18 MAY 2022
How to become an Independent Power Producer
Greater private sector investment in electricity generation capacity was identified as a key enabler to resolving the electricity supply challenge facing the country.
Electricity Utilities do not see their future role as being one where they will be the primary source of new large-scale generation capacity
“Localisation, local content, industry development incentives and designation, among others, will need to be explored further to determine decisions that are in the best interest of domestic energy markets in the continent.
At AWEaP we believe that In the energy and power sector, we believe that unless women KNOW and UNDERSTAND the entrepreneurial opportunities that exists in the sector, they will not be able to
1) Opt to participate in the sector,
2) Choose an areas of focus (or areas that resonate with their business interests),
3) Align themselves with the relevant actors in the ecosystem;
4) Access credible market information;
5) Organise themselves to participate effectively and sustainably.
The representation of women owned companies in the energy and power sector remains poor.
To address this, we have created information sharing and sector orientation sessions for women entrepreneurs interested in the energy and power sector.
We encourage you to invest time to download presentations and watch this webinar to learn how you can become an Independent Power Producer.
Our speakers also listed a myriad of opportunities that you can explore in the Independent Power Production sector.
|Introduction||Introduction to AWEaP Purpose of the webinar Introduction to the topics||AWEaP||MS. BERTHA DLAMINI Founding President: AWEaP|
|Sponsor: OEM||Access to Technology or Access to Finance: Introduction to the sponsor||Rockwell Automation||MS. THOBEKA SISHUBA Account Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Rockwell Automation|
|Utility 2||Access to market: Utility strategy and focus Enabling Smart Cities & opportunities for SMMEs Integration of renewable energy Procurement process Gender mainstreaming||Malawi||MRS. JULIA NCHILAMWELA Senior Transmission Planning Engineer ESCOM: Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi|
|Panel Discussion on: Becoming an Independent Power Producer|
|Independent Power Production Panel Discussion||Access to Market: How to become an independent power producer||Future of Energy in Africa||Moderator: MS. BERTHA DLAMINI Founding President: AWEaP Panellists: MR. HOWARD RAMSDEN RECSA Owner a Success Leader MS. RUSE MOLESHE MD: RUBIK PTY LTD – Power and Infrastructure Finance Specialist MS. LEOLE-ANN FRANCIS Co-Founder and Director, Jade-Sky Energy|
|Energy Project Financing||Access to Finance: Financing Energy Projects||Project Financing||MS. HELEN BRUME AFREXIMBANK|
|Entrepreneur 1||Access to market, finance, networks and technology: Entrepreneurial Testimony; Moving beyond boundaries in the Energy Sector: Lessons and Tips||Entrepreneur 1||MS. JUDITH MARERA Co-founder: Lanforce Energy, Zimbabwe|
|Entrepreneur 2||Entrepreneur 2||MS. CYNTHIA MAKUNGANYA Head of Operations Yellow, Malawi|
|Close||Closing Remarks:||AWEaP||MS. BERTHA DLAMINI Founding President: AWEaP|
Watch our webinar and download presentations shared by speakers:
We encourage you to do the following:
- Visit our YouTube channel
- Watch previous webinars
- Take notes from the presentations given
- Note the tips shared on how you can gain entry into the energy and power sector as an entrepreneur
- Note programmes in place to address some of the barriers:
- Access to market
- Access to skills development
- Access to finance
- Access to technology
- Download presentations and listen to the recorded webinar again
- Follow through by: visiting websites and taking the initiative to build the network necessary to enable your participation.