Johannesburg, South Africa – November 16-17, 2022
At Euroconvention Global, we are happy to announce our upcoming event dedicated to the energy transition in Africa: RENPOWER Africa Storage – Investors 2022, Accelerating the Path to Net-Zero and Energy Security.
Date: 16 and 17 of November 2022
Time: 09:00 – 17:15 hrs day 1; 09:00 – 12:30 hrs day 2
Venue: Hilton Sandton; Johannesburg, South Africa (in-person event)
RENPOWER Africa Storage will highlight the evolution and ambitions taken to scale-up energy storage projects in the African continent. The conversations will involve the public and private sector stakeholders.
As the African continent transitions towards a zero-emission electricity sector by including more renewable sources in the energy mix, it will naturally require large scale energy storage in abundance which can be used to maintain a constant supply and demand of electricity, smoothing intermittency of renewables, and enhance energy security, amongst other benefits.
The need for energy storage systems (ESS) is also key to continue integrating renewables onto the grid, many countries in West Africa are looking into launching calls for tender for the development of large-scale solar parks with storage capacity in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast to smooth the flow of solar energy and use the saved power during evening peak hours. In Sub-Sahara Africa, Malawi’s first utility-scale grid-connected 20MW Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage Project has entered commercial operations.
Through South Africa’s REIPPPP model, Eskom has recently awarded contracts to two successful bidders for the provision of battery storage solutions in terms of its Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project. The 1,440MWh distributed BESS combined with 60MW Solar PV represents a giant leap forward for large-scale deployment in support of South Africa’s renewable energy strategy and addresses local overall system challenges. This is the first part of the 500MW BESS initiative announced by the government.
The conference will also address topics such as the use of energy storage systems (ESS) in C&I and mining sites; as well as exploring green hydrogen as a long-term energy storage solution and how the continent is reacting to unlock the multiple benefits.
Audience: The event will gather under one roof key stakeholders including Renewable power developers, EPC contractors, Engineering, Battery storage technology providers, Equipment manufacturers, Mining companies, Legal and advisory services, Banking and private equity entities, Representatives from the government, International Finance Institutions (IFIs), Sectorial/regional agencies and associations.
Agenda and registration – The detailed agenda, speaker line-up and registration form will be available upon your written inquiry. Make sure to register early to benefit from the early bird conditions.
For more information, please contact:
+1 407 227 3831