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Luapula Water & Energy Conference


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Event Profile

Luapula Province suffers from lack of industrial energy to power various industrial projects. The lack of industrial energy has thus slowed the implementation of some projects on one hand and has seen the investment drain of some projects to other regions. The availability of industrial energy is therefore key to the actualization of projects lured by the Luapula Expo Investment Promotion and Development Programme in the province. Luapula Province has a known pre-feasibility energy potential of about 1500MW capacity from hydro, biomass, solar and other regenerative sources. However, the actualization of the energy generation projects in the province is at a snail's pace. Most of the investors, who are involved in the energy sector in the province, complain about government bureaucracy, low electricity tariffs and lack of alternative incentives and favourable policy shift in the energy sector. 


Zambia has experienced a steady economic growth rate of about 6.4% between 2011 -2015. The steady economic growth has as a result brought about a demand for power. There is however, a significant shortage of electricity in the country exacerbated by climate change, whose impact has affected hydro power generation in the southern part of the country. The energy shortfall is about 34% of the required electricity in the country out of the installed generation capacity of 2,434MW. It has been projected that the demand for electricity in Zambia will exceed 2,500MW by 2020 according to the Zambia Development Agency


In the last quarter of the year 2019, the Government of the Republic of Zambia passed various policy documents aimed at making investments in the energy sector viable. The establishment of alternative energy sources in other forms apart from hydro in Luapula Province, is therefore key in ensuring sustenance in the sector and offers stability in the industrialization of the great lakes region.

Objectives

The Luapula Energy Conference will be held to among others: 


1. Initiate a fast tracked project implementation mechanism for the actualization of the energy projects in the province 


2. To create dialogue on clean and green forms of energy and mitigation of climate change. 


3. Position Luapula Province and Zambia as a key player in the global transformational energy shift from fossil fuels to electric and bio fuel energy sources. 


4. Give an insight on the regional market demand opportunities for energy.


5. Explore energy synergies with DRC's Katanga Province

Participation

Participants will include the following:


• Technical experts

• Investors

• Suppliers

• Imports & Exports

• Transporters

• Mining

• Energy & Fuels

• Finance

• Agriculture

• Suppliers

• Scientists and Researchers

• Climate change experts

• Oil and Gas Explorers

• Manufacturing industries

• Engineers

• Water Development & Utilities 

Conference Agenda

As Zambia seeks to rebuild in the wake of the global pandemic, Luapula Province seeks to seeks to unveil its energy grand master plan to attract more investors. With so much investment earmarked for Luapula Province, it is now time for the province to deliver and guarantee investors of sustainable energy solutions for the big investments to thrive and arrive. Topics range from:


• Focus on Luapula's power sector transformation - Clean Energy Systems, Green-Energy Applications, New Energy Applications,

• How to Accelerate Access to Reliable Energy, Creating Long-Term Local Content and Achieving Economic Growth

• Advancing Renewables in Zambia

• Financing options for the electricity supply industry

• Opportunities in renewable sources of energy in Luapula

• The energy world of tomorrow - Safe, affordable, reliable, clean

• High Performance technology to increase power supply in Luapula

• Energy Performance contracts - An innovative business model to attract investments for renewable energy and storage projects

• Re-positioning Zambia's energy sector to deliver prosperity

• Investing in and financing energy supply in the Zambian economy

• Luapula's dilemma: Investment vs Poverty

• How has the response to COVID-19 influenced the nature of future energy supply business?

• Energy-Saving technology opportunities in Luapula

• Solar Energy in Luapula

• The regional energy spotlight 

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Event Profile

Luapula Province suffers from lack of industrial energy to power various industrial projects. The lack of industrial energy has thus slowed the implementation of some projects on one hand and has seen the investment drain of some projects to other regions. The availability of industrial energy is therefore key to the actualization of projects lured by the Luapula Expo Investment Promotion and Development Programme in the province. Luapula Province has a known pre-feasibility energy potential of about 1500MW capacity from hydro, biomass, solar and other regenerative sources. However, the actualization of the energy generation projects in the province is at a snail's pace. Most of the investors, who are involved in the energy sector in the province, complain about government bureaucracy, low electricity tariffs and lack of alternative incentives and favourable policy shift in the energy sector. 


Zambia has experienced a steady economic growth rate of about 6.4% between 2011 -2015. The steady economic growth has as a result brought about a demand for power. There is however, a significant shortage of electricity in the country exacerbated by climate change, whose impact has affected hydro power generation in the southern part of the country. The energy shortfall is about 34% of the required electricity in the country out of the installed generation capacity of 2,434MW. It has been projected that the demand for electricity in Zambia will exceed 2,500MW by 2020 according to the Zambia Development Agency


In the last quarter of the year 2019, the Government of the Republic of Zambia passed various policy documents aimed at making investments in the energy sector viable. The establishment of alternative energy sources in other forms apart from hydro in Luapula Province, is therefore key in ensuring sustenance in the sector and offers stability in the industrialization of the great lakes region.


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