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Annual Renewable Energy

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by Invest Renewables Africa

September 20 - 22

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About the Event

Africa Renewables Investment Summit (ARIS) is a leading renewable energy investment summit with a conference and expo. The event seeks to accelerate renewable energy investment in African countries by linking institutional investors, project developers, policy makers, energy utilities, regulators, corporates and the most influential energy sector decision makers under one roof.

An estimated $70 billion in annual renewable energy investments is required for Africa to meet its electrification targets by 2030, according to a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). ARIS attracts key renewable energy stakeholders and investors from across the globe to discuss solutions to fast track Africa’s energy transition, as well as facilitate investment in renewable energy.

Together with our strategic partners and affiliates, we’ll identify potential projects across the continent for potential investment, and link them to interested investors and developers. ARIS is not just another talk shop, it’s a platform where actual investment is made. Our suite of investors will make investment pledges for renewable energy projects, and sign memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with relevant authorities for specific countries they wish to invest in.

Africa’s rapidly growing cities and economies require massive expansion of clean, modern and affordable energy systems. Renewable energy provides Africa with the best opportunity to leap-frog straight into a sustainable energy future.

The most important event on Africa's energy transition!

Africa Renewables Investment Summit (ARIS)

ARIS seeks to accelerate renewable energy investment in African countries by linking institutional investors, project developers, policy makers, energy utilities, regulators, corporates and the most influential energy sector decision makers under one roof. The “Energise Africa” project is Africa’s most ambitious project of its kind to date. Key experts will gather at ARIS to dissect solutions to rapidly energise Africa. There will be lots of opportunities to meet investors, with investment set to be facilitated right at the event!

Conference Schedule

Opening keynote: The Investment Case for African renewables – Why investors should look at Africa now

Africa has the world's largest potential for renewable energy but only receives less than 2% of global renewable energy investment. With so many underexploited opportunities, and an urgent need for renewable energy in Africa, several African countries have made tremendous regulatory updates to attract investment. This keynote will spell out the opportunities for investment in Africa's renewable energy sector, and the intricacies of developing projects in Africa, and why investors should start investing now.

09:45 - 10:15 AM Hall 8

The role of green hydrogen in the energy transition

Green Hydrogen presents a significant opportunity for an increased and accelerated deployment of renewables across Africa. It also presents a clean power alternative for industries that are difficult to electrify, such as steel production. This session will introduce the green hydrogen landscape in Africa, covering the potential for increased renewable deployment and industrial decarbonisation, market building across the continent, and the outlook for the future.

10:45 - 11:45 AM Hall 8

Investor perspectives on the bankability of green hydrogen projects

Hosted by GIZ South Africa’s H2.SA Green hydrogen projects require significant upfront investments, which is why project developers must decide early-on what type of finance and investor they would like to target, and how they intend to convince them. “Bankability'' is the key term that allows projects to access finance and reach financial close. In this session, different investors will provide their perspective on “bankability” in the green hydrogen sector.

11:45 - 12:45 PM Hall 8

Keynote Address: Eskom’s vision for SA’s Just Energy Transition

South Africa’s state-owned power utility plans to retire close to 10 GW of its coal power generation fleet and replace it with renewables. Eskom has identified a pipeline of ‘Just Energy Transition' projects and intends to secure financing with the R131 billion concessional funding raised from the international financiers who have committed to supporting the decarbonisation initiatives in developing countries, including South Africa. Andre de Ruyter will outline Eskom’s Just Energy Transition strategy and the opportunities for partnerships with investors.

09:05 - 09:30 AM Hall 8

Assessing the progress on South Africa’s Just Transition Partnership (JETP)

At UNFCCC COP26, the governments of U.K, France, Germany, U.S and the European Union signed the Just Transition Partnership (JETP) with South Africa where they pledged to mobilise $8.5 billion over the next 3-5 years to help accelerate the country’s energy transition. JETP’s objectives also include supporting South Africa’s pathway to a low carbon economy, and climate resilient society.

09:30 - 10:15 AM Hall 8

Renewable energy investment opportunities in Mozambique

Mozambique has vast potential for renewable energy. Creating a bankable pipeline of projects and racing investment is key to fostering the country’s energy transition. This session to showcase projects that have achieved financial close and deep dive into the policy framework, identifying barriers to investment and making recommendations for tackling them.

10:15 - 11:00 AM Hall 8

Investor Panel: Unpacking risk mitigation tools, finance and guarantee instruments for utility-scale African RE projects

Traditional financing methods for renewable energy projects don't always work for African conditions. This session will explore what innovative finance options lenders and investors can curate for financing African renewable energy projects.

09:05 - 09:45 AM Hall 8

Scaling Solar Energy Investments in Africa

Africa is the true “sun continent”, boasting 60% of the best solar resources worldwide. Despite this potential, Africa currently holds only 1% of solar PV capacity. Already the cheapest source of power in many parts of Africa, solar can help increase energy access and help end energy poverty on the continent. This session will explore how Africa can attract more investment to maximise its solar energy potential.

09:45 - 10:30 AM Hall 8

Scaling wind across Africa: The complementary role of wind in the current energy mix

Africa has 59,000GW of onshore and offshore wind energy potential - enough to meet the continent's energy demand 250 times over. Despite this tremendous technical potential, the continent has only harnessed 0.01 percent of its wind resource. The continent of Africa currently has around 7GW of installed wind capacity as of the end of 2020. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, only a handful of countries have wind farms. This panel examines the complementarity of Africa's tremendous wind potential. Another driver for accelerating wind deployment in Africa is the amended NDC's within the UNFCCC processes ahead of COP27, along with policies to achieve decarbonization, job creation and a just energy transition.

10:30 - 11:15 AM Hall 8

Some of the Speakers

Some of the Speakers

Ahmed Badr

Director, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

André de Ruyter

Group Chief Executive at Eskom Holdings SOC Limited

Chanda Nxumalo

Chairperson, South African Photovoltaic Association (SAPVIA)

Heidi Akran

Senior Investment Officer, IFC

Who will attend ARIS?

1

Renewable Energy
Investors

2

Utilities &
IPPs/Developers

3

Government Ministries &
Policy Makers

4

Law Firms

5

Consultants

6

Corporate Buyers

7

Property Developers

8

Mining Companies &
investors

Why attend ARIS?

LEARN

Expand your knowledge, learn from experts, and get acquainted with the best market intelligence on Africa's renewable energy sector as well as the investment opportunities in Africa's rapidly growing electricity markets.

NETWORK

Connect with key players in the renewable energy space. Build hot leads and secure business. ARIS is an investment focused event, there will be lots of opportunities to secure investment.

BRAND VISIBILITY

Opportunity to showcase your company brand to potential business partners and clients. Position your organisation as a key player in Africa's Renewable Energy transition.

ENERGISE AFRICA

Be part of history. Project "Energise Africa" is Africa's most ambitious to date. ARIS's mission is to accelerate renewable energy investment with the objective to end energy poverty on the continent. Be part of the change makers by attending!

What to expect

ARIS – Catalysing renewable energy investment for Africa’s economic development

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One Day Pass

ZAR 4500

Attend one day of your choice
Access to the Main Plenary
Access to Matchmaking Platform
Access to the exhibition area
Food and access to lunch hall
Delegate bag with goodies
Post event report mailing
White papers, documents




Full Conference Pass (3 days)

ZAR 9500

Attend all 3 days of your choice
Access to the Main Plenary
Access to Matchmaking Platform
Access to the exhibition area
Food and access to lunch hall
Delegate bag with goodies
Post event report mailing
White papers, documents




Full Conference Pass VIP

ZAR 13500

Attend all 3 days of your choice
Get access to Speakers
Access to projects database
Pitching opportunity
Access to the Main Plenary
Access to Matchmaking Platform
Access to the exhibition area
Food and access to lunch hall
Delegate bag with goodies
Post event report mailing
White papers, documents

50% discount for SMEs (T&Cs Apply)

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Some of the companies attending

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About the Venue

CTICC 2

Corner of Heerengracht &
Rua Bartholomeu Dias,
Foreshore,
Cape Town,
8001

Entry Time

Day 01:

07.30 am

Day 02:

07.30 am

Day 03:

07.30 am

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