Diarise: Enlit Africa – 7-9 June 2022 at CTICC

CTICC

RENEWABLE energy has the opportunity to deliver an energy sector that is providing decarbonised energy access to communities across Africa, bringing the realisation of a just energy transition just a little bit closer to reality.

The tale of renewable energy in Africa is one in which electrification and power development is happening at an ever-increasing rate and innovative technology is being adopted to meet the imperative of SDG7 and sustainable energy for all.

The upcoming Enlit Africa (formerly African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa), taking place between 7-9 June 2022 at the Cape Town International Conference Centre, will be the platform in which these innovations are unpacked and shared with a global audience. It is Africa’s leading exhibition and conference for the sector, gathering the power and energy industry’s most influential professionals and decision makers from across the continent for three days of relevant, accredited technical and strategic conference seminars, valuable networking opportunities and access to world-class products and solutions.

Known for its compelling content and speakers, the organisers will not disappoint, with two keynotes and all of the content presented in speaking hubs on the expo floor. Conference delegates will also be able to enjoy the networking and site visits that the event has popularised for over two decades. Strict health and safety COVID-19 protocols will be observed.

Storage and renewable energy

Over the past 12 months, collaborative efforts have resulted in the electrification of over 220 health facilities in nine countries through a $2.8 million grant initiative that rewarded sustainable business models from private sector off-grid energy companies. This is one of the presentations in which the role of energy storage and renewable energy will be explored.

“In recent years, new distribution models that combine the experiences from over a decade of decentralised energy technology rollout with traditional utility models have emerged, ushering in a new era of utilities” shares Sumaya Mahomed, Country Director, Uganda, Power for All and a speaker at the event.

The flexibility that is offered by off-grid power systems is changing the African landscape – and has really come into its own as a result of the pressures brought on by COVID-19. Over the past 12 months, collaborative efforts have resulted in the electrification of over 220 health facilities in nine countries through a $2.8 million grant initiative that rewarded sustainable business models from private sector off-grid energy companies. This is one of the presentations in which the role of energy storage and renewable energy will be explored.

While access to energy in Africa is still one of the biggest challenges facing the energy sector, this is changing as attention is focused on a transitioning energy sector.

“In recent years, new distribution models that combine the learnings from over a decade of decentralised energy technology rollout with traditional utility models have emerged, ushering in a new era of utilities: Utilities 2.0.

Integrated energy approaches draw the strengths of both centralised and decentralised technologies into novel business models for faster, lower cost and more reliable service delivery,” shares Sumaya Mahomed, Country Director, Uganda, Power for All and a speaker at the event.

Welcoming the whole sector ecosystem

Jennifer Anya, operations manager, Husk Power Systems, Nigeria says: “The event is going to be packed with world class energy experts, service and product producers. I am most excited about the possibility of collaboration between OEMs and thought leaders to drive energy transition in Africa.

“We are looking forward to welcoming old friends and new to the event,” says Claire Volkwyn, Enlit Africa Head of Content. “The amazing thing about Enlit Africa is that we recognise the role that everyone across the sector will play in the energy transition and we welcome input and participation from everyone involved in power generation, transmission and distribution.”

Industry support

Eskom, South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy and the City of Cape Town have been official hosting partners of the event for many years and 2022 will be no exception.

ESI Africa, the continent’s leading news provider for power and energy news, is the official host publication.

Enlit Africa is organised by The Vuka Group a Cape Town-based and multi-award-winning organiser of exhibitions, conferences and digital events across the continent in the infrastructure, energy, mining, mobility, ecommerce and CX sectors. Other well-known events by The Vuka Group include DRC Mining Week, Africa Mining Forum, Nigeria Mining Week, Smarter Mobility Africa, ECOM and CEM Africa.

  • For more information, visit: www.enlit-africa.com/the-event/learn/programme

 

 

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