Panel discussion - Africa Energy Forum 2016

1 December 2016


 December 1, 2016
Category Events, News

Panel discussion – The Stop Gap: Industry and Captive Power



Join Redavia at the prestigious Africa Energy Forum between 6 – 8 December 2016 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. CEO, Erwin Spolders is part of an elite panel of experts who will be exploring the intricacies of providing reliable power in Africa.


Panel discussion details

Topic – The Stop Gap: Industry and Captive Power

When – 7 December 2016

Where – Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

Time – 12:45 – 13:40

Discussion context – Captive Power serves as a brilliant stop gap for industry in Africa, providing in some cases short and long term solutions to obtaining temporary and permanent power. Captive power plants are a form of distributed generation, generating power close to the source of use. Distributed generation facilitates the high fuel efficiency along with minimising losses associated with the transmission of electricity from centralised power plants. One of the key benefits of captive power plants is the energy security it provides through self-generation.

– With the discovery of gas in southern Africa, could captive power provide a quick solution for many of southern Africa’s goals to reach 3,000 MW of power by 2025?

– How can investors and technology providers work closely with the governments in Africa to provide reliable, cost effective solutions and support Industry?

– One major challenge faced by private sector investors on the Continent is the required legalisation to enable small captive power plants to sell or wheel any surplus power to the local area. How can the right policies be implemented to create a win/win with the industry having secured power and local communities have access to cheaper reliable power?



Erwin Spolders –  Chief Executive Officer, Redavia

Emmanuel Katepa, Chief Executive Officer, Copperbelt Energy Corporation

Cuneyt Uygun, Chief Executive Officer, Aksa Energy

Sam Slaughter, Chief Executive Officer, PowerGen Renewable Energy

Tim Burrow, Chief Operating Office, Winch Energy

Vincent Lentsch, Sales Manager, Microgrid, Global Power Systems Division, Caterpillar

Alan Fletcher, Board Director, Clarke Energy


For more information about the session or to schedule a meeting with Redavia, contact us today.


About Africa Energy Forum

The Africa Energy Forum will bring together ministries of energy, rural electrification agencies, philanthropic business foundations, banks, regulatory bodies, multilateral organisations and off-grid businesses to discuss topical issues concerning rolling-out off-grid projects across Africa.

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