The Africa Renewable Energy Forum takes place as part of EnergyWeek Morocco - an annual meeting point to discuss the progress of regional energy projects in North & West Africa.
Within this week EnergyNet will host the separate investment meetings Gas Options: North & West Africa and the Africa Renewable Energy Forum to explore opportunities for gas and renewable energy project development. There is also the chance for sponsors and government partners to host side meetings within EnergyWeek Morocco, to take advantage of the number of c-suite energy officials who will be in Marrakech during this week.
The annual Africa Renewable Energy Forum is a platform to drive forward the development of renewable energy projects in North & West Africa
The Forum welcomes African Energy Ministers and government representatives, heads of utilities, regulators and national agencies, leading investors, power developers, technology providers, financiers and multilateral agencies to focus on what is needed to unlock investment in clean energy and infrastructure projects for regional growth and sustainable development.
The 2017 meeting brought together 200 senior stakeholders from 32 countries – including 12 from North & West Africa - to explore practical solutions on clean project financing, climate-smart solutions and innovative community-owned projects.
As developing sustainable energy sources remains a top priority for Africa, what strategies are North & West African nations putting in place to reach their sustainability goals? Where do the largest opportunities lie for developers and investors in 2018? Hear from the decision-makers and unpack the scale of the opportunity at this year’s Africa Renewable Energy Forum.
North & West Africa’s renewable energy landscape in 2018
Recent estimates from IRENA indicated US$32 billion would be required each year from 2015 to 2030 to fully exploit Africa’s renewable energy potential.
Project partnerships between governments, international organizations and private investors can unlock new investments in renewable energy, boosting national grids and vastly expanding access to reliable electricity.
With many North & West African countries harbouring significant untapped renewable energy sources, vast potential exists for the continued development of and investment in renewable power projects. Ambitious goals have been set by governments to increase renewable energy generation, such as Morocco’s targets of achieving 52% clean energy from sources such as solar and wind by 2030, or Nigeria’s vision of renewables accounting for 10% total energy consumption by 2025.
Milestone projects are now driving forward this momentum, such as Morocco’s 580MW Noor Ouarzazate IV power station, scheduled to be fully commissioned by October 2018, or Senegal’s 29 MW Senergy 1 solar PV plant – currently the largest solar farm in West Africa.
What makes us different?
After 25 years’ working in Africa’s power space, EnergyNet has a track record of delivering first rate networking opportunities which lead to powerful results.
- Our meetings deliver the updates that matter from the individuals at the heart of the industry
- We work with the most credible and influential speakers to deliver meaningful content
- Each attendee is carefully vetted to ensure they will add value to the meeting
- We host numerous networking functions to ensure your time is well spent building relationships
But don’t just take our word for it - here’s what former attendees had to say about the meeting: