A step change in the deployment of Renewables Energy in Eastern Africa

Venue Strathmore Business School

October 26th-27th 2016 Nairobi, Kenya

 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26TH

8:00 Welcome speech

Izael Da Silva pdf_icon Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation, Strathmore University
Roberto Vigotti General Secretary, RES4Africa
Amb. Mauro Massoni Italian Ambassador in Kenya

8:30 Opening Session – New patterns in the cooperation between Africa and EU

Isaac Kiva Director Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya
Amb. Stefano Dejak Head of Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kenya
Amb. Sergio Mercuri Directorate General for Global issues, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

9:30 Presentation of RES4Africa – Mission, objectives and international framework

Francesco Venturini pdf_icon President, RES4Africa
James Mwangi Chair Energy and Extractives Sector, KEPSA, Kenya

10:00 Session 1 - The new Energy Act of Kenya: opportunities and challenges

Keynote speaker:

Benson Mwakina pdf_icon Head of Alternative Energy Technologies, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya

Round Table Moderator:

Bernard Osawa Vice Chair Energy, KEPSA, Kenya

Discussants:

Buge Wasioya Electricity Department, ERC, Kenya
Ronoh Tuimising Legal Expert Public Private Partnership Unit, Ministry of Treasury, Kenya
Beatrice Meso Company Secretary and General Manager Corporate Affairs, KPLC, Kenya
Francis Makhanu Energy Planning, KenGen, Kenya
Edward Gakunju Chief Economist, REA, Kenya
Carlo Van Wageningen Director, Lake Turkana Wind Power

11:45 Session 2 - Eastern African Energy Context: Key factors in the target setting, planning and execution of RE programs

Keynote speaker:

Mark Hankins pdf_icon REN21
Cheikh Bedda Director Infrastructure & Energy, African Union Commission

Round Table Moderator:

Crispen Zana Senior Energy Advisor, African Union Commission

Discussants:

Peter Kinuthia Head of Energy Division, East African Community
James Manda Technical Manager, African Forum of Utility Regulators
Silas Cheboi Economist Electricity Lead Assistant, ERC, Kenya
Kidanua Abera Energy & Low Carbon Development Analyst, Climate Resilient Green Growth Unit, United Nations Development Programme, Country Office, Ethiopia
Mackay Okure Professor, Department of Mechanical Enginering, Makerere University, Uganda Focal Point for the EACREEE
Lamberto Dai Prà Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Area Manager, Enel Green Power
Davide Pelizzola Vice President Africa Area, Met NewEn

14:30 Session 3 - Demand-supply coordination in Sub-Saharan African electricity sector development

Keynote speaker:

Antonio Nodari pdf_icon CEO, Poyry, Italy

Round Table Moderator:

Harness Mukhongo Chief Engineer Technical Assurance, KenGen, Kenya

Discussants:

Silas Cheboi Economist Electricity Lead Assistant, ERC, Kenya
Henry Odedeh Senior Manager, Power Management, KETRACO, Kenya
Margaret Kanini Chief Engineer Demand Side Management and Metering Solutions, KPLC, Kenya
Vincent Kitio Chief Urban Energy Unit, UN Habitat
Susan Maingi Director Communication and Corporate Affairs, Bamburi Cement

15:45 Session 4 - De-risking Renewable Energy Investments - Lessons to learn, steps to take

Keynote speaker:

Michele Scandellari pdf_icon CEO, Enerray

Round Table Moderator:

Catherine Collin Head of Regional Representation Eastern & Central Africa, EIB

Discussants:

Mungai Kihara Renewable Energy Engineer, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya
James Mwangi Chair Energy and Extractives Sector, KEPSA, Kenya
Silas Cheboi Economist Electricity Lead Assistant, ERC, Kenya
Michele Porri Head of Business Development Africa, Enel Green Power
Boniface Kinyanjui Chief Engineer, Generation Planning, KPLC, Kenya
Vito Nardi CEO, Enertronica
Giuseppe Artizzu Executive Director Global Energy Strategy, Electro Power Systems

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 27TH

8:00 Session 5 - Empowering human capital for an effective and long lasting RE penetration

Keynote speaker:

Emanuela Colombo Rector's Delegate to Cooperation and Development UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development Department of Energy - Politecnico di Milano

Round Table Moderators:

Emanuela Colombopdf_icon Rector's Delegate to Cooperation and Development UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development Department of Energy - Politecnico di Milano
Pierluigi Leone Professor of Sustainable Energy Energy Centre (Turin, Italy) Energy Department - Politecnico di Torino

Discussants:

Paolo Razzini Regional Office Eastern Africa AICS
Alice Amayo Capacity Building Advisor, Promotion of Solar Hybrid Mini Grids in Kenya, GIZ
Izael Da Silva Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation, Strathmore University
Mary Njoroge Consultant Climate Technology Program, World Bank
Jeremiah Kiplagat Director Kenya Power International, KPLC, Keny

9:00 Session 6 - Integration of renewable energy in the electricity grids

Keynote speaker:

Modesto Gabrieli Francescato pdf_icon Senior Manager Research Department, Terna

Round Table Moderator:

Henry Odedeh Senior Manager, Power Management, KETRACO, Kenya

Discussants:

Buge Wasioya Electricity Department, ERC, Kenya
Ibrahim Soumaila Principal Programme Manager, ECREEE
Lorenzo Facco Business Development, D’Appolonia
Paolo Marino Principal Consultant, Poyry Italy
Christopher Maende Deputy Director KPI, Utility Management Consultancy, KPLC, Kenya
Erastus Kiruja Power System Planning Manager, KPLC, Kenya
Ahmadou Bouba Oumarou Deputy Director for Technical Control and Service Quality, Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency, Cameroon

11:00 Session 7 – Environmental, Social and Governance in Renewable Energy Projects in East Africa

Keynote speaker:

James Archer pdf_icon Partner, ERM

Round Table Moderator:

Stuart Heather-Clark Power Sector Lead and Partner, ERM Southern Africa

Discussants:

Anne Omambia Principal Compliance Officer and Climate Change Coordinator, NEMA, Kenya
Jane Nyakango Director, KNCPC, Kenya
Flora Maghuwa Chief Environmental Officer, KenGen, Kenya
Axel Luizy Development Director, Kenergy
Kwame Parker Executive & Head Power & Infrastructure East Africa, Stanbic Bank

14:30 Session 8 - RE for industrialization and job creation

Keynote speakers:

Izael Da Silva Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation, Strathmore University
Rita Ricciardi President, Italo Kenyan Trade Association
Andrew Amadi pdf_icon General Secretary, Association of Energy Professionals Eastern Africa
Ernesto Fino pdf_icon Directorate-General for Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage, European Union and International Affairs, Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea, Italy

15:30 Session 9 - Enabling Mini grids development in East Africa: what does it take?

Keynote speaker:

Anna Paola Minervini pdf_icon Head of Regulatory Affairs Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Area, Enel Green Power

Round Table Moderator:

Pierre Telep Project Advisor, Promotion of Solar Hybrid Mini Grids in Kenya, GIZ

Discussants:

Caroline Kimathi Renewable Energy Department, ERC, Kenya
Francesco Catucci Head of Minigrid, Enel Green Power
Rentia Van Tonder Head of Power, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank
Godfrey Moshi Lecturer, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, Tanzania
Walter Marin CEO, Fast Power Trading, Hong Kong
Pauline Githugu Director Legal, Administration and External Affairs, M-KOPA, Kenya
Kamal Gupta Head of Access to Energy, Solar Business, Schneider Electric

16:00 Conclusions - Recommendations - The way forward

Roberto Vigotti pdf_icon General Secretary, RES4Africa
David Otieno General Secretary, AEEP