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17 – 19 October 2018


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Sub Saharan Africa Power Summit 2018 – Africa’s Number 1 Power Event

Alleviating Power Challenges in Southern Africa Through Innovative Investments, Technologies and Solutions”

In October 2018,  Vale Media Group will host it’s 4th annual Sub-Saharan Africa Power Summit, Africa’s No.1 Business to Business Power event, which will bring together the senior decision makers from the IPP, PPP and National Power community across the region. The entire installed generation capacity of Africa’s 48 Sub-Saharan countries is just 68 gigawatts, no more than Spain’s. Up to one-quarter of that capacity is unavailable because of aging plants and poor maintenance. In Sub-Saharan Africa, just one person in five has access to electricity. If current trends continue, fewer than 40 percent of Sub-Saharan African countries will reach universal access to electricity by 2050. Per capita consumption of electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) averages only 124 kilowatt-hours a year and is falling. The rate of consumption is barely 1 percent of that in high-income countries. If entirely allocated to household lighting, it would hardly be enough to power one light bulb per person for three hours a day.

Time for change:

Since 2015, more money has been invested globally in renewable energy than in all other power generation sources combined. In 2017, some 58% of all energy investments went into renewables, while less than 10% has been invested in nuclear. According to Bloomberg’s ‘New Energy Outlook 2017’ report, $10.2-trillion is expected to be invested in new power generation capacity worldwide to 2040. Of this, it is anticipated that 72% will go to renewable energy. In the context of where we are now, with monopolised electricity sectors that have weak financial capacity, we need to seize the opportunity to restructure a new system where national power companies are still a partner in the energy programme; but where underperforming and end-of-life legacy power assets are decommissioned and where Africa takes the lead for renewable & low carbon energy development.

Time for action:

The SSA Power Summit hosted by Vale Media Group, the number 1 Sub-Saharan African B2B events company, will provide a platform to address some key challenges of improving aging power infrastructure, developing new power infrastructure, renewable power innovations, transmission & distribution solutions, more cost effective temporary power solutions and much more. We will bring together Ministries of Power & Energy, State Power providers, Public – Private partnerships (PPP), Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) and key solution providers to tackle some of the most pressing issues within the African Power industry. In the Sub Continent region power companies will be looking toward the strategy for increased power capacity: Eskom, ZESCO, Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM), NamPower, TANESCO, Southern African Power Pool, Botswana Power Corporation, SNEL, RNT and many more. Along with looking at developing new power infrastructure, we will be looking at maximizing current assets and the following topics will be covered at our event:


  • Upgrading and refurbishment for existing generation assets
  • Process optimisation for existing generation assets
  • Building new generation assets
  • Upgrading and refurbishing existing transmission assets
  • Building new transmission assets
  • Cost effective temporary power solutions
  • Improve system resiliency
  • Maintain high reliability
  • Increase efficiency
  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Maximize use of renewables
  • Asset Management
  • Financing
  • Co-Gen Solutions
  • Fuel Availability
  • Distributed Power Technologies
  • Gas to Power
  • Speed To Power

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