Creating a New Future of Energy in Southern Africa

Innovate UK Global Alliance Africa and Holocene invite you to a Fireside Chat style networking session which will be in-person and live streamed online for international attendees.

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15.30 - 18.30 GMT


Cape Town/Online

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Power systems in Africa and across the globe are becoming vastly more complex as demand for electricity grows and decarbonisation efforts ramp up, creating new challenges and business opportunities. Join us for an insightful event as we embark on a journey to discuss the future of distributed energy, with a focus on South Africa.

About the event

Experts will give us an overview of the energy landscape, after which a panel session will bring together experts from startups, academia and established companies to discuss cutting-edge technologies, business models and finance mechanisms that can accelerate the deployment and adoption of distributed energy solutions. The panellists will share real-world examples, lessons learned, and explore the potential of cross-sector collaborations in driving the transition towards a resilient energy future, while touching on areas such as energy storage, virtual power plants, energy wheeling, demand management and EV integration into the grid.

Don’t miss the opportunity to expand your knowledge, network with industry professionals, and be part of the conversation shaping the future of distributed energy in Africa! We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Please note: In-Person attendance start time: 5:30pm SAST, Online Live Web Stream start time 6:00pm SAST / 4:00pm GMT

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Innovate UK KTN and African Energy have partnered to promote this event. African Energy is a leading independent provider of news, analysis and data on Africa’s energy industries. Their coverage is produced by an extensive network of in-country researchers and associates in over 40 African countries.

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