Energy Revolution Africa 2017 explores the future of renewable energy

Everything you want and need to know about renewable energy and the future of energy development and growth in Africa comes under the spotlight at Energy Revolution Africa 2017. This co-located event to African Utility Week will be hosted for the first time in Africa in Cape Town from 16 to 18 May 2017.

Located at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Energy Revolution Africa will provide a dynamic meeting place for solution providers, consultants, renewable energy producers and the African and global energy minds of the future.

The vast majority of the over 1 billion people living in Africa are unserved by traditional grid supply. This energy landscape is changing as consumers, independent power producers and other stakeholders elect to change the way in which energy is generated and distributed. Green innovations and disruptive technologies are making it possible to quickly roll out integrated microgrid solutions.

“In this context it made sense for us to move with the market and introduce a platform focused on the future of green energy”, said Evan Schiff, event director of African Utility Week and Energy Revolution Africa.

Focusing on community scale projects and innovation in the sectors of renewables, future technology, microgrids, energy efficiency and energy storage, Energy Revolution Africa will showcase the latest technology, practical solutions and examples from successful community and commercial projects.

“It will be a powerful opportunity for new energy purchasers and large power users, from commercial property developers and the agricultural sector to mines and metros as well as anyone interested in the exciting opportunities and technologies that are emerging in a fast growing renewable technology sector.” Schiff said.

The programme for Energy Revolution Africa 2017 includes a three-day Energy Revolution Africa strategic programme as part of the sessions, three days of focused Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited technology workshops and case studies, freely available on the exhibition floor, real-life project experience and exhibitions by over 60 service and solution providers.

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About Energy Revolution Africa and African Utility Week

Over the last 16 years, African Utility Week has been recognised for being the most comprehensive exhibition and conference for power and water utilities in Africa through exploring business opportunities and sharing knowledge about Africa’s power and water sector planning, technology and engineering.

New for 2017, the co-located Energy Revolution Africa explores the transitioning energy landscape in Africa. With a focus on small scale and off-grid projects, Energy Revolution Africa provides a unique platform for solution providers to meet with the developers and end customers in the transitioning energy landscape in Africa.

African Utility Week 2017 and Energy Revolution Africa will take place from 16 to 18 May 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

African Utility Week and Energy Revolution Africa are organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the South African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK. Other flagship events in Spintelligent’s power portfolio are Future Energy East Africa, Future Energy Uganda, Future Energy Nigeria, Future Energy Central Africa and Future Energy Rwanda.

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Naomi Willemse



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