Sub Saharan Africa is entering the most exciting time of its modern energy history.

The clean energy transition is imminent! 600 million people without access to electricity across the region and a global push to cut carbon emissions, now is time for government, developers, financiers and the supply chain to work together for the renewable energy future across sub- Saharan Africa.

Which is why Africa New Energy hosted 100+ experts from across the core pillars of the renewable energy value chain,  each with the responsibility and power to transform their business - a platform to make true change.


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Leaders in Sub-Saharan African renewable energy development who spoke:

  • Eskom RT&D
    Nick Singh Head of Smart Grids CoE
    Eskom RT&D
  • Mulilo
    Richard Doyle CEO
  • Department of Environmental Affairs
    Muhammad Essop As. Director of Strategic Infrastructure Developments
    Department of Environmental Affairs
  • Engie
    Cedric Faye CEO Kathu Solar Park
  • African Clean Energy Developments
    James Cumming Manager
    African Clean Energy Developments
  • Solareff
    Jaco Botha CEO
  • Industrial Development Corporation
    David Sekgororwana Industry Development Manager for Clean Energy
    Industrial Development Corporation
  • EDF Renewables
    Kevin Minkoff Head: Business Development
    EDF Renewables
  • ACWA Power
    Nandu Bhula Deputy MD Africa and CEO Redstone CSP
    ACWA Power
    Mansoor Hamagan CEO & Co-Founder
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Topics Covered Driving the Next Wave of Renewable Energy Projects

  • Regulation and Policy Insight:

    Receive critical insight from decision makers and developers to understand frameworks for EIAs, next steps with country specific proposals including South Africa's IRP and work towards overcoming uncertainty

  • Future-proofing Technology, Infrastructure and Supply Chains:

    Optimise renewable energy technology operation and supply chains, and discover strategies for the integration of infrastructure across energy, mining and water industries 

  • The Evolution of Grid, Micro-Grid and Off-Grid Generation:

    Learn about future grid expansion, transmission improvements and cash in on the decentralisation movement: explore emerging off grid solutions and captive power projects to grow industrial, commercial and residential portfolios

  • New Project Development Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa:

    Hear government, developers, leading banks and financial institutions discuss the hottest investment opportunities and funding availability for renewable projects in sub-Saharan Africa’s hottest geographical markets

  • Energy Storage - What's the big deal?:

    Understand and analyse energy storage project technologies, strategies and opportunities to increase profitability and efficiency

  • Mechanisms of Local Content Requirement and Economic Development:

    Review local content requirement and ownership questions and answer how we can empower communities running a new energy system?

Interested in 2019?
  • mulilo
  • Abengoa
  • ACWA-Power
  • Mainstream
  • Enel-Green-Power
  • Mott-MacDonald
  • Sunpower
  • New-Southern-Energy
  • GG-Energy-Holdings
  • EagleStone
  • RMB
  • IDC
  • DBSA
  • Lereko
  • StandardBank
  • nedbank
  • Acciona
  • G7-Renewables
  • Jinko-Solar
  • GreenCape

The industry's best platform for business-critical networking, learning, and commercial growth is back, featuring even more industry decision-makers, high-level representations from government and private sector alike. Take a look at the key features covered in 2018:

100+ Attendees

Senior representation from all the serious renewable energy companies working in sub-Saharan Africa

40+ Speakers

(Inter)national government & C-Level speakers from key developers, financiers and EPCs

Focused Agenda

Breaking renewable energy project development down to focus on the most important, critical strategies for stakeholders


Business-critical topics and fruitful opportunities for meeting peers and building networks

The Most Comprehensive Industry Gathering

What our delegates are saying

  • African Clean Energy Developments

    "I sincerely enjoyed participating in the event and I thought the attendance and quality of speakers was very high so well done!"

    - Mary Waller, African Clean Energy Developments
  • Arup

    "Thank you to you and your team for an excellent conference"

    - Arup
  • Rand Merchant Bank

    "It was my pleasure to participate in an excellent conference"

    - Siyanda Mflathelwa, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Mott MacDonald

    "Vibrant and informative"

    - Mott MacDonald
  • Hyundai Engineering

    "At CSP Today South Africa our team had many opportunities to form collaborations with global companies"

    - Jaboon Park, Hyundai Engineering
  • Mott MacDonald

    "Thank you very much for the wonderful Reuters Events conference in Cape Town. As usual, it was a pleasure to participate in it… we look forward to collaborating with you in a similar fashion in future wind and solar events in South Africa and worldwide"

    - Javier Relancio, Solar Programme Leader (Africa), Mott MacDonald
Interested in 2019?

If you are interested in Africa New Energy 2018 please contact us:

Rhys Watt

Rhys Watt

Project Director
Reuters Events
+44 (0) 207 375 7177 (Global)

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Business Development Manager
Reuters Events
+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)

2018 Strategic Partner

  • Eversheds Sutherland