06 October 2015, Sweetcruded/APO, Cape Town, South Africa — Following the overwhelming success of the South Africa: Gas Options (SA:GO) meeting in Cape Town last week – which welcomed over 300 investors to learn about South Africa’s Gas IPP programme – Karén Breytenbach and the IPP Office team will attend Powering Africa: Finance Options meeting (PA:FO) (http://www.poweringafrica-finance.com) in Cape Town from 5-6th November to explore some of the potential financing bottlenecks which could arise in the gas programme.
The potential of the Gas IPP and the continuing enthusiasm for the REIPPP, combined with the clear backing of both programmes at the highest levels of South Africa’s government as outlined last week at SA:GO, means that a focused dialogue around the financing structures will help better formulate upcoming RFPs.
PA:FO is a c-suite dialogue which brings together project and utility leaders such as Mozambique’s EDM and South Africa’s Eskom to challenge investors and development partners in a series of lively roundtable debates. As the number of IPPs across Africa continues to rise in order to meet growing demand for power, PA:FO will get to the heart of financing issues and opportunities in order to build relationships and accelerate investments.
The meeting is again held under Chatham House rule to foster open discussion and healthy debating around some of the more challenging obstacles investors and the public sector face.
PA:FO is limited to 100 c-suite participants to preserve the value of the discussions and networking.