17-19 May 2016, Organized by Spintelligent
Location: South Africa Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 700 3519
Fax: +27 21 700 3501
African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa, will take place from 17 - 19 May 2016 (post-event site visits: 20 May) at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. This event has been running for 15 consecutive years and has established itself as the largest power and water utilities exhibition and conference on the African continent. AUW offers valuable business opportunities for utilities, municipalities, governments, regulators, large power users and solution providers.
The conference attracts over 1,300 delegates from the entire energy value chain – policy makers, ministries, regulators, utilities, project developers, financiers and EPC’s – to discuss energy plans for the African continent and find solutions to secure our energy security.
Featuring over 200 solution providers from the international power generation, transmission, distribution, metering, clean energy, energy efficiency, project management and water industry, representing the largest display of engineering technology for these sectors on the African continent. In addition to the expo, conference the annual Industry Awards Gala Dinner will take place on 18 May 2016 during the 16th annual African Utility Week. These prestigious Industry Awards will welcome 700 of Africa’s most distinguished power and water industry professionals, many of them long standing attendees of African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa to celebrate the triumphs and successes of Africa’s power and water sector during 2015/16.
The 11 Awards Categories will highlight those companies and executives who have been responsible for pioneering new frontiers, pushing boundaries, inspiring others and achieving growth in turbulent and challenging markets. The winners will be chosen by an independent judging committee who represents the industry in its many guises. Nominate your colleagues, project, utility that has done an outstanding job in the industry.
The 8 track conference will focus on the following sectors:
GENERATION & ENERGY STORAGE - This track will look at how large power users, large commercial users and even utilities can save money, energy and water by embarking on an energy-water savings journey. Learn about the opportunities in water-energy efficiency and synergies and how to develop a sustainable energy and water efficiency management systems. Understand how the utility business model must adapt in order to create an enabling environment for customers wishing to install embedded generation. Discover the potential of energy storage technologies and learn how no region in the world offers a better fit and stands to gain more value from energy storage than Africa.
WATER - Water, once an abundant natural resource, is becoming a more valuable commodity due to droughts and overuse. This track will show how effective and innovative water management is fundamental in ensuring the optimum use of water resources and how technical innovation can improve water service delivery. African utilities, governments and municipalities will learn about alternative water resources, innovative water metering and discuss the importance of taking an integrated approach to energy and water planning. Delegates will gain insights into the business opportunities of sanitation as well as how to attract and sustain investments, to ensure the future sustainability of water utilities.
AFRICA POWER FINANCE & INVESTMENT FORUM - Financiers and project owners will hear from expert speakers who will identify the key trends impacting project finance in regional energy markets with updates and insights on market opportunities, sources of capital, financing instruments and access to project finance. A featured session on regional power integration will explore new methods of developing cross-border power projects on a PPP basis, explore the opportunities for investors, and show how regional power integration can substantially save capital investment costs.
GENERATION - The Generation track will provide the industry with an important platform to debate the latest strategies and technologies supporting African utilities to meet power generation demands and pinpoint lucrative opportunities in Clean Power. Attend a debate on the ideal African baseload and actively listen to lively presentations on hydropower, geothermal and wind and solar in depth, to expand your knowledge and take away tools for increasing generation capacity.
TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION - The Transmission and Distribution track will provide a platform for utilities, government and key stakeholders to debate key issues challenging this sector. Which model will ensure affordable and reliable electricity - the single-buyer model or wholesale competition? What has been hindering African countries from achieving cost reflective tariffs, and what are the potential solutions that balance the commercial aspect along with the unique African electrification issues? How should we define energy access and how will this definition impact on solutions? Can microgrids solve the challenge of rural electrification? This track is your one-stop-shop on the latest solutions, technologies and projects.
METERING & REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT - African utilities, governments and municipalities will candidly share and address the challenges faced in their metering and revenue cycle management strategies and indicate what their expectations are vs. the needs of solution providers. Attend this track to problem solve and find an African solution to meter rollout pilot projects, interpreting and making sense of big data and increasing revenue collection by preventing electricity theft and energy losses