By Oke Peter
EnergyNet Limited, organiser of the Tanzania Energy Cooperation Summit, has announced that an high level representatives from India’s Solar Energy Corporation and Trinidad & Tobago’s Energy Ministry confirm to attend Tanzania’s official sustainable energy conference to share insights and development strategies during the event.
Held officially under the Patronage of Hon. January Makamba, Minister of Energy for the United Republic of Tanzania, the summit welcomes high level representatives from the European Union, USA, Germany, Japan, the UK and Norway signalling to the world that Tanzania is again open for business.
Public sector stakeholders including EWURA, TPDC, Tanesco, PURA and the Ministry are confirmed to participate at the highest levels across panel discussions and intimate boardrooms covering; private sector engagement, renewable energy power generation, C&I, investment and procurement strategies and downstream gas.
Private sector supporters and sponsors of the summit include; Aggreko, the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), Bowmans, Clarke Energy, IFC, Jinko Solar, Stanbic Bank and Trade and Development Bank (TDB).
“We are excited to be part of the 4th Tanzania Energy Cooperation Summit, taking place from 1 – 3 February 2023 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Tanzania as a country has ambitious energy development plans with a focus on renewables, and accelerated projects in gas and LNG and we are pleased to be part of this journey. Join us as we unpack the role of gas in the country’s energy mix and in driving energy security.” commented Max Schiff, Head of Sales, Southern & Eastern Africa, AggrekoWhilst SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited), Development Corporation of United States, (DFC), AfDB, BII, SIDA, Proparco, Africa50, FMO and DEG attend as speakers, alongside a plethora of leading energy companies including; Masdar, Globeleq, UPEPO Energy, TotalEnergies, AMEA Power, InfracoAfrica, Serengeti Energy, Engie, Nedbank, SparkMeter, Voltalia, Total Eren, Clyde & Co, HDF Energy, Wartsila, CSI Energy, DLA Piper, Absa, Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TEREA) and Tanzania Association of Oil Marketing and more also participate on the agenda.
“The response to the summit has been extremely positive with players from around the world seeking more information on Tanzania’s sustainable energy strategy and EnergyNet is delighted to bring case studies from around the world, as well as from the continent. Noticeably from Trinidad & Tobago who will discuss ‘building a gas economy’, and Karen Breytenbach who now heads up procurement for Namibia’s vast hydrogen development programme and will contribute on sessions covering procurement strategies alongside SECI, India’s Solar Energy Corporation.” Shiddika Mohamed, EnergyNetSessions include:
• Tanzania’s energy development project roadmap and setting up for success
• Procurement options to support private sector participation
• The role of gas in Tanzania’s energy mix• The role of the private sector in procuring solar and wind capacity
• Legal and regulatory framework to support investor confidence
• Development of regional transmission and PPPs
• Making IPPs bankable – how can multilateral and private market insurers step in to fill bankability gaps?
High level participants include: H.E. Honourable January Makamba, Minister of Energy, United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Ambassador Manfredo Fanti, Head of the European Union Delegation to Tanzania & the EAC, H.E. Honourable Eng. Felchesmi J. Mramba, Permanent Secretary, United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Ambassador-Designate Sherif Ismail, Embassy of Egypt, Tanzania, H.E. Ambassador Regine Hess, German Embassy, Tanzania, H.E. High Commissioner Binaya Srikanta Pradhan, High Commission of India, Tanzania, H.E. Ambassador Elisabeth Jacobsen, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Tanzania and H.E. High Commissioner David Concar, British High Commission, Tanzania.
Tanzania’s electricity sector hasn’t seen as much private sector participation compared to other markets in the region – particularly, in respect of renewable energy IPPs. #TECS23 will hopefully make a positive contribution towards changing this by allowing delegates to better appreciate key sector trends and government initiatives.
For ATI, #TECS23 should illustrate the role we could play in enabling financing via our de-risking instruments that address political and short-term liquidity risks.” observes Obbie Banda, Underwriter, Acting RLSF Coordinator at African Trade Insurance Agency.