Top energy solutions to be showcased at African Utility Week 2018


Cape Town, South Africa will welcome energy professionals from around the globe who will meet next week to source solutions, generate business and connect with new and existing energy markets.

We share some of the key participants and programme elements you can look forward to.

Key Highlights:

Dr Marcus Cornaro, EU Ambassador to South Africa, will inaugurate the first ever European pavilion at African Utility Week and welcome the delegation of 14 handpicked European SMEs showcasing EU-supported technologies.

The Indian Pavillion, which will host 45 organisations exploring the African trade landscape.

Conlog will launch its next-generation meters at an exclusive product launch, ushering in a new era of metering solutions for Africa.

The new Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa) is hosted and managed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF). With a combined commitment of EUR 25 million from Finland and NDF, it will support clean energy access and sustainable and inclusive green growth projects in 15 countries in Southern and East Africa. EEP Africa will operate as an open, competitive challenge fund providing early stage grant and catalytic financing to innovative clean energy projects, technologies and business models. At the event, EEP Africa will launch its first Call for Proposals.

The STS Association will be launching the STS Edition 2 in a presentation by Franco Pucci, STS Technical Consultant at the Metering workshop, followed by a cocktail and networking function at their stand.

The Women in Power Breakfast will celebrate the role that women play in the power and water sectors, and the great contributions they can make in shaping Africa’s future. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet champions in these fields.

Representatives from six Danish companies operating in the water and energy sector will showcase their latest Danish innovation within their respective sectors. Trine Rask Thygesen, the Danish Ambassador, will open the Pavilion and welcome the participants. Participants are invited to join the seminar, reception and networking opportunity at the Danish Pavilion.

The Power Africa Handbook, co-hosted with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, will be launched during African Utility Week. This is the third handbook in Power Africa’s “Understanding” series, Understanding Power Project Procurement. The newest Power Africa handbook, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is intended to serve as a practical resource for decision-makers on the policy and strategy behind the procurement of power projects. The issue of power project procurement is often raised as a persistent challenge in the African market and lead to the creation of this reference guide which lays out the procurement procedures governments have employed to manage the orderly planning, negotiation, and construction of power projects.

AUW in numbers:

  • 6 African Utility Week conference tracks
  • 4 Site visits: Hotel Verde & The Water Hub, Robben Island, Table Mountain & Lourensford Wine Estate, Quality Beverages & South African Breweries (SAB) Tour
  • 4 technical workshop areas
  • 2 co-located events namely: The Africa Utility Technology Council and Nuclear Power Africa
  • 1 Industry Awards – celebrating the top achievers