Coen Welsh | Nov 14, 2017 | 0
Aligning energy investors with industry
Investors and developers in the energy industry meet again in Cape Town at the 8th annual Powering Africa conference to discuss financing options for power projects across the continent. The conference is scheduled for 30 and 31 October.
As energy demand continues to outstrip supply, prospective investors must fully understand the latest developments in Africa’s finance sector in order to launch successful projects and build long-term relationships with governments.
Private equity investments into Africa were up by 136% in 2013, with a large part of that going to power and infrastructure projects. Pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are also increasingly looking into long-term power projects to fund, with lenders working hard to develop flexible debt financing models.
The 8th Annual Powering Africa: Finance Options Meeting can accommodate only a limited number of participants to engage with key decision-makers through a series of open, uninhibited discussions taking place under Chatham House Rule.
Confirmed speakers are Karen Breytenbach, Head: IPP Office, National Treasury, South Africa, Moremi Marwa, Chief Executive Officer, Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange, Peter Ballinger, Director, U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Development and Finance Centre, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and Waziri Bintube, Chief Financial Officer, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc.