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FOREWORD

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elcome to the Powering Resilience with Renewables Africa Forum (PRAF) PostEvent Report where, GRV Global would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who participated in this important annual event; a series promoting long-term renewable energy development across Africa through public-private partnerships (PPPs) focussed on adaptive clean energy solutions mitigating climate change. Following a very enjoyable and productive few days at the Intercontinental Ababa in Ethiopia, this report contains a detailed overview of the various workshops and plenary sessions, afternoon matchmaking meetings, and networking occasions including a large selection of photographs from the event. GRV Global would like to pass on our sincere gratitude to the various Government, International and United Nations agency officials and the developers that gave formal presentations and were committed to meeting with event delegates throughout our afternoon matchmaking meeting sessions. We are extremely grateful for their kind time and support not only during the few days in Addis Ababa but also, for their assistance during the build up to the event. GRV Global would like to express special thanks to the African Union Commission (AUC) for their unwavering assistance with helping to organise PRAF, the World Bank and IFC, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) for partnering with us again on PRAF and also, Eversheds, who kindly fulfilled the role of Conference Chair across the few days.

The Powering Resilience with Renewables Africa Forum (PRAF) has been heralded as a significant success by both the participating officials and private-sector delegates alike; testimonials of which can be found later in this report. We welcomed over 150 local and international participants to Addis Ababa and facilitated over 400 face-to-face matchmaking meetings. As a result of this event and GRV Global’s ethos of personable engagement, longlasting collaborations are sure to result and from those collaborations, a stable base on which to build reliable and sustainable development. GRV Global would like to thank the Intercontinental Hotel in Addis Ababa and its professional & helpful staff for its support. We thank all our local partners for helping us to produce world-class materials such as the stage set, banners, all invitations and tickets, and of course the Official Event Guide; in addition to the local students who assisted with managing our registration desk and matchmaking meeting tables. Lastly and by no means least, GRV Global would truly like to thank our Event Sponsors for their support and attendance without which, events of this magnitude and importance would simply not be possible. The support shown by our partners and sponsors was emphatic and a true testament to the potential they see for investment and development across Africa. Thank you for joining us in Ethiopia, we look forward to welcoming you at PRAF II next year!

Andy Dowell | CEO GRV Global +44 (0)20 3817 5346 | adowell@grvglobal.com

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CONTENTS Summit Report ................................................................................ 4 Conference Agenda........................................................................ 8 Testimonials....................................................................................... 12 Roundtable Participants............................................................... 13 Attendee List.................................................................................... 14

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POWERING RESILIENCE POST-EVENT REPORT The inaugural Powering Resilience with Renewables Africa Forum, held at the Intercontinental, Addis Ababa on 1-2 September 2016, was billed as a major success. Bringing together leading renewable energy experts and technology specialists, the two days actively facilitated direct engagement – not only through high-level plenary sessions and various networking & social functions but also, through hundreds of prescheduled matchmaking meetings between public and private sector entities. Organised with the African Union Commission (AUC) and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Powering Resilience welcomed leading local, regional and global developers in Addis Ababa, to hear from and meet with senior African Government officials, UN, U.S., EU and international agencies, technology and service providers, NGO’s and major stakeholders involved in upcoming renewable energy projects, all focussed on furthering the continents efforts to encompass climate change into its long-term infrastructure plans.

Powering Resilience - Day One

The event’s first morning of plenary sessions welcomed an esteemed ‘Opening Ceremony’ party consisting of H.E. Dr. Elham M. A. Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy (AUC), Hon. Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam, Minister of Ministry of Environment, Forest Development & Climate Change; Ethiopia, Andy Dowell, CEO of GRV Global (forum organiser), and Howard Barrie, Partner of Eversheds who was also fulfilling the role of Conference Chair across the two days. Our esteemed guests welcomed the international audience graciously and thanked them sincerely for taking the time to convene in Addis Ababa. They expressed their thanks to the event’s valuable sponsors and also to GRV Global, for working with the African Union Commission to bring Powering Resilience together for the first time. The Conference

Chair, Howard Barrie of Eversheds, introduced the topics to be discussed over the coming two days whilst stressing the importance of keeping addresses to time according to the programme (due to the pre-scheduled afternoon matchmaking meetings). Powering resilience was kicked off by Dr. Fatima Denton, Director of Special Initiatives Division representing the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Dr. Denton, addressing an audience representing more than 35 countries worldwide, once again she welcome everyone to Ethiopia on behalf of UNECA and stressed the importance of renewable energy in meeting the climate change targets, especially noting the significant steps already being taken following the agreement forged at the Paris meetings (COP21) earlier this year.

Left to right: Mr. Crispen Zana, Senior Energy Advisor of EUEI-PDF, Mr. Rashid Ali Abdallah, Principal Energy Officer, Department of Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC), Malte Mayer, Director Business Development, Vestas Southern Africa, Mr. Johan Van Kerrebroeck, Regional Manager Eastern Africa, ENGIE Africa.

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Thursday 1st September would feature three themed panels namely; Panel One: PublicPrivate Partnership Models, discussing Investment, Effective collaborations, communications and growth which featured Mo El-Fatatry of Masar, Lynne Wells, Principal Associate at Eversheds & Jason Lee, Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation; Panel Two: OffGrid/On-Grid chaired by Solarkiosk AG discussing the what, where, when and why of the different models of renewable energy projects, and the challenges facing off grid models both for residential and industrial and business applications, with enlightening presentations from Ron Margolit, Principal of Impact Financing at Lumos, and Ashenafi Girma Wondimu, Distribution, Operation and Construction Engineer at Ethiopian Electric Power; Panel Three: The scope of projects across Africa, chaired by Crispen Zana, Senior Energy Advisor at EUEIPDF, discussing mitigation, success and scalability, looking at the success of project models and considered project vulnerability in an environment of high cost competition which included addresses from Rashid Ali Abdallah, Principal Energy Officer at the AUC, Johan Van Kerrebroeck, Regional Manager East Africa at Engie, and Malte Meyer, Director Business Development of Vestas South Africa.

Mr. Crispen Zana, Senior Energy Advisor of EUEI-PDF.

Following the networking lunch break, the first day of Powering Resilience then moved to the Renewable Energy Matchmaking Meetings. In the weeks leading up to the event, delegates were able to identify their preferred matchmaking meetings through GRV Global’s secure scheduling website. Pre-event, meeting schedules were finalised and confirmed to all participants in order to maximise the potential outcomes. Thursday afternoon featured hundreds of one-toone meetings with many governments/ agencies taking back-to-back meetings throughout. For many, it was the first time they experienced GRV Global’s personable format of 20-minute matchmaking meetings; participants were quick to identify their potential value and praised their efficiency.

Mr. Rashid Ali Abdallah, Principal Energy Officer, Department of Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC).

Whilst visiting Addis Ababa, some for the first time, GRV Global wanted to ensure participants experienced the maximum possible relaxed networking opportunities. All participants were invited to enjoy cocktails and canapes at the Intercontinental Hotel main bar & restaurant. In a relaxed, casual setting, event participants enjoyed an evening of fine cuisine and refreshments. It proved an ideal opportunity for all to reflect on the day’s talking points whilst continuing the discussions they had already started during the afternoon meeting sessions.

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DAY TWO REPORT Powering Resilience - Day Two

The second and final day of Powering Resilience With Renewables, Friday 2nd September, began with welcoming remarks from the event’s Conference Chair – Howard Barrie, Partner at Eversheds, who took a moment to emphasise some of the event’s highlights thus far. Panel Four: Financing Projects shared details on project finance standardisation and assessed the importance of this in protecting project IRR’s, and also looked at how competitive pricing had been achieved and what the impact has been on traditional African financing models. Panellists included Fabio Borba, Managing Director of Abraaj Group, Ina de Visser, Project Manager at Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), and Sohail Barkatali, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP. Panel 5: Regulatory Environment, discussed management, policy, demand and impact and looked at which regulatory programmes work best for attracting investment, create bankable programs and alternative products that help plug the gaps. Chairing this panel was Chris Antonopoulos, CEO of Lekela Power, welcoming Alasdair Miller, Senior Energy Specialist at the IFC, discussing the impact of their Scaling Solar programme in Zambia, and Nathan Schmitt, COO at Shannon

Mo El-Fatatry, CEO, Masar

Energy who discussed their own model for rolling out hundreds of MW of solar power across Africa. It was a fittingly lively debate with good Q&A at the end of the session. Following a brief Networking Tea & Coffee Break, the final panel session, the 6th, looked at New Technology Implementation. Chaired by Thinus van As, Senior Engineer/ Energy Consulting at Arup, the session looked at a variety of solutions that provide reliability, cost saving, and inspire advancement in the renewable energy space. On the panel were Dr. Jami Hossain, Sr Corporate Advisor at Regen Powertech

Left to right: Mr Clint Dempsey, Principal Associate Eversheds, Mr Sohail Barkatali, Partner Hogan Lovells International LLP ,Mrs. Ina de Visser, project manager Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP).

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Private ltd and Technical Chair to the WWEA, and finally Arne Gravdahl, CTO and Founder of Windsim Sub-Saharan Africa. Powering Resilience’s plenary sessions would conclude with a Closing Ceremony whereby the event’s Conference Chair, Howard Barrie of Eversheds, Hon. Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam, Minister of Ministry of Environment, Forest Development & Climate Change; Ethiopia, Linus Morfor, Senior Energy & Climate Change Expert, African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) of UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and Andy Dowell, CEO of GRV Global would ultimately thank everyone for their kind commitment to this important, annual event and also to the various climate resilient challenges that lay ahead. Hon Dr. Teklemariam took the opportunity to thank all of the high-level dignitaries for their kind attendance and commitment to GRV Global’s engaging and personable format. He also emphasised again how the privatesector has a leading role to play in adapting to climate change over the many years to come and how, the Ethiopian Government are spearheading the challenges across East Africa. Mr. Dowell, took a quick moment to thank the event’s valuable sponsors and also all of the local suppliers who had enabled GRV Global to present a worldclass event in Addis Ababa (e.g. printers, translators, ushers, stage/set and audio/ visual experts). He also sincerely thanked

Mr. Johan Van Kerrebroeck, Regional Manager Eastern Africa ENGIE Africa.

the AUC and UNECA for their unwavering support and collaboration on Powering Resilience With Renewables. Although the Closing Ceremony had now been held, there was still an afternoon of Renewable Energy Matchmaking Meetings to facilitate. Once again, GRV Global’s structured one-to-one meetings format was held in high regard. Powering Resilience had now seen some 500+ meetings take place between the very entities best prepared, and able, to further renewable energy and climate change adaptiveness across the continent. Undoubtedly, many meaningful contacts and collaborations had been formed in Addis Ababa this week; longlasting relationships between the public and private sector, set to aid Africa for many years to come.

Left to right: Mr. Crispen Zana, Senior Energy Advisor of EUEI-PDF, Mr. Rashid Ali Abdallah, Principal Energy Officer, Department of Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC), Malte Mayer, Director Business Development, Vestas Southern Africa, Mr. Johan Van Kerrebroeck, Regional Manager Eastern Africa, ENGIE Africa and Mr Howard Barrie, Partner of Eversheds (Conference Chair). www.gr vglobal.com

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DAY TWO REPORT Day 2 concluded with a field visit to the Reppie Waste-to-Energy Project in Ethiopia. The plant is designed to process and dispose 1400 tons waste per day, and upto 437,500 tons per year, which is a key project for green energy development in Ethiopia. The owner of the project is Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP). The project is being constructed by the EPC contractor- the consortium formed by Cambridge industries Ltd (CIL) and China National Electric Engineering Co. Ltd. (CNEEC) on a turnkey basis. The owner’s engineer is Ramboll. Reppie Waste-to-Energy Project is the first waste energy facility in both Ethiopia and Africa. So it is not only a landmark project in Ethiopia but also a breakthrough of waste energy industry in Africa. This power plant will generate Thermal Energy by burning waste which can further convert to electric energy. The annual power generation will be 185 GWh. After the completion of the Reppie, it will largely reduce the negative impacts of municipal waste on ecoenvironment, lower the health hazards of environmental pollution on residents and ease the power shortage in Addis Ababa.

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CONFERENCE AGENDA

Wednesday 31 August

Intercontinental-Addis Hotel, Ethiopia 16:00 - 19:00 Pre-Event Registration Event participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack and access pass (business card required). Sponsors are also asked to set-up their tabletop display areas.

Thursday 1 September

Intercontinental-Addis Hotel, Ethiopia 07:30 - 9:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE Event participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & access pass whilst, networking and enjoying tea & coffee (business card required). OPENING CEREMONY 09:00 – 9:35  Andy Dowell, CEO, GRV Global Atef Marzouk, Acting Head of Energy, African Union Commission (AUC)

 H.E. Dr. Elham M. A. Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, African Union Commission (AUC)  Hon. Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam, Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest Development & Climate Change; Ethiopia Conference Chair Mr. Howard Barrie, Partner, Eversheds (Conference Chair) 09:35 – 10:25 Panel One: Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Models) Discussing Investment, Effective Collaborations, Communications, and Growth 09:35 – 09:45

Panel Chair: Mr. Mo El-Fatatry, Founder & CEO, Masar

09:45 – 09:55

Ms. Lynne Wells, Principal Associate, Eversheds

Jason Lee, Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC) PPP 09:55 – 10:10  Transaction Advisory Services Group 10:10 – 10:25

PANEL DISCUSSION; QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

10:25 – 10:55 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Fatima Denton, Director of Special Initiatives Division, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) 10:55 – 11:25

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11:25 – 12:15 Panel Two: Off Grid / On Grid Discussing the What, Where, When and Why. This session will consider the opportunity for, and challenges facing, off grid models both for residential and for industrial and business applications. It will also assess the current affordability of storage and how these combined projects can be financed. 11:25 – 11:30

Panel Chair: Mr. Andreas Spiess, CEO/Founder, Solarkiosk AG

11:30 – 11:45

I nnovations in off grid and access to energy: a sector on the brink of exponential growth Ron Margalit, Principal, Impact Financing, Lumos

11:45 – 12:00 Opportunities for Solar based microgrid/minigrid power plant in Ethiopia Ashenafi Girma Wondimu, Distribution Operation and Construction Electrical Engineer, Ethiopian Electric Power 12:00 – 12:15

PANEL DISCUSSION; QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

12:15 – 13:20 Panel Three: The Scope of Projects Across Africa Discussing Mitigation, Success & Scalability, and Encouraging Innovation. This panel will assess the success of project models and in particular, will consider their vulnerability in an environment of high cost competition. 12:15 – 12:20

Panel Chair: Mr. Crispen Zana, Senior Energy Advisor, EUEI-PDF

12:20 – 12:35

 enewable Energy Funding Opportunities R Mr. Rashid Ali Abdallah, Principal Energy Officer Department of Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC)

12:35 – 12:55  Mr. Johan Van Kerrebroeck, Regional Manager Eastern Africa, ENGIE Africa 12:55 – 13:10 Large-Scale Wind Energy Projects in Africa: Optimising for Efficiency & Executability Malte Mayer, Director Business Development, Vestas Southern Africa 13:10 – 13:20

PANEL DISCUSSION; QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

13:20 – 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

16:00 – 18:00 PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR MATCHMAKING MEETINGS Afternoon session dedicated to one-to-one matchmaking meetings. Senior Government officials, Utilities, Investors, Developers and international agencies, will host meetings with leading local, regional and global operators. Schedules are pre-arranged to provide a unique and rare opportunity for industry leaders to engage directly; developing long-term power resilience partnerships. 19:00 – 20:30 EVENING NETWORKING RECEPTION An opportunity for event participants to meet and discuss the two days ahead in a relaxed and informal setting, whilst enjoying a range of canapes and refreshments. www.gr vglobal.com

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CONFERENCE AGENDA Friday 2 September

Hilton Addis Ababa Ballroom 08:15 - 09:10 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE Event participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & access pass whilst, networking and enjoying tea & coffee (business card required). 09:10 – 09:20 DAY TWO WELCOMING REMARKS Welcoming Remarks from the event’s Conference Chair. A re-cap of Day One, including a review of the stand-out talking points and an overview of the sessions ahead. Conference Chair Mr. Howard Barrie, Partner, Eversheds (Conference Chair) 09:20 – 10:20  Panel Four: Financing Projects Discussing Industry, Risk, and Long-lived Efficiencies. This session will consider the move towards project finance standardisation and assess the importance of this in protecting project IRRs in an environment of high cost completion. It will also assess how recent competitive pricing has been achieved and how this impacts the traditional project finance model for Africa. 09:20 – 09:25

Panel Chair: Fabio Borba, Managing Director, Abraaj Group

09:25 – 9:40 Mrs. Ina de Visser, Project Manager Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) 09:40 – 9:55 Navigating Legal and Regulatory Risks Mr. Sohail Barkatali, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP

Mr. Clint Dempsey, Principal Associate, Eversheds

09:55 – 10:20

PANEL DISCUSSION; QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

10:20 – 11:00

TEA & COFFEE NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 – 12:00 Panel Five: Regulatory Environment; The Spur for Growth Discussing Management, Policy, Demand and Impact. This session will assess which regulatory programmes work best for attracting and maintaining international investment, the ability to create bankable programmes and what products are available to help plug the gaps and the need for a more liberalised/ user friendly approach to distributed energy/private PPA solutions. 11:00 – 11:10

Panel Chair: Mr. Chris Antonopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, Lekela

11:10 – 11:30 World Bank Group Scaling Solar Program Alasdair Miller, Senior Energy Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC) World Bank Group Scaling Solar Program 11:30 – 11:50

Nathan Schmitt, Chief Operations Officer, Shannon Energy

11:50 – 12:00

PANEL DISCUSSION; QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

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12:00 – 12:50  PANEL SIX: NEW TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION Discussing Capacity, Reliable & Affordable Solutions, and Inspiring Advancement. This session will consider the latest technological advancements including storage and the new software designs which are making virtual power plants from aggregated small scale delivery a reality. It will also debate the future merits of CSP in a world where battery storage is set to dominate. 12:00 – 12:10

Mr. Thinus van As, Senior Engineer/Energy Consulting, Arup

12:10 – 12:25

 r. Jami Hossain, Sr. Corporate Advisor & Technical Chair to WWEA, D ReGen Powertech Private Limited

12:25 – 12:45

Dr. Arne R. Gravdahl, CTO & Founder, WindSim Sub-Saharan Africa

12:45 – 12:50

PANEL DISCUSSION; QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

12:50 – 13:10

CLOSING CEREMONY

Conference Chair  Mr. Howard Barrie, Partner, Eversheds (Conference Chair) Linus Mofor, Senior Energy and Climate Change Expert - African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA  Andy Dowell, CEO, GRV Global  Hon. Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam, Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest Development & Climate Change; Ethiopia 13:10 – 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

14:30 – 17:30 PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR MATCHMAKING MEETINGS Afternoon session dedicated to one-to-one matchmaking meetings. Senior Government officials, Utilities, Investors, Developers and international agencies, will host meetings with leading local, regional and global operators. Schedules are pre-arranged to provide a unique and rare opportunity for industry leaders to engage directly; developing long-term power resilience partnerships. 18.00 – 20.00

Field Visit to Reppi Project

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TESTIMONIALS “I found the forum very informative on renewable issues in the African region. The one-to-one meetings were extremely invaluable in making good contacts.” Dr Oona Nanka Bruce, WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff “Overall, professionally organised event with interesting panellists and participants. Very helpful and efficient GRV Global team, matchmaking events were very fruitful.” Chris Antonopoulos, CEO Lekela Power “I was pleased to participate in such an interesting and helpful forum I have ever seen. I would like to thank GRV Global for giving me such an opportunity to learn from PPP, Energy Experts, Engineers and Developers. Looking forward to participating in the next one and to create a new Africa which is free from emissions and Global warning.” Eng. Mengistu Asres, Ethiopian Electric Utility

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Right: Duncan Ayling, General Manager, Wind Prospect Africa.

“The conference was good, we met many developers and also obtained information about Ethiopia.” George Oywer, Wartsila “Good orgainisation and it was a pleasant meeting.” Zoe Hu, Chint “Well organised, I particularly like the oneto-one meetings; good stuff.” Artur Skupien, Director East Africa – ILF Consulting Engineers


ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS Abraaj Group African Union Commission (AUC) BioTherm Energy DFID eleQtra ENGIE Africa Ethiopian Electric Power Ethiopian Energy Authority FDRE Prime Ministers’ Office, Ethiopia GIZ Addis Ababa Office Global Change Initiative Ethiopia (GCIE) International Finance Corporation (IFC) World Bank Group Scaling Solar Program International Finance Corporation (IFC) PPP Transaction Advisory Services Group Investec Bank Limited Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) KenGen KfW Group (GET FiT Uganda) Lekela Manitoba Hydro International Meridiam Ministry of Environment, Forest Development & Climate Change; Ethiopia Ministry of Forestry, Range and Soil Conservation, Lesotho Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity National Energy Commission, Congo DR Niger Basin Authority (NBA) ONG - APERAS Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited Shannon Energy UNDP UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Vestas Southern Africa World Wind Energy Association

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ATTENDEE LIST Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Hon. Dr. Shiferaw TELEMIRIAM, Minister of Environment Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Hon. Mr. Kare CHAWICHE, Minister of State for Environment Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Mr. Debasu Bayleyegn EYASU, Director Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Ms. Eng. Ghrmawit HAILE GEBREHIWOT, Advisor to the Minister Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Mr. Yonas Tekelemichael ARMIDE, Advisor to the State Minister of Environment and Climate Change Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Mr. Nurmeded Andelselam, Director, Climate Change Planning and Technical Support Directorate Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Mr. Negash Mebrat, Public Relations Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Mr. Muhammed Ebrahim Public Relations Officer Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Mr. Zerihun, GETU Co-ordinator for the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) facility Ministry of Forestry, Range and Soil Conservation, Lesotho Dr. Ratsele Clement, Director Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity Mr. Yasir Abdalla ELHAG Renewable Energy Director Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia Hon. Tekle WONDIMU, Minister of State Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia Mr. Tesfaye FICHALA, Special Assistant to the Minister Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia Mr. Endale GORFU, Senior Energy Expert Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia Mr. Kindie Asmamaw TAGELE, Senior Small hydro and Geothermal Energy Expert Abraaj Group Mr. Fabio BORBA, Managing Director Access Power Mr. Vahid FOTUHI, Managing Director Adama Science & Technology University (ASTU) Dr. Tafesse ABERA, Lecturer and PV-Expert at AISE Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) Ms. Ina de Visser, Project Manager African Union Commission (AUC) Dr. Barakat AHMED, Special Assistant African Union Commission (AUC) Dr. Haruna GUJBA, Policy Officer - Renewable Energy African Union Commission (AUC) H.E. Dr. Elham IBRAHIM, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy African Union Commission (AUC) Mr. Crispen ZANA, Senior Energy Advisor - AEEP Monitoring African Union Commission (AUC) Mr. Rashid Ali ABDALLAH, Principal Energy Officer API Renewable Energy PLC Mr. Yonas HAILEMARIAM, General Manager

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APR Energy Mr. Mark Munyaradzi MAKANDA, Sales Director - Strategic Projects Arup (Pty) Ltd Mr. Marthinus VAN AS, Senior Engineer AusAID - AUC Partnership, Australian Embassy Ms. Elise NALBANDIAN, Senior Program Manager & Policy Analyst Biogreen Investments East Africa Ltd Mr. Tom MAATE WA’ BUKOMBI, Chief Executive Officer BioSun Resource Mr. Melis TEKA, GM BioTherm Energy Ltd Ms. Jasandra NYKER, Chief Executive Officer BioTherm Energy Ltd Mr. Richard CHALLIS, Business Development Manager Boru Logistics and Transport Company Mr. Abdimalik IBRAHIM, Director Cargo Mark Spedition Mr. Washington KARIGITHE, Chairman Chemical industry Corporation Mr. Dereje MITIKU, Senior Ethics and Grievance Officer Chemtex PLc Mr. Yimenu JEMBERE, Managing Director Consolidated Power Projects Group Africa Limited (CONCO) Mr. Martin GROBLER, Business Unit Manager Consolidated Power Projects Group Africa Limited (CONCO) Mr. Frank SPENCER, Business Development Corraid Ethiopia Mrs. Tigist GELAYE, Country Director Ethiopia CRRC Wind Turbine CO., LTD Mr. Jeff JIANG, Project Manager of international business d.light Design Inc Mr. Ned TOZUN, CEO d.light Design Inc Mr. Viney SHARMA, Director of Business Development, Africa Danas Electrical Engineering Mr. Daniel ASRAT, MD DFID Ms. Ciara SILKE, Adviser Dongfang Electric International Corporation Mr. lanbin GUO, Commercial Manager

Lynne Wells, Principal Associate, Eversheds.

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ATTENDEE LIST Eastern Nile Technical Regional Organization (ENTRO) Mr. Fekahmed NEGASH NURU, Executive Director EEPCO - Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation Eng. Asteway Gonfa DERESSA, Operation Incharge EEPCO - Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation Mr. Yesehak Kidane ABEREHA, Planning Engineer EEPCO - Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation Mr. Mekuria LEMMA, EEP Strategy and Investment Director EHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY (EEA) Eng. Zewge Worku SETEGN, Senior Electrical Engineer EHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY (EEA) Mr. Hailu ASSEFA, Director, Electric and Electric Related Business Competency Certification EHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY (EEA) Mr. Belayneh GIZAW, Director, Electrical Works Licensing and Administration Directorate EHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY (EEA) Mr. Getahun Moges KIFLE, Director General EHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY (EEA) Mr. Takele MEKONNEN, Director, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Directorate EHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY (EEA) Mr. Ashenafi Girma WONDIMU, Distribution Operation and Construction Electrical Engineer EHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY (EEA) Ms. ALMAZ HAILEGEBREAL BALKE, Senior Consultant EHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY (EEA) Eng. Solomon TESSEMA, Information Communication Directorate Director EHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY (EEA) Ms. TINESAEA GEMCU

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EHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY (EEA) Mr. WOLDU MOLLA eleQtra Ms. Marianne MUTAGAMBA, Project Developer, East Africa Embassy of Egypt in Addis Ababa Mr. Ahmed MAGDY, Second Secretary Embassy of France in Addis Ababa Mr. Pierre Sentenac, Head of the Economic Department Energy Exemplar (Africa) Pty Ltd Mr. Craig HART, PLEXOS Analyst Energy Exemplar (Africa) Pty Ltd Ms. Lilian DOMBO, Administrator ENGIE Africa Mr. Johan VAN KERREBROECK, Regional Manager Eastern Africa ENGIE Africa Mrs. Katja DAMMAN, Senior Communications Manager ENGIE Africa Mr. Cedrick LEMARIE, Vice President Business Development ESB International Mr. Francois PIENAAR, Business Development Manager East Africa Ethiopia Mineral, Petroleum and Bio-fuel corporation Mr. Nadew Tadele WORKNEH, Director, Bio-fuel Development ETHIOPIA PRESS AGENCY Mr. GIRMA ASEFA, PRESS ETHIOPIA PRESS AGENCY Mr. ADDIS ABREHA, Cameraman ETHIOPIA PRESS AGENCY Mr. ANTENEH CHARE ETHIOPIA PRESS AGENCY Mr. ABEBE W/GIWORGIS ETHIOPIA PRESS AGENCY Mr. ABEBE HAGOSE ETHIOPIA PRESS AGENCY Mr. TEKALGNE GEBEYEHU Ethiopian Airlines Mrs. Zebiba MIFTAH, Manager Passenger Market Development Ethiopian Cabinet Affairs Office, PM Office H.E. Mr. Alemayehu TEGENU, Minister, Cabinet Affairs Office, PM Office and Former Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy Ministry Ethiopian Electric Utility Mr Mengistu Asres, Quality Control Engineer ETHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY Ms. BELAYNESH FEKADU MULAT, Senior Training Consultant ETHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY Ms. Belaynesh Fekadu, Senior Training Consultant ETHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY Mr. GIRMA MEGARSA ETHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY Mr. SENIBTU FUJA ETHIOPIAN ENERGY AUTHORITY Mr. BAHRU OLJIRA DEBEL, Senior Electrical Engineer EuroSkyPark GmbH Mr. Dieter BOEHDEN, Vice President Eversheds Mr. Howard BARRIE, Partner Eversheds Mr. Clint DEMPSEY, Principal Associate Eversheds Ms. Michelle DAVIES Partner, Head the Clean Energy & Sustainability Group Eversheds Ms. Bethan MARKS, Paralegal, Clean Energy, Eversheds Eversheds Ms. Lynne WELLS, Principal Associate Farm Africa Mr. Asaye Bitew, Project Coordinator Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG Mr. Heribert Kabengele BREDT, Director Nairobi Office Finchaa Hydropower Plant Eng. Shumet BELACHEW, Plant Manager French Embassy Mrs. Charlotte HUOT DE SAINT-ALBIN, Junior Economic Officer Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd Mr. Andrew EATON, International Hydro Sales Manager Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd Ms. Julia CHAPLIN, Marketing & Sales Executive GIZ Addis Abeba Office Mr. Alemayehu Zeleke TUFA, Senior Energy Advisor GIZ EnDev Mr. Samson TOLESSA, Deputy Director www.gr vglobal.com

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ATTENDEE LIST Global Affairs Canada Mr. Baharnesh Mesfin TESHOME, Trade Commissioner Global Change Initiative Ethiopia (GCIE) Mr. Tamrat SEYOUM, Director Goldwind Africa Pty Ltd Mr. Daniel GEBRU, BD Manager Goldwind Africa Pty Ltd Mr. Mason QIN, BD Manager Goldwind Africa Pty Ltd Mr. Jack ZHAO Deputy General Manager GRV Global Limited Mr. Mohamed AHMED, Director - Head of Governmental Relations GRV Global Limited Mr. Andrew DOWELL, CEO GRV Global Limited Mr. Warren ERSES, Sales Manager GRV Global Limited Mr. Glenn FITZPATRICK, Events Manager GRV Global Limited Mr. Benjamin HARDY, Sales Director GRV Global Limited Mr. Elliot KAYSER, Operations Director HAPS Mr. Hailu Hagos GEBREMESKEL, Program Head Hogan Lovells International LLP Mr. Sohail BARKATALI, Partner Hogan Lovells International LLP Mr. Craig BROOK, Senior Associate Hogan Lovells International LLP Mr. Christopher CROSS, Partner Hogan Lovells International LLP Mr. Christopher HEALY, Counsel Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre & Network, AAU Mr. Tariku Legesse TURA, Energy Project Coordinator ILF Consulting Engineers Ethiopia Mr. Artur SKUPIEŃ, Ethiopia Branch General Manager/ Director East Africa International Finance Corporation Mr. Alasdair MILLER, Senior Energy Specialist International Finance Corporation Mr. Jason LEE, Investment Officer Investec Bank Limited, Mr. Michael MEESER, Head - Power & Infrastructure Finance Jabil Inala Mr. Gary CHOMSE, Sales Director Jabil Inala Mr. Barry CORBETT, Account Manager Jabil Inala Mr. Marinus STRYDOM Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Mr. Gaku SAITO, Representative - Ethiopia Jimma University Mr. Kitessa HUNDERA, Acting Director, Ethiopian Institute of Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Jinko Solar Mr. Victor KOYIER, Sales Manager-Central Africa Jinko Solar Mrs. Gulnara ABDULLINA, General Manager Middle East and Africa Kingdom Group Holding Ltd Mr. Sialo KIMIRING, Director, New Ventures Kmaali Consultin Limited Mr. Lemayian Chris KIMOJINO, CEO Kmaali Consulting Limited Ms. Lily MURIITHI, Director Lekela Mr. Christos ANTONOPOULOS, Chief Executive Officer Libya Oil Ethiopia Limited Mr. Tsegaye Degefu WORKU, Customer Service & Logistics Manager Lumos Mr. Ron MARGALIT Principal, Impact Financing Manitoba Hydro International Mr. Eric MAXWELL, Director of Business Development - Africa Masar Mr. Mohamed Tarek EL-FATATRY, Founder & CEO 20

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Megger Limited Mr. Ali ALANZOOR, Marketing Communications Manager MEA Megger Limited Mr. Samuel PANZO, Sales Manager Megger Limited Mr. Nick PARTON, Middle East and Africa Regional Manager Meridiam Mr. Emmanuel BIRBA, Associate Director Mesfin Tafesse & Associates Mr. Natnael Melaku Kokeb, Junior Associate National Energy Commission Mr. Jean-Pierre BEYOKO LOKU, Permanent Secretary OAO Bk Mr. Boris BUYUKOV, Managing Director ONG - APERAS Mr. Leonel NETO OWMEB Eng. Amensisa TSEGAYE BEDANE, Process Owner Rand Merchant Bank, a Division of FirstRand Bank Limited Mr. Hugh HAWARDEN, Senior Dealmaker ReGen Powertech Private Limited Dr. Jami HOSSAIN, Corporate Communications ReGen Powertech Private Limited Mr. Abdul Rahman SHARIFF Renewable Energy Development Mr. Brook TEMESGEN, Managing Director Roedl & Partner Mr. Alwin BUBENDORFER, Consultant - Fund Management Senvion GmbH Dr. Toralf POHL, Vice President New Markets Senvion GmbH Mr. Pablo NECOCHEA, Business Development Manager Senvion GmbH Mr. Mario LEAL DE LA ROSA, Sales Manager Shannon Energy Mr. Nathan SCHMIDT, Chief Operations Officer Siemens AG Mr. Bheki Benedict MAHLANGU, Proposal Manager Siemens AG Mr. James HEBREN, Technical Sales Manager Siemens AG Mr. Janek WINAND, Vice President Siemens Wind Power SkyPower Mr. John KIRLIN, Senior Director, Energy Strategy SkyPower Mr. Imtiaz MAHTAB, Managing Director, Middle East-Africa & Strategic Advisor to the Board Solarkiosk AG Mr. Hubertus DORNIEDEN, CFO Solarkiosk AG Mr. Roger SOBOTKER, MD Ethiopia Solarkiosk AG Mr. Andreas SPIESS, CEO www.gr vglobal.com

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ATTENDEE LIST Sosai RE Company Mrs. HABIBA ALI, CEO SPEDAG INTERFREIGHT Mr. Joseph LENHERR, Managing Director Speedtech Energy Co., Ltd. Mr. KO-CHIEN (LUCAS) CHU, General Manager Speedtech Energy Co., Ltd. Mrs. Shih-Hua (Emma) HUANG, Sales Director Sterling and Wilson PVT LTD Mr. ANIRUDHA SHARMA, Business Development Sterling and Wilson PVT LTD Mr. BIKESH OGRA, President Swan Management Plc Mr. Mika TURPEINEN, General Manager, Partner The Motor and Engineering Company of Ethiopia (MOENCO) Mr. Wubishet GETACHEW, Sr. Sales Representative The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Mr. Berhanu Assefa, Partnership and Business Development Advisor The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Mr. David MULBAH, Procurement Specialist Tigray Chamger of Commerce and Setorial Association Mr. MUSSIE GEBREMEDHN ABREHA Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative: AGI Mr. Stefano Scapolla Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative: AGI Ms. Leann TCHAIKOVSKY, PPP Support Trina Solar (Schweiz) AG Mrs. Sandra VALVERDE, Marketing Manager Trina Solar (Schweiz) AG Mr. Warren POLLARD, Sales Manager Africa UAGES Mr. Maxwell SHIMBA, CEO UN Development Programme (UNDP) Ethiopia Mr. James WAKIAGA, Economics Advisor UN Development Programme (UNDP) Ethiopia Ms. Kidanua Abera Gizaw, Energy and Low Carbon Development Analyst UN Development Programme (UNDP) Ethiopia Ms. Wubua Mekonnen, Program Specialist (GEF) Climate Resilient Green Growth Unit UNECA Dr. Fatima DENTON Vestas Southern Africa Mr. Jaap VAN HOFWEGEN, Account Manager Vestas Southern Africa Mr. Malte MAYER, Director Business Development Volta Basin Authority Dr. Rafatou FOFANA, Hydrologist Wartsila Mr. George OYWER, Business Development Manager Wartsila Mr. Mark ZOETERS, Business Development Manager Wind Prospect Africa Mr. Duncan AYLING, General Manager WindSim Sub-Saharan Africa Dr. Arne Reidar GRAVDAHL, CTO & Founder WindSim Sub-Saharan Africa Mr. Dirk MULLER, Managing Director WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Dr. Oona NANKA-BRUCE, General Manager WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Mr. Paul GLENDINNING, Head of Power Networks WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Mr. Alan LAWLESS, Head of Power Generation ZHEJIANG CHINT ELECTRICS CO., LTD Mrs. Zoe HU, Assistant GM

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