Curated with Strategic Partner, Eversheds Sutherland, see how the 2018 agenda supports renewable project development

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


Sub-Saharan African Market Overview
Predictions for growth and the future of government procured renewables

Eversheds Sutherland Michelle T Davies Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability Eversheds Sutherland

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

Mulilo Energy Partners Richard Doyle CEO Mulilo Energy Partners

Commercial and industrial renewable energy captive power
  • Receive insight on financing techniques and vehicles for C&I renewable energy projects
  • 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

Fieldstone Jonathan Berman Managing Director Fieldstone

Jinko Solar Kevin Robinson Technical Services Manager – Middle East and Africa Jinko Solar

What do investors look for whilst investing in African renewable energy markets?
  • Hear insight on this pivotal topic for industry advancement from one of Asia’s largest renewables developers with a vast portfolio of wind and solar

ReNew Power Abhinav Gupta General Manager ReNew Power

Supporting Local Economic Development through Renewable Energy Projects
Lessons learnt from other markets on how to effectively manage a local content strategy
  • 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
  • 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

Mulilo TBC Mulilo

Jinko Solar TBC Jinko Solar

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

Industrial Development Corporation David Sekgororwana Industry Development Manager for Clean Energy Industrial Development Corporation

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

New Southern Energy Deepak John CFO & Founder New Southern Energy

Nedbank CIB Duncan Abel Principal - Energy Finance Nedbank CIB

DC GO Greg Midlane Managing Director DC GO

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

Webber Wentzel Alessandra Pardini Partner Webber Wentzel

Metier Private Equity Marc Immerman Principal Metier Private Equity

Murray and Roberts Harry Singleton Operations Murray and Roberts

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
Energy storage market dynamics and future utilisation
  • 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

SOLA Future Energy Daniel Goldstuck Head of Energy Storage Services SOLA Future Energy

Regional Focus
Southern Africa
  • Receive insight on the REIPPP programmes structure, current operations and future to best understand the prospects of IPP project development
  • Hear a breakdown on how to get renewable energy project construction right, amidst a tariff bidding war
  • Discuss next steps for the SPREIPPPP to support the growth of this programme and in turn spur new project development
  • Gain insight on Kathu Solar Park project ending completion – lessons learnt and the role of Thermal Storage

Engie - Kathu Solar Park Cedric Faye CEO Engie - Kathu Solar Park

K2 Management Hebren James Country Director - South Africa K2 Management

African Clean Energy Developments James Cumming Manager African Clean Energy Developments

Mott MacDonald TBC Mott MacDonald

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

Norfund TBC Norfund

Central Africa
  • Hear how ground breaking financing structures provide affordable clean energy to off-grid communities across Central Africa
  • 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

BBOXX Mansoor Hamagan CEO & Co-Founder BBOXX

Eastern Africa
  • Hear insight on the status of solar development in East Africa through projects assisting utilities of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and more.
  • 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

EEP Africa Wim Jonker Klunne Lead Coordinator EEP Africa

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)

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Business Development Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)

2018 Strategic Partner

  • Eversheds Sutherland