SUMMIT AGENDA 2018

DAY ONE: Wednesday 21st March

8.30 Registration & Coffee
9.00 Welcome Remarks
9.05 Opening Remarks by Summit Chairman
9.15 Pathways to Electricity Access through Mini Grids and Solar Home Systems
9.45 Kenya Electrification Programme: The Role of Mini Grids
10.15 Networking Coffee
10.45 Potential of Mini Grids in Tanzania: Enabling Environment for Small Power Producers
11.15 Nigeria: Investment Opportunities in Small-Scale Power Projects in Niger State
11.45 Zambia Off-Grid Electrification Planning: Project Updates
12.15 The Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia: Early Results of an Innovative Results-based Financing Mechanism to Expand Energy Access, and Opportunities for Scale-up and Replication
12.30 The Role of Mini Grids to Address Uganda’s Power Deficit
13.00 Networking Luncheon
14.00 Attracting Finance and Developing Mini Grids Business Plans
14.30 Review of Business Models and Financing Needs for Mini Grid Deployment in West Africa (with Case Studies from Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana)
15.00 AFD Grant Facility to Support Private Sector Mini Grids in Kenya
15.30 Afternoon Refreshments
16.00 The Power of Data Collection in Mini Grid Development
16.30 Review of the Regulatory Systems in Place: Those that Enable Mini Grids and Those that Prevent Management Deployments
17.00 End of Day One
18.00 Networking Drinks with Nairobi Energy Folks

DAY TWO: Thursday 22nd March

9.00 Chairman’s Remarks
9.05 Drivers & Best Practices of Mini Grids Operations in Africa
9.30 Scaling-up Mini Grids Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa
10.00 Networking Coffee
10.30 Mini Grid Projects Spotlight: Case Studies from Project Developers
12.30 Networking Luncheon
14.00 KWHCoin/RiA Social Impact Fund for Off-Grid and Mini Grids
14.30 Energy-Digital Nexus: Building the Future of Productive Uses of Energy, Job Creation and Inclusive Sustainable Development for Energy Access with Digital Technology
15.00 Afternoon Refreshments
16.00 International Energy Agency Task 9 Programme
- Overview on IEA PVPS Task 9 regarding rural electrification support
- Data collection and analyses of PV-Hybrid systems and PV-Diesel Systems within IEA
16.30 Panel Discussion: Rural Electrification
Regulators, REA and industry panellists will debate the required platforms for mini grids scale-up and the required collaborations
17.00 Chairman’s Closing & End of Day Two

DAY THREE: Friday 23rd March

8.30 – 15.00 Field Visit to Kitonyoni Solar Mini Grid Project
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