EnergyNet Limited were delighted to welcome senior representatives from The China Electricity Council, China-Africa Development Fund, DLA Piper, Jinko Solar and Chint, amongst many others, to the Africa Energy Forum
EnergyNet Limited (http://www.energynet.co.uk) were delighted last month to welcome senior representatives from The China Electricity Council, China-Africa Development Fund, DLA Piper, Jinko Solar and Chint, amongst many others, to the Africa Energy Forum which took place in Dubai on 8-11th June 2015.
The session entitled ‘The China-Africa Partnership: An Insight into Future Investment Plans’ was well-attended by African Ministers of Infrastructure and Energy, as well as senior representatives and heads of African utilities. During the lively panel discussion the Vice President of the China Electricity Council, Mr Wei Zhaofeng, proudly announced the intentions of some of the largest Chinese power utilities and investors, to develop the hydro-electric resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia as well investing heavily in wind energy, together with energy transmission facilities. The growing China-Africa investment collaboration has put into action 80 projects on the African continent which over the last 11 years has totalled in excess of $3 billion.
Over the past 20 years, China has proved itself to be Africa’s largest development partner in the energy sector. The discussions last month highlighted China’s successes in the development and connection of renewable energy projects. The session additionally outlined the future hopes for Chinese investment in Africa, and stressed that the Chinese official policy is to not only fund energy projects through lending of debt, but to play a greater role as an equity investor in Africa.
EnergyNet are thrilled to continue this dialogue at the upcoming ‘Africa Infrastructure and Power Forum’, which will be taking place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Beijing, China on 15-16th October 2015. We have designed this year’s exciting agenda around pivotal and transformational large-scale infrastructure, and upcoming power projects being launched in the following 18 months across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Africa Infrastructure and Power Forum is now in its fourth year and is sponsored by Standard Bank. We will be joined once again by our partner CADFund who have been supporting the meeting for the past four years. The meeting attracts over 250 high-level delegates, as well as African Ministers of Energy, Infrastructure and Finance, and heads of African utilities and regulators. Specifically, the agenda this year presents over ten power and infrastructure projects currently being developed on the continent, available for investment.
We are delighted to welcome the following confirmed speakers:
H.E. Hon James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda
Honourable Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Advisor to the President, Uganda
H.E. Hon Aston Kajara, Minister of Finance in charge of Privatisation, Uganda
Joshua Choge, Chairman, KenGen, Kenya
Lebbi Changullah, Secretary General, The Eastern Africa Power Pool
Zalalem Gebrehiwot, Technical Director, The Eastern Africa Power Pool
David Humphrey, Head of Infrastructure and Power, Standard Bank
Lilliang Teng, Chief Marketing Officer, China-Africa Development Fund
Stephen Njiru, Director, Geothermal Development Corporation
Goolam Ballim, Chief Economist, Standard Bank