What is the Gas-to-Power Africa Congress?
The Energy Council’s 3rd Gas-to-Power Africa Congress will once again see over 300 senior executives from along the gas and power value chains, including Governments, Regulators, Upstream E&Ps, Transport, Off takers, Developers, Utilities, EPC Companies, Financiers and Investors come together to discuss the future of Natural Gas and LNG as sources of energy and enabler on the continent.
Taking place once again in conjunction with Africa Utility Week, one of the world’s leading energy events which welcomed over 7400 attendees over three days in 2017, the Congress will explore gas pricing and the opportunities related to allocating supply between LNG exports and domestic power markets, developing bankable commercial frameworks, overcoming gas transportation infrastructure challenges and ensuring the competitiveness of domestic resources in a global market.
Hear the latest on South Africa and Morocco’s Gas-to-Power Programs as well as Nigeria’s Roadmap for Power Sector Reform and get an overview of projects and opportunities in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania. If you have a big announcement and are part of the gas ecosystem powering African development, we want to hear from you.
What to expect this year
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
The Outlook for Natural Gas and LNG in Africa in 2018
09:00 Welcome Address: Iain Pitt, CEO, Oil & Gas Council and Energy Council
09:05 Welcome Address: Pippa Brown, Director, Africa, Energy Council
09:15 Ministerial Welcome Key Note: Update on South Africa’s Gas-to-Power Program
09:30 Ministerial Panel: The Policy Makers’ perspectives on the role of Natural Gas in securing African energy supply
- What opportunities exist for Africa in the ever-shifting global LNG landscape?
- Exporters vs. Importers – policy considerations in a buyers’ market
- Overview of Gas-to-Power activities on the continent and where future opportunities lie
10:45 Networking Morning Coffee Break
11:45 Harnessing African Gas: Ensuring the competitiveness of domestic resources in a global market
- Concentration of gas resources in a few countries and absence of gas transportation infrastructure – turning challenges in to opportunities
- Economic trade-offs of allocating gas supply between LNG exports and domestic power markets
- Can LNG import be a bridge to unlocking domestic resources for countries with major discoveries?
- What are the opportunities to integrate the necessary LNG import and gas transmission infrastructure to unlock gas supply for use in multiple downstream applications?
13:00 Networking Lunch
14:15 Financing Appetite for Gas-to-Power Projects in Africa: Developing bankable commercial frameworks
- How does the risk/return profile for GTP investing differ from pure upstream investing? What opportunities are LPs and Private Equity looking for?
- Role of domestic banks vs. international commercial banks
- How to develop bankable commercial framework (price reforms, improved regulatory arrangements, redefinition of role of public companies in gas sector)
- Mix of instruments such as project bonds, project financing, and mezzanine debt.
15:15 Networking Afternoon Coffee Break
16:15 A World First: Learnings from the Delimara 4 LNG-to-power project
- Why the option to source LNG on a non-recourse basis was chosen
- Technologies utilised in the building of the 210 MW CCPP
- Insight from the international banking consortium financing the project
17:15 End of day one
17:15 **Networking Drinks**
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Strategies & Successes – North vs. South vs. West vs. East
09:00 Welcome Address
09:15 South Africa’s Gas Utilisation Master Plan: Finding the right balance
10:15 Networking Morning Coffee Break
11:00 Morocco’s Gas-to-Power Program: Plan for 2018 and beyond
12:00 Networking Lunch
13:00 Nigeria’s Roadmap for Power Sector Reform: Leading the way in the West
- How can the goal of 20 GW of generation capacity by 2020 (mostly gas-fired) be achieved?
- What policy changes are underway in Nigeria and what are the implications for power sector reform?
- Is a market reflective tariff required to attract further investment in to Nigeria?
14:00 Networking Morning Coffee Break
14:30 East Africa’s rise: The transformative potential of Natural Gas
- How can Mozambique realise the transformative potential of gas such as gas exporting leader Qatar?
15:30 End of day two
19:00 *** Industry Awards Gala Dinner (night) ***
Early Bird Rate(Before 31 March 2018)
Tickets include access to Africa Utility Week (AUW)
2017 Featured Speakers
A Glance at 2017
2017 Success Stories
“It is always great to attend the Energy Council’s events in Africa, as provides the perfect setting to learn about the latest developments in the industry and meet the key players in the region.”Frederik Smits van Oyen
“Must-attend event if you want to meet energy industry peers and stakeholders.”Peter Purkl
“The World Gas to Power Council was valuable for us to attend, since all main stakeholders, both public and private, for the African gas to power space were present, and we appreciated the format of the conference, having relatively informal panel discussions that allowed interactive discussion on the topics rather than formalized presentations. We will certainly be back next year.”
“Gas-to-Power in Sub-Saharan Africa is coming, and the conference provided a platform for all the stakeholders to maintain/ strengthen their networks in preparation for when the floodgates open!!”Lynn Rubow
2018 Event Brochure
2017 Speaker Presentations
2017 Companies in Attendance
2017 Success Stories
“The Gas-to-Power World Congress is a special occasion gathering players in both upstream gas and downstream together, hence a good opportunity to meet the related industry players sharing thoughts on combined complexities for new investments.”Maarten Van Der Horst
“Thanks to the Energy Council for a successful conference. The success of the panel discussion format really depends on the quality of the panellists, and the relevance and topicality of the subject matter, all of which were excellent. The ground is shifting in the global gas industry, especially regarding gas to power in developing markets and Africa in particular. Events like this are important for bringing stakeholders together, and help unlock the benefits that development of such projects can bring, so thanks are due to the Energy Council for this.”Andrew Fisher
“Well done on a really good event. It really brought together the serious players in the industry together with key policy makers and was hugely worthwhile.”John Smelcer
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