Virtual Programme

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Virtual Programme

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Learn from leading experts and gain access to 20+ hours of highly topical conference content. Have a look at the highlights and themes of our virtual event programme below

Key Programme Themes

Energy Access

 

Country Specific Market Opportunities

Training Opportunities for Capacity Building

 

Digitalisation Trends in Distribution

Private Sector Participation in the Energy Sector

Maintenance Plans

Opportunities in the Hydropower Sector

Women In Power

 

Productive use of power

Energy Storage solutions for the commercial and Industrial(C&I) Market

 

Virtual Event Programme

 

Virtual Programme Day 1

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09:00
  1. 90 mins
    This session will open with fireside interviews with power and energy ministers from the region. Developers, investors and financiers will discuss the likelihood of accelerated private sector particip ...
11:30
  1. 90 mins
     This session will look at:  ● Productive use of energy as key to creating demand  ● Lessons learned from integrated energy planning and implementation which have smoothed out energy demand on mini-gr ...
14:00
  1. 120 mins
    This roundtable discussion will look at:  ● Net-metering and the new Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff System ● Generators can sell directly to customers ● Local content requirements ● Downstream coal p ...
  2. 120 mins
    Uganda is working to achieve an integrated approach to electrification by having utilities work with off-grid renewable systems and distributed energy resources to increase connections, stimulate dema ...

 

Virtual Programme Day 2

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09:00
  1. 90 mins
    The webinar will address: ● The uses of having a functional maintenance plan in place; ● focusing on value for money; ● The advantages of continual improvement. Moderator: Robert Mubiru, Senior Engine ...
11:30
  1. 90 mins
    A decade ago, the solar industry faced the same question - when does the energy storage sector achieve a great enough volume of uptake to drive down prices to make the technology a cost-effective alte ...
14:00
  1. 120 mins
    Rwanda's Vision 2050 emphasises universal access to quality, affordable services in energy amongst others. Sufficient electricity supply is vital to economic growth and expanding household electricity ...
  2. 120 mins
    Gigawatt Global's 7.5MW solar plant in Burundi became the country's first grid-connected project supported by the Renewable Energy Performance Platform to begin full construction at the beginning of 2 ...

 

Virtual Programme Day 3

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  1. 90 mins
    The webinar will assess business opportunities in: ● Mini-grids hydropower for rural electrification ● Maintenance ● Creation of new projects ● Hybrid technology or energy storage? Moderator: Wim Klun ...
11:30
  1. 90 mins
    Practical considerations for the digitalisation of East Africa's power sector:  ● The prioritisation of projects - specifically how to prioritise - naturally, this would then feed into the type of tec ...
14:00
  1. 120 mins
    Tanzania is on track to achieve 100% grid penetration by July 2021, yet as it stands right now, only 29% of Tanzanian households are tapping into the national grid (with a further 26% using off-grid s ...
  2. 120 mins
    An exploration of the resource planning undertaken by a variety of Ethiopian stakeholders to understand: ● Integration of variable renewables into the Ethiopian; electrical grid needs considering the ...

Virtual Programme Day 4

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30 Sep 2020
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07 Oct 2020
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    INITIATE: Masterclass in personal branding to nurture business relationships and career growth

    Many students active on social media sometimes communicate in ways that reflect their professionalism.  Students may not always be aware that potential employers or bursars can look at a student’s social media platforms as part of their hiring process or granting bursaries.

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    • Understand the communication platforms and how to communicate on them for best effect
    • What is a sound and influential brand image?
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08 Oct 2020
    • Doing Business in Africa

    In conversation with Dr Albert Butare 

    We know Dr Albert Butare, a former Minister of State for Infrastructure in the Republic of Rwanda and CEO, Africa Energy Services Group Ltd as a past winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for East Africa, conference chairman and advisory board member.  Post his Ministerial engagement, Dr Butare has been assisting a number of countries directly or under bilateral and multilateral cooperation support from various Institutions including the WB, EUC, AfDB, UNECA, etc on policy and strategy related to energy and climate change aspects.  Dr Butare is in an unique position to understand the African power and energy sector from a senior government and private sector view point.  

    Join us as we reconnect with Dr Butare to discuss his current thinking on navigating the African power and energy sector and tips for succeeding in business.  Ask your questions and gleam his local knowledge.

     

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12 Oct 2020
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    Financing for women owned businesses

    Join us for the second episode of the African Women In Energy webinar series. This moderated series of discussions focuses on the inequality experienced by women in the African energy sector, so painfully highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    How and where are women supposed to access this funding? More importantly, what are the business criteria that makes it possible to access this kind of funding?

     

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15 Oct 2020
    • Doing Business in Africa

    This intimate roundtable presents an opportunity to review renewable energy potentials in Nigeria and project development advice. 

     

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22 Oct 2020
    • Doing Business in Africa

    Rwanda's Vision 2050 emphasises universal access to quality, affordable services in energy amongst others. Sufficient electricity supply is vital to economic growth and expanding household electricity and a pipeline of projects is planned to deliver the anticipated demand. Where then, in this pipeline of projects, do the business opportunities lie?

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27 Oct 2020
    • Doing Business in Africa

    Hear how the implementation of the New Energy Act in Kenya is going to influence the development of that sector and how it will impact on your ability to do business in this market:

    • Identify opportunities from this new legislation.
    • Understand the role that net-metering and the new Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff System will play in Kenya’s power sector.
    • Discover how the landscape will be affected if generators can sell directly to customers
    • Learn what local content requirements will be in light of new legislation
    • Get to grips with changes in the legal and regulatory frameworks as it affects downstream coal production and the distribution for energy.

     

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04 Nov 2020
    • Doing Business in Africa
    • Learn how Uganda is working to achieve an integrated approach to electrification by having utilities work with off-grid renewable systems and distributed energy resources to increase connections. Understand how this will stimulate demand and reduce costs to make mini-grids more economical.
    • Discover the importance of encouraging productive use of energy
    • Understand the status and ask your questions to the panel

     

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09 Nov 2020
    • Doing Business in Africa

    While Ghana may have more than 4,000MW in installed power, availability rarely exceeds 2,400MW, seriously hampering its efforts to industrialise, modernise and provide economic opportunities for its growing population.

     

    Where does the ongoing Power Compact II programme for expanding Ghana’s transmission and distribution network fit into the energy mix and will there be a Power Compact III?

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23 Nov 2020
    • Women in Energy

    Women in Energy Series finale: How can mentorship and sponsorship programme break barriers for women in the African power and energy industry?  Inspiring stories from women trailblazers.

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