A bright future lies ahead for hydropower in Africa. It is expected that by 2020, hydropower is to account for 52% of West Africa (excluding Nigeria) and 79% of East Africa’s total new additional generation capacity. At least 20, 000MW of hydropower capacity is expected to be added to sub-Saharan Africa’s hydropower capacity by 2015 through both refurbishments of existing old plants and the construction of new projects. A significant number of international IPPs are also exploring opportunities to use Africa's hydro resources to generate private power.

ESI Africa’s Hydropower Africa 2010 is a niche meeting forum where comprehensive presentations, panel discussions and focused sessions will address the issues surrounding the financing and the implementation of hydropower projects in Africa – both large and small.

Why attend?
• Choose from a multi-track programme offering updates on various hydropower projects
• Benefit from the insight and expertise of strategic government and business stakeholders
• Gain perspective through strategic presentations focusing on the state of the industry as well as emerging trends and opportunities
• Discover and evaluate products and services to facilitate sound business decisions
• Network with suppliers, consultants, investors and utility decision makers

Audience profile/Who should attend?

• Municipal managers
• Senior government representatives
• Heads of:
-International Relations
-Planning and Development
-Energy and Water Affairs
-Environmental Affairs

Utilities and IPPs

• Utility CEOs and Managers
• Hydro Managers and Specialists
• Generation Managers
• Power Station Managers
• Plant Engineering Managers
• Project Managers
• Procurement Managers
• Maintenance Managers
• Environmental Managers
• Operational Managers


• Investors
• Development banks
• Financial Directors and Managers
• Multilateral lending organisations


• Renewable energy experts
• Hydro construction engineers
• Dam monitoring and safety specialists
• Environment consultants

Equipment and service providers

• CEOs, MDs, COOs and GMs
• Business Development Managers
• Sales and Product Managers
• Contract Manufacturers