Africa Energy Indaba

Feb 19 2013 - Feb 21 2013, South Africa

Sandton Convention Centre

Key on the agenda of the 5th annual Africa Energy Indaba, organised by the African Union’s (AU) New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, South African National Energy Association (Sanea) and the World Energy Council (WEC), is to accelerate the implementation of NEPAD’s Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA).

PIDA provides a common framework for African stakeholders to build the infrastructure necessary for more integrated energy, transport (road, rail, sea, air and pipeline, information and communication technology (ICT) and trans-boundary water networks in Africa. One of its objectives is to ensure sustainable access to energy for all Africans by 2040.

The Africa Energy Indaba, adopted by the World Energy Council (WEC) as the Africa regional event of the WEC, receives global recognition as the foremost event for energy professionals from across the globe and is rapidly gaining momentum as the energy business forum in Africa. Presented by the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) in association with the World Energy Council, the forum has achieved the highest level of endorsement and support and as such is without doubt the leading energy event in Africa.

The Indaba will be held from the 19th – 21st February 2013, at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference continues to grow and has become the foremost forum for debating and exchanging solutions to Africa’s energy challenges and focuses on: African power suppliers; alternative and renewable energies; oil and gas; the legal and regulatory framework, and investment opportunities in African energy projects, to name a few. The exhibition has become a significant market-place for African and international stakeholders doing business in Africa’s energy sector.


The conference will provide an opportunity to:

  • Debate policy
  • Review industrial progress and market trends
  • Discuss the efficiency of various public support mechanisms and public-private partnerships across the continent
  • Review new data and the latest technological trends globally.

Delegates in the early stages of their careers will have an unprecedented opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the energy sector and to lay the foundations for their role as “Future Energy Leaders”.


Energy Indaba Brochure - Click here>>>

Speech by the Minister of Energy of South Africa, Ms Dipuo Peters - Click here>>>

Presentation by NEPAD Head of Energy Programmes - Click here>>>


  • Energy Indaba a cut above the rest thanks to a Stellar Steering Committee - Click here>>>
  • Africa’s premiere energy event secures CPD credits for registered engineers attending 2013 event - Click here>>>
  • Cennergi sponsors Africa Energy Indaba 2013 - Click here>>>
  • South2North Transmission Show on Aljazeera - Click here>>>

Southern African Bioenergy Investment Symposium Presentations:

Bioenergy in Africa and NEPAD Programme - Prof. M. Elmissiry   Click here>>>

Land use change, feedstock and spatial planning tools - Alexandre Strapasson   Click here>>>

Financing Liquid Biofuels - Standard Bank   Click here>>>

Global Energy Sector Trends - Brian A Statham   Click here>>>

The Sugarcane Industry : a sustainable source of renewable energy – Dr.  Marilyn  Govender   Click here>>>

Forging the Path Forward - Meghan Sapp   Click here>>>

Key policy and certification drivers to prioritise and aid bioenergy investment - Nick Goodall   Click here>>>

DBSA outlook for partnering and funding bioenergy projects - Nomfundo Mthembu   Click here>>>

West African Bioenergy Investment Symposium Presentations:

Session 1

Bioenergy in Africa and NEPAD Programme - Prof.M.M.Elmissiry, NEPAD [DOWNLOAD]

Action Plan: ECOWAS Regional Bioenergy Strategy Framework - Bah F. M. Saho, ECREEE [DOWNLOAD]

Session 2

Opportunities for modernized bioenergy in West Africa - Smail Khennas, UNDP  [DOWNLOAD]

Investments in Biofuel Projects in Emerging Economies – Clifford Spencer, Global Technology Transfer Foundation  [DOWNLOAD]

Session 3

Rôle du secteur privé dans la valorisation des résidus et plantes aquatiques - BRADES  [DOWNLOAD]

Plateforme de cogénération à base d’huile végétale pour les zones rurales - Dr Ir Pépin Tchouate Heteu, DEECC CONSULTING  [DOWNLOAD]


Session 4

Improving the energy consumption of the traditional brewery sector in Burkina Faso - Bassirou Ouedraogo  [DOWNLOAD]

Solar & Biomass Hybrid - NEHA ENERGIE  [DOWNLOAD]

Electricity generation using bio-fuel - Mr Abdulrahman Ado, GOLDEN GREEN ENERGY CO LIMITED  [DOWNLOAD]

Financing small scale modern bioenergy projects - Smail Khennas, UNDP  [DOWNLOAD]