Power & Energy 2017 Rwanda
The power and energy sector in Rwanda is looking bright. The Liberalization of the Electricity market by the enactment of the law No 21/2011 of 23/06/2011 governing electricity in Rwanda has done a lot in reforming the sector. “Operationalization of this law is on track to pave way for an efficient and sustainable liberalized power market where investors are free to join and invest in the sector” said Byigero.
In October 2013, the Government of Rwanda formally approved to split former EWSA (Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority) into two corporate companies (REG and WASAC) to take over the responsibility for the operation of electricity and water utilities respectively.
The aim of the reform was to corporatize and ring-fence electricity and water operations so as to achieve significant improvements in planning, private sector engagement, efficiency and quality of service provision.
This has brought about an increase in the number of entrepreneurs investing in the energy sector and today, over 13 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) are selling bulk electricity to EUCL.
The share of Independent Power Producers-IPPs in the private sector went from 0.35% in 2010 to 51% in March 2017.
This tremendous increase of IPPs share is due to a conducive regulatory environment put in place to attract private investment in the Electricity and Renewable Energy. About 50% of the total installed Generation is from renewable Energy (Hydro and Solar).
The government is continuing to work on policies that are meant to increase efficiency and ease measures for those investors in the energy and water sector to carry out business.
The quality of electricity service improved significantly during the last 7 years and currently there are no planned load shedding as the supply is enough to meet the demand with a reserve margin of about 20%.
From 22 to 24 November 2017 Expo Group will bring to you the Power and Energy Rwanda 2017 where more than 120 exhibitors from 11 countries will showcase their latest wares to thousands of trade buyers and decision makers from throughout the Middle East, Africa, and further afield.
The 3 day event will take place at The Kigali Convention Center, and will arrive with the biggest aftermarket brands on-board, spread over 15 product categories, Nuclear Technology; Energy Efficiency; Power Transmissions; Generators and UPS systems to name a few.
With more than 120 exhibitors combined, Generators and UPS Systems, and Energy Efficiency Solutions comprise the largest portion of Power and Energy Rwanda.
Energy Talk Africa 2017 serves as a catalyst for the development of a sustainable and competitive energy sector in Africa. Africa's energy requirements are enormous and the demand is growing but resources are limited both in physical and financial terms. It is a long term imperative that these resources are exploited optimally. Africa is attracting significant attention from major overseas project developers, equipment suppliers and financiers. Given the phenomenal prospects available in this sector, Energy Talk will provide an opportunity to network; collaborate with peers, innovators, thought leaders and policy makers.
Energy Talk 17 Africa will consist of a series of seminars, presentations, and workshops about the industry trends, geopolitical - relating to politics and that are influenced by geographical factors and social and which will have the maximum impact on the environment.
Block the dates 22-24 November the Power and Energy 2017 Rwanda will return with a bang. Be there to be part of change.