Wednesday 21 September 2016


SESSION 1.1
Leading the East African Power and Energy Strategy

09:00
The Ministerial Opening session will be broadcast by CNBC.  Anchor: Bonney Tunya

 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

Ministerial Opening Address
From Strength to Strength: Building an Enabling Business Environment

Dr Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya
Dr Dheu Mathouk Diing, Minister of Energy and Dams, South Sudan
Hon Eng, Simon D’Ujanga, State Minister, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda
Eng. Robert Nyamvumba, Director, Energy Division, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda

 Inspirational Leadership Keynotes:

Pdf-Download-ButtonSmart Africa: Leading Technological Transformation
Jesse Moore, CEO, M-KOPA Solar, Kenya

Giving ourselves a pat on the back: Has East Africa Reached an Electricity Supply/Demand Balance?
Kwame Parker, Executive and Regional Head Power and Infrastructure East Africa, Stanbic Bank, Kenya

Pdf-Download-ButtonEnergy Saving Procurement Contracts
Hellen Odegi, CEO, Skylon Group & Board Member, KEPSA Energy and Security Sectors, Kenya

11.30 – 13.00
Women in Africa Power – Lunch
Shining a light on the role that women currently play in Africa’s energy sector, and the tremendous potential they hold to shape a vibrant and growing industry


SESSION 1.2
Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) Master Plan – Reaping the Benefits of Regional Power Integration
Chairperson: Mark Carrato, Chief, Office of Economic Growth & Power Africa Kenya Team Leader, USAID/Kenya & East Africa, Kenya

13:00

  • Discover the next steps after ratification of the Master Plan and the opportunities for surveys, research and infrastructure
  • Find out which transmission and generation projects have been identified as key to the Master Plan
  • Debate whether a country should export power if they can’t meet domestic demand

Pdf-Download-ButtonHow we worked with 21 future scenarios in the EAPP Master Plan
Mikael Togeby, Ea Energy Analyses, Denmark

Pdf-Download-ButtonRegional power integration –  funding power generation and large scale regional projects
Ana Hajduka, CEO, AfricaGreenCo, UK

Panel Discussion : Moderator: David Mwangi, Energy Consultant, Kenya

Gabriel Negatu, Regional Director, East Africa Regional Center, AfDB, Kenya
Kwame Parker, Executive and Regional Head Power and Infrastructure East Africa, Stanbic Bank, Kenya
John Heath, Energy Consultant, UK


SESSION 1.3
Smart Solutions for IPPs: Project Developer Experiences and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Solutions
Chairperson: Mark Carrato, Chief, Office of Economic Growth & Power Africa Kenya Team Leader, USAID/Kenya & East Africa, Kenya

15:15

  • Hear successful case study experiences and understand how challenges have been overcome
  • How has Gigawatt Global, Burundi closed a solar project?
  • Experiences from the Kenya Tea biomass gasification based power station

Michael Fichtenberg, MD, Gigawatt Global, Burundi
Pdf-Download-ButtonChristian Wright, Head of Business Development, East Africa, Globeleq, Kenya

How are IPP’s viewing the financing of future projects?
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Erik Wandrag, Senior Investment Director: Energy, Harith General Partners, South Africa

Panel discussion:
Angela Nalikka, Manager, Private Sector Infrastructure Finance & PPPs, AfDB
Charles Omware, Projects Manager, Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) Power Company, Kenya
Andrew Njoba, Team Leader, Clean Energy Promotion Program, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Kenya
Suresh Samuel, Managing Director Africa, OPIC, USA