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African Energy Events

First Ministerial and Policy Conference on Sustainable Transport
Date: 28th – 30th October 2014
Venue: UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
Contact: UNEP, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Energy Branch
Phone: +254 (0) 20 7623377

This conference is part of the Africa Sustainable Transport Forum, a high-level platform for discussion and policy decision making. The Forum aims to integrate sustainable transport into Africa's development and planning processes and increase funding to sustainable transport programmes in Africa, with the broader aim of improving access to transport, reducing air pollution and climate emissions, and improving road safety and health. The Forum also aims to share experiences from demonstration and pilot projects and foster South-South exchanges. The Forum intends to hold Ministerial conferences bi-annually, with Sub-Regional conferences in the interim years. The Forum is a partnership among the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the World Bank. UNEP hosts the Forum Secretariat. read more:

West African Power Industry Convention 2014
Date: 18th-19th November 2014
Venue: Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria.
Phone: +27 21 700 3500

The 2 day conference will update you on the power sector reforms plus presentations and panel discussions addressing electricity power generation, transmission and distribution issues. Discover new opportunities in the sectors and get insight on planned cross-border co-operations.

AfricaSolar 2014
Date: 20th – 22nd November 2014
Venue: Ouagadougou, Kadiogo, Burkina Faso
Phone: +226-78-14-79-96

Organized by the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) and the Ministry of Mining and Energy of Burkina Faso, in partnership with the Universities of Ougadougou and Perpignan, the second International Conference on Solar Energy in Africa will convene in Ouagadougou under the theme 'Solar Market in Africa, Strengths and Weaknesses'. The event is expected to bring together around 300 scientists, experts and investors to: assess different solar technologies and related opportunities; and examine the strengths and weaknesses of the solar market in Africa. Topics addressed at the conference are: solar technologies; access to energy in rural areas; energy storage; energy efficiency; and the role of politics, investors and private companies. The conference will seek to bring out concrete recommendations for decision makers and stakeholders on promoting the development of the region's solar market.

South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference 2015 (SAIREC)
Date: 4th – 7th October 2015
Venue: South Africa
Contact: REN21 Secretariat

The Government of South Africa together with the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) are hosting the South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), to gather ministers, decision-makers, civil society, academia and the private sector to discuss experiences and strategies for accelerating the global deployment of renewable energy. The event is aimed particularly at giving the African renewable energy industry opportunities to showcase its work and gain insights from other participants. This event will build upon previous "IREC" conferences held in Abu Dhabi (2013), Delhi (2010), Washington D.C (2008), Beijing (2005) and Bonn (2004).

Second Meeting of the UN Environment Assembly
Date: 23rd – 27th May 2016
Venue: UNEP Headquarters, UN Offices in Nairobi (UNON), Gigiri
Contact: Jiri Hlavacek
Phone: (254-20) 7621234

The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will convene for the second time in 2016. The UNEA of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) represents the highest level of governance of international environmental affairs in the UN system. The Rio+20 conference agreed in June 2012 to strengthen and upgrade UNEP through measures including universal membership of its Governing Council and ensuring the active participation of all relevant stakeholders. In March 2013, the 67th session of the UN General Assembly changed the designation of the Governing Council of UNEP to become UNEA, reflecting the intention to elevate its status.

Global Energy Events


European Utility Week 2014
Date: 4th-5th November 2014
Venue: Amsterdam RAI
Tel: +31 346 290 780

European Utility Week unites three previous landmark events: Metering, Billing/CRM Europe, Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe and Smart Homes under one single banner..

Renewable UK 2014
Date: 11th-13th November 2014
Venue: Manchester, UK
Tel: +46 764 980

Our conference and exhibition offers an energetic programme, unrivalled networking opportunities, Gala Dinner, Careers and so much more. Benefit from three days of conference sessions, extensive exhibition and side events addressing policy and technical developments in the industry. More details will be available soon.

GeoPower Global Congress
Date: 2nd—4th December 2014
Venue: Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +44 (0)20 7099 0600

Now entering its 6th year, the GeoPower Global Congress has grown from its initial European-only focus to provide an unrivalled opportunity to share experiences and best-practices to optimise the delivery of geothermal power and heat projects across the globe.

Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America 2014
Date: 9th-11th December 2014
Venue: Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando,Fl, USA
Tel: +1-888-299-8016
We're breaking out of the vertical energy mindset and dividing up the renewable energy marketplace by size, application and region. Our large-scale renewables track will cover baseload and multi-megawatt-scale renewable energy projects, policies and applications. Our distributed generation track will look at smaller commercial and behind-the-meter renewable energy applications, technologies and policies and our utility integration track will cover permitting and interconnection and other grid impacts of renewable energy. Our renewables and the global market track will examine how renewables are making an impact on emerging markets, for example how they are solving energy issues for the billions of people worldwide without access to power. Finally, our innovative energy partnerships track will look at how renewable energy and other traditional fuels can work together such as pairing geothermal energy with oil and gas exploration; algae projects with power plants; pumped hydro or natural gas with wind farms and solar with coal plants.

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2015
Date: 19th-22nd January 2015
Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +65 6741 9927

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2014 will offer a number of renewable energy-related events, including a conference, exhibition, "Project and Finance Village," and "Young Future Energy Leaders program". Hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, the event will be attended by international policy makers, industry experts, investors and media, who will discuss practical and sustainable solutions to future energy challenges.

World Biomass Power Markets
Date: 17th—18th February 2015
Venue: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: +44 (0)20 7099 0600

The industry forum for the biomass power, co-firing and solid waste-to-energy sectors.The 2015 event promises to be even bigger and better with over 500 key power industry professionals, 120 leading speakers, a 50 stand exhibition hall and over 30 hours of streamed content.