenya
  • HE Ali Yacoub Mahamoud, Minister of Ministry of Energy in charge of Natural Resources, Ministry of Energy, Republic of Djibouti

10:45:
Stimulating Investment: Underpinning of a Stable Economic Environment

  • What are the latest policies & funding initiatives driving project financing?
  • Demystifying the power purchasing framework
  • How can East African markets be reliable & creditworthy off-takers? What does the market need?
  • How can large multinational financial institutions access the East African power sector & what are their criteria for investing?
  • How can the public & private sector work together for a win-win situation?
  • Power of the customers: How can the end user invest in their power supply?

Moderator:
Lemayian Kimojino, Investment Principal, Power, Centum Investment Company, Kenya

Speakers to include:

  • Pdf-Download-ButtonJoseph Nganga, Director General, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Kenya
  • Felix Ngamlagosi, Director General, EWURA, Tanzania
  • Pdf-Download-ButtonNorman Wanyiri, General Manager, Gulf Power Limited, Kenya
  • Simon Ngure, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Director, Kenya Electricity Generating Company, Kenya

12:45:
Regional Large Scale Project Showcases: From Development Plans to On-Stream Successes

  • Fast-track your project by overcoming challenges that other developers have experienced
  • Project updates: development & timelines
  • Pinpoint the investment opportunities
  • Gaining community buy-in and effective engagement
  • Update of The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
  • Excitation system for HPP Kamburu, Kenya

Moderator:
Ziria Tibalwa Waako, Director Technical Regulation, Technical Regulation Department, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda

Pdf-Download-ButtonSpeakers to include:

  • Carlo van Wageningen, Director, Lake Turkana Wind Power Ltd, Kenya
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  • Igor Bartulović, Assistant Director Power Electronics Systems Department, KONČAR, Croatia
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  • Chaim Motzen, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Gigawatt Global, Netherlands
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  • Decklan P. Mhaiki, Deputy Managing Director (Investments), TANESCO, Tanzania

15:15:
Roundtable Discussions
Interactive think tank, allowing an intimate around the table dialogue to debate and discuss new innovations and ideas

  • Roundtable 1
    Collective ideas for increasing access and rural electrification goal
    Lewanga Tesha, Project Manager BTIP-Rural Electrification, TANESCO, Tanzania and Sophia Mgonja, Deputy Managing Director Distribution and Customers Services, TANESCO
  • Roundtable 2
    Introducing a Community Development Plan: collaborative best practices & recommendations
    Mairura Omwenga, Chairman, Town and Country Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK), Kenya
  • Roundtable 3
    New customer connection initiatives: How’s the Last Mile Project reducing connection fees by more than 50%? Francis Meyo, Research Coordinator, Innovations for Poverty Action, Kenya
  • Roundtable 4
    How can Solar Map projects support countries in East Africa?
    Riaan Meyer, Managing Director, GeoSUN Africa, South Africa
  • Roundtable 5
    How do you transition towards off-grid electrification programmes?
    Rik Wuts, Co-founder & VP Business Development, Powerhive, Keny
  • Roundtable 6
    Ingredients for a solid investment: How can you raise further funding?
    Ravinder Sikand, Consultant, Kenya
  • Roundtable 7
    Replacing aging infrastructure – to opt for centralised or decentralised power generation?
    Alex Marshall, Group Marketing & Compliance Manager, Clarke Energy, UK
  • Roundtable 8
    Entering the market with appropriate banking solutions
    Michael Thang’a, Treasury and Trade Sales Head, Citibank, Kenya
  • Roundtable 9
    Could a privately funded generation and transmission package work? What are the options? Alloyce Oduor, Senior Engineer, KETRACO, Kenya
  • Roundtable 10
    Innovations in energy storage and link to economic growth
    Louis Shaffer, Distributed Energy Segment Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, Eaton, Switzerland
  • Roundtable 11
    Manufacturing for the power sector: How and where should you run your operations?
    Jagat Shah, Managing Director, Global Network, India

17:20:
Opportunities in the Power Sector & Electrical Products Between Africa & India
Jagat Shah, Managing Director, Global Network, India