Kinshasa (& Online) – 11 May 2023
Renpower DR Congo – the 2nd annual edition – Embracing Challenges, Unlocking Business Opportunities & Driving Private Sector Involvement
DR Congo Minister of Hydraulic Resources and Electricity, Olivier Mwenze Mukaleng, stated in April 2022: “Renewable energy is a priority sector for the DRC government to foster growth, income generation and job creation, while supporting the ambitious goal of providing universal access to electricity”.
The growing demand for electricity will be met by investing further in diversified renewables projects, in particular decentralized power solutions using solar, wind, geothermal or hydro. The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA)’s funding round in DRC has been an initial catalyzer to promote clean off-grid energy solutions. If fully implemented, the Grand Inga Dam project has the capacity to produce 42GW, becoming the world’s biggest hydroelectricity project. However, there are immediate electricity challenges in the region so, going for small-scale and lower-cost options will play a critical role to overcome grid limitations and expand electricity access to the population in rural and peri-urban areas. A bonanza for technology providers, next generation storage systems providers, transmission and distributed power infrastructure.
Furthermore, due to its position as a key source of minerals, DRC wants to play a leading role in the shift to a clean energy system. The scaling up of the worldwide energy transition will drive a huge increase in the requirements for metals used in batteries, solar components, wind turbines and also electric vehicles. With appropriate incentives, there is a window of opportunity for private sector to invest and cooperate under a PPP model with an emerging major force in the mineral markets.
Date: 11 May 2023
Time: 09:00 – 18:00
Venue: Kinsasha, DR Congo (in-person) and Online (Zoom)
Featuring 20+ speakers and experts, the program is spread over 5 sessions covering timely topics such as:
- New drivers in the pathway towards DRC universal electricity access
- Windows of investment opportunities in DRC renewable & clean technologies developments
- DRC mining sector – a key player in enabling the scaling up of the worldwide energy transition
- Overcoming grid limitations, expanding electricity access – New cast of solar and hydro solutions, mini-grid, storage solutions and C&I
- Financing DRC’s universal energy access journey and net-zero promise
This business development platform will be a not-to-be-missed market place for the whole value chain and stakeholders already involved or looking to the country. Be part of the conversation and join us at RENPOWER DR CONGO INVESTORS 2023!
Attending: Key stakeholders including representatives from the government, International Finance Institutions (IFIs), policy makers, international and local developers, EPC contractors, independent power producers, engineering, legal and advisory services, manufacturers, banking and private equity entities.
Agenda and registration – The detailed agenda, speaker line-up and registration form will be available upon your written inquiry. Early bird conditions are currently applied so make sure to take advantage.
For more information, please contact:
+32 2 662 16 12