A brighter future for African power

Renewable energy holds the key to meeting future power needs across Africa. The International Finance Corporation said “Solar power has enormous potential to quickly and affordably meet the energy needs of emerging markets – including in sub-Saharan Africa, where two out of three people lack access to electricity and existing grids are under strain,”

PennWell Corporation, organizers of POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa have created a platform for industry experts and key players to come together to exchange knowledge and encounter technology capable of creating a brighter future for African power. The event covers the entire power generation spectrum, renewable, fossil fuels, nuclear and addresses the technology needs of utilities and power distributors. End-to end, it is the must attend event for all those generating and delivering power as well as large scale users of electricity.

Since inception in 2012, the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa conference and exhibition has grown year on year to become a leading knowledge-sharing platform for industry experts and key players across Africa. “In 2016, the attendee numbers rose from around 2,000 the year before to over 3,000, with 95% saying they planned to return in 2017,” says Event Director Feraye Gurel. “We see this as an indication that our high-level presentations, advanced networking opportunities and the fact that the events encompass end-to-end power technology and knowledge, meet the needs of the pan-African power sector.”

The 2016 event saw 75+ exhibitors from Africa and around the world showcase their products and services for advanced power generation and distribution. The exhibition floor featured the Turkish Solar Pavilion which presented leading suppliers such as GÜNDER, CW Enerji, Pekintaş Energy, SOLARTURK, who came to share their latest technology and to make connections in the African power industry.

Delegate research revealed that the 2016 POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa conference drew considerable praise for its comprehensive content and the high quality of presentations. Across four parallel tracks, featuring some 30 separate sessions and over 100 expert speakers addressed conference delegates. In 2017, POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa will offer the latest research and learnings, practical insights and strategic advice from a local, African and international power generation and distribution experts and high profile power users.

POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2017 will take place from 18-20 July 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information, please visit www.powergenafrica.com.

See the video highlights of POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2016 here

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