Event Programme

4 October - 5 October

4 October

Plenary

4 October

09:00 - 09:10

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 09:00 10/04/2022 09:10 Chair Remarks Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Chair Remarks

4 October

09:10 - 09:30

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 09:10 10/04/2022 09:30 Energy Commissioners Question-time: Africa Union Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Energy Commissioners Question-time: Africa Union

4 October

09:30 - 09:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 09:30 10/04/2022 09:45 Freeing Up the African Energy Market and Leveraging Africa's Green Deal Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Freeing Up the African Energy Market and Leveraging Africa's Green Deal

4 October

09:45 - 10:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 09:45 10/04/2022 10:00 Ministers Keynote Address: Creating a Just Energy Transition for Africa and its Socio-economic Development The topic of sustainable development in Africa, can only happen if Africa itself sets the pace and direction of its transition to reflect its own needs. Creating a just energy transition will allow Africa to develop strategies and low carbon pathways that reflects the evolution of the 54 states and their respective nuances. Africa requires an energy transition that allows for reliable and affordable sustainable energy that contributes to broad socio-economic development, poverty alleviation, value addition and localization, job and wealth creation, industrialization, and universal access to reliable power. In this session our keynote speaker gives an insight as to how and why Africa can set its own agenda and still contribute to the Paris objectives. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Ministers Keynote Address: Creating a Just Energy Transition for Africa and its Socio-economic Development

The topic of sustainable development in Africa, can only happen if Africa itself sets the pace and direction of its transition to reflect its own needs. Creating a just energy transition will allow Africa to develop strategies and low carbon pathways that reflects the evolution of the 54 states and their respective nuances. Africa requires an energy transition that allows for reliable and affordable sustainable energy that contributes to broad socio-economic development, poverty alleviation, value addition and localization, job and wealth creation, industrialization, and universal access to reliable power. In this session our keynote speaker gives an insight as to how and why Africa can set its own agenda and still contribute to the Paris objectives.

4 October

10:00 - 10:30

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 10:00 10/04/2022 10:30 South Africa Panel: The Green Transition. The Decade to Deliver Africa’s rapid economic expansion creates a daunting energy challenge, combined with rising expectations of improved resilience and sustainability. Finding a sustainable way to meet growing energy needs is one of the core developments challenges for the continent. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

South Africa Panel: The Green Transition. The Decade to Deliver

Africa’s rapid economic expansion creates a daunting energy challenge, combined with rising expectations of improved resilience and sustainability. Finding a sustainable way to meet growing energy needs is one of the core developments challenges for the continent.

4 October

10:30 - 11:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 10:30 10/04/2022 11:00 Panel Discussion: Regulation Frameworks to Reduce the Risk Reward Balance in Africa Energy For highly regulated international finance sectors the perceived risk in investing in Africa is high but how can the continent address the concerns of investors who are negatively influenced by incorrect perceived risks across the continent. This session will explore what regulators and governments are doing to ensure Africa is a competitive risk adjusted investment destination. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: Regulation Frameworks to Reduce the Risk Reward Balance in Africa Energy

For highly regulated international finance sectors the perceived risk in investing in Africa is high but how can the continent address the concerns of investors who are negatively influenced by incorrect perceived risks across the continent. This session will explore what regulators and governments are doing to ensure Africa is a competitive risk adjusted investment destination.

4 October

11:00 - 11:15

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 11:00 10/04/2022 11:15 Networking Break Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Networking Break

4 October

11:15 - 12:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 11:15 10/04/2022 12:00 Panel Discussion: Creating the Perfect Investment Conditions for FDI into the African Energy Sector: Where is the Money? How do you Access it? For Africa to achieve clean and affordable energy access for all, our governments must take action to create enabling environments for foreign investors. As the world competes for global finance, we hear from investors who outline their ESG strategies and how African governments, and developers can tap into ESG finance. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: Creating the Perfect Investment Conditions for FDI into the African Energy Sector: Where is the Money? How do you Access it?

For Africa to achieve clean and affordable energy access for all, our governments must take action to create enabling environments for foreign investors. As the world competes for global finance, we hear from investors who outline their ESG strategies and how African governments, and developers can tap into ESG finance.

4 October

12:00 - 12:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 12:00 10/04/2022 12:45 Case Studies: Creating Scale and Regional Marketing, How Can Power Pools and Cross Boarder Harmonization Support Africa. Policy makers and investors alike all agree that regional connectivity and harmonisation is key to developing access to power and regional monetization for Africa. To achieve this and to drive interconnectivity, many countries are committing to the role of regional power pools to harmonize regional economic community development. In this session we explore how we can finesse regional coordination and planning to standardize standard, tariffs and PPAs to support cross boarder power pooling. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Case Studies: Creating Scale and Regional Marketing, How Can Power Pools and Cross Boarder Harmonization Support Africa.

Policy makers and investors alike all agree that regional connectivity and harmonisation is key to developing access to power and regional monetization for Africa. To achieve this and to drive interconnectivity, many countries are committing to the role of regional power pools to harmonize regional economic community development. In this session we explore how we can finesse regional coordination and planning to standardize standard, tariffs and PPAs to support cross boarder power pooling.

4 October

12:45 - 13:30

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 12:45 10/04/2022 13:30 Networking Lunch Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Networking Lunch

4 October

13:30 - 14:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 13:30 10/04/2022 14:00 Panel Discussion: The Mining Industries Role in the Race to Net Zero How the mining industry reacts to the supply demand scenario and that of the supply chain surrounding critical minerals is key to how we manage our route to net – zero. Electric vehicles and storage each play a critical role in the path to net zero and it was estimated that the total demand for electric vehicle and battery storage minerals will multiple between 20 – 30 times by 2050. What are mining companies doing to support the stable supply chain to achieve those goals and is it realistic that the mining sector can sustain the levels of supply required to fulfil global demand. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: The Mining Industries Role in the Race to Net Zero

How the mining industry reacts to the supply demand scenario and that of the supply chain surrounding critical minerals is key to how we manage our route to net – zero. Electric vehicles and storage each play a critical role in the path to net zero and it was estimated that the total demand for electric vehicle and battery storage minerals will multiple between 20 – 30 times by 2050. What are mining companies doing to support the stable supply chain to achieve those goals and is it realistic that the mining sector can sustain the levels of supply required to fulfil global demand.

4 October

14:00 - 14:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 14:00 10/04/2022 14:45 Panel Discussion: The Role of the Utility, the Challenges of Creditworthiness, Infrastructure and Capacity The challenges of infrastructure remain an overwhelming issue to bring scale and connectivity across the continent. It is estimated that nearly 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to grid electricity, a statistic that if resolved could fast track the continent out of energy poverty in the near term. However, with a high percentage of project being deemed as aspirational and failing to progress past feasibility, how can the continent tap into global partnership to expand capacity. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: The Role of the Utility, the Challenges of Creditworthiness, Infrastructure and Capacity

The challenges of infrastructure remain an overwhelming issue to bring scale and connectivity across the continent. It is estimated that nearly 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to grid electricity, a statistic that if resolved could fast track the continent out of energy poverty in the near term. However, with a high percentage of project being deemed as aspirational and failing to progress past feasibility, how can the continent tap into global partnership to expand capacity.

4 October

14:45 - 15:15

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 14:45 10/04/2022 15:15 Natural Gas What Role Does Gas Play in Africa's Energy Sector and Paris Commitments? The topic of a Just energy transition is further bought into the spotlight when you consider the true potential of natural gas as a fuel source in Africa. As a low carbon transition fuel, the continent of Africa has over 20 countries with proven gas assets that could play into low carbon pathways and contribute as an accelerator of socio – economic development in Africa. Not only could gas fired power stations offer a very real solution to the power deficit, the prospect of cross board T&D brings into light how regional power issues can also be resolved from natural gas. Our panel of experts overview how Gas could be harnessed to provide a very real solution to the African power challenge? Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Natural Gas What Role Does Gas Play in Africa's Energy Sector and Paris Commitments?

The topic of a Just energy transition is further bought into the spotlight when you consider the true potential of natural gas as a fuel source in Africa. As a low carbon transition fuel, the continent of Africa has over 20 countries with proven gas assets that could play into low carbon pathways and contribute as an accelerator of socio – economic development in Africa. Not only could gas fired power stations offer a very real solution to the power deficit, the prospect of cross board T&D brings into light how regional power issues can also be resolved from natural gas. Our panel of experts overview how Gas could be harnessed to provide a very real solution to the African power challenge?

4 October

15:15 - 15:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 15:15 10/04/2022 15:45 Networking Break Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Networking Break

4 October

15:45 - 16:30

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 15:45 10/04/2022 16:30 Panel Discussion: Green Hydrogen, Could We See Africa Play a Significant Role in this Space? Africa is well placed as a leading player in the development of power via green hydrogen. The world is facing huge challenges to decarbonize and increasingly Africa is considering renewable hydrogen as a viable contributor to the worlds drive towards net zero. To fully achieve the ambition of zero carbon emissions we need to find solutions that will decarbonise current infrastructure and transport. Who is setting the pace around Green Hydrogen and what are the national roadmaps to success? Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: Green Hydrogen, Could We See Africa Play a Significant Role in this Space?

Africa is well placed as a leading player in the development of power via green hydrogen. The world is facing huge challenges to decarbonize and increasingly Africa is considering renewable hydrogen as a viable contributor to the worlds drive towards net zero. To fully achieve the ambition of zero carbon emissions we need to find solutions that will decarbonise current infrastructure and transport. Who is setting the pace around Green Hydrogen and what are the national roadmaps to success?

4 October

16:30 - 17:20

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 16:30 10/04/2022 17:20 Panel Discussion: Rural Electrification and Off Grid: What is the Role for Mini Grids and Off Grid Power Solutions for African Utilities Electrifying Africa with innovation. How can minigrids drive off grid power access for Africa and overcome the challenges of aging and inefficient T&D infrastructure. In this session we explore how developers, lenders and EPCs are coming together to build off grid solutions and avoid the ongoing challenges of expanding national T&D networks. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: Rural Electrification and Off Grid: What is the Role for Mini Grids and Off Grid Power Solutions for African Utilities

Electrifying Africa with innovation. How can minigrids drive off grid power access for Africa and overcome the challenges of aging and inefficient T&D infrastructure. In this session we explore how developers, lenders and EPCs are coming together to build off grid solutions and avoid the ongoing challenges of expanding national T&D networks.

5 October

09:00 - 09:05

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 09:00 10/05/2022 09:05 MC Welcome Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

MC Welcome

5 October

09:05 - 09:25

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 09:05 10/05/2022 09:25 Keynote Address: Gender Diversity and Inclusion Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Keynote Address: Gender Diversity and Inclusion

5 October

09:25 - 09:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 09:25 10/05/2022 09:45 Opening Address: A Banks Vision on its Path to Net Zero Economies Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Opening Address: A Banks Vision on its Path to Net Zero Economies

5 October

09:45 - 10:15

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 09:45 10/05/2022 10:15 Climate Change and National Determined Contributions 28 African countries have set out and committed to NDCs that will develop approximately 102 GW of renewable energy generation between 2025 and 2035. To develop this level of power the continent will have to develop robust investment strategies and identify how it can achieve the figure required to produce this capacity, a figure experts estimate at over USD $200 billion. This session sets out how NDCs are formulated, the opportunity it provides for developers to tap into national strategies and the role of the finance community to develop climate change strategies around the NDCs of Africa Government. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Climate Change and National Determined Contributions

28 African countries have set out and committed to NDCs that will develop approximately 102 GW of renewable energy generation between 2025 and 2035. To develop this level of power the continent will have to develop robust investment strategies and identify how it can achieve the figure required to produce this capacity, a figure experts estimate at over USD $200 billion. This session sets out how NDCs are formulated, the opportunity it provides for developers to tap into national strategies and the role of the finance community to develop climate change strategies around the NDCs of Africa Government.

5 October

10:15 - 11:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 10:15 10/05/2022 11:00 Panel Discussion: Why Banks Cannot Avoid ESG and What are the Major Banks and Funds ESG Strategies for African Energy Financing? Post COP26 in Glasgow the worlds finance sector expedited their climate change strategies and ESG outlooks. Today, with such strong emphasis on climate change, ESG investing and the African “Just” Energy transition, it is critical banks and financial institutions set out their ESG and climate change commitments and strategies to meet national NDCs. Here projects developers and the broader energy sector learn how banks and the financial service sector evolves with regards to pressing climate commitments. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: Why Banks Cannot Avoid ESG and What are the Major Banks and Funds ESG Strategies for African Energy Financing?

Post COP26 in Glasgow the worlds finance sector expedited their climate change strategies and ESG outlooks. Today, with such strong emphasis on climate change, ESG investing and the African “Just” Energy transition, it is critical banks and financial institutions set out their ESG and climate change commitments and strategies to meet national NDCs. Here projects developers and the broader energy sector learn how banks and the financial service sector evolves with regards to pressing climate commitments.

5 October

11:00 - 11:20

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 11:00 10/05/2022 11:20 Keynote Address Whilst we all accept the need and the potential for renewable energy in Africa, the question still looms over many regarding the how the structuring and raising of infrastructure funds takes place, and how these funds can be accessed by governments and private sector developers across the continent. How can we ensure we accelerate the pace of projects being taken to financial close and what are the realities of what needs to be considered in policy and project development for energy deals to break ground and to be the catalyst to net-zero economies? Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Keynote Address

Whilst we all accept the need and the potential for renewable energy in Africa, the question still looms over many regarding the how the structuring and raising of infrastructure funds takes place, and how these funds can be accessed by governments and private sector developers across the continent. How can we ensure we accelerate the pace of projects being taken to financial close and what are the realities of what needs to be considered in policy and project development for energy deals to break ground and to be the catalyst to net-zero economies?

5 October

11:20 - 11:50

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 11:20 10/05/2022 11:50 Networking Break Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Networking Break

5 October

11:50 - 12:35

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 11:50 10/05/2022 12:35 Project Preparation for Global Finance, How can Developers Develop True Bankability Preparing early-stage project development in renewable energy projects in Africa. This session gives detailed insights to how African project owners can fully prepare projects to reach bankability to ensure they are well positioned to access global finance.

Across Africa Green Energy projects will come up against very challenges to reach financial close. Whilst it is agreed that the speed in how we develop more power is critical to our socio – economic development, the real challenge is how many truly bankable projects are available to investors to consider. In this session we explore case studies and insights to support developers with tools and a roadmap to carry early-stage renewable projects to financial close. This session will accelerate the success of tomorrows independent power producers and project developers and their projects.
Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Project Preparation for Global Finance, How can Developers Develop True Bankability

Preparing early-stage project development in renewable energy projects in Africa. This session gives detailed insights to how African project owners can fully prepare projects to reach bankability to ensure they are well positioned to access global finance.

Across Africa Green Energy projects will come up against very challenges to reach financial close. Whilst it is agreed that the speed in how we develop more power is critical to our socio – economic development, the real challenge is how many truly bankable projects are available to investors to consider. In this session we explore case studies and insights to support developers with tools and a roadmap to carry early-stage renewable projects to financial close. This session will accelerate the success of tomorrows independent power producers and project developers and their projects.

5 October

12:35 - 13:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 12:35 10/05/2022 13:00 Ministerial Panel In this unique panel debate we hear from Ministers about the Nationally determined contributions, their associated investment plans and why these countries are preparing innovative strategies to ensure their NDCs are backed by robust investment attraction strategies. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Ministerial Panel

In this unique panel debate we hear from Ministers about the Nationally determined contributions, their associated investment plans and why these countries are preparing innovative strategies to ensure their NDCs are backed by robust investment attraction strategies.

5 October

13:00 - 13:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 13:00 10/05/2022 13:45 Networking Lunch Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Networking Lunch

5 October

13:45 - 14:15

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 13:45 10/05/2022 14:15 Case Study 1: Hydro Power in Africa Across the continent hydropower offers a reliable option for power generation in line with drive towards low carbon economies and decarbonization. Over the last decade innovation and technologies has driven down the prohibitive costs of Hydro Power making this form of power development a very real option. From mega projects such as the $5 Billion USD Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to the sustainable small hydro developments around Southern Africa, Hydro Power has its part to play in the Green Energy future of Africa. This dedicated case study outline a leading Hydro project which have gone from concept to financial close. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Case Study 1: Hydro Power in Africa

Across the continent hydropower offers a reliable option for power generation in line with drive towards low carbon economies and decarbonization. Over the last decade innovation and technologies has driven down the prohibitive costs of Hydro Power making this form of power development a very real option. From mega projects such as the $5 Billion USD Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to the sustainable small hydro developments around Southern Africa, Hydro Power has its part to play in the Green Energy future of Africa. This dedicated case study outline a leading Hydro project which have gone from concept to financial close.

5 October

14:15 - 15:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 14:15 10/05/2022 15:00 National Showcase: Southern Africa - Working Towards Energy Independence Across SADC Nations How can we accelerate regional power independence for all economies to allow for energy access for all Africans? Energy security and energy independence walk hand in hand. In this session we explore how the finance community, developers, policy makers and power pools can develop local and regional capacity to ensure both capital and technical expertise is deployed into national energy sectors to create energy independence for all countries in the region. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

National Showcase: Southern Africa - Working Towards Energy Independence Across SADC Nations

How can we accelerate regional power independence for all economies to allow for energy access for all Africans? Energy security and energy independence walk hand in hand. In this session we explore how the finance community, developers, policy makers and power pools can develop local and regional capacity to ensure both capital and technical expertise is deployed into national energy sectors to create energy independence for all countries in the region.

5 October

15:00 - 15:30

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 15:00 10/05/2022 15:30 Case Study 2: How is Solar Power Reducing the Energy Deficit and How are Project Owners Succeeding in Bringing Off Grid Solar to Africa Solar power is fast becoming to energy source of choice in Africa. With an estimated 400+million people living without reliable access to power and many being off grid and in rural locations, solar power is now offering affordable solutions for rural households and industrial users across the continent. With the cost of solar power development falling to 10-15 cents Kw/h, it is clear that where governments adapt the right policy solar is a real game changer. This dedicated case study outlines a leading Solar project which have gone from concept to financial close. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Case Study 2: How is Solar Power Reducing the Energy Deficit and How are Project Owners Succeeding in Bringing Off Grid Solar to Africa

Solar power is fast becoming to energy source of choice in Africa. With an estimated 400+million people living without reliable access to power and many being off grid and in rural locations, solar power is now offering affordable solutions for rural households and industrial users across the continent. With the cost of solar power development falling to 10-15 cents Kw/h, it is clear that where governments adapt the right policy solar is a real game changer. This dedicated case study outlines a leading Solar project which have gone from concept to financial close.

5 October

15:30 - 16:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 15:30 10/05/2022 16:00 Localization Keynote and Panel: How can Government Develop Strong Local Content Policy to Ensure Local Business Plays a Significant Role in Energy Development How can governments ensure local manufacturing and supply chain has a prominent role in the development of power projects in Africa? It is Widley accepted that local participation across all sectors will expedite private sector growth and expansion. This in turn will lead to wealth creation and middle-income economies. But how can these policies be implemented, what are the strategies and government programmes that promote localization. How can these same policies act as a catalyst for socio - economic development and job creation for the development of our continental economies via private sector inclusion and growth? Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Localization Keynote and Panel: How can Government Develop Strong Local Content Policy to Ensure Local Business Plays a Significant Role in Energy Development

How can governments ensure local manufacturing and supply chain has a prominent role in the development of power projects in Africa? It is Widley accepted that local participation across all sectors will expedite private sector growth and expansion. This in turn will lead to wealth creation and middle-income economies. But how can these policies be implemented, what are the strategies and government programmes that promote localization. How can these same policies act as a catalyst for socio - economic development and job creation for the development of our continental economies via private sector inclusion and growth?

5 October

16:00 - 16:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 16:00 10/05/2022 16:45 Case Study 3: How is Wind Power Reducing the Energy Deficit and How are Project Owners Succeeding in Bringing Off Grid Solar to Africa In a recent study World bank estimated that Wind power has the capacity to bring over 180,000 terawatt hours of power to the continent of Africa. With the advancement of innovation and technology in this field, we are now seeing the cost of developing wind power fall considerably to accommodate the affordability of project development. In this case study we see one of the biggest wind developers on the continent showcase how the project began and its evolution to financial close. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Case Study 3: How is Wind Power Reducing the Energy Deficit and How are Project Owners Succeeding in Bringing Off Grid Solar to Africa

In a recent study World bank estimated that Wind power has the capacity to bring over 180,000 terawatt hours of power to the continent of Africa. With the advancement of innovation and technology in this field, we are now seeing the cost of developing wind power fall considerably to accommodate the affordability of project development. In this case study we see one of the biggest wind developers on the continent showcase how the project began and its evolution to financial close.

5 October

Plenary

4 October

09:00 - 09:10

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 09:00 10/04/2022 09:10 Chair Remarks Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Chair Remarks

4 October

09:10 - 09:30

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 09:10 10/04/2022 09:30 Energy Commissioners Question-time: Africa Union Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Energy Commissioners Question-time: Africa Union

4 October

09:30 - 09:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 09:30 10/04/2022 09:45 Freeing Up the African Energy Market and Leveraging Africa's Green Deal Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Freeing Up the African Energy Market and Leveraging Africa's Green Deal

4 October

09:45 - 10:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 09:45 10/04/2022 10:00 Ministers Keynote Address: Creating a Just Energy Transition for Africa and its Socio-economic Development The topic of sustainable development in Africa, can only happen if Africa itself sets the pace and direction of its transition to reflect its own needs. Creating a just energy transition will allow Africa to develop strategies and low carbon pathways that reflects the evolution of the 54 states and their respective nuances. Africa requires an energy transition that allows for reliable and affordable sustainable energy that contributes to broad socio-economic development, poverty alleviation, value addition and localization, job and wealth creation, industrialization, and universal access to reliable power. In this session our keynote speaker gives an insight as to how and why Africa can set its own agenda and still contribute to the Paris objectives. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Ministers Keynote Address: Creating a Just Energy Transition for Africa and its Socio-economic Development

The topic of sustainable development in Africa, can only happen if Africa itself sets the pace and direction of its transition to reflect its own needs. Creating a just energy transition will allow Africa to develop strategies and low carbon pathways that reflects the evolution of the 54 states and their respective nuances. Africa requires an energy transition that allows for reliable and affordable sustainable energy that contributes to broad socio-economic development, poverty alleviation, value addition and localization, job and wealth creation, industrialization, and universal access to reliable power. In this session our keynote speaker gives an insight as to how and why Africa can set its own agenda and still contribute to the Paris objectives.

4 October

10:00 - 10:30

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 10:00 10/04/2022 10:30 South Africa Panel: The Green Transition. The Decade to Deliver Africa’s rapid economic expansion creates a daunting energy challenge, combined with rising expectations of improved resilience and sustainability. Finding a sustainable way to meet growing energy needs is one of the core developments challenges for the continent. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

South Africa Panel: The Green Transition. The Decade to Deliver

Africa’s rapid economic expansion creates a daunting energy challenge, combined with rising expectations of improved resilience and sustainability. Finding a sustainable way to meet growing energy needs is one of the core developments challenges for the continent.

4 October

10:30 - 11:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 10:30 10/04/2022 11:00 Panel Discussion: Regulation Frameworks to Reduce the Risk Reward Balance in Africa Energy For highly regulated international finance sectors the perceived risk in investing in Africa is high but how can the continent address the concerns of investors who are negatively influenced by incorrect perceived risks across the continent. This session will explore what regulators and governments are doing to ensure Africa is a competitive risk adjusted investment destination. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: Regulation Frameworks to Reduce the Risk Reward Balance in Africa Energy

For highly regulated international finance sectors the perceived risk in investing in Africa is high but how can the continent address the concerns of investors who are negatively influenced by incorrect perceived risks across the continent. This session will explore what regulators and governments are doing to ensure Africa is a competitive risk adjusted investment destination.

4 October

11:00 - 11:15

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 11:00 10/04/2022 11:15 Networking Break Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Networking Break

4 October

11:15 - 12:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 11:15 10/04/2022 12:00 Panel Discussion: Creating the Perfect Investment Conditions for FDI into the African Energy Sector: Where is the Money? How do you Access it? For Africa to achieve clean and affordable energy access for all, our governments must take action to create enabling environments for foreign investors. As the world competes for global finance, we hear from investors who outline their ESG strategies and how African governments, and developers can tap into ESG finance. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: Creating the Perfect Investment Conditions for FDI into the African Energy Sector: Where is the Money? How do you Access it?

For Africa to achieve clean and affordable energy access for all, our governments must take action to create enabling environments for foreign investors. As the world competes for global finance, we hear from investors who outline their ESG strategies and how African governments, and developers can tap into ESG finance.

4 October

12:00 - 12:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 12:00 10/04/2022 12:45 Case Studies: Creating Scale and Regional Marketing, How Can Power Pools and Cross Boarder Harmonization Support Africa. Policy makers and investors alike all agree that regional connectivity and harmonisation is key to developing access to power and regional monetization for Africa. To achieve this and to drive interconnectivity, many countries are committing to the role of regional power pools to harmonize regional economic community development. In this session we explore how we can finesse regional coordination and planning to standardize standard, tariffs and PPAs to support cross boarder power pooling. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Case Studies: Creating Scale and Regional Marketing, How Can Power Pools and Cross Boarder Harmonization Support Africa.

Policy makers and investors alike all agree that regional connectivity and harmonisation is key to developing access to power and regional monetization for Africa. To achieve this and to drive interconnectivity, many countries are committing to the role of regional power pools to harmonize regional economic community development. In this session we explore how we can finesse regional coordination and planning to standardize standard, tariffs and PPAs to support cross boarder power pooling.

4 October

12:45 - 13:30

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 12:45 10/04/2022 13:30 Networking Lunch Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Networking Lunch

4 October

13:30 - 14:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 13:30 10/04/2022 14:00 Panel Discussion: The Mining Industries Role in the Race to Net Zero How the mining industry reacts to the supply demand scenario and that of the supply chain surrounding critical minerals is key to how we manage our route to net – zero. Electric vehicles and storage each play a critical role in the path to net zero and it was estimated that the total demand for electric vehicle and battery storage minerals will multiple between 20 – 30 times by 2050. What are mining companies doing to support the stable supply chain to achieve those goals and is it realistic that the mining sector can sustain the levels of supply required to fulfil global demand. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: The Mining Industries Role in the Race to Net Zero

How the mining industry reacts to the supply demand scenario and that of the supply chain surrounding critical minerals is key to how we manage our route to net – zero. Electric vehicles and storage each play a critical role in the path to net zero and it was estimated that the total demand for electric vehicle and battery storage minerals will multiple between 20 – 30 times by 2050. What are mining companies doing to support the stable supply chain to achieve those goals and is it realistic that the mining sector can sustain the levels of supply required to fulfil global demand.

4 October

14:00 - 14:45

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Add to calendar 10/04/2022 14:00 10/04/2022 14:45 Panel Discussion: The Role of the Utility, the Challenges of Creditworthiness, Infrastructure and Capacity The challenges of infrastructure remain an overwhelming issue to bring scale and connectivity across the continent. It is estimated that nearly 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to grid electricity, a statistic that if resolved could fast track the continent out of energy poverty in the near term. However, with a high percentage of project being deemed as aspirational and failing to progress past feasibility, how can the continent tap into global partnership to expand capacity. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: The Role of the Utility, the Challenges of Creditworthiness, Infrastructure and Capacity

The challenges of infrastructure remain an overwhelming issue to bring scale and connectivity across the continent. It is estimated that nearly 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to grid electricity, a statistic that if resolved could fast track the continent out of energy poverty in the near term. However, with a high percentage of project being deemed as aspirational and failing to progress past feasibility, how can the continent tap into global partnership to expand capacity.

4 October

14:45 - 15:15

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 14:45 10/04/2022 15:15 Natural Gas What Role Does Gas Play in Africa's Energy Sector and Paris Commitments? The topic of a Just energy transition is further bought into the spotlight when you consider the true potential of natural gas as a fuel source in Africa. As a low carbon transition fuel, the continent of Africa has over 20 countries with proven gas assets that could play into low carbon pathways and contribute as an accelerator of socio – economic development in Africa. Not only could gas fired power stations offer a very real solution to the power deficit, the prospect of cross board T&D brings into light how regional power issues can also be resolved from natural gas. Our panel of experts overview how Gas could be harnessed to provide a very real solution to the African power challenge? Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Natural Gas What Role Does Gas Play in Africa's Energy Sector and Paris Commitments?

The topic of a Just energy transition is further bought into the spotlight when you consider the true potential of natural gas as a fuel source in Africa. As a low carbon transition fuel, the continent of Africa has over 20 countries with proven gas assets that could play into low carbon pathways and contribute as an accelerator of socio – economic development in Africa. Not only could gas fired power stations offer a very real solution to the power deficit, the prospect of cross board T&D brings into light how regional power issues can also be resolved from natural gas. Our panel of experts overview how Gas could be harnessed to provide a very real solution to the African power challenge?

4 October

15:15 - 15:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 15:15 10/04/2022 15:45 Networking Break Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Networking Break

4 October

15:45 - 16:30

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 15:45 10/04/2022 16:30 Panel Discussion: Green Hydrogen, Could We See Africa Play a Significant Role in this Space? Africa is well placed as a leading player in the development of power via green hydrogen. The world is facing huge challenges to decarbonize and increasingly Africa is considering renewable hydrogen as a viable contributor to the worlds drive towards net zero. To fully achieve the ambition of zero carbon emissions we need to find solutions that will decarbonise current infrastructure and transport. Who is setting the pace around Green Hydrogen and what are the national roadmaps to success? Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: Green Hydrogen, Could We See Africa Play a Significant Role in this Space?

Africa is well placed as a leading player in the development of power via green hydrogen. The world is facing huge challenges to decarbonize and increasingly Africa is considering renewable hydrogen as a viable contributor to the worlds drive towards net zero. To fully achieve the ambition of zero carbon emissions we need to find solutions that will decarbonise current infrastructure and transport. Who is setting the pace around Green Hydrogen and what are the national roadmaps to success?

4 October

16:30 - 17:20

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/04/2022 16:30 10/04/2022 17:20 Panel Discussion: Rural Electrification and Off Grid: What is the Role for Mini Grids and Off Grid Power Solutions for African Utilities Electrifying Africa with innovation. How can minigrids drive off grid power access for Africa and overcome the challenges of aging and inefficient T&D infrastructure. In this session we explore how developers, lenders and EPCs are coming together to build off grid solutions and avoid the ongoing challenges of expanding national T&D networks. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: Rural Electrification and Off Grid: What is the Role for Mini Grids and Off Grid Power Solutions for African Utilities

Electrifying Africa with innovation. How can minigrids drive off grid power access for Africa and overcome the challenges of aging and inefficient T&D infrastructure. In this session we explore how developers, lenders and EPCs are coming together to build off grid solutions and avoid the ongoing challenges of expanding national T&D networks.

5 October

09:00 - 09:05

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 09:00 10/05/2022 09:05 MC Welcome Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

MC Welcome

5 October

09:05 - 09:25

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 09:05 10/05/2022 09:25 Keynote Address: Gender Diversity and Inclusion Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Keynote Address: Gender Diversity and Inclusion

5 October

09:25 - 09:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 09:25 10/05/2022 09:45 Opening Address: A Banks Vision on its Path to Net Zero Economies Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Opening Address: A Banks Vision on its Path to Net Zero Economies

5 October

09:45 - 10:15

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 09:45 10/05/2022 10:15 Climate Change and National Determined Contributions 28 African countries have set out and committed to NDCs that will develop approximately 102 GW of renewable energy generation between 2025 and 2035. To develop this level of power the continent will have to develop robust investment strategies and identify how it can achieve the figure required to produce this capacity, a figure experts estimate at over USD $200 billion. This session sets out how NDCs are formulated, the opportunity it provides for developers to tap into national strategies and the role of the finance community to develop climate change strategies around the NDCs of Africa Government. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Climate Change and National Determined Contributions

28 African countries have set out and committed to NDCs that will develop approximately 102 GW of renewable energy generation between 2025 and 2035. To develop this level of power the continent will have to develop robust investment strategies and identify how it can achieve the figure required to produce this capacity, a figure experts estimate at over USD $200 billion. This session sets out how NDCs are formulated, the opportunity it provides for developers to tap into national strategies and the role of the finance community to develop climate change strategies around the NDCs of Africa Government.

5 October

10:15 - 11:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 10:15 10/05/2022 11:00 Panel Discussion: Why Banks Cannot Avoid ESG and What are the Major Banks and Funds ESG Strategies for African Energy Financing? Post COP26 in Glasgow the worlds finance sector expedited their climate change strategies and ESG outlooks. Today, with such strong emphasis on climate change, ESG investing and the African “Just” Energy transition, it is critical banks and financial institutions set out their ESG and climate change commitments and strategies to meet national NDCs. Here projects developers and the broader energy sector learn how banks and the financial service sector evolves with regards to pressing climate commitments. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Panel Discussion: Why Banks Cannot Avoid ESG and What are the Major Banks and Funds ESG Strategies for African Energy Financing?

Post COP26 in Glasgow the worlds finance sector expedited their climate change strategies and ESG outlooks. Today, with such strong emphasis on climate change, ESG investing and the African “Just” Energy transition, it is critical banks and financial institutions set out their ESG and climate change commitments and strategies to meet national NDCs. Here projects developers and the broader energy sector learn how banks and the financial service sector evolves with regards to pressing climate commitments.

5 October

11:00 - 11:20

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 11:00 10/05/2022 11:20 Keynote Address Whilst we all accept the need and the potential for renewable energy in Africa, the question still looms over many regarding the how the structuring and raising of infrastructure funds takes place, and how these funds can be accessed by governments and private sector developers across the continent. How can we ensure we accelerate the pace of projects being taken to financial close and what are the realities of what needs to be considered in policy and project development for energy deals to break ground and to be the catalyst to net-zero economies? Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Keynote Address

Whilst we all accept the need and the potential for renewable energy in Africa, the question still looms over many regarding the how the structuring and raising of infrastructure funds takes place, and how these funds can be accessed by governments and private sector developers across the continent. How can we ensure we accelerate the pace of projects being taken to financial close and what are the realities of what needs to be considered in policy and project development for energy deals to break ground and to be the catalyst to net-zero economies?

5 October

11:20 - 11:50

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 11:20 10/05/2022 11:50 Networking Break Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Networking Break

5 October

11:50 - 12:35

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 11:50 10/05/2022 12:35 Project Preparation for Global Finance, How can Developers Develop True Bankability Preparing early-stage project development in renewable energy projects in Africa. This session gives detailed insights to how African project owners can fully prepare projects to reach bankability to ensure they are well positioned to access global finance.

Across Africa Green Energy projects will come up against very challenges to reach financial close. Whilst it is agreed that the speed in how we develop more power is critical to our socio – economic development, the real challenge is how many truly bankable projects are available to investors to consider. In this session we explore case studies and insights to support developers with tools and a roadmap to carry early-stage renewable projects to financial close. This session will accelerate the success of tomorrows independent power producers and project developers and their projects.
Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Project Preparation for Global Finance, How can Developers Develop True Bankability

Preparing early-stage project development in renewable energy projects in Africa. This session gives detailed insights to how African project owners can fully prepare projects to reach bankability to ensure they are well positioned to access global finance.

Across Africa Green Energy projects will come up against very challenges to reach financial close. Whilst it is agreed that the speed in how we develop more power is critical to our socio – economic development, the real challenge is how many truly bankable projects are available to investors to consider. In this session we explore case studies and insights to support developers with tools and a roadmap to carry early-stage renewable projects to financial close. This session will accelerate the success of tomorrows independent power producers and project developers and their projects.

5 October

12:35 - 13:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 12:35 10/05/2022 13:00 Ministerial Panel In this unique panel debate we hear from Ministers about the Nationally determined contributions, their associated investment plans and why these countries are preparing innovative strategies to ensure their NDCs are backed by robust investment attraction strategies. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Ministerial Panel

In this unique panel debate we hear from Ministers about the Nationally determined contributions, their associated investment plans and why these countries are preparing innovative strategies to ensure their NDCs are backed by robust investment attraction strategies.

5 October

13:00 - 13:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 13:00 10/05/2022 13:45 Networking Lunch Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Networking Lunch

5 October

13:45 - 14:15

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 13:45 10/05/2022 14:15 Case Study 1: Hydro Power in Africa Across the continent hydropower offers a reliable option for power generation in line with drive towards low carbon economies and decarbonization. Over the last decade innovation and technologies has driven down the prohibitive costs of Hydro Power making this form of power development a very real option. From mega projects such as the $5 Billion USD Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to the sustainable small hydro developments around Southern Africa, Hydro Power has its part to play in the Green Energy future of Africa. This dedicated case study outline a leading Hydro project which have gone from concept to financial close. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Case Study 1: Hydro Power in Africa

Across the continent hydropower offers a reliable option for power generation in line with drive towards low carbon economies and decarbonization. Over the last decade innovation and technologies has driven down the prohibitive costs of Hydro Power making this form of power development a very real option. From mega projects such as the $5 Billion USD Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to the sustainable small hydro developments around Southern Africa, Hydro Power has its part to play in the Green Energy future of Africa. This dedicated case study outline a leading Hydro project which have gone from concept to financial close.

5 October

14:15 - 15:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 14:15 10/05/2022 15:00 National Showcase: Southern Africa - Working Towards Energy Independence Across SADC Nations How can we accelerate regional power independence for all economies to allow for energy access for all Africans? Energy security and energy independence walk hand in hand. In this session we explore how the finance community, developers, policy makers and power pools can develop local and regional capacity to ensure both capital and technical expertise is deployed into national energy sectors to create energy independence for all countries in the region. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

National Showcase: Southern Africa - Working Towards Energy Independence Across SADC Nations

How can we accelerate regional power independence for all economies to allow for energy access for all Africans? Energy security and energy independence walk hand in hand. In this session we explore how the finance community, developers, policy makers and power pools can develop local and regional capacity to ensure both capital and technical expertise is deployed into national energy sectors to create energy independence for all countries in the region.

5 October

15:00 - 15:30

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 15:00 10/05/2022 15:30 Case Study 2: How is Solar Power Reducing the Energy Deficit and How are Project Owners Succeeding in Bringing Off Grid Solar to Africa Solar power is fast becoming to energy source of choice in Africa. With an estimated 400+million people living without reliable access to power and many being off grid and in rural locations, solar power is now offering affordable solutions for rural households and industrial users across the continent. With the cost of solar power development falling to 10-15 cents Kw/h, it is clear that where governments adapt the right policy solar is a real game changer. This dedicated case study outlines a leading Solar project which have gone from concept to financial close. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Case Study 2: How is Solar Power Reducing the Energy Deficit and How are Project Owners Succeeding in Bringing Off Grid Solar to Africa

Solar power is fast becoming to energy source of choice in Africa. With an estimated 400+million people living without reliable access to power and many being off grid and in rural locations, solar power is now offering affordable solutions for rural households and industrial users across the continent. With the cost of solar power development falling to 10-15 cents Kw/h, it is clear that where governments adapt the right policy solar is a real game changer. This dedicated case study outlines a leading Solar project which have gone from concept to financial close.

5 October

15:30 - 16:00

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 15:30 10/05/2022 16:00 Localization Keynote and Panel: How can Government Develop Strong Local Content Policy to Ensure Local Business Plays a Significant Role in Energy Development How can governments ensure local manufacturing and supply chain has a prominent role in the development of power projects in Africa? It is Widley accepted that local participation across all sectors will expedite private sector growth and expansion. This in turn will lead to wealth creation and middle-income economies. But how can these policies be implemented, what are the strategies and government programmes that promote localization. How can these same policies act as a catalyst for socio - economic development and job creation for the development of our continental economies via private sector inclusion and growth? Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Localization Keynote and Panel: How can Government Develop Strong Local Content Policy to Ensure Local Business Plays a Significant Role in Energy Development

How can governments ensure local manufacturing and supply chain has a prominent role in the development of power projects in Africa? It is Widley accepted that local participation across all sectors will expedite private sector growth and expansion. This in turn will lead to wealth creation and middle-income economies. But how can these policies be implemented, what are the strategies and government programmes that promote localization. How can these same policies act as a catalyst for socio - economic development and job creation for the development of our continental economies via private sector inclusion and growth?

5 October

16:00 - 16:45

Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/05/2022 16:00 10/05/2022 16:45 Case Study 3: How is Wind Power Reducing the Energy Deficit and How are Project Owners Succeeding in Bringing Off Grid Solar to Africa In a recent study World bank estimated that Wind power has the capacity to bring over 180,000 terawatt hours of power to the continent of Africa. With the advancement of innovation and technology in this field, we are now seeing the cost of developing wind power fall considerably to accommodate the affordability of project development. In this case study we see one of the biggest wind developers on the continent showcase how the project began and its evolution to financial close. Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Plenary

Case Study 3: How is Wind Power Reducing the Energy Deficit and How are Project Owners Succeeding in Bringing Off Grid Solar to Africa

In a recent study World bank estimated that Wind power has the capacity to bring over 180,000 terawatt hours of power to the continent of Africa. With the advancement of innovation and technology in this field, we are now seeing the cost of developing wind power fall considerably to accommodate the affordability of project development. In this case study we see one of the biggest wind developers on the continent showcase how the project began and its evolution to financial close.

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