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1st Africa Small Hydropower Forum

Date:
Wednesday, 29th November 2017

Time:
9:00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Location:
Messezentrum Salzburg

Target groups:
Project developers and investors interested in Hydropower in Africa

Moderator:


Dirk Hendricks, European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF)

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome and kick-off presentation on small hydropower opportunities in Africa
Dirk Hendricks, EREF
10:00 – 11.15 Session 1: Project developers’ past experiences, future plans and partnership needs

  • Theo Uwayo, Chairman & Managing Director, Energie Nyaruguru
  • Dario De Nicola, Tanzania Desk-Officer, CEFA
  • Andrew Mbangukira, Project Manager, REPRO Ltd
  • Judith Nayiga, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda
  • Q&A (all participants)
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break and networking
11:30 – 12.45 Session 2: What European partners can offer project developers

  • Karl Kolmsee, Smart Hydropower
  • Dr. Michael Harbach, Andritz Hydro
  • Dr. Dörte Fouquet, law firm BBH
  • Paul van Aalst, RECP Finance Catalyst
  • Q&A (all participants)
12:45 – 13:00 The work of the RECP and closing remarks
Alexander Huppertz, RECP
14:30 – 16:30 Matchmaking sessions sponsored by RECP

 

Language:

English


Background/Key messages:
The Small Hydropower Chapter of the European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF) promotes the interests of the small hydropower sector by, among others, supporting the promotion of the use of renewable energy and European know-how, expertise and products.

Traditionally, many European hydropower companies and producers seek business opportunities outside the EU, especially in Africa and Latin America. EREF promotes these activities by acting as information hub between European, African and international initiatives and European renewable energy stakeholders.

Description and aim of the event:
It aims to create opportunities for partnership and project development by bringing together leading project developers and key financing institutions.

Introduction of the opportunities for hydropower development in Africa and the various services concerning legal, financial and administrative issues of the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP).

Content:
The hydropower workshop will discuss, analyse and map solutions to the challenges to financing small and medium hydropower plants in Africa. It aims to create opportunities for partnership and project development by bringing together leading project developers and key financing institutions. Selected case studies will be presented, and a panel of top experts will elucidate and discuss key issues facing the sector.

Organizer:


Small Hydropower Chapter of the European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF)

Conference partner:

 The RECP is a programme of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), a partnership between the European Union and the African Union

Subject to change

REGISTRATION

0,00 EUR – For visitors of RENEXPO INTERHYDRO, this workshop is free.

Services:
Incl. conference documents for download