Our Story






The year 1997 will always be memorable – it’s when we hosted the first annual Power and
Electricity World Africa conference. Terrapinn (the organisers of the show) wanted to play a central
role in influencing the growth of the energy sector. This first event acted as the building block
for channelling attention and investment as well as a guide to honing in on what is relevant and
critical for all in the African energy sector.

This is Africa’s longest running and largest power and energy show - an exhibition with 6000
attendees and a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters.
GE, Barloworld Power, Siemens, MTU, Alstom, Voith, IBM, ABB, Mott Macdonald, Solar World
Africa, Yingley Solar, Vestas, SMA, Arup… just to name a few, have all leveraged Power and
Electricity World Africa as their once-a-year opportunity to meet and do business with new and
existing customers.

Billions of dollars of business have either been initiated, concluded or influenced at this show.
What originally started as a conference, has since expanded exponentially into a world class
exhibition and conference. Year on year, the event provides our partners with access to over 500
African energy utility and IPP decision makers, who traditionally are difficult to reach. And most
importantly, the show allows them to meet real buyers.

We are proud to have hosted utilities such as STEG, Eskom, Nampower, Zesco, KenGen, Tanesco,
EDM, ENE Ethiopian Electric Power, CEET, SNEL, Senelec, Sonabel, Nigelec, GRIDco and many
others over the years. And this year we will welcome back in excess of 26 African countries for the
2015 edition of the event. It is for good reason that Power and Electricity World Africa is endorsed by
the Ministry of Energy in South Africa and has Eskom, Africa’s largest utility as a Diamond Partner.
It’s been 18 exciting business-filled years!

Power and Electricity World Africa continues to provide the meeting place for buyers, sellers and
their partners to do the deals that drive Africa’s energy sector. This is THE place where buyers find
solutions to their challenges.
Let’s not forget that our expo presents the largest gathering of solution providers to the African

“A truly world class show” - “WOW” - “The best energy show” - “Mind blowing” are a few of the
words our customers have used to describe the show.
TENS OF THOUSANDS of executives and business leaders from across Africa have attended the
show over the last 18 years.
You should join us too! Come find out why they keep coming back!



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Co-located with Power Plant World Africa 2016:

  • Power & Electricity World Africa 2016
  • The Solar Show Africa 2016
  • The Water Show Africa 2016
  • The Lighting Show Africa 2016
  • On-Site Power World Africa 2016
  • Africa Energy Awards 2016