3 of July 2023

ALER members participate in the 25th edition of the Africa Energy Forum

ALER was an official partner of the 25th edition of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) which took place from 20 to 23 June, for the first time in continental Africa in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.


This international energy event brings together government representatives, regulators, development finance institutions, commercial banks, energy and technology providers, and EPCs from different countries around the world.


As part of this, ALER's Members were also present at this year's edition, including the Ministry of Infrastructure and Natural Resources of São Tomé and Príncipe, EDM - Electricidade de Moçambique, CJR Renewables, Green-Venture and Miranda & Associados, who were able to establish contacts with African and international participants.


From the São Toméan Ministry, Gabriel Maquengo, National Director of Energy was a guest speaker at the session "Building a grid for smaller nations", together with Sesneica Leal, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the São Tomé and Príncipe General Regulatory Authority (1st and 2nd photo). In addition to this session, the Ministry's spokesperson was also invited to participate in the debate on "Distributed energy and commercial and industrial energy".


Representing the Mozambican market, EDM's intervention was distinguished with the participation of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Marcelino Gildo Alberto, who ensured the development of structuring projects for the production and transport of energy to meet the needs of the Mozambican market through the interconnection corridors with neighbouring countries.


Also noteworthy was the participation of Green-Venture, a company that provides development, construction, operation and maintenance services in the clean energy sector, in which Miguel Mendes (3rd photo) confirms that "the AEF was the ideal place to develop new contacts and identify investment opportunities in the energy sector in Africa. The slogan "Stakeholders in one place" describes very well what we found. In one place, we were able to interact with key partners interested in promoting the development of the energy sector in Africa."


CJR Renewables, an integrated EPC and BoP services company specialising in the construction of wind parks, was represented by member Jorge Rocha (4th photo).


Miranda & Associados, a law firm that provides services in all areas of law with jurisdictions in the five Portuguese-speaking African countries, was represented by partners Catarina Cunha e Távora and Nuno Cabeçadas (5th photo).


In this 25th edition of the AEF, the 6th Africa Regulators Roundtable was also held, in which all representatives of the regulatory authorities present were able to participate and discuss the opportunities, issues and challenges that still affect the regulation of the sector in Africa. Carlos Ramos, Executive Administrator of the Multisectoral Regulatory Agency for the Economy (ARME) participated in this roundtable representing Cape Verde, together with Felisbela Cunhete, Executive Administrator of the Energy Regulatory Authority of Mozambique and Sesneica Leal representing São Tomé and Príncipe.


The AEF presentations are now available for consultation here.


Source: Green-Venture, CJR Renewables, Miranda Alliance and ARME