Power in Africa: A future investment outlook

Digital Magazine Power In Africa 2016, A future investment outlook.

Power investment in Africa is growing at a rapid pace driven not just by need but also an ever improving investment framework with better governance in key countries boosting investor confidence.

The continent also faces unique challenges and countries are keen to pursue a blended power mix in particular leveraging the increased maturity of renewable generation.

Furthermore due to the vast distances new electrification models are being applied especially in the rural environment.

This In Focus track is brought to you in partnership with EnergyNet organisers of the worlds largest African Power investment event Africa Energy Forum. We thank them for their support in connecting us with experts and input into key themes.

Live Webinars

The Future of Sub Sahara Power Sector - Nigeria Focus

Broadcast Date: Mon 18 Apr 13:00 UTC


With a new Government in place Nigeria is promising to make significant strides forward in energy development. What changes are on the horizon? How will these changes impact investors?


  • Adedamola Adeleke

    Senior Content & Programme Manager
  • Belen Castuera

    Chief Investment Officer
  • Edu Okeke

    Chief Operating Officer
  • Opuiyo Oforiokuma

    Managing Director/CEO


It was recently announced that as Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria is expected to generate 1000 MW from coal by the year 2020. In addition, the Government has unveiled plans to target 4000 MW from nuclear energy as well as issuing solar power PPAs.

With a new Government in place Nigeria is promising to make significant strides forward in energy development.

What changes are on the horizon? How will these changes impact on investors?

This webinar is part of our In Focus track Power In Africa: A Future Investment Outlook which covers the African energy investment outlook with a particular focus on southern, eastern and west Africa.



The Changing Face of Infrastructure Development

Broadcast Date: Tue 10 May 14:30 UTC


Gain a better understanding of the current state and requirements of the African Power sector and the changing face of infrastructure development.




  • Richard Parry

    Partner


The role of the infrastructure developer in the African Power sector is set to change as more countries set their eyes on long term objectives from projects and IPPs. Base load and uninterrupted power supply are the main focus and there needs to be a balance of traditional big plants vs the solar power opportunity.

In this session, Richard Parry, ‎Partner at EleQtra Group a leading player in the development, investment, management and operation of private infrastructure in emerging economies will walk us through;

  • Market change and the rise of affordable solar
  • The base load question and role of hydro
  • The changing face of IPPs and Developers
  • UK - Africa Investments and new investment vehicles

Tune into this session to gain a better understanding of the current state and requirements of the African Power sector and the changing face of infrastructure development.



North African energy investment (Pitfalls and Opportunities)

Broadcast Date: Wed 11 May 09:00 UTC


  • Jon Marks

    Chairman and Founder


In this briefing Jon provides insights into the failure of – and potentials for – regional economic and political integration in the Maghreb region, and how to unleash the potentials of the southern Mediterranean’s big populations and natural resources to build a more stable, prosperous future for the majority.



Lessons learned from the Yieldco meltdown. Are low cost capital products dead?

Broadcast Date: Fri 13 May 13:00 UTC


Learn about the benefits of digitising your energy project lifecycle and how you can use your data to make faster, smarter business decisions for your company.


  • Dima Rifai

    CEO
  • Haresh Patel

    CEO
  • Sanjeev Kumar

    Senior Vice President of Project Development, North America
  • Thomas Fink

    Senior Vice President, Managing Director


Today, the business infrastructure of energy companies is extremely fragmented. Teams work in slow moving and disconnected work spaces, with third-party technologies that have been pieced together to cover the energy project lifecycle. The results; incorrect data, compliance violations and lost revenue.

Haresh Patel, CEO of Mercatus will explain how to unlock insights from your data and impact your company’s bottom line.

In this webinar, Haresh Patel will cover:

  • Benefits of digitizing your data
  • Real examples of how energy companies have used their data impact their bottom line

 



M&A activity in the African power sector

Broadcast Date: Fri 13 May 15:30 UTC


Insights from Denham Capital on the M&A movers and shakers in the African power sector.




  • Justin DeAngelis

    Managing Director, Power


Africa has emerged as a prime investment destination for global businesses seeking M&A opportunities. International investors now account for half of the total value of African M&A deals. How is this shaping Africa’s energy landscape? How are partnerships working between international investors and African organisations?



Webinar Speakers

Dima Rifai

CEO

Haresh Patel

CEO

Sanjeev Kumar

Senior Vice President of Project Development, North America

Thomas Fink

Senior Vice President, Managing Director

Belen Castuera

Chief Investment Officer

Edu Okeke

Chief Operating Officer

Opuiyo Oforiokuma

Managing Director/CEO

Justin DeAngelis

Managing Director, Power

Richard Parry

Partner

Jon Marks

Chairman and Founder

White Papers

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Case Studies

Investing in Africa - Interview with Rumundaka Wonodi
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Nigeria's Electric Power Sector – Converting Potential to Reality
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The Changing Landscape - Moving the Power Sector Forward
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The Road Ahead for Power Sector Transformation in Africa
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Sustainable Solutions for Africa - Interview with Minister of Energy, Sierra Leone
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