Power stakeholders to meet in Nairobi next week
29 August 2014, 14:29
Nairobi - The East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC)’s
Conference Director, Irene Ochem, said next week’s gathering will enable
professionals and stakeholders explore ways of enabling the region meet its
generation capacity goals.
More than 1 000 delegates are expected to gather in
Nairobi next Wednesday and Thursday for the EAPIC, which comes as the region
prepares for massive investments in the power sector.
Ochem said that East Africa Community’s plan to spend $64
billion on joint power projects in the region for the next 25 years to generate
eight times more power presents massive opportunities to all the stakeholders
in the region’s energy sector.
“It also shows a marked rise in confidence that the
region has in itself but also by investors in the East African power market and
is a welcome catalyst in ensuring a stable, future power supply that will drive
the regional economy forward. EAPIC will gather industry professionals and
regulators to seek out solutions on how the region is to meet these ambitious
generation capacity goals.”
Apart from bringing together the region’s leading power
utilities, investors, technology and service providers, the event also offers
free practical workshops to help the industry and large power users improve
efficiency and productivity.
Kenyan utilities are key partners again in what is the
16th edition of the longest running power conference and expo in East Africa.
Large East African utilities from the region will also
– CAJ News
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