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Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Africa

April 21 & 22, 2015 - Accra, Ghana

PV-Tech’s second Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Africa conference and exhibition will move to Ghana in April and will cover the West African region. The event follows on from the sell-out success of the first event held in Kenya which hosted more than 200 international attendees. This high-level conference will explore the huge on and off-grid market opportunities with an elite panel of over 45 international expert speakers, in-depth discussions, fantastic networking opportunities, and a focused environment where deals will get done.

50+ Speakers will lead your high-level international event:

Government & Policy Experts:

  • Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo, Director of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy Ghana
  • Dr. Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu, Chief, Strategic Planning and Policy, Ghana Energy Commission
  • Louis Seck, Former Minister for Renewable Energies, The Republic of Senegal
  • Dr. Ifeabunike Joseph Dioha, Director, Renewable Energy, Energy Commission of Nigeria
  • Bill Clement Akouedenoudje, Director of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Water, Benin
  • Ernesto Macías, President, Alliance for Rural Electrification
  • Foster Osae-Akonnor, Member Lead Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Green Building Council
  • Koen Peters, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA)
  • Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director, ECREEE

Large Scale Project Developers & Local Manufacturing:

  • Douglas Coleman, Project Director, Blue Energy
  • Sidney Yankson, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Capital Partners
  • James Brown, Chief Operating Officer, International Solar Utilities
  • Karim Megherbi, Independent Renewable Energy Expert
  • Dr. Kofi Asante, Vice President, Avior Energy
  • Joseph K. Otoo, Business Manager, 3SiL
  • Hugues-Antoine Guinoiseau, Director, CDEN

Off-Grid Experts: Solar for Mines, Heavy Industry and Communities:

  • Rollie Armstrong, Managing Director, Cronimet Mining-Power Solutions
  • Erwin Spolders, Chief Executive Officer, Redavia
  • Rick Hooper, Chief Executive Officer, Barefoot Power
  • Andreas Spiess, Chief Executive Officer, SOLARKIOSK
  • Robert A. Freling, Executive Director, Solar Electric Light Fund
  • John Keane, Global Development Director, SunnyMoney
  • Kofi Tandoh, Director, West Africa, Azuri Technologies Ltd
  • Mansoor Hamayun, CEO, BBOXX

Micro-Grids, Storage & Hybrid:

  • Rik Wuts, Co-founder & VP Business Development, Powerhive
  • Fese Epie, Engineer and Founder, Power Africa
  • Senior Representative, ATL Battery Company
  • Elisabeth Gager, Project Manager, GIZ

Financiers:

  • Brad Sterley, Global Head, Clean Energy Project Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Monali Ranade, Senior Environmental Specialist, World Bank Group
  • Miriam Gutzke, Investment Specialist, Environmental & Social Capital, Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management
  • Jamie Ferguson, Regional Manager Middle East & North Africa, IFC
  • Jacques Moulot, Chief Energy Specialist, AfDB
  • Matthew Tilliard, Managing Partner, CrossBoundary LLC
  • Godfrey Mwindaare, West Africa Country Head, Acumen Fund
  • Thierno Bocar Tall, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, African Biofuel & Renewable Energy Company
  • Albert Boateng, Ghana Representative, CTI-PFAN
  • Frank Yeboah Dadzie, Project Manager (Solar Home systems project), ARB Apex Bank

International Market Experts:

  • Elisabeth Gager, Project Manager, GIZ
  • Abdel Karim Traoré, Associate Renewable Energy Advisor, SNV
  • Ina de Visser, Project Manager, EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF)

Benefits of Attending

  • Ministerial attendance: meet government ministers responsible for future energy planning
  • Current project developers: hear case studies about how you can develop a solar project in the region
  • PV manufacturing businesses located and locating in West Africa: find out how you can set up a local manufacturing facility
  • Attendance from international financiers: hear directly about what kind of projects will get backed from development banks, commercial banks, export credit agencies, venture capitalists and insurance companies
  • PV equipment experts: what kind of equipment will be needed in the region and how can it impact a project’s bankability
  • International government trade agencies: hear about ongoing initiatives to drive forward solar development in West Africa
  • Local transmission and distribution experts: how will utility-scale solar projects gain access to the grid
  • Developers working on utility-scale and off-grid projects: find out about new projects of many different sizes
  • High-level attendees: Network with a powerful selection of Government Ministers, Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors and other senior representatives meeting to do business in September

Program Highlights

  • Overview of the Ghanaian framework for renewable energy
  • Update from Nigeria
  • Update from Senegal
  • Policy Debate: Market overview: opportunities in West African solar markets
  • Panel Debate: Development finance for West African Solar Projects
  • Panel Debate: Debt, equity finance and venture capital for projects in West Africa: Interactive session with working examples
  • Infrastructure Update: How will solar be accommodated in Ghana?
  • Developer interview: International Solar Utilities in Ghana
  • Developer interview: Blue Energy in Ghana
  • Opportunities to work with industrial off-takers
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