The Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) celebrates its 10th edition on 20-21 February 2018, at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This flagship annual event on the African business calendar correlates with the growth in African energy on the continent, as the AEI is well-renowned for its focus in exploring and expanding on solutions for the energy future of Africa.
The AEI has been instrumental in facilitating exhibits, discussion, debate and networking amoung African governments and companies for the last ten years, and who remain actively involved in all areas relating to showcasing solutions involving major energy projects, rural energy solutions, urbanisation and energy needs, and the renewable and sustainable energy industry, and its management thereof.
It is estimated that $40.8 billion a year is still needed to meet the Africa’s power sector needs. Accordingly, the 10th African Energy 2018 Indaba conference includes crucial side events representing and focusing on the issues that are highlighting energy potential and solutions on the African continent.
AEI 2018 will also underscore the expanding opportunities for projects using both renewable and thermal technologies. South Africa’s Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Power Producer’s Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) launched the IPP development boom in the region, encouraging investment across the continent in various technologies.
With the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency programmes, the Women in Energy Conference, another AEI side event, has highlighted potential leadership business opportunities, and the development of women in the African energy space, throughout the continent. The AEI 2018 as in the previous 10 years of its expansion, has facilitated the participation in addressing Africa’s energy space with the attendance of African Ministries, utilities and regulators, Financiers, DFIs, banks, investors, Project developers and project owners (IPP Developers), Energy supply companies, Service providers and renewable technology providers, Law and consulting firms, EPC contractors, Energy or related business development managers as well as Economists and policy makers.