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Enlit Africa's Industry Partnerships

Meet Africa's most inspiring leaders and power industry players. Through collaboration and innovation, we're committed to tackling the most pressing energy-related issues and shaping the future of Africa's energy sector.

Industry & Strategic Partners

Enlit Africa is more than just an energy event - it is a community that collaborates and innovates year-round to solve the most pressing energy-related issues.

We work with these forward-thinking industry associations and institutions so we can have a strong mix of representatives that reflect, and can elaborate on, today’s African energy transition challenges. Find below our Industry Partners to learn how they are involved with Enlit Africa and how you can get in touch with them.

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Host City

The City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town has one vision: to be a City of Hope for all – a prosperous, inclusive and healthy city where people can see their hopes of a better future for themselves, their children and community become a reality. The City of Cape Town wants Cape Town to be living proof that a better life is possible for all — especially the least well off — in South Africa.

Host Ministry

Department of Mineral Resources & Energy

The DMRE’s aim is to develop a mineral resources and energy sector that promotes economic growth and development, social equity and environmental sustainability. Their vision: to be a leader in the transformation of South Africa through economic growth and sustainable development in the mining and energy sectors.
The DMRE is on a mission to regulate, transform and promote the minerals and energy sectors, providing sustainable and affordable energy for growth and development, and ensuring that all South Africans derive sustainable benefit from the country’s mineral wealth.

Host Utility

Eskom

Eskom is one of the few remaining vertically integrated utilities connected to the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) through an interconnected grid, which serves to support grid stability. Eskom relies on SADC members to maintain sufficient and reliable transmission grids in their countries.The DMRE is on a mission to regulate, transform and promote the minerals and energy sectors, providing sustainable and affordable energy for growth and development, and ensuring that all South Africans derive sustainable benefit from the country’s mineral wealth.

Host Media Partner

ESI Africa

ESI Africa – Africa’s trusted power, energy and utility multimedia platform – is positioned as an impartial industry mouthpiece, delivering the latest technical developments, breaking news and analysis in both print and digital formats.
Since 1996, ESI Africa has presented unique market opportunities to buyers and sellers, facilitating sector stakeholder engagement through key event media partnerships and our position as the official Host Media publication of Enlit Africa.

Thus, the brand’s various routes to market are expertly primed to build a bridge between readers and solution providers as ESI Africa sifts through the daily noise and delivers the tale of Africa’s energy, power, utility and water transformation to the African and global market.

Provincial Partners

Atlantis SEZ

Atlantis is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, 40 km north of the Cape Town Central Business District. This suburb of Cape Town along the west coast of South Africa has a total population of 67 491 residents and there are three major languages spoken here: Afrikaans (79.5%), English (9.4%) and IsiXhosa (7.7%).

The manufacturing sector is the leading contributor to the Atlantis GDP with 44.16% and out of all sectors, employs the most people (36% of the Atlantis population work in manufacturing). Other sectors with significant contributions to the Atlantis GDP are: the finance, insurance, real estate and business services, wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation.

GreenCape

GreenCape is a non-profit organisation that drives the widespread adoption of economically viable green economy solutions from the Western Cape. We work with businesses, investors, academia and government to help unlock the investment and employment potential of green technologies and services, and to support a transition to a resilient green economy.

Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau

A division of Wesgro, the bureau promotes Cape Town & the Western Cape Province as a premier destination for business events such as conferences, conventions, incentives, corporate meetings trade fairs and exhibitions.

South African Tourism

South African Tourism is the tourism marketing arm of the South African government. Simply put, our job is to promote the country domestically and internationally, whether for leisure, business or events tourism.
South African Tourism has made great strides in introducing and marketing South Africa not only to our own people but also, since the dawn of our democracy in 1994, to the world.

Western Cape Government

The Western Cape Government creates laws for and provides services to the people of the Western Cape. We work closely with the national government and municipalities in the Western Cape to ensure that the citizens of the province have access to the services, facilities and information they need. We are committed to delivering an open opportunity society for all.

Knowledge Partners

Frost and Sullivan

With its in-depth knowledge of operating on the African continent, Frost & Sullivan can quantify risks and opportunities, making targeted recommendations on how to mitigate the former and take advantage of the latter. This local context is combined with a global perspective on risk, innovation and growth derived from a team of over 1,200 analysts and consultants, who are based in 45 offices across the globe.

SAESA

SAESA is the leading national voice that advocates and advances the energy storage industry.
SAESA facilitates business and enhances members’ brand—with meetings, annual conferences, and SAESA’s Thought Leadership Program. ESA members also meet throughout the year and at the annual Meeting of the Members to learn about SAESA’s activities, share insights, and network.

The Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the transition towards a decarbonized future. With a track record of more than 20 years as climate pioneers, the organization partners with leading businesses, governments, and financial institutions to facilitate their journey towards achieving Net Zero. As an expert guide, the Carbon Trust assists its clients in turning their climate ambition into tangible impact.

Energy Intelligence

Energy Intelligence is the leading energy information company, delivering objective reporting and analysis on the sector for over 70 years. We help clients to navigate the changing world of energy with expert news, analysis, research, and data, all of which can be customized and delivered online or via API. Our core expertise in oil markets, Gas & LNG, the energy transition, geopolitics, and competitive intelligence, make us a critical partner for the biggest players in the energy industry.

Strategic Partners

ALSF

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF or Facility) is an international organisation hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The Facility is dedicated to providing legal advice and technical assistance to African countries in the structuring and negotiation of complex commercial transactions, creditor litigation and other related sovereign transactions. The ALSF also develops and proposes innovative tools for capacity building and knowledge management. (www.alsf.academy) Membership to the ALSF is open to all sovereign nations and international organizations or institutions.

APUA

The APUA is the Association of Power Utilities of Africa. It is a continental, non-profit organization that brings together power utility in Africa as well as African or foreign organizations whose activities contribute to the development of the African electricity sector. It was created in 1970. Its headquarters is in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. It was known as the Union of Producers, Transporters and Distributors of Electrical Power of Africa (UPDEA)

Power Africa

A U.S. Government-led partnership, Power Africa convenes the collective resources of the private sector, international development organizations, and governments from around the world to increase energy access and to end energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

Industry Partners

Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA)

AMDA is the voice of decentralized utility companies and minigrid developers across Africa. 600 million people in Africa do not have any access to electricity. In order to end energy poverty by 2030, Africa needs 140,000 minigrids. Decentralized Utility companies and Minigrids provide the least cost option for electrification for more than half of the unelectrified people in Africa. AMDA was created by developers for developers and is supported by donors, governments and financiers to ensure that we reach the goal of universal electrification by 2030. We currently represent 42 members across 19 African countries.

Black Energy Professionals Association: BEPA

Formed in 2017, Black Energy Professionals Association exists to represent and champion the specific interests of black people with the aim to achieve radical economic transformation of the Energy sector in South Africa. To execute this, BEPA members are enabled to act collectively and collaboratively on matters of mutual interest and concern, optimising the implementation of the projects and opportunities in the energy sector.

Divaine Growth Solutions

Divaine Growth Solutions is an exclusively female owned business, providing business solutions to its partners, clients and subcontractors and an energy solutions provider in South Africa.
Divaine Growth Solutions provides renewable energy projects with the energy engineering supplies, project services, and offers desalination processes whereby they remove salt from water for household consumption. They also provide smart advice and expert end-to-end support, delivering utility infrastructure and connection projects to the highest standard.

EEP Africa

EEP Africa provides early-stage grant and catalytic financing to innovative clean energy projects, technologies and business models in 15 countries across Southern and East Africa. Project financing is supplemented by technical support, investment facilitation and knowledge sharing.

Enel Foundation

Based in Rome, Enel Foundation endorses the promotion of multi flag capacity building programs, training, and dissemination initiatives regarding the power sector, socioeconomics, sustainable development, and innovation issues, at the crossroads of climate change and energy transition with a special focus on social sciences, policy & regulation, and technologies. An endeavour also committed to bridging the gap between the academic and the corporate world, bringing together universities, public and private research bodies, businesses, associations, et al.

GOGLA

GOGLA is the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry. We are proud to champion one of the world’s most innovative and impactful sectors. GOGLA works with governments, development partners, investors, research institutions, media and other stakeholders as the ‘go to’ organisation to learn about and connect with this pioneering industry. With 200+ members across the globe, we exist to accelerate the growth of immediate, affordable, localised electricity.

Go Green Africa

A net zero Africa, with a diversified and sustainable economy able to provide all of its citizens with the desired quality of life, will need to embrace the green transformation that is now underway across the globe. Go Green Africa is starting this journey in Cape Town, with an initial focus on the e-mobility sector and the huge opportunity that it holds to drive this transition.

SAREBI

SAREBI turns entrepreneurs into better business people. We focus on development of entrepreneurs in the clean tech sector. We provide a range of support services that serves to open up markets and improve enterprise skills in these sectors.

International Hydropower Association (IHA)

IHA represents organisations committed to the responsible and sustainable development and operation of hydropower. Operating in over 120 countries, their members include leading hydropower owners and operators, developers, designers, suppliers and consultants. Around a third (450 GW) of global installed hydropower capacity is directly managed and operated by IHA membership.

International Gas Users Association – Southern Africa (IGUA-SA)

IGUA-SA is a formal non-profit association of large industrial gas users in South Africa with its main objective to ensure the efficient availability of piped gas in Southern Africa to meet the growing demand for gas

OSGP (Open Smart Grid Protocol) Alliance

The OSGP Alliance is the global non-profit association dedicated to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and infrastructure for smart grid applications towards a future proof modern smart grid. With a key focus on security, smart metering, smart grid, grid analytics, distribution network management and smart cities our members, including utilities, hardware manufacturers, service providers and system integrators, all share a common goal and vision: promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems.

SAIEE

SAIEE is a Professional Voluntary Association Institute for Members of the Electronic Engineering community. Membership of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) is open to anyone involved in the technical aspects of electrical engineering.

South African Independent Power Producers Associations (SAIPPA)

SAIPPA represents its members in various platforms including political institutions at Provincial, National, and municipal levels, informing its Members on the latest policy legislative and regulatory developments. SAIPPA mobilises the independent power production sector via working groups, seminars and workshops to define clear positions on political, technical and economic issues.

SARPA

Founded in 1997, SARPA promotes the exchange of information and finding of solutions in protecting the income and assets of utilities against pilfering, misapplication and misappropriation.

STS ASSOCIATION

The STS Association, as the custodian of the STS prepayment metering technology standard was founded in 1997. The key operational objectives of the association are to maintain the necessary infrastructure; promote the technology internationally and further develop the standard to meet emerging international demands for additional functionality. The Association ensures interoperability between system components from different manufactures of prepayment meter and vending systems by accrediting and maintaining a list of test laboratories that ensure compliance to STS standards. The Association manages the availability of encrypted vending keys to manufacturing members via its key management centres, and ensures consistent use of manufacturer identity codes as well as meter serial numbers.

2024 Enlit Africa Sponsors & Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsors
GE Vernova
Platinum Sponsors
Aberdare Cables
ACTOM
Conlog
Dromex
Lucy Electric
SIEMENS
Standard Bank
Wipro
Gold Sponsors
Dongguan Hinen New Energy Technology Co.Ltd
Schneider Electric
Steinmuller Africa
Silver Sponsors
CBI-electric: African Cables
Enertech International, Inc
G3-Alliance
Landis+Gyr
Megger Limited
Prime Alliance
Triveni Turbine Ltd.
uMngeni-uThukela Water
Utility CEO Forum Expert Partners
Conlog
ESKOM
GE Vernova
Lucy Electric
Oracle
Pylon
Rosatom
Dinner Sponsor
Networking Function Sponsor
Matchmaking platform and Lounge Sponsor
Dinner Sponsor
Standard Bank
Networking Function Sponsor
ACTOM
Matchmaking platform and Lounge Sponsor
Standard Bank
Women in Energy Sponsor
EWSETA
Lesedi
The Carbon Trust
Green Hub Partner
Atlantis SEZ
The City of Cape Town
WESGRO
Strategic Partner
ALSF
APUA
Power Africa
Education & Training Partner
EWSETA
Solar Pavilion Partner
Registration Sponsors
Delegate Bag Sponsor
Solar Pavilion Partner
SAPVIA
Registration Sponsors
Wipro
Delegate Bag Sponsor
Dromex
Knowledge Partner
Energy Intelligence
Frost & Sullivan

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