Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa
Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa, Kazanchis Business District Kirkos Subcity 17/18 Addis Ababa, 1000, Ethiopia

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Location Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa
Kazanchis Business District Kirkos Subcity 17/18 Addis Ababa, 1000, Ethiopia
Region EMEA

With the growth in urban population, there is a rapid growth in energy demand for industrial production, cooling and mobility in Africa. Access to clean energy is the key to the development of Africa at par with the global development. For a secure and sustainable energy future, renewable sources are the answer. The cost competitiveness, the availability of resources and the fast time to market of green technologies can contribute to the spread of sustainable energy in Africa.

Despite progress in several countries e.g., Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal and Rwanda, current and planned efforts to provide access to modern energy services barely outpace population growth. In 2030, 530 million people still lack access to electricity and nearly one billion people lack access to clean cooking. As a result, the global population without access to energy becomes increasingly concentrated with 90% without access to electricity and almost 50% without access to clean cooking in 2040 living on the African continent

The wide gap between production and transmission-distribution is also a major hurdle as far as access to the people in general is concerned.

Highlights of the Program

• Identifying the potential of renewable sources in the Sub-Saharan Africa Regions - Wind, Solar, Hydropower, Geothermal & Gas-based power
• Implementation of Smart Grid / Off-Grid technology projects using renewable energy for a better and reliable power transmission
• Sources of capitalizing renewable power projects & exploring Foreign Direct Investment policies for better project implementation
• Hybrid Energy System: Spurting opportunities for the energy market in Africa.


2021 Speakers


Dr. Mengesha Mamo
Professor, Addis Ababa Institute of Technology


Eng. Abel Rotich
Geothermal Development Director, Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen)

Mr. Muluken Tessema
Director - Power Plants, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP)

Mr. Hizkyas Dufera
Senior Energy Advisor, Ministry of Water Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), Ethiopia

Ms. Esther Wang'ombe
Senior Deputy Director, Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Kenya

Eng. Julius Wamala
Principal Energy Officer (Electrical Generation), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Republic of Uganda

Eng. Mebratu Delelegn
OCC Director, Ethio-Djibouti Railway Cooperation, Republic of Ethiopia

Dr. Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun
Program Manager, Energy, UNEP, Kenya

Ms. Carol Ofafa
System Operation & Power Management Operation & Maintenance, Power Systems Protection & Control, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO)

Senior Representative
African Development Bank (AfDB)