The Digital Energy Festival for Africa’s second week saw engaging discussions continue on widely differing topics, from solar to nuclear to hydropower – proving that  the six-week-long online event is an all-encompassing energy content tour de force.

Programme highlights from last week included:

IPP Office Head and Eskom CEO co-chair investor energy roundtable
For the first time, Eskom CEO André de Ruyter and Tshifhiwa Bernard Magoro, Head of South Africa’s IPP Office will Co-Chair an intimate boardroom meeting during the Africa Energy Forum.

Winners of AFSIA Solar Awards announced
The inaugural Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) Solar Awards, organized in partnership with the Africa Energy Forum (aef), culminated in a grand show streamed online, during which the winners of 15 categories were unveiled and celebrated.

Digital Energy Festival for Africa on continent’s ‘staggering’ hydropower potential
Hydropower plays a key role in all of the African Development Bank’s High 5 priority areas that are intended to support the continent’s achievement of the UN Sustainability Goals. This is according to Batchi Baldeh, Director Power Systems Development at the AfDB, who took part in a live discussion presented by the Africa Energy Forum on “Overcoming Development and Environmental challenges to unlock Hydropower’s Potential in Africa,” as part of the current Digital Energy Festival for Africa.

South Africa weighs big block nuclear vs small modular reactors
South Africa recently committed to a 2500MW nuclear newbuild programme and has issued the request for information (RFI). In the NIASA and ESI Africa Digital Dialogue that took place as part of the Digital Energy Festival, a breakdown was presented of the pros and cons of a large-scale nuclear and small modular reactor (SMR) builds in South Africa.

Join us for the Digital Energy Festival
Morning Coffee video on ESI Africa.

For more information on the exciting and packed programme and to register for the Digital Energy Festival:
   – Africa Energy Forum sessions, click here
   – Oil & Gas Council sessions, click here
   – African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa sessions, click here – FREE access
   – ESI Africa sessions, click here – FREE access

The Digital Energy Festival is hosted jointly by four of Clarion Events’ leading energy brands Africa Energy ForumAfrican Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa and the Oil & Gas Council’s Africa Assembly and the leading energy journal ESI Africa providing six weeks of compelling content until 26 November.

Clarion Energy
The UK-based Clarion Events Group’s Clarion Energy Series runs over 40 events that cover the oil, gas, power and energy sectors, making it one of the group’s largest portfolios.

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