Energy access is fundamental to the economic development of every country, driven by population increase and industrialisation, with a landscape of depleting fossil fuels and climate change.
The energy industry is changing and so is the role of the traditional utility. We are seeing more IPPs, more distributed generation, more micro grids and more off grid solutions and it is not just on a commercial scale, we are seeing these changes at community level too. As the technology behind renewable energy evolves, more and more consumers will cut their ties with incumbent utilities and generate their own source of power.
East Africa is experiencing these changes too and with its abundant natural energy resources and its drive towards building environmentally cleaner energy, there is an increase in foreign direct investment into the region, influencing the rapid uptake of renewable & clean energy solutions.
Future Energy East Africa is the largest and longest running regional power and energy conference and exhibition in East Africa. The event attracts regional stakeholders from 12 countries, utilising Nairobi as an accessible hub. The 2017 event will take place at the Safari Park Hotel, which provides a unique environment to facilitate networking for 400+ regional conference delegates, and a full programme of events addressing the challenges and opportunities of the industry including country spotlights, Industry Awards, an East African Utility CEO Forum, and technical demonstrations and cases studies from leading 100+ international suppliers.
ARE is a supporting association of the conference.
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