EnergyNet’s sponsors are our partners and at the heart of all that we do

Sponsors

EnergyNet’s sponsors are at the heart of all that we do. Below you will find some of our highest profile sponsors to date. Their presence has been consistent, constructive, and invaluable in promoting the development of Africa’s power sector and we would like to thank them for their on-going support.

Partnering with EnergyNet offers your business a relevant platform to engage investors, governments and senior stakeholders in the power project value chain, to develop credible relationships with proven decision makers and to manoeuvre your organisation in to a position which will save you time and money. We have operated successfully in Africa’s power sector for over 19yrs and have built a reputation among decision makers that can directly support your business aspirations. Most recently we were recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ii and British Prime Minister David Cameron or services to international trade.

Clearly brand visibility is important and plays a key role in building the awareness of your business, but what really resonates with our audience is the importance of the discussions that are had, and deals that are made, as result of the relationships formed. We facilitate innovation and collaboration and invite your business to join us in creating and developing vital power projects.

Whether you want to align yourself with Governments supporting the ‘EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative’, be seen as a market leader hosting exclusive functions or influence the agenda through thought leadership, we can offer a strategic and commercial opportunities designed to deliver real value to your business. And if your business carries specific needs, we’re able to construct tailored packages to meet those ambitions within the markets you operate.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) was established in February 2014, following the merger of the thermal power generation activities of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi.  
 
MHPS is committed to technological innovation and to create new products of outstanding quality and reliability. We manufacture, supply, construct, commission and service thermal power plants and equipment globally. MHPS also supplies auxiliary components such as air quality control systems, coal mills and feeders. 
 
Our products include: GTCC (Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plants), IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Plants), Boiler & Turbines Generation Plants, Geothermal Power Plant, Gas Turbines, Boilers, Steam Turbines, Generators, Power Generating Plant Peripheral Equipment, Fuel Cells (SOFC). 
 
Our goal is to solve global energy and environmental issues. Through the delivery of our products and services, we aim to perform to world-class standards in terms of safety, quality and performance and to leave a positive legacy in the communities where we operate. 
 
We have a long and proud history of involvement in South Africa, dating back to the 1960’s. The contracts for Medupi and Kusile power stations in Lephalale and eMalahleni respectively have provided us with the foundation to build and grow our company in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. 
 
 
Pan Africa Solar Limited is a solar PV developer based in Abuja and London. Since 2011 Northern Nigeria has been our geographic focus.
Pan Africa is Nigeria’s front-runner solar developer with a 500MW pipeline of projects, the most advanced of which is an 87MWp project in Katsina State on the edge of the Sahara desert. Our Katsina project will provide power to the Kano DisCo region comprising of more than 20m people. This solar PV power plant will be West Africa’s largest solar installation with a target commissioning date of Q1, 2017.
Our co-development partner is JCM Capital and our project partners include The AFC, The World Bank, EUITF et al.
 
 
Saudi Egyptian Businessmen Association is non-governmental and non-profit association. The Chairman of the Board Directors is Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Rajhi. We need this association due to the rapid succession of changes in the Arab Republic of Egypt, especially in the economic side. This progress is supporting the cooperation between the Egyptian and Saudi side. We saw this cooperation in the economic development and investment in all of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is supporting the ways and mechanisms of cooperation between the Businessmen in two countries. Saudi Arabia is helping the Businessmen to overcome any obstacles or impediments may face any one of them. This is to create an appropriate atmosphere to pump more investments in both the Egyptian and the Saudi market. This is for complete the three sides of the triangle that pay wheel of economic growth of any state, (business - the Economic Community of government - civil society). 
 
Address: 11 Lbanon ST.  - El mohandeseen – Giza - Egypt
Tel: (+2) 02 33033660 
Mob: (+2) 01096950000
Fax: (+2) 02 33033660 
Contact Person: Mahmoud Abd El Aziz
 
 
Communications Partner
 
 
251 Communications are the premiere PR agency in Ethiopia, with access to a number of resources along with knowledge of government policy, public perception, and how to support marketing promotion strategies. Our rich network of media contacts gives clients’ media placements the added appeal of credibility.
 
251 exclusively partners Aegis Media, the world’s leading focused media and digital communications group. As part of Aegis’ world spanning network 251 receives regular support and staff trainings to the very benefit of our clients. Furthermore, 251 is closely connected to Saracen Media, East Africa’s first independent media agency founded in 2002.

Pan-African Firm – AB & David Africa

AB & David Africa is an independent Pan-African business law firm with immense experience in working with worldwide clients who do business in Africa.  Our focus is to ensure businesses and projects succeed in Africa by helping clients minimize the risks associated with doing business in Africa. 

Our experience is excellent resource that adds value to business in the complex Africa environment. Several clients have commended us for our ability to reduce the bureaucracy and minimize Africa investment risk.

We operate from 9 cities across 7 jurisdictions in Africa and through “Best Friend” firms. We are able to assist clients in 23 African countries.

www.abdavid.com

 

Pan-African Firm – AB & David Africa

AB & David Africa is an independent Pan-African business law firm with immense experience in working with worldwide clients who do business in Africa.  Our focus is to ensure businesses and projects succeed in Africa by helping clients minimize the risks associated with doing business in Africa. 

Our experience is excellent resource that adds value to business in the complex Africa environment. Several clients have commended us for our ability to reduce the bureaucracy and minimize Africa investment risk.

We operate from 9 cities across 7 jurisdictions in Africa and through “Best Friend” firms. We are able to assist clients in 23 African countries.

www.abdavid.com

 
 
Media partner
 
AB2020 is a communications and media company for investors, businesses and entrepreneurs focused on and partaking in the economic growth of Sub-Saharan Africa.
 
 
The Abraaj Group is a leading private equity investor, purpose-built for operating in the growth markets of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Turkey. Employing over 300 people, Abraaj has over 20 offices spread across five regions with hubs in Dubai, Istanbul, Mexico City, Nairobi and Singapore. The Group currently manages c. US$ 9 billion across targeted private equity strategies. By combining deep local reach with a global platform and underwriting standards, Abraaj generates industry leading returns and creates value in market-leading companies.
Abraaj has realized c. US$ 5.4 billion from 80 full and partial exits, and Funds managed by the Group have made over 140 investments across a range of sectors including consumer, energy, financials, healthcare and utilities. The Group is committed to the highest environmental, stakeholder engagement and corporate governance standards and is a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Global Compact.
 

Absa Bank Limited (Absa Bank) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest financial services groups. Absa offers a range of retail, business, corporate and investment banking and wealth management products and services primarily in South Africa and Namibia.

Barclays Africa is 50.1% owned by Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays). We operate in 12 countries with about 40 thousand permanent employees and we serve more than 12 million customers.

For further information about Barclays Africa, please visit www.barclaysafrica.com

Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun (“ACAS-Law”) is a full service integrated law firm that offers a broad range of specialized services aimed at satisfying its clientele’s diverse business activities and helping them to achieve their goals.

We are particularly well known for our expertise in the following areas: Infrastructure and Transport, Corporate/Commercial Law, Project Finance, Banking, Energy/Oil and Gas, Power, Telecommunications, Maritime law and Intellectual Property.

ACAS-Law comprises three practice groups which together enables ACAS-Law to provide its clients with a seamless one-stop service. These are:

  • Energy & Project Finance Group;
  • Corporate & Commercial Practice Group; and
  • International Trade, Shipping & Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

In addition to the above practice groups, ACAS also operates ADCAX Nominees Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary, which provides dedicated service in the area of company secretarial practice to clients of ACAS-Law.

The firm maintains offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt.

Access Power (‘Access’) was founded in 2012 with the aim of becoming a leading developer, owner and operator of power assets in emerging and frontier markets.  Access has assembled a development team with a track record of financially closing ~30 GW of power projects across the globe.  Through its various subsidiaries, Access is currently developing power assets in over 20 countries in Africa and Asia. Access’ portfolio predominantly consists of renewable energy projects with a gross total investment cost of over US$ 1 billion.
 
For more information visit www.access-power.com
 

Access Power is a developer, owner and operator of power plants in emerging and frontier markets and one of the fastest growing independent power producers in emerging markets. Access Power is currently developing renewable energy projects worth over US$1 billion in 23 countries across Africa and Asia. In late 2016, Access Power commissioned East Africa’s largest solar power plant, in Soroti, Uganda. Our development team has a depth of experience in developing and building large portfolios of renewable energy projects, with a collective track record of financially closing 30 GW of power projects across the globe.

 

 

ACCIONA Energía is a global operator in clean energies with over 20 years’ experience in the sector and a strong presence in five renewable technologies for the production of electricity. With a 100% commitment to clean energies, ACCIONA Energía is the world largest renewables-only power company. It owns and operates 220wind parks (7,212 MW), 79 small hydro plants (888 MW), 6 thermal solar plants (314 MW), two of the biggest photovoltaic facilities in the world (143 MWp) and three biomass plants (61 MW). It generated 20.8 TWh of electricity from renewable sources in 2015. The company also develops, constructs and operates projects for other customers in wind and photovoltaic technology.

ACCIONA Energía is already present in Africa, where it constructed and operates a 138-MW wind farm (Gouda) and a 94-MWp PV plant (Sishen) in South Africa. The Company also has other projects under development in this country, and is looking for new business opportunities within the African renewable energy sector.

It belongs to the ACCIONA Group, one of the leading Spanish corporations, which operates in infrastructures, energy, water and services in over 30 countries. Its corporate motto “Pioneers in development and sustainability” reflects its commitment — in all its activities — to contribute to economic growth, social welfare and the protection of the environment. This effort has been recognized through its listing on the Dow Jones (DJSI) and FTSE4Good sustainability indexes. ACCIONA is quoted on the Ibex-35 stock index, has a workforce of around 33,000 worldwide and earned revenues of 6.5 billion euros in 2015.

www.acciona-energia.com

 

ACE’s businesses in the U.S. offer a wide range of insurance products and services for businesses and individuals. Consistently rated among the highest for financial strength from the industry’s principal rating agencies, ACE is able to meet the insurance needs of its clients.

ACE USA, which distributes coverage through retail brokers, provides a broad array of specialty property, casualty and A&H insurance products and risk management services to corporate clients across the United States and Canada.

Country risks associated with operating overseas may not be covered by a standard property all-risks policy or a standalone terrorism policy, but can be covered with a Political Risk Insurance policy offered by ACE Global Markets. Our policies provide broad cover against the risk of losses arising from government action, political unrest and economic turmoil and can be tailored to meet customer needs. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. For more information visit www.acegroup.com.

The Chilean Association for Renewable Energies, ACERA AG, gathers more than 130 members including developers, generators and suppliers of products and services, national and foreign, in the whole value chain of the industry of non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE). ACERA seeks the protection of the environment and sustainable development for Chile, through the promotion of renewable energies.

Its mission is to promote a regulatory framework that allows NCREs to compete on equal terms with traditional sources. To achieve this, it is working on three strategic objectives: Promote the generation of Non-Conventional Renewable Energies; contribute permanently to the development of a regulatory framework to encourage the production of NCRE, and finally, to promote the installation of NCRE plants  that not only comply with but exceed participation goals established for these energies in the national legislation.

 

La Asociación Chilena de Energías Renovables, ACERA A.G., agrupa a más de 130 socios entre desarrolladores, generadores y proveedores de productos y servicios, nacionales y extranjeros, en toda la cadena de valor de la industria de las energías renovables no convencionales (ERNC). ACERA busca la protección del medioambiente y de un desarrollo sustentable para Chile, a través de la promoción de las energías renovables.

Su misión es promover un marco regulatorio, que permita a las ERNC competir en igualdad de condiciones con las fuentes tradicionales. Para conseguirlo, trabaja en base a tres objetivos estratégicos: Promover la generación de Energías Renovables No Convencionales; Contribuir permanentemente al desarrollo de un marco regulador para incentivar la producción de ERNC y, finalmente, Impulsar la instalación de una potencia de centrales ERNC que cumpla y exceda las metas de participación de estas energías establecidas en la legislación nacional.

 

Actis is a leading investor in growth markets with over US$12bn raised since inception and a growing portfolio of investments across Asia, Africa and Latin America. The firm identifies investment opportunities in response to two trends: rising domestic consumption and the need for sustained investment in infrastructure.   
Actis consistently and responsibly delivers competitive returns, through insights gained from trusted relationships and local knowledge, deep sector expertise and an unparalleled heritage, set within a culture of active ownership. 
Within private equity, Actis has invested over US$5.5bn and focuses on mid-market, high-growth companies across four sectors: consumer, financial services, healthcare, and industrials. The business has completed over 150 transactions and 100+ exits across four fund vintages. 
 
Actis’ real estate business has closed its third fund in 2016 - the largest private real estate fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa to date. The investment strategy focuses on the development of retail, office and industrial assets in some of the most dynamic cities in the region.
Actis’ energy business invests in buy-and-build power generation and distribution businesses in Latin America, Africa and South Asia. The opportunity is driven by market growth, scarcity of electricity supply in growth markets and demand for private investment. The funds have invested over US$2 billion in more than 30 companies across 24 countries. To date, Actis portfolio companies have provided 68million people with access to electricity and built 15GW of generating capacity.
Actis is a signatory to the United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), an investor initiative developed by the UNEP FI and the UN Global Compact. Actis targets consistent superior returns across asset classes over the long-term, bringing financial and social benefits to investors, consumers and communities. 
 

 

ACWA Power is a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation and desalinated water production plants currently with presence in 11 countries including in the Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa and South East Asia regions. ACWA Power’s portfolio, with an investment value in excess of USD 32 billion, can generate 22.8 GW of power and produce 2.5 million m3 /day of desalinated water to be delivered on a bulk basis to state utilities and industrial majors on long term off-take contracts under Public-Private-Partnership, Concession and Utility Services Outsourcing models.
 
ACWA Power, registered and head-quartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is owned by eight Saudi conglomerates, Sanabil Direct Investment Company (owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia), the Saudi Public Pensions Agency and the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group). 
 
ACWA Power pursues a mission to reliably deliver electricity and desalinated water at the lowest possible cost while seeking to maximize local content and local employment creation, thereby contributing to the social and economic development of the communities and countries it invests in and serves. 
 
ACWA Power strives to achieve success by adhering to the values of Safety, People and Performance in operating its business.
 

 

Established in Feb. 2011 Addis Standard is an Ethiopian based monthly independent magazine published & distributed by JAKENN Publishing P.L.C. It is the only magazine of its type and is widely acknowledged for being a platform where prominent opinion makers debate the political and ideological underpinning of the regime in Ethiopia.

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