Advancing
Successful Mini Grid & Solar Home Systems
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We invite you to join us at this landmark event on: Reaching Universal Energy Access in Ghana by 2020 and 5th Mini Grid Action Learning Event & Summit.

Hear from more than 80 speakers and network with some 600 participants from governments, regulators, utilities, investors, project developers, financiers, donor agencies, technology and solutions providers

Keynote Speakers:
H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President, Republic of Ghana Hon. John Peter Amewu, Minister for Energy, Ghana

Mini grids have been identified as a key platform to address critical electrification shortages in Africa. Creating successful mini grid ecosystems beyond pilot projects are now the focus of African governments facing severe shortages especially for their off-grid populations. Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ghana are just some of the countries with frameworks and supportive policies indicating desire to expand energy access through mini grids. Foundations, donors and organizations are stepping up their financial support for mini grids, eg; in Tanzania alone the World Bank is setting the pace with a $209 million financing for a six-year Rural Electrification Expansion Programme.

This is a market in need of massive investment:


Credits: (Dr Michael H. Gera, Energy Access Ventures @ 2nd Africa Mini Grids Summit 2015)

Africa can lead the way with plentiful renewable resources, an increasingly tech savvy populations encouraged by the mobile phones technology leap, presence of world class telcos and less incumbent infrastructure to obstruct new models.

This means that between 50 and 70% of those currently without electricity will have the potential to be served through off-grid solutions.

One of the most immediate solutions to energy access is the solar home systems. The rapid growth of a solar home systems market in Africa, especially in East African countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda, has reinforced the potential of the solar home systems.

Join us in Accra where we will not only highlight the country programs and business case for mini grids in Africa but also analyse the mechanics behind various implementation models along with insights on how to overcome the pain points still plaguing the industry.

Government officers, international experts, private sector players and investors will come together to share insights and solutions, discuss case studies, and engage in robust panel debates on how to continue developing successful mini grid projects in Africa.

Field Visit to Solar Wind Hybrid Mini Grid in Pediatorkope Island: The solar PV and wind mini grid in Pediatorkope was commissioned on 10 February 2016 for the Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP), Ministry of Power. The project is one of the first renewable energy mini-grids in Ghana to play a key role in Ghana’s transition to a low-carbon economy while electrifying homes and businesses in rural areas.

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The only Mini-Grids focused event in Africa bringing together Government & Private Sector stakeholders
Seize
Opportunities
Probe the exciting opportunities present in Africa's mini-grids market & private sector participation
Learn
From policy makers, operators and investors the plans, targets and critical success factors
Knowledge
Dedicated country presentations, expert insights and robust panel debates deep-diving into critical issues
Risk
Management
Address the complexities involved with mini-grids investments and how you can manage the risks & optimise ROI
Evaluate
the business case for mini-grids implementation and the latest technological applications relevant to your business
Network
Meet with key stakeholders and decision makers involved in the revolution of Africa's electricity supply
Best Practices
Best Practices Strategies and technical know-how from successful projects in the region
Who will be Attending this Summit:
  • Investors (Private Equity/Debt)
  • Investment Managers
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Power Utilities
  • Municipalities
  • Government & Regulators
  • (Ministry of Energy/Finance/Industry)
  • International Financial Institutions
  • Financiers
  • Development Aid Agencies
  • Research Institutes
  • Technology Providers
  • RE Developers
  • Municipalities
  • (Solar, Hydro, Wind & Biogas)
  • EPC Contractors
  • Storage solutions
  • Consultants
  • Legal Firms
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