2018 Agenda

The Africa 2018 Conference & Exhibition brings together renewable energy stakeholders to unlock new project development opportunities in Sub-Saharan African markets.

 

Insight into Regulation and Policy
Government and regulators comments on South Africa’s Integrated Resource plan and IPP programmes
  • Receive insight on the REIPPP programmes structure, current operations and future to best understand the prospects of IPP project development
  • Hear comments on the decision-making process behind the Integrated Resource Plan mapping the future technology breakdown for South Africa
  • Discuss next steps for the SPREIPPPP to support the growth of this programme and in turn spur new project development
Private PPAs outlook and analysis
  • Present updates on the existing market to understand where we currently stand and determine the market position for private PPAs
  • Assess the future for private PPAs to diversify portfolios and combat grid tariffs
  • Learn how the immature and evolving regulatory, lending, audit and commercial space needs to be managed for the evolution of the private PPA market
Supporting Local Economic Development through Renewable Energy Projects
Economic development and local content requirements, comments from government officials
  • Understand the methodology used by decision makers that supports economic development through local content requirements
  • Assess government official’s strategies in promoting localisation from cradle to grave in renewable energy project planning, development and operation
  • Evaluate how South Africa’s local content requirement strategy with the REIPPP programme can be replicated to support economic development in neighbouring countries
Local content requirement in project development and procurement strategies
  • Discuss the best strategy for local content through renewable energy project development to mitigate the pitfalls of increasing localisation too aggressively
  • Analyse with developers, EPCs and consultants where we currently are with local content requirements to share experiences with local workers and manufacturing
  • Consider how local content can be expanded and what the next steps are to work towards a plan supporting social investment, employment and upliftment
Grid, micro-grid and off-grid challenges, solutions and opportunities
Future grid expansion and transmission improvements
  • Discover the prospective plans for future grid expansions that will present opportunities for new project development in areas with high renewable resource but low grid capabilities
  • Gain insight on grid interconnections to select the right technology for transmission in given locations to reduce capital costs and production losses
  • Understand the role of battery technology in transmission to reduce power outages and mitigate problems with intermittent supply from renewable energy
The evolution of microgrids and off grid solutions
  • Analyse the cost effectiveness of self-sustaining microgrids to drive electrification development across sub-Saharan Africa
  • Understand the power applications that microgrids serve and capitalise on new opportunities to expand renewable energy portfolios
  • Identify opportunities for financing a microgrid for rural electrification and the relationship with customers to determine effective payment structures and strategies
  • Forecast the interconnectivity of microgrids across sub-Saharan Africa and the scale of quick implementation this method offers to determine market potential
Commercial and industrial renewable energy captive power
  • Hear from developers and consultants working in the captive power space providing electricity on site for industrial purposes to reduce financial costs, environmental costs and future proof operations
  • Learn how renewable energy technologies, including roof top solar, are being used for electricity supply, and heating and cooling systems for supermarkets, hotels, hospitality, data centres and businesses
  • Overcome disparity and volatility with supply chain disruptions, transportation challenges and price of fossil fuels by transitioning to captive renewable energy sources
  • Discover how ancillary technology such as battery storage can further benefit the adoption of on-site renewable energy for industrial and commercial purposes by shifting energy costs away from peak hours
Technology, Infrastructure and Supply Chain Development and Optimisation
The integration of infrastructure across neighbouring industries
  • Understand how the integration of infrastructure across energy, water and mining industries can boost sustainable growth and optimise project profitability
  • Consider the potential new project opportunities associated with the integration of infrastructure across energy, water and mining industries
  • Recognise the financial structures for delivery of infrastructure sharing to understand each parties’ role
Developing renewable energy supply chains for emerging sub-Saharan Markets
  • Examine the need for a supply chain map for new markets in sub-Saharan Africa to optimise project assessment, construction and maintenance stages
  • Hear from OEMs, developers and logistic specialists on improving existing supply chain pathways to overcome challenges with delays
  • Find out how supply chains for renewable energy project development have been optimised in Europe to reduce costs and downtime
Developing a biogas market
  • Assess the financial value of environmental benefits from adopting biogas as a renewable energy technology
  • Learn about regulation and policy, who the stakeholders are and where opportunities are for developers and suppliers in South Africa and beyond
Capability and profitability of energy storage
  • Hear from stakeholders who have taken the first steps into energy storage technology and discuss the challenges, assumptions and findings
  • Understand the regulation and policy with integrating energy storage systems into new project developments
  • Assess the potential for adding energy storage technologies to operating renewable energy projects to create an additional revenue stream
Regional Focus
Western Africa
  • Hear from developers, financiers, consultants and specialists on the existing renewable energy projects in operation and construction
  • Discover opportunities for new project development in these emerging markets to grow your portfolio
  • Learn about region specific regulation and policy that supports utility, commercial, industrial and residential renewable energy projects
Central Africa
  • Hear from developers, financiers, consultants and specialists on the existing renewable energy projects in operation and construction
  • Discover opportunities for new project development in these emerging markets to grow your portfolio
  • Learn about region specific regulation and policy that supports utility, commercial, industrial and residential renewable energy projects
Eastern Africa
  • Hear from developers, financiers, consultants and specialists on the existing renewable energy projects in operation and construction
  • Discover opportunities for new project development in these emerging markets to grow your portfolio
  • Learn about region specific regulation and policy that supports utility, commercial, industrial and residential renewable energy projects

If you are interested in Africa New Energy 2018 please contact us:

Rhys Watt

Rhys Watt

Project Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7177 (Global)
+1800 814 3459 x7177 (US)
Email: rwatt@newenergyupdate.com

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Business Development Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)
+1800 814 3459 x4358 (US)
Email: tobias@newenergyupdate.com

2017 Sponsor & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsor

  • CSDR

Silver Sponsors

  • Aggreko plc
  • rioglass

Sponsors

  • Juwi Renewable Energy
  • SAIA

Exhibitors

  • enercon
  • TUV Nord
  • Wynlande