Future Energy East Africa all set to open in September

FEEA 1The 21st edition of Future Energy East Africa conference in Nairobi 17-18 September 2019 will focus on the progress that has been made in African region in terms of access to energy and the role of mini and off-grid projects to meet targets

The Kenyan Ministry of Energy is the host ministry for the event.

The principal secretary Dr Eng Joseph K Njoroge said that the event aims to bring together major stakeholders to desirable approaches to the development of renewable energy.

Early confirmed keynote speakers in the opening session on 17 September are:

Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala, CEO of Bakulu Power, Uganda

Patrick Obath, new Chairman of Standard Bank’s board, Kenya

Initiate - Challenge winners

The team of students from Strathmore University in Nairobi, who won the coveted Initiate! Impact Challenge at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town in May will also be featured at Future Energy East Africa.

The Future Energy East Africa conference programme will also include discussions on the following topics:

· From centralised to decentralised power generation: Partnership agreements to improve energy access

· Strathmore University Panel: Solutions to expand energy access

· Navigating the East African power investment market: Country spotlights with case studies from Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda

· Panel discussion: Mini-grids for productive use and beyond: business model innovation towards financial viability

Organised by Spintelligent, the 2019 edition is set to bring together leaders from the regional and international power and energy community, including more than 400 regional conference delegates and expo 1000 visitors. The event will offer an East African Utility CEO Forum for utility CEOs to meet under Chatham House Rules and discuss pressing issues.

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