Why Attend?

Who will I meet?

Knowledge is the most value currency in the energy sector. Knowledge only has worth if it is shared.

Enlit Africa gives you the chance to share your knowledge and learn from others, both live and on our digital platform. Enlit Africa will bring you face-to-face with the best thought-leaders, innovators and disruptors in the energy sector and beyond representing power generators, IPPs, utilities, grid operators, energy companies, retailers, energy markets, plus commercial and industrial energy users.

At Enlit Africa you will meet the people you most need to know – and those you didn’t realise you needed to know.

Don’t be a bystander in the energy transition: be a participant. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Our COVID-19 Protocols 

Industry All Secure Standard Summary 

The implementation of enhanced measures will provide our audience with the assurance and confidence that our shows and events have health and safety as our number one priority.

Below, we have summarised the best practice guide for organising and delivering trade shows and exhibitions of all sizes, in all locations ensuring the health and safety of all attendees in response to COVID-19.

The below out lines the framework we are researching and working to our specific plans and actions will be communicated in due course by the show team. 

Physical Distancing 

Crowd Density Standard (CDS) By controlling the density, appropriate physical distancing can occur throughout the event. 
Eliminating Handshakes Recommend the elimination of handshakes. 
Staggered Admission Where needed, attendees will be allocated a designated time slot for arrival and stipulated visit duration and will be encouraged to set meetings in advance. 
Enhanced Quality of Visitors Opportunities to vet attendees through a series of demographic criteria and exhibitor feedback.
Floor Planning Introduction of on-way visitor traffic that could create a logical flow through venues. 
Set Up & Break Down Enhanced guidelines to assist contractors in the set up and break down of events. 
Conference Rooms Rooms with recommended density and seating arrangements will follow local distancing guidance. 
Food & Beverage  Replace open or self-service buffets with food served pre-packaged or in closed containers. 
Registration     An increased use of technology can facilitate seamless and contactless access upon entry and exit. 
Monitoring & Control Appoint and train a hygiene subject matter expert who will be responsible for ensuring these guidelines are followed at each event.

 

 Cleaning & Hygiene Countermeasures

Venue Deep-Cleaning  Requirement of venues to provide a deep cleaning prior to move in and again before the event opens.
Venue Ambient Environmental Controls Recommend ensuring the proper ventilation, temperature, humidity, UV air purification control, etc. are in place. 
Waste Management Collection and removal of waste receptacles will be increased during events in order to minimise risk.
Stand Cleaning Exhibitors will be required to disinfect their respective booths and exhibits regularly throughout the event.
Hand Sanitisers Stations will be positioned at key locations throughout the event. 
Conference & Seminar Rooms All equipment, including AV, will be disinfected between each use, and conference rooms will have an increased cleaning schedule throughout the day.

 

Protect and Detect 

Contact Tracing Offering assistance to the proper authorities in contact tracing efforts where country laws allow. 
Infrared & Thermal Imaging Equipment will be available at the entrances to venues at organised industry gatherings. 
Enhanced First Aid & Medical Support Offering an increased number of First Aid stations located throughout the event with enhanced medical support available. 
Quarantine Area Offering a dedicated quarantine area for people displaying the symptoms of COVID-19. 
Emergency Response Plans Implementation of processes for possible COVID-19 incidents, both confirmed and suspected. 
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Key personnel, including cleaning, medical, food and beverage workers, etc. will be offered PPE.
Facemasks Requirements of every attendee at every event in line with local authority requirements. 
Employee Screening Potentially look at encouraging all Clarion employees to undergo COVID-19 symptomatic screening in advance of each work day.

 

Communication

Show Website, Apps & SMS Guidelines can be communicated for each event through all marketing channels. 
Exhibitor Manuals Will be updated to include specific details of what exhibitors need to do to execute the enhanced safety and hygiene measures. 
Public Addresses During Show Repeat messages to be broadcast about the importance of best practices shared from medical and government authorities. 
Event Signage  Will include common signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as communicated by the appropriate medical and health authorities. 
Pre- Show Messaging Communication of key pieces of information including updates from global and local health organisations, show admission policies, hygiene briefings and health protection measures. 

 

Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our audience and we look to ensure that our events run as smoothly, successfully and of course, safely as you have come to expect from a Clarion event. 

Networking Opportunities

Enlit Africa empowers you to engage and connect both live and digitally with our community from of 88,000+ energy professionals. Live at an event with over 10,000 power & energy professionals, how do you use your time as efficiently as possible? Our digital platform supports your matchmaking to help connect you with the right contacts so you could continue those conversations before, after and at the live event.

For you to take advantage of the many business opportunities available to you, the event hosts dedicated networking areas, meet and greets with (international) delegations, social events and a matchmaking desk.

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Metering 

Metering 

Metering & Revenue Cycle Management

Reduce your non-technical losses and protect your customer’s data.

Billing and payment from customers is essential for the financial viability of a power company.  The technology behind a meter and its roll out should neither be neglected or underestimated. Enlit Africa leads in the metering and revenue cycle management for the technology on show at the Expo and the expert advice in the conference.

Why attend? 

  • Reduce your non-technical losses
  • Best practice case studies for a meter roll out. African solutions for Africa
  • Find out the latest metering technology for your business
  • Secure big data and advance your cybersecurity protocols
  • Ask your questions to metering experts

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Benefits of attending?

As a utility or municipality you will:

  • Improve the financial viability of your organisation through increased payments
  • Understand the risks of not implementing a TID Rollover Programme and advice for a successful TID rollover
  • Improve your organisation’s customer service 
  • Keep up to speed with all the latest metering technologies and kit

 

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Cities & Municipalities

Cities & Municipalities

Don't Be Caught In The Dark

Get ahead of changes in the industry.

Municipalities in South Africa have challenges with irregular power supply, debt collection, shortage of qualified staff, maintenance on aging and failing infrastructure and securing funding and financing. Regulatory and technological developments are changing the way in which electricity is generated, distributed and sold and the ripple effect on municipalities presents massive opportunities. Enlit Africa will provide you with all the tools and equipment to deal with and implement all the upcoming changes and benefit from the opportunities.

Why attend: 

  • Find solutions for municipality power generation
  • Access EPCs, Developers and IPPs
  • Keep up with advancement in technologies
  • Discover protocols for cyber security and data protection
  • Discuss health, safety and maintenance for your municipality
  • Explore new technical developments
  • Learn about new equipment available for lifeline workers
  • Hear about the latest safety, security and risk mitigation strategies
  • Learn how to automate routine/standardised processes
  • Build a strong network of subcontracting partnerships
  • Upskill your staff to improve performance and execute better service delivery
  • How to deal with shortage of supply – demand exceeding supply

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Who should attend?

Municipal decision makers

  • CEO
  • Directors
  • Departmental managers
  • Finance Executives
  • Technical department 
  • Technological department
  • City planners
  • Water and sanitation
  • and more 

..this is where you will find an answer to the solutions of alternative power supply and integration of IPP's into the grid, new technologies, metering and more.

We have exhibitors representing every aspect of the power, energy and water industry.

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Water    

Water    

Securing Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

In a recent World Resource Institute Report the Global Commission’s more than 200 experts found that bold climate action could deliver at least $26trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This highlights that one of the main drivers of this shift to a low-carbon economy is the water industry.

Securing safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for all in sub-Saharan Africa would require $35 billion per year in capital costs. This highlights the growing need in investing in better water management and infrastructure.

With a significant funding gap needing to be bridged to invest in better water management and infrastructure, strong and active partnerships between the private sector and municipal governments are needed to respond to the growing demand for water services.

Why attend: 

  • Explore opportunities in a circular economy
  • Hear global responses to water scarcity
  • Explore the different methodologies towards unlocking water funding

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Benefits of attending:

  • Engage with leading sector professionals on how the industry can build resilience in water management
  • Be equipped with solutions to get existing water infrastructure operating reliably
  • Learn about the progress on water pipe replacement programmes
  • Understand the latest advances in water treatment and sanitation services

Who should attend?

  • Water Utilities (Municipalities)
  • Project Developers (Provincial Government)
  • Consultants
  • Government (water and sanitation)
  • Water treatment plants
  • Municipalities: top and middle management within water division
  • Property developers
  • Large water users (estates, golf courses, developments, corporates)
  • Mines

Top-line topics:

  • Development of organisational frameworks to tackle water scarcity
  • Solutions to get existing water infrastructure operating reliably
  • Advances in water treatment 
  • Global response to water scarcity: Country case studies
  • Unlocking water funding

We have exhibitors representing every aspect of the power, energy and water industry.

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Large Power Users / Commercial & Industrial

Large Power Users / Commercial & Industrial

Keeping The Lights On. 

Are you concerned with how an intermittent power supply is affecting your livelihood?

Discover new strategies and solutions to address the unstable and expensive electricity supply affecting your business at Africa’s largest power and energy Expo and Conference.
Large energy users as well as SMMEs across the Commercial and Industrial sector throughout Africa are under immense pressure because of challenges created by unreliable power sources. Not only is electricity an appreciating cost, an intermittent supply affects your business’ productivity and could damage your equipment.

Why attend: 

  • Access to over 360 suppliers who provide measures to counter power outages
  • Free seminars on self-generation solutions ranging from renewable energy sources through energy storage possibilities to off grid mini-grids
  • Networking opportunities with renowned energy experts to solve your energy challenge 

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Who should attend?

Company representatives from Commercial and Industrial entities and energy intensive SMMEs affected by power interruptions with a need to own the power supply or create parity integration into the grid. Considering the new developments in the South African power sector? You should attend if you are:

  • Facilities manager
  • Operations manager
  • Sustainability manager
  • Energy manager
  • Asset manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Director: in Risk Management
  • Chief Operating Officer or
  • Asset Protection Specialist

...this is where you will find an answer to your power needs.

We have exhibitors representing every aspect of the power, energy and water industry.

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Finance & Investment

Finance & Investment

Bridging The Gap Between Projects And Developers.

Discussions with any power utility or generator across Africa will raise a number of issues – top of these is the apparent unavailability of finance for project development.  Have the same discussion with financiers and investors, and they will tell you that there is no shortage of funding, only a shortage of bankable projects. How then, do we bridge the gap between projects and developers?
 
A multi-pronged approach is what is needed, one that encompasses a re-think of some of the  legislation and regulation within national borders, updating processes and providing a clearer indication of the availability of projects and the criteria for being considered ‘bankable’.
 
At Enlit Africa you will be able to find solutions to these considerations through an understanding of the landscape in which financiers and utilities operate. Explore the disconnect between them and who is actively involved in project development and funding across the continent.
 
We will also unpack significant changes to legislation or regulation that will impact either investment opportunities, the opening up of new markets and, of increasing important, how the energy transition will enable and benefit all citizens and communities.

Why attend: 

  • Understand how you can access the funding available for project development
  • Understand the implications of the IRP for South Africa’s energy landscape and future energy mix
  • Learn about developments across the world to ensure that the energy transition is not just technically successful, but that it is just – ensuring access and fair pricing to all
  • Get to grips with strategies to extend the life of your generation plant and plan out your grid and asset life extension to the benefit of your balance sheet and your customers
  • Understand what it takes to encourage private sector participation in your energy sector – with discussions ranging from the importance of utility reform to the role of talent and viable tariff structures
  • Consider the importance of the productive use of energy and its implications for the financial security of your utility.

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Who should attend?

Any utility, developer or interested party who is wanting to understand:

  • Who is funding which projects in which countries or regions
  • How you can access these funds
  • What the expectations are from financiers and development agencies
  • How you can delay massive capital investments through life extension
  • What social considerations are now considered part of ‘business as usual’ as the concept of the ‘just’ energy transition becomes a major consideration

 
Financiers, multi-lateral agencies and developers who want to understand:

  • The sticking points for utilities and IPPs
  • The regulatory and legal frameworks within which utilities across Africa operate and how you can work with them
  • Which countries or regions are seeking investment and how you can get involved?
  • How policy is going to enable new projects across the continent
  • We have exhibitors representing every aspect of the power, energy and water industry

 

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Traditional Power

Traditional Power

Keep The Lights On. 

Are you concerned about the reliability, sustainability and affordability of your power plant?

Discover new strategies and solutions to address reliability and efficiency of your power plant.

Budgetary constraints on the maintenance of existing infrastructure and the financing of new infrastructure projects means utilities now more than ever have to be innovative and pro-active in their approach to delivering energy.

Why attend: 

  • Free access to exhibiting thermal generation suppliers to diversify your generation capabilities
  • High level strategic discussions on finance and investments
  • In-depth look at accelerating the growth of the gas market in Africa
  • Seminars on maintenance, increasing efficiencies and digitising your power plant
  • Connect with renowned experts to find solutions to your energy challenges
  • Explore how to change the grid to integrate wheeling and embedded generation
  • Comprehensively upskill your staff
  • Explore solutions to energy access challenges
  • Interrogate the ‘best-case’ generation mix for the African context

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Benefits of attending:

  • Implement a cost saving generation mix
  • Be proactive in your approach to future planning and increase your bottom line
  • Successfully integrate innovative solutions into your power plant
  • Decrease disruptions in the running of your power plant
  • Increase the longevity of your assets
  • Develop strong relationships with thermal generation suppliers

Who should attend?

Utility; EPC representative; Engineer; Developer/IPP; Maintenance, Sustainability, Asset or Energy Manager.

We have exhibitors representing every aspect of the power, energy and water industry.

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Renewables

Renewables

Diversify Your Energy Mix!

Are you concerned about CO₂ emissions and how best to integrate Renewable Energy into your generation mix?

Explore the possibilities that renewable energy presents and its role in the future of generation.

The demand for cleaner and greener energy and the increasing affordability of renewable technologies have further cemented the role that renewable energy will play in the generation mix. With favourable developments in batteries, now more than ever, the renewable energy market is open for business.

Why attend: 

  • Gain free access to exhibiting renewable energy suppliers for the latest technological advancements
  • Take part in high level strategic discussions on the role of renewable energy in energy transition
  • Understand how to extract value from waste through the use of innovative technologies
  • Be part of an in-depth look at the potential of small scale hydro in Africa
  • Explore how renewable energy could be the solution to solve the energy access challenges
  • Connect with renowned experts to find solutions to your energy challenges
  • Interrogate the ‘best-case’ generation mix for the African context

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Benefits of attending:

  • Implement a cost saving generation mix
  • Successfully integrate innovative solutions for your renewable energy storage needs
  • Align your projects with criteria provided by financiers
  • Incorporate new renewable tech into your existing infrastructure to optimise performance
  • Develop strong relationships with renewable energy suppliers

Who should attend?

Utility; EPC representative; Engineer; Developer/IPP; Maintenance, Sustainability, Asset or Energy Manager.

We have exhibitors representing every aspect of the power, energy and water industry.

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Transmission & Distribution

Transmission & Distribution

Integration Into The Grid

Solutions for how to best manage integration of renewable energy.

The nuts and bolts segment of getting power from the generator to the home – this is the backbone of all major power systems.

Challenges across the distribution sector include an inability to identify or stem losses from tampering or non-payment or manage the level of non-technical losses on the system. Coupled with an increasing need for grid resilience along with reliability, utilities are facing not only the impacts of climate change on the need for resilience, but also technical challenges brought about by the integration of renewable energy, communication, storage and cyber risks.

At Enlit Africa you will be able to find solutions to how best manage the integration of renewable energy and how storage will enable quicker, smarter grid balancing. Communication technology enables bi-directional communication, giving utilities deeper insight into the exact status of the grid and allows for longer term planning and CAPEX optimisation.

Why attend: 

  • Understand how technical losses can be managed by taking a holistic viewpoint of the distribution grid.
  • Discuss the technical and regulatory implications of renewable energy integration on your grid, while ensuring continued reliability and resilience.
  • Learn how you can prepare for and recover from a cyberattack, and why you need to prepare for when, not if, an attempt is made to hack your grid.
  • Smart grid communication is a vital element of the new grid. Analyse various types of communication technologies and protocols and understand how each is delivering reliability and increasingly broad communication bands.
  • Energy storage is no longer just a peak generation opportunity – it is being used for grid balancing and to drive power quality. Determine how best to implement storage on your network.
  • Consider the process and analysis that needs to be undertaken to plan and implement a grid extension project, including considerations for off-grid access for rural communities.

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Who should attend?

Any utility, developer or interested party who is wanting to understand:

  • How they can improve revenue management and loss reductions across the network
  • Why technology needs to be considered from a holistic perspective
  • How to overcome the technical challenges of feeding renewable energy into the grid
  • Why energy storage could be a game changer for your network operations

 Vendors who want to understand:

  • The technical and environmental challenges faced by utilities across Africa
  • How regulation is changing and opening up opportunities in new markets
  • Development policies and agendas which are driving investment and modernisation efforts

Top-line topics

  • Combatting technical and non-technical losses
  • The challenges of grid resilience
  • Cybersecurity and its impact on your business
  • Smart grid and smart meter communication
  • Battery storage
  • Planning for grid extension – considerations and finance


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Why Africa?

Africa holds enormous resources, which can supply the world with energy from diversified energy sources. With a population exceeding one billion people, and with an estimated combined economy of $1.5 trillion, huge opportunities lie in wait for investors, developers and operators.

The AfDB estimates that to reach its New Deal aspirational vision of giving one billion Africans access to modern energy services by 2025, a total of 230-310 billion USD needs to be invested into electrification projects until 2025.

This kind of investment via new energy access funds is already ongoing through instruments like the private debt energy access fund recently set up by Swiss impact asset manager,  responsability, or directly from the AfDB.

Read this country breakdown on which developments targeting specific energy needs in African countries are currently on track, courtesy of our host publication ESI Africa.

Enlit Africa's strategic conferences and knowledge hubs provide exclusive insight into the African power, energy and water sectors. Gain market intelligence while connecting with Africa's industry professionals. 

 

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Host Ministry

  • Mineral resources & energy

Host Utility

  • eskom-logo

Host City

  • City-of-Cape-Town

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

Gold Sponsor

  • Lucy Electric
  • Conlog
  • Landis+Gyr
  • General Electric

 

Silver Sponsor

  • Brady
  • Canada Pavilion
  • G3-PLC
  • IFS
  • Oracle
  • IEEMA
  • Power Africa
  • Longi Solar
  • PRIME Alliance
  • Toshiba

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamezela
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Prime Alliance
  • Apua Asea

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • Ntiyiso
  • Salga-logo

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Initiate Supporting Partners

  • Sarebi
  • SAIEE
  • FEENIX