South Africa to Export Its IPP Renewable Energy Programme in Collaboration with 11 African Nations
As South Africa’s DOE and IPP Office prepares to export the success of its IPP Renewable Energy programme to 11 other governments at the ‘Africa Renewable Energy Forum’ in Marrakech next month, leaders of over USD19bln of investment capital gather with private sector developers and banks to prescribe ‘success breeds success’ for the energy sector. Joining the forum, 300 market leading investors, 105 speakers, 17 Government Ministers and Senior Government Representatives, 14 Heads of Utilities and Regulatory Authorities from across the continent, the government of Morocco, Egypt and South Africa will discuss a ‘North South Renewable Energy Corridor’ and the importance of a balanced procurement programme drawing on the challenges and success of investors in South Africa.
Other attendees from Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia include Akon Lighting Africa/Solektra International, MASEN, Africa50, Africa GreenCo, AfDB, IPP Office, Smart Energy Finance, Wärtsilä, Green Climate Fund, Venturi Renewable Energy, ONEE, IFC, AREI Delivery Unit, COP22, UNFCCC, IRESEN, GIZ, Clifford Chance, ADEREE, CGEM, Attijariwafa Bank, OCP Group, ENGIE, IRENA, MCA, OPIC, Global Nexus, AFD, JBIC, Harith General Partners, Energy Investments Company (SIE), Solar Reserve, Mainstream Renewable Power, GRIDCo, VRA, Senelec, Ethiopian Electric Power, AER-Mali, PURC, CREE-Mali, AFUR, MEDREG, CRSE, ZERA, DLA Piper, Norton Rose Fullbright, Acwa Power, ERA, PowerHive, DBSA, Aldwych International, ITOCHU Corporation, ABB, ACS, Green Yellow, Sunna, Platinum Power, Sumec, Energy Transfo, AELEX, Clear Blue, Caterpillar, White & Case, eleQtra, OECD, ERM, Baker & Mckenzie, Jacobs Engineering S.A., ECOWAS, ECREEE, Schneider Electric, Gauteng Infrastructure Financing Agency, Kijani Energy Finance, Eversheds Windiga Energy, Eranove, Phoenix Solar AG, ORION, Shell, Rencore Energy, Mitsubishi Corporation, OST Energy, JINKO SOLAR, Générale du Solaire, Chemonics International, Global Wind Power, Powerchina, Fieldstone Africa, Algerian Solar Company, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Vestas, ERANOVE, Energy and Climate Change Center, Sofreco, Enel Green Power, Clifford Chance, Ernst & Young LLP, Grupo Cobra, Voltalia, Chemonics International, State Grid Corporation of China, Eren Renewable Energy, DNV GL, Consolidated Power Projects Group Africa, African Legal Support Facility, ANR, Mayer Brown, Infra Invest, Rencore Energy, Venturi Renewable Energy, ib vogt GmbH, Total, Bouygues energies & services, Enara Capital, Star Scientific, Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates, Clear Blue Technologies, Powerchina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation, Tekfen Construction and DEG.
EnergyNet’s Group Director commented: “We’ve held some fantastic meetings in the past with the best developers, investors and the most proactive governments, but this meeting is something else, the level of investor and the joined up thinking of multi-governments is extraordinary. From our conversations it’s clearly all about building the right partnerships so that when the deals are done they’re with proven and bankable partners using the best technology and investment tools – we’re very excited!”