Wind, solar, hydro and biomass projects will play a major role in meeting Africa's growing power needs. Many African countries have strong renewable energy ambitions but to date only South Africa and Morocco have introduced fully fledged independent power producer (IPP) procurement programmes. South Africa intends to bring 6.9 GW of renewables capacity online by 2020. However political and exchange rate risks rank highest on the list of concerns for investors in African renewable energy projects.
The event will highlight the key opportunities and challenges facing investors and developers within the renewable energy sector, with a focus on solar, wind and hydro.
Panel Speakers Include:
Tas Anvaripour, Partner, Clean Energy Team
Prior to joining Abraaj, Ms. Anvaripour was the Chairperson at THEMIS, a project development and transaction advisory company focusing on economic (power and transport), industrial (heavy industries, oil and gas), and social infrastructure projects in the transitioning countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Before joining THEMIS, Ms. Anvaripour was the CEO of Africa50, an infrastructure delivery initiative sponsored by the African Development Bank. Prior to this position, as Director of Business Development at the African Development Bank, she led the design, structuring, fund raising and establishment of Africa50 among other initiatives. She was also the Head for Private Infrastructure Finance where she was in charge of African Development Bank’s private sector investments in the Energy, Transport, Water, and ICT sectors.