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Africa Energy Forum finally arrives

More than 2,000 visitors are expected to attend aef 2023. (Image source: aef)

After fostering a reputation as one of the most significant gatherings of decision-makers in African energy over the last 24 years, Africa Energy Forum (aef) will celebrate its 25th anniversary this week by hosting on mainland Africa for the first time

The conference will be held in Nairobi from 20-23 June and promises to unite governments, utilities and regulators with development finance institutions, commercial banks, power developers, technology providers, EPCs and professional services to help drive the industry forward.

Under the theme of this year’s conference – ‘Africa for Africa’ – the 2023 agenda will focus on strategic areas including scaling-up renewables; energy for mining; Africa as a global hydrogen powerhouse; and the role of gas and capital flows and risk mitigation. These key topics (and more) will be explored through more than 90 sessions where more than 400 speakers will converse and dissect the challenges and opportunities surrounding the continent’s energy sector.

More than 2,000 attendees from across the industry (representing an expected 82 countries) will benefit from this engaging agenda, alongside the unique networking functions designed to facilitate meaningful connections. They will also have access to the largest aef exhibition hall to date with more than 100 solution providers and professional services from leading companies on display. These include:

AMEA Power

Founded in 2016, AMEA Power has assembled a leading team of global industry experts to deliver projects across Africa, the Middle East and other emerging markets. The company has more than 1.2GW of clean energy projects either in operation or under construction in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Togo.

To support its growth, AMEA Power is rapidly expanding its investments across Africa in wind, solar, energy storage and green hydrogen, demonstrating its long term commitment to the global energy transition. 

At aef, AMEA Power will be connecting with members of government, players from the global supply chain, financial institutions, and electricity offtakers. The company has stated that aef is an ideal platform for gathering the continent’s key decision makers to identify opportunities, form partnerships and accelerate the delivery of projects.

CET Power

CET Power Projects is an African-founded energy company with a leading position in the captive/embedded power space. It provides reliable power solutions to institutions either for the short-term (EPP) or long-term (IPP), on an outsourced basis. The company’s teams have the technical expertise and resources to tailor power plants to clients’ specific requirements through power generation and energy sales. 

For the last 20 years CET Power’s commitment to investing in the latest power generation technologies, and exclusive focus on expansion throughout Africa, has allowed it to successfully deploy more than 100 sites across the continent. At any given time, CET Power has 20-30MW capacity of gas and diesel fire in its yards for adaptable and rapid implementation times. 

CET Power aims to deliver a wide range of power, whether that be from natural gas, diesel, HFO, or even integrating renewable energy into hybrid solutions, etc. and is excited to explore these opportunities with attendees at aef 2023.

Clarke Energy

Clarke Energy, a Kohler company, is an international specialist in gas-based distributed energy solutions. It is an authorised distributor of INNIO’s Jenbacher gas engine range with units from 249-10,000kWe and has offices covering 16 African nations. Clarke Energy has installed more than 900MW of power plants across the African continent including captive power plants for industry, biogas engines for waste and wastewater treatment plants along with cogeneration and trigeneration facilities. 

The company’s approach is simple – delivering quality installations, backed up by reliable, local aftersales support to maximise the availability of the installations that are supplied. Clarke Energy is expanding its offerings to incorporate battery energy storage systems in the delivery of resilient microgrids or grid connected energy storage installations.

These companies will be joined by a wide range of key players in Africa and the international energy industry at aef this year including the likes of Aksa Power Generation, Trina Solar, MYTILINEOS, BII, Red Rocket, Standard Bank, Siemens, absa, bte renewables, Wärtsilä, engie, finnfund, Synergy Consulting, Camco, ESB International Grupel, Gridworks, JA Solar, and many more.

Discover more companies looking to showcase their portfolio in the latest issue of African Review here.

Find more about the aef conference here.