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EAPIC 2015 Conference Program: Day 1

Conference Day 1: Thursday 27 August 2015

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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