Egypt: Modernising the Electricity Network

Hear how Egypt is leading North Africa’s efforts to modernize the entire power value chain.


Africa: Modernising the Electricity Network

How national goals were determined, what initiatives are in place for meeting those goals, the benefits foreseen from regional cooperation, and the future plans not yet mapped out.

1:30PM - BREAK


Electricity Export/Import: Political opportunities & challenges of sharing electricity in North Africa

Libya used to export electricity to all its neighbours, but now can’t keep the lights on at home. Is sharing electricity an opportunity for greater stability or a new way to rely on neighbours whose politics can make any system prone to outages? How will these changes affect the conversations we have across borders?



Electricity Export/Import: Technological requirements and potential challenges for long distance transmission

Updates on the KSA-Egypt link, who will have surplus energy in the future and what will that mean for the region’s electricity markets. What is the feasibility of that politically, technologically and economically?

4:00PM - BREAK


Financing Egypt’s New Capacity: Creating bankable projects in Egypt and forecasting opportunities

Always a sticking point in North Africa’s electricity marketplace, financing is getting a little easier in Egypt, as the market continues to mature and key investing organisations have launched targets for local funding. Hear what comes next, what makes a deal work, and what the future holds for financing a variety of energy projects.

5:00PM - End of Day 1: The Egypt Power Agenda

12:00PM - Chairman’s Opening of Day 2


Building Capacity: Lessons Learned from Egypt’s MegaProject

  • Challenges of scale, from financial and logistical standpoints
  • How to create transparency with contractors for efficient project management
  • Unexpected benefits of scale
  • Keeping open communication among stakeholders
  • What’s next? The operation and maintenance systems


Building Capacity: How distributed and embedded energy systems will affect Egypt’s power system

  • forecast urban growth and electricity demands
  •  PV solar rooftop systems
  • The growth of manufacturing and embedded systems
  • Linking renewables and embedded systems to the grid


Building Capacity: Fulfilling the promise of WtE (waste-to-energy) systems

  • Impact of Egypt’s EGP 1.21 per kWh FiT (feed-in-tariff) for WTE projects
  • Potential project funding sources, compared to that of other renewables
  • Technological advancements to drive efficiencies and optimise operational management
  • How will WtE systems be incorporated into existing waste life cycles?
  • What is the growth potential of this energy sector in Egypt and North Africa?

2:00PM - BREAK


Wind: How best to realise the promise of energy generated by wind

Morocco and Egypt each aim to provide 2GW of wind energy in the next several years. Can this be achieved in the given timeframes? What can be done to mitigate potential pitfalls in reaching these ambitious wind energy goals? A look at the incentives and key stakeholders in the market working to make wind the largest source of renewable energy in North Africa.


Wind: Reducing the risk profile of wind projects to assure sufficient capital is raised

  • Identifying risks particular to wind projects in North African markets
  • Financing mechanisms that work well with wind farms
  • Ways to increase setup and operational transparencies


Wind: Fostering a long-term, total life cycle environment for wind power in North Africa

  • Understanding Egypt’s aims to support the wind industry with manufacturing and with technical training, and how that could impact the industry.
  • How Morocco and Egypt’s support to the industry will differ. Can they complement one another?

4:50PM - End of Day 2: The Egypt Power Agenda

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