Moderator: Ministry of Energy, Zambia
Objective: “Scene setting” - provide participants with a good common understanding of the current state of the Zambian market, recent and foreseen developments, and main issues to be addressed.
Presentation One: REA: Focus on Government Objectives and Approach for Off-Grid Electrification
Presentation Three: SIAZ: Key challenges in meeting the energy requirements of rural / off-grid communities
Moderator: Geoffrey Kaila, Chairman, SIAZ
Objective: Improve understanding on what companies/projects require to successfully deliver public interests and how well-targeted support programmes can help such companies grow. What effect does investment support have vs a good policy environment – which measures should come at which scale, and when? The session will debate the best ways to distribute public support instruments for off-grid renewables in Zambia.
Presentation One: Benon Bena, Uganda Rural Electrification Agency
Presentation Two: Abdussalam Yusuf, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Presentation Three: Pep Bardouille, Senior Operations Officer, Off-Grid Team, IFC
Moderator: Balthasar Klimbie, Rural Electrification Expert, EU Technical Assistance Facility
Objective: To inform participants about upcoming financial support instruments to help projects reach financial close, with specific focus on the ElectriFi Country Window Zambia and the IAEREP Grant Facility.
|Presentation One: Alexander Filippov, TA1 IAEREP Policy, Legal and Regulatory Team & Edvard Magnus Baardsen, TA2 IAEREP Feasibility and Demonstration Projects Team|
Presentation Two: Hatem Mahbouli, ElectriFI Facility for Zambia
Presentation Three: Michael Franz, Team Leader, RECP
Moderator: Adam Grodzicki, Head of Infrastructure, Delegation of the European Union to Zambia and COMESA
Objective: To evaluate the business case for mini-grids and micro-grids in Zambia, focusing on the availability of market data / appropriate sites, effectiveness of the regulatory environment in stimulating investment (tariffs, protection from main grid encroachment), affordability of services in rural communities and financing structures to achieve scale and bankability for investors. To what extent are subsidies for grid construction required? Which financial institutions are willing to finance this sector, what instruments are available, what criteria will potential applicants be required to demonstrate?
Presentation One: Matt Wainwright, CFO, Standard Microgrid
Presentation Two: Mukabanji Mutanuka, Business and Commercial Development, PowerCorner Zambia
Moderator: David Lecoque, Policy & Business Development Manager, Alliance for Rural Electrification
Objective: To discuss the Zambian strategy to ensure universal access to electricity for all in accordance with SDG 7 through the provision of SHS (where main grid and mini-grid solutions are not currently economic). How are SHS companies financed, is the business case sustainable? How can costs of delivery of services by reduced? How can payments systems be streamlined? What innovations can be applied to enhance the business case for investors? Can SHS projects be deployed through women’s groups and female entrepreneurs?
Presentation One: Ivan Topalov, Corporate Finance Director, Fenix
Presentation Two: Tamara Mkandawire, National Sales and Service Coordinator, Vitalite
Presentation Three: Snehar Shah, General Manager – East Africa, Azuri Technologies
Moderator: Laura Sundblad, Access to Finance Manager, GOGLA