Hotel Memling
Hotel Memling, Avenue Rep Du Tchad, Kinshasa, Congo - Kinshasa

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Event Date Thu Jul 9 BST (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Thu Jul 9 3:00am - Thu Jul 9 12:00pm
Location Hotel Memling
Avenue Rep Du Tchad, Kinshasa, Congo - Kinshasa
Region EMEA

Attending: Key stakeholders including representatives from the government, International Finance Institutions (IFIs), policy makers, international and local developers, EPC contractors, independent power producers, engineering, legal and advisory services, manufacturers, banking and private equity entities.

Background: Providing modern energy access to its entire population is DRC’s long-term goal. To this end, it will be necessary to include not only large national projects but also smaller projects, using the country’s whole diversity of renewable energy sources. That includes solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and small-scale hydropower. Hydro is the first action priority – the country hosts a potential to install up to 100,000 MW of hydropower capacity. The government’s primary focus is to develop large-scale hydropower solutions to meet the increasing energy demand and to export electricity to neighboring countries. Hydropower could contribute to the delivery of its energy targets, according to the new Sustainable Development Goals of universal electricity access by 2030. Furthermore, the development of decentralized systems – the second action priority – is key. With barely 16% of the population having access to electricity, the DRC government is working to improve rural electrification through off-grid solar solutions, storage and mini-grids.

The scaling-up of the overall power generation through renewables will provide investors, developers and consultants unlimited business development opportunities in the country.

For more details about the agenda, speaker line-up and the registration form or regarding opportunities to participate pro-actively, please contact me. At this stage, we can also offer you exclusive partnership spots. If interested, please ask for the Corporate Packages available.