Today is the first day of the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC), held in Nairobi. This year’s event will be the 17th of its kind, with EAPIC attracting more delegates this year than ever before, with estimates at over 1,200. EAPIC has a record of bringing together key African power experts, with the end goal of facilitating lasting, successful and progressive business relationships.
In an interview with Ms Chiboni Evans, the chief Executive Officer of South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC), EAPIC looked at what kind of expertise the event is bringing to the East African region.
Ms Evans stated; “Our understanding of the needs of our continent requires us to participate and not observe as we develop our industries and economies and electrify our marginalised communities.”
The visiting South African presences included many notable firms, among them Powertech System Integrators (PTSI), Bowman’s strategic partner.
“These are large and more established South African companies that have proven track records of providing a wide range of electricity infrastructure products and services across Africa — from generation and transmission to distribution.” said Ms Evans.
EAPIC has a strong background in providing high growth potential for the African Power Industry. Last year EAPIC gathered over 700 participants. Irene Ocham, the EAPIC programme director, said; “Our programme content was spot-on and topical, clearly mirroring high-profile and quality expert and professional perspectives of the region’s power industry developments, growth and investment opportunities and potential.”
This year is expected to solidify even more high-profile relationships. With Africa ready for new investment in facing regional challenges, many are feeling optimistic for Africa’s Energy Generation Sector in the near-future.
Graham McDonald, Bowman Power Group’s Senior Sales Consultant, said; “EAPIC is the ideal place for real business partnerships and relationships to grow, and where new interests in Africa’s Power Sector are emerging. Innovative solutions to Africa’s energy sector are being brought to the table, and there is real confidence for the future here at EAPIC.”
Bowman Power Group and our strategic partner, Powertech System Integrators, will be attending the event, and you can find us at stand 304.