Africa Energy Indaba

18-02-2014 to 20-02-2014, Johannesburg, South Africa

Adopted by the World Energy Council (WEC) as the African regional event of the WEC and presented by the South African National Energy Association (SANEA), the Africa Energy Indaba is supported by the African Union and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.

Harnessing the benefits of clean energy in both food production and in reliable water supply

The competing and complimentary interests of Energy, Water and Food extend far beyond the well know debates about the suitability of bio energy in areas of Africa that are resource constrained [energy, water, arable land].  Energy systems require water for cooling, cleaning and heat transfer.  Water systems in turn need energy for pumping and purification.  Agriculture and food supply systems need both energy and water.  All three need suitable land.  

How do we find a balance that will serve African development and growth?

Nine newly-funded REEEP projects are looking at innovative ways of using clean energy to create symbiosis between the provision of energy, food and water.

The Energy – Water – Food Nexus is an exciting new area in energy efficiency!

This key topic is one of the discussions to be held at the Africa Energy Indaba 2014, amongst others.  

Panellists confirmed to date for the Energy – Water – Food Nexus session will be moderated by Jason Schäffler, Regional Technical Coordinator, REEEP.  Panellists include:

  • Herbert Oberhänsli, VP, Economics & International Relations, Nestle SA
  • Lawrence Jones, Vice President, Utility Innovations and Infrastructure Resilience, Alstom Grid Inc
  • John Purchase, Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Business Chamber
  • Duncan Bonnett, Partner and Director, Whitehouse & Associates

Join us at the Africa Energy Indaba 2014 to find out more about clean energy projects in Africa!

The exhibition, running alongside the Africa Energy Indaba Conference, is the ideal platform for Alternative Energy Solution providers to showcase their products to government and business alike.

Showcase your company and increase your chances to access key alternative energy projects in Africa.  Space is limited and selling fast so book your exhibition space now!

The Africa Energy Indaba’s strategic partners include the World Energy Council (WEC); the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) and is supported by the African Union and the NEPAD Agency.  The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) is the host province partner, with the Gauteng Provincial Department of Infrastructure and Development (GPDID) coming on board as the exhibition host.

Don’t delay!  Register & download your Africa Indaba programme today!  

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