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Less Talk, More Action: Catalysing a sustainable transition

Enlit Africa 2024 Conference Agenda

Welcome to our interactive 2024 Conference Agenda. Simply select the day to see the topics that will be covered under the different stages.

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  • Day 1: 21 May 2024
  • Day 2: 22 May 2024
  • Day 3: 23 May 2024

Strategic Stage 1: Management, finance and investment

Policy Enablers for Private Sector Participation in the Power Sector

Bankability: The Conundrum of Africa’s Power Projects

Commercial and Industrial Self-Generation: Implications and Opportunities

Strategic Stage 2: Smart Energy, transmission, distribution and beyond

Chicken and Egg: Transmission and Generation

Generation Options for Africa in the Context of the Just Energy Transition

Fireside Chat: Unpacking the Scope of South Africa’s New IRP Framework

Renewable energy and storage stage

Renewables: The Role of Solar in the Energy Mix

Storage: Unlocking the Potential of Solar Hybrid Systems

Hydrogen: The Energy Alchemist

Water stage

Navigating the Water Maze: Access Challenges and Regional Disparities

The Potential of Bankable Water Projects and Capacity Building

Pioneering Finance Models for Water Projects

Tackling the Turbulence of Water Governance Challenges and Policy Puzzles

African Utilities that Attended Enlit Africa 2023

2024 Speakers & Industry InfluencersSpeakers with a Powerful Message

Enlit Africa brings together speakers and influencers that shine a light on Africa's Just Energy Transition, it's challenges and opportunities.

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Keynotes & Main Stage

Our best-in-class keynotes connect delegates to the latest conversation in the African energy ecosystem with leading global speakers and thought leaders.

The Main stage content includes insight into the complexities and opportunities for improving the performance of utilities by enhanced service delivery and reliability of supply.

  • A three-pronged approach to energy in Africa
  • Dimensions of utility management – performance metrics and technology
  • Battery storage and changing sector dynamics
  • Independent Power Producers – Your time has come!
  • Securing finance for Africa’s power sector – the power of private participation
  • Carbon emissions and the thin green line

Spotlight Stage

Insights into the complexities and opportunities for improving the performance of utilities by enhanced service delivery and reliability of supply. Gives the opportunity to deep dive into some of the most important topics of interest for today’s energy professional.

  • The practical energy transition – mobilising the scale of capital required to fund a just energy transition
  • The role of stakeholders in accelerating energy access
  • Productive use of energy – unlocking the true value of energy access
  • Hydrogen’s place in Africa’s energy landscape
  • Experiences, opportunities and challenges in delivering sustainable water and energy
  • Sector coupling and Power-to-X: energy and mobility
  • Regional, country and technology spotlights – gas to power, desert to power, rural electrification and hydrogen in Namibia

Renewable Energy & Storage Hub

Join our dynamic meeting place for energy leaders to develop alternative solutions. Particular attention will be paid to the priorities of the Commercial & Industrial sector, security and stability of power supply.

  • Unpacking energy storage as transmission and distribution assets
  • Considerations for the successful implementation of energy storage
  • The economics of energy storage
  • Understanding grid connection requirements for renewable energy
  • Principles of wheeling and the South African Energy landscape
  • Demystifying the democratisation of energy – public and community ownership
  • Changemakers: project investment pitch sessions

Generation, T&D and Water Hub

This track provides practical solutions and insights to ensure that utilities operate at optimal levels, exploring the application of technology across generation, transmission, and water assets.

  • Metering, meter tampering and revenue management
  • Distribution grid operations
  • The water/energy nexus
  • Practical generation operation
  • Changemakers: Junior investment pitch sessions
  • Grid management and skills development
  • Transmission, asset maintenance, substations and switchgear

Municipal Forum

The Municipal Forum will help municipal leaders understand how they can prepare for the energy transition and how this transition will support their mandate of local economic development.

This Forum is designed to provide viable approaches for municipalities to consider in order to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy programmes within the highly regulated municipal environment. The discussions will also unpack frameworks that will work for the procurement of energy from IPPs.

The Municipal Forum will look closely at the fundamentals and legal complexities of electricity wheeling in South Africa: unpacking how municipalities can improve their financial health and provide continuous development and capacitation of finance and governance practitioners at local government level.

  • Subsidised local government delegate passes
  • Build a strategic plan for achieving energy security
  • Municipality teams networkign to share best practice solutions

Site Visits

Enlit Africa 2024 will once again be providing annual site visit tours exclusively to our attendees.

The tours will take place on 24 May 2023 and attendees have an option of five sites to choose from which include visits to local power plants and some of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions.

Our site visits equip our delegates with knowledge and first-hand learnings, making this an unforgettable experience.

The sites available for 2024 are as follows:

  • Robben Island : solar installation
  • Innovation tour : Hydrogen and battery storage
  • Western Cape Water Tour : Visits to wastewater and water treatment sites.
  • Distribution tour : Battery energy storage installation and electrification sites
  • Hydrogen Tour : Hydrogen innovations at Freeport Saldanha and the ArcelorMittal Green DRI project.

Knowledge Hubs

Attending Enlit Africa allows you to benefit from the opportunity to gain technical insight from OEMs and industry specialists on a wide range of engineering related topics. Ranging from what to look out for when inspecting meter installations to optimizing generation plant or calculate load, these sessions give you actionable insights to improve the performance of your equipment and troubleshoot problems. Sessions are hosted by industry solution providers and the content is real-world with practical application.

  • Energy Storages
  • Metering Management
  • Community Ownership Strategies
  • Off-Grid Solutions for National Infrastructure

2024 Enlit Africa Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors
Aberdare Cables
Lucy Electric
Gold Sponsors
Prime Alliance
Silver Sponsors
Enertech International, Inc
Ntiyiso Consulting Group
Steinmuller Bilfinger
Triveni Turbine Ltd.
Utility CEO Forum Expert Partners
Elsewedy Electric
Power Africa
Prime Alliance
Municipal Forum Sponsors
Ntiyiso Consulting Group
Women in Energy Sponsor
Strategic Partner
Education & Training Partner
Women in Energy Sponsor
Energy Council of Canada
Strategic Partner
Education & Training Partner
Solar Pavilion Partner
Delegate Bag Sponsor
Solar Pavilion Partner
Delegate Bag Sponsor
Knowledge Partner
Energy Intelligence
Frost & Sullivan

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