Africa: Energy Summit to Welcome 370 Investors and Public and Private Stakeholders in Miami


The 5th Powering Africa: Summit at the JW Marriott Hotel in Miami will host over 370 investors and public and private stakeholders across Africa’s energy sector.

The World Bank, OPIC, MCC, Power Africa, USAID and USADF alongside African energy leaders from Morocco, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and Nigeria are attending the summit to explore how Florida is shaping its energy mix and to seek new innovative partnerships.

“With dozens of partners and government officials from all over the world attending we have seen deals get unstuck, in real time, at the Summit,” Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator, Power Africa.

Alongside the attendance of Power Africa, the summit also confirms

H.E. Hon. Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Morocco
H.E. Hon. Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia
H.E. Hon. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Uganda
H.E. Hon. Carlos dos Santos, Ambassador of Mozambique to the United States
David Bohigian, Executive Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Thomas R. Hardy, Director (Acting), U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
Jonathan Nash, Head of Agency and Chief Operating Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
Erik Bethel, Executive Director, The World Bank Group
Anthony Molle, Lead Infrastructure Finance Specialist, World Bank
Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator, Power Africa
Abderrahim El Hafidi, Director General, Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE), Morocco
Thabane Zulu, Director General, Department of Energy, South Africa
Karen Breytenbach, Head of IPP Office, IPP Office, South Africa
Jacob Modise, Chairman, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa
Shiferaw Telila, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU), Ethiopia
Jonathan Amoako-Baah, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo)
Joshua K. Choge, Chairman, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Kenya
Jared Othieno, Ag. CEO and Managing Director, Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC), Kenya

Energynet is hosting the 3rd Latin America Energy Forum (LAEF) alongside the Powering Africa: Summit. LAEF will bring together government leaders and senior decision makers from the US and Latin America to explore the region’s energy mix and the role of gas in support of the expanded use of nonconventional renewables.

For more information about this meeting:

Meeting dates: 25-27 February 2019
Venue: JW Marriott, Miami, USA
Contact: Fiona Gleeson – Senior Marketing Executive
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7384 8068