The global trends indicated that investing in renewable energy is investing in a future profitable to all. The investments in renewable energy in 2018 were three folds higher than the amounts invested in coal and gas fired generators. According to IRENA, at the end of 2018, global renewable generation capacity amounted to 2,351 GW of which hydro accounted for the largest share of the total, with an installed capacity of 1,172 GW, followed by wind and solar energy that accounted capacities of 564 GW and 486 GW respectively.

As per the World Bank Group, roughly 1 billion people or 13% of the world’s population live without electricity. Between 2014 and 2018, the World Bank provided more than $11.5 billion in financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency in Africa. They could meet nearly a quarter of the energy needs from indigenous and clean renewable energy by 2030.

With this insight and the ensuing opportunities in the neighbouring countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Tanzania, Bricsa Consulting is committed to host the 5ᵗʰ Edition PowerTech Africa 2023, a 2 day exclusive closed-door gathering of senior renewable practitioners from both public and private sectors across the world with a keen interest to participate in the growth and development opportunities in the region. The organisers look forward to welcoming the interested participants to share the platform and be a part of the elite gathering looking towards a positive outcome.

Highlights of the programme

  • Identifying the potential of renewable sources in the sub-Saharan Africa regions - wind, solar & geothermal based power
  • Implementation of smart grid/off-grid technology projects using renewable energy for a better and reliable power transmission
  • Sources of capitalising renewable power projects & exploring foreign direct investment policies for better project implementation
  • Hybrid energy system: Spurting opportunities for the energy market in Africa

ARE is an endorsement partner. Members get a 10% discount on registration fees. 


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Date events
18 September 2023 to 19 September 2023
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Ling Ng

Director of Communications & Marketing

+32 2 400 10 00