AEF17 special weekly digest - 5th - 9th June

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the Africa Energy Forum news from African Review, reported from 5th - 9th June 2017

Africa Energy Forum 2017 opens in Copenhagen 

Africa Energy Forum (AEF) 2017, the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors, officially opened in Copenhagen on 7 June. Click here to read the full story.  

Aggreko brings solar-diesel hybrid power to Africa 

Africa is home to 10 of the world’s fastest growing economies, yet more than 600 million Africans still have no access to electricity. Africa’s power problem is not just about keeping the lights on, however, but also about improving affordability and reliability of power sources to help a range of areas, not least healthcare and education, manufacturing and industry. Click here to read the full story

Standard Bank: Technology rewrites Africa's energy future 

Energy disruption to see Africa drive it's own narrative. Click here to read the full story.  

Building Energy to take part in the Africa Energy Forum 

The sponsor of the event, an Italian Company, will attend with a speech on the ongoing energy revolution. Click here to read the full story.  

Joule Africa exhibit at Africa Energy Forum 2017 

Joule Africa are currently exhibiting at this year's Africa Energy Forum, the 19th installment of the annual event, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 7 - 9 June 2017. Click here to read the full story.  

ERM proud to be the Sustainability Partner at African Energy Forum 2017 

ERM's experts will share their insights at this year's Africa Energy Forum, which it has gained from involvement in numerous Africa Power projects over the past 30 years. Click here to read the full story.  

BWSC sponsor this year's Africa Energy Forum 

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) is a world-leading provider and operator of turnkey power plants, based on a wide variety of advanced technologies using traditional or dry/wet biomass fuels. Click here to read the full story.  

Renewable Energy: the business case for captive renewable energy plants in Africa 

By Theuns Ehlers, Head of Project Finance at Barclays Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

Mainstream Renewable Power taking part in South Africa focused talk at Africa Energy Forum 2017 

Adam Treki, Commercial Manager, Mainstream Renewable Power, will participate in the Panel Discussion ‘Country Focus: South Africa’ on Wednesday, 07 June. Click here to read the full story.  

DNV GL to present on the captive power market at African Energy Forum 2017 

Mohamed Atif, Area Manager, Advisory Middle-East, DNV GL - Energy, will present the panel discussion on 'Building the bridge between temporary and permanent power in the captive power market,' on 8 June, from 16.15 to 18.00 at the African Energy Forum 2017 in Copenhagen. Click here to read the full story.  

Siemens new 44-megawatt aeroderivative gas turbine for mobile power generation 

In an effort to speed-up fast-track power initiatives, Siemens introduces the SGT-A45 TR mobile gas turbine to its portfolio. Click here to read the full story.  

World Bank: How to boost to private sector investment in Africa's transmission sector 

A new World Bank report released at the African Energy Forum in Copenhagen this week called for increased private sector investment in Africa’s under-developed electricity transmission infrastructure, a vital ingredient for reaching Africa’s energy goals. Click here to read the full story.  

Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment join discussions at the Africa Energy Forum 2017 

The Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco are in attendance at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen from 7-9 June 2017. Click here to read the full story.  

World Economic Forum's energy objectives for Africa 

Energy Acess Africa is a long-standing project of the World Economic Forum, and along with other initiatives such as the Africa Skills Initiative, global players are recognising the challenges that face Africa's energy sector. Click here to read the full story

Session on Ethiopia at the Africa Energy Forum 2017 in Copenhagen 

Ethiopian minister shed light on efforts to attract international investors in the future development of the power sector. Click here to read the full story.  

African utilities to lead country-specific sessions at the 19th Africa Energy Forum 

African utilities will have a strong representation at the Africa Energy Forum in Denmark this June as CEOs from Kenya, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Ghana, SAPP, WAPP, APUA, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Tunisia take the lead in targeted country sessions exploring the unique environments  for energy investment and capacity building across the continent. Click here to read the full story.  

New UN study makes 'strong' economic case for Africa's investment in green energy 

Charting data from 54 African countries, a new UN atlas reveals the continent's energy potential; revealing that investment in renewable energy would strengthen its economic advancement. Click here to read the full story

AEF: African energy sector to take centre stage at Copenhagen 

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF), the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors, will be held during 7-9 June in Copenhagen. Click here to read the full story.  

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