Investment


 

Investment, Tuesday 27 March 2018

08:45

Organiser’s opening remarks

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Robert Armstrong
09:00

Rethinking universal access to energy in Africa

  •     Energy policy & economics redefined: Reframing the energy mix at government level
  •     How should power be democratised to the masses so more people can access electricity
  •     Understanding the evolving role of the utility in the value chain - How will the utility business model change as small-scale, distributed renewable energy adoption grows
  •     How can we better operate the utility of the future?
  •     Getting to the promise land: Realising the promise of gas to power in Africa
  •     Infrastructure upgrades to improve efficiency, reliability and reduce costs
  •     Accelerating new builds: Investment required to propel the industry forward
  •     Solving the talent crises
Robert Armstrong, Director of MIT Energy Initiative, M.I.T. Energy Initiative
09:40

Keynote session reserved for the CEO of Eskom

Lawrence Jones
09:40

Shaping the future of energy

  •     The state of the global energy markets
  •     Megatrends for energy efficiency and renewable energy and how these will impact Africa
  •     Digitalisation and how it is redefining energy
  •     New energy pioneers - Exploring the shifting forces in power markets
  •     Future energy prices - Impact on green technology
  •     Biofuels controversy, the solar disruption and climate change
  •     Fossil fuels & thermal generation – Do they still have a future?
  •     Tech & innovation – What comes next?
10:00

Reserved for Title Sponsor

10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

Investment
11:40

What the future holds for the global infrastructure ecosystem

  •     How does the infrastructure space look in 2020? 
  •     Addressing increasing urbanisation and higher demand for power 
  •     Emerging risk issues: Stranded assets, sustainability and disruptive technology 
  •     The role of private capital in developing the next-gen African power infrastructure
Jeff Miller
Investment
12:00

Long-term investing in an environment of disruptive change

  •     What are the key long-term challenges for African power as an asset class?
  •     Deal structuring in a world of disruptive technology and innovation
  •     Matching shifting investor risk appetites
  •     Defining future fund models: What’s the optimal fund structure and terms? 
Vibhuti Jain
Investment
12:20

Evolution in financial structures and vehicles enabling investment

  •     Regulatory changes and their impacts on capital availability
  •     Debt versus equity: how do yields and risks compare?
  •     Options for investment and the investor profile they suit
  •     How to deal with issues of oversight and governance 
12:40

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

14:39

Private Equity & Project Finance

Herta Von Stiegel
Investment
14:40

Private Equity – Betting big on African power infrastructure

  •     Continuing the upward trend
  •     Managing risks, cross-country projects and long lead time
  •     Hot geos for large capital deployment
  •     Finding investable projects 
Panel discussion
Investment
15:00

Panel: Unlocking project financing

  •     New developments, trends and policies updates 
  •     Opportunities for developing infrastructure in Africa
  •     Securing and moving the project pipeline
  •     Project development – Redefining key principles for bankability
  •     Legal issues: Enforcement in project financing 
15:30

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

15:40

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshment

16:40

ROUNDTABLE: Consolidating energy reforms across Africa

16:40

ROUNDTABLE: Designing of power plants - Keeping energy efficiency in mind

Gareth Gregory
16:40

ROUNDTABLE: Eye on the horizon: How utilities can prepare for a DER future

16:40

ROUNDTABLE: How should specialised funds and institutional investors finance African energy projects

16:40

ROUNDTABLE: Innovative approaches for rural electrification in Zambia




 
16:40

ROUNDTABLE: The 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development – Reforming the energy agenda to boost investments and efficiency

16:40

ROUNDTABLE:Power transition for mines of the future

Joshua Choge
17:40

African energy projects: Sovereign guarantee or no sovereign guarantee? A choice with a long-lasting impact

  •     Are African power sovereign guarantees worth the paper they are written on? 
  •     Innovative funding models – financing without sovereign guarantees
  •     For the bold and fearless: How to invest in a non-investment grade market
  •     Where are the investors looking to invest
Léopold Mboli Fatran, Minister, Ministere De L'Energie Des Mines Et De L'Hydraulique
last published: 12/Dec/17 13:05

 


Investment, Wednesday 28 March 2018

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Panel discussion
09:00

Keynote panel: An industry on the move: The utility of the future

  •     Increasing pressure in the global power industry’s core businesses and unprecedented competition across the value chain
  •     Massive opportunities awaiting those able to transform themselves and stay ahead of the curve as new technologies becomes competitive in many markets and have profoundly changed utilities needs
  •     How this is affecting utilities across the globe and in Africa especially as many view the revolution as a threat to their business model
  •     Diversifying the utility’s business model to safeguard profits: Ancillary service revenue opportunities from managing the customer’s home
  •     The grid is going smart: How to position the utility as a broadband service provider 
10:00

Reserved for Platinum Sponsor

10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

Renewable investment

Andrew Palmateer
Investment
11:40

Renewable energy – political will versus economic viability

  •     Myths about renewable energy, busted!
  •     Reframing climate change mitigation as a jobs issue and an issue that is central to economic development and growth
  •     Improving the industry’s reaction to political resistance
  •     How do you get the political commitment 
  •     Which policies and subsidy regimes are working? Which ones aren’t?
  •     Which governments have had the most stable attitude to and relationship with renewables investors? 
Investment
12:00

Getting solar back on track: An action agenda for reform

  •     A sunny outlook?
  •     Rebooting utility procurement
  •     How to scale onsite development for commercial solar
  •     How can we speed up the land acquisition process
  •     Developing the residential solar market
  •     Repackaging finance & technical support services
  •     Beyond South Africa - Which markets are offering strong pipelines? 
12:02

ROUNDTABLE: Opportunities in a destabilised African energy environment, setting a new trajectory

12:10

Gold Sponsor

12:20

Roundtable Discussion Session

Now’s your chance to get really interactive! Simply pick one of our roundtable topics and join the debate. 
Numbers will be limited at each table, to ensure everybody gets their chance to participate in the discussion.
 
12:20

ROUNDTABLE: Cross border projects – getting them to work

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: Hybridisation of renewable energies - the key to overcome grid absorption capacities in Africa

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: Intelligence through software: optimising loads, orchestrating resources, and aggregating fleets

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: Regulator roundup: Tying it all together

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: Rural electrification in Africa: An economic development opportunity?

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: The Clean Power Plan – The African edition - Lesson’s from Obama’s Clean Power Plan

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: The regulatory framework requirement as the electricity supply industry transition distribution generation

Jeff Miller
Investment
14:20

The YieldCo boom and bust: The return to normalcy

  •     A deeper look into Yieldco structuring
  •     The YieldCo model is not broken. But investor expectations have changed
  •     Pulling out the ATM cards
  •     Where to next? 
Folabi Esan
Investment
14:40

Sparking a green bank movement to support African renewable deployment

  •     Understanding of the green bank model
  •     How green banks are currently leveraging and attracting private dollars in international markets 
Johnson Chukwu
Investment
15:00

Alternative funding – what else is out there?

  •     OEM and vendor financing 
  •     BOO, BOOT & BOT – what works & what doesn’t 
  •     Pool Financing – An alternate way for financing renewable projects 
15:10

Gold Sponsor

Brownfield financing

Patricia Safo
Investment
15:20

Brownfields financing toolkit

  •     A guide for financing brownfields redevelopment projects 
  •     Brownfield redevelopment: A risk versus reward proposition
  •     Using tax increment financing to "clean up" brownfields 
Lolu Adubifa
Investment
15:40

Panel: Brownfields: Finding, financing, fixing, and future use

  •     Unbundling integrated assets, capital recycling and ongoing equity partnerships 
  •     Squaring the circle around conflicting interests and differing time horizons 
  •     Which vehicles work best in an asset sell-down scenario?  
Dr Mohamed Saied
16:00

Planning and integration of flexible HVDC into today's grid

  •     A planner's perspective of basic HVDC technologies
  •     Reducing loss
  •     Integrating renewables from remote locations
  •     How HVDC applications can reliably and economically improve the system 
  •     Technical considerations
  •     Economics and operating experience of HVDC and FACTS
  •     The role of HVDC in the grid of the future 
16:10

Gold Sponsor

16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking, Refreshments

last published: 12/Dec/17 13:05