The ESI Africa Hydropower Africa conference is the only high-level niche forum focusing on hydropower generation project implementation in Africa. The event will bring together government and utility stakeholders, financiers and investors, engineers, dam design and construction specialists, consultants and environmental specialists, and the broader utility community.

Incisive presentations, panel discussions and specialised sessions will provide practical guidelines and open up real discussion, facilitating solutions and partnerships that will realise the full potential and benefits of implementing small and large hydropower projects in Africa.

The conference will provide practical solutions to getting hydropower projects off the ground. Expect real debate, real decisions in real time!

The ESI Africa Hydropower Africa 2009 conference will be held in Johannesburg. It follows the resounding success of Hydropower Africa 2008 conference which attracted over 100 industry experts.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: If you have ideas, experiences, products or strategies to share, then this is your chance to tell the world!  We invite all those interested in presenting a paper or participating in a panel discussion to submit your proposals now.  

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Project finance and investment
  • Financing models
  • Strategy and planning models
  • Risk management of hydro investments
  • Hydrology
  • IPPs, PPPs, PPAs
  • Small hydropower development in Africa
  • Maintenance of hydropower plants
  • Refurbishment of hydropower plants
  • Environmental management
  • EIAs
  • Feasibility studies
  • Engineering aspects of dam building
  • Generation
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Power pooling
  • New technologies for hydropower plant operations
  • Training and capacity building
  • Pumped storage schemes

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 10th November 2008

For more information about the conference or if you would like to submit a paper, please contact Nicolaas Loretz on 021 700 3555 (nicolaas.loretz@spintelligent.com) or visit: www.spintelligent.com/events.