The East African Utility CEO forum (co-located with Future Energy East Africa) is a regional forum and will take place on the 12th and 13th of September 2018 in Nairobi.

The forum provides a more “intimate” platform with only Utilities and IPP CEOs from East Africa joining the discussion table.  Similar topics to the Pan African forum will be addressed but at a regional scale and will include regional challenges or cross-border trade. The forum is also the perfect opportunity to strengthen regional cooperation between utilities.


The potential of the East African power landscape

  • As part of Ethiopia’s five-year Growth and Transformation Plan, the government plans is to generate 10,000 megawatts of electric power from water, wind and geothermal sources – including 890 megawatts from wind.
  • Last Mile Connectivity Project is well on the way to accelerating electricity connections to include 70% of households by June 2017.
  • Umeme set aside US$100 million for network upgrades in 2016; overhauling old equipment, buying new technology and adding distribution points.
  • President Kagame is advocating for investment in renewable energy as the way forward for economic transformation.
  • According to ‘The World Bank’, the current portfolio on Tanzania includes 25 operations with a commitment of nearly $3.95 billion, most of which is allocated to transport. In addition, the country benefits from six regional projects. The WBG also supports analytical and technical assistance activities to complement projects and programs.