The annual East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) will once again gather the region’s leading power utilities, investors and technology and service providers as the event returns to Nairobi from 3-4 September for its 16th edition.
Kenyan utilities KENGEN, Kenya Power, KETRACO and the Ministries of Energy are key partners again in what is the longest running power conference and expo in East Africa. Large East African utilities such as Tanesco, UEGCL, UMEME, EEPCO and many more will also be present again this year.
Last year, the East Africa Community revealed a $64-billion dollar spending plan on joint power projects in the region for the next 25 years to generate eight times more power than is currently available.
EAPIC director Claire O’Connell said: “this shows a marked rise in confidence that the region has in itself but also by investors in the East African power market and is a welcome catalyst in ensuring a stable, future power supply that will drive the regional economy forward.
EAPIC will gather industry professionals and regulators to seek out solutions on how the region is to meet these ambitious generation capacity goals.”
Uganda prospective investors and suppliers interested in doing business in Uganda, can find out more about its power and utilities sector during a unique Executive Insider Briefing that is to be held in the capital of Kampala from 1-2 September. The two-day forum will present delegates with the opportunity to hear first-hand updates about current projects, future plans and initiatives in the sector and meet high-level stakeholders in the Ugandan economy and government.
Important dates to note include, Conference and expo which will be held in 3-4 September, Pre-conference workshops to be held in 2 September and site visiting which will be on 5 September.