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Uganda to host key energy sector regional conference next month

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A conference taking place in Kampala from February 6-8 will deliberate on key components needed to unlock investment in energy and infrastructure for regional growth and development across the East African region. 

The East Africa Energy and Infrastructure Summit (EAEIS) that will have Uganda’s  Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Irene Muloni and Dr. Frehiwot Wodehanna, the Ethiopian State Minister of Electricity as key speakers, will bring together delegates from other regional governments including Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda,  to discuss the most significant energy and infrastructure projects being developed across the region.

The delegates also including those from leading utility and regulatory companies from across the region, international financiers, donor organisations and power developers, will also explore practical solutions geared at increasing investor appetite in East Africa.

“We have seen that the energy landscape in East Africa is evolving and diversifying. From the development of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline and Refinery Project, to the large renewable energy projects such as the Bujagali Hydropower Project and Lake Turkana Wind Power Project – there has never been a more exciting time for the East African region, and we’re delighted to have got the timing of this meeting right. There is so much interest not only in the larger infrastructure and energy projects, but also in the ever-developing off grid space,” EnergyNet’s Anna Gorzkowska said of the developments.

The East Africa summit will be co-located with the second annual Africa Energy Forum: Off The Grid (AEF:OTG) and will focus on the topical issues concerning rolling out off-grid projects across Africa, presenting current project opportunities and building on the outcomes of the first successful off grid Summit, held in Dar es Salaam in December 2016.

Participating at both meetings are the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for Uganda, UMEME, the Energy Regulatory Authority and the Rural Electrification Agency.

Power Africa, ENGIE, Fieldstone Africa, METKA, Nedbank, Shell New Energies, Wartsila, Nocart, Windlab  and the African Trade Insurance Agency have all confirmed their full support and sponsorship of the forums, demonstrating their central role in shaping the East African region’s power and infrastructure sectors and the continent’s off-grid sector.

 

 

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