DIGITAL EVENT: 24-26 November 2020 
 LIVE EVENT: 11-13 May 2021 | CTICC | Cape Town

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Bridging the gap between projects and developers

Discussions with any power utility or generator across Africa will raise a number of issues – top of these is the apparent unavailability of finance for project development.  Have the same discussion with financiers and investors, and they will tell you that there is no shortage of funding, only a shortage of bankable projects. How then, do we bridge the gap between projects and developers?
A multi-pronged approach is what is needed, one that encompasses a re-think of some of the  legislation and regulation within national borders, updating processes and providing a clearer indication of the availability of projects and the criteria for being considered ‘bankable’.
At African Utility Week and PowerGEN Africa you will be able to find solutions to these considerations through an understanding of the landscape in which financiers and utilities operate, there the disconnect is between them and who is actively involved in project development and funding across the continent.
We will also unpack significant changes to legislation or regulation that will impact either investment opportunities, the opening up of new markets and, of increasing important, how the energy transition will enable and benefit all citizens and communities.

Why attend: 

  • Understand how you can access the funding available for project development
  • Understand the implications of the IRP for South Africa’s energy landscape and future energy mix
  • Learn about developments across the world to ensure that the energy transition is not just technically successful, but that it is just – ensuring access and fair pricing to all
  • Get to grips with strategies to extend the life of your generation plant and plan out your grid and asset life extension to the benefit of your balance sheet and your customers
  • Understand what it takes to encourage private sector participation in your energy sector – with discussions ranging from the importance of utility reform to the role of talent and viable tariff structures
  • Consider the importance of the productive use of energy and its implications for the financial security of your utility.


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Who should attend?

Any utility, developer or interested party who is wanting to understand:

  • Who is funding which projects in which countries or regions
  • How you can access these funds
  • What the expectations are from financiers and development agencies
  • How you can delay massive capital investments through life extension
  • What social considerations are now considered part of ‘business as usual’ as the concept of the ‘just’ energy transition becomes a major consideration

Financiers, multi-lateral agencies and developers who want to understand:

  • The sticking points for utilities and IPPs
  • The regulatory and legal frameworks within which utilise across Africa operate and how you can work with them
  • Which countries or regions are seeking investment and how you can get involved?
  • How policy is going to enable new projects across the continent
  • We have exhibitors representing every aspect of the power, energy and water industry


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Strategic Conference

Top-line topics

  • Translating the IRP into procurement and investment 
  • The ‘just’ energy transition
  • Surplus capacity and productive use of energy
  • Capital and projects
  • Network and asset expansion vs life extension
  • Encouraging private sector participation


Confirmed 2021 programme coming soon...


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Host Ministry

  • Ministry of Energy South Africa

Host Utility

  • Eskom

Host City

  • Host City

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners


Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd


Silver Sponsor

  • Akilee
  • Nyamezela Metering (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ntiyiso Consulting


CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamazela
  • APUA
  • ALSF
  • Prime Alliance
  • Oracle


Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation


Host Publication

  • ESI Africa