Africa Renewable Energy Leaders Summit to kick off in Nairobi

The Africa Renewable Energy Leaders Summit (ARELS) is set to start in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, the organizers said in a statement.

The summit will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi bringing together over 200 policy makers, governmental organisations, investors and technology leaders. The global list of guests in attendance will be present in order to enhance the renewable energy market and expand opportunities locally and abroad.

Under the patronage of Hon. Charles Keter, MGH, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in Kenya, the two-day event will offer insightful and edifying keynote discussions covering a range of subjects spanning from Alternative Renewable Technologies to Aligning policy, investment and infrastructure development to drive sustainable energy outcomes.

Bringing together some of the best local and international industry leaders under one roof, speakers include Cornelius Matthes, CEO of Pawame, Eng. Mr Lebbi Changullah Secretary General Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) in Ethiopia, and H. E. Dr Rashid Al Leem Chairman, Electricity & Water Authority in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Networking Opportunities                                                                                    

During the summit, there will be valuable opportunities to network with key decision and policy makers who are involved in over 100 renewable energy developments across East Africa.

Contributing to the list of proposed projects, ARELS will also serve to facilitate face to face meet and greets with global investors and partners in control of USD 5 billion looking for clean energy prospects in the continent. Some industry leaders taking part in this historic summit are Back 2 Back group, Enviromena Power Systems, TUV Rheinland, Yellow Door Energy, Gamesa, and Green Wish Partners.

Key Investment Opportunities

The East Africa region has seen numerous positive results in its efforts to become one of the world leaders in the production of renewable energy. “Renewables represented 87% of the energy mix at the start of 2017 within Kenya,” ASOKO Insights, ARELS’ Intelligence Partner, reports. This, along with other encouraging statistics exemplifies why investing in the region is essential to producing a more sustainable tomorrow.

“We are proud to introduce the first Africa Renewable Energy Leaders Summit as a new dedicated platform for local and global industry leaders and stakeholders to network and discuss the future of renewable energy in East Africa. The Summit will unveil the immense investment opportunities in this sector, further enhancing the development of Kenya and the surrounding region,” said Mrs Josine Heijmans, Event Director.

Moreover, ARELS will hold an additional avenue to facilitate networking opportunities among its guests. A safari networking event after the conference will take place showcasing the diverse environment only found in Kenya, according to the organizers.