Building Energy, 1200 others open the 21st edition of the Africa Energy Forum, Lisbon
Milan, June 11, 2019-(AltAfrica)–Building Energy SpA, a multinational Italian company operating as a Global Integrated IPP (Independent Power Producer) in the renewable energy sector, will participate as sponsor to the 21th annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF), the international investment meeting for Africa’s power energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors, taking place in Lisbon, from 11th to 14th June 2019.
During the event, Building Energy will take part in two panels session “Claiming a larger share of the energy mix and incorporating wind projects in to the bigger picture” and “The rise of mega projects and how will accelerated solar development impact the energy mix
With an integrated business model, Building Energy covers a fully green energy value chain, from the engineering and development to the actual investment and construction of the generation assets. Thanks to this well-established model, the company has a particularly strong presence in Africa and Middle East with a gross capacity of 328 MW of plants – in operation, under construction or under development – divided into 3 different technologies, 171 MW from Solar plants, 152 MW from Wind and 5 MW from Hydro. Building Energy is also working on a pipeline of 1.8 GW of projects in countries such as, Botswana, Mali, Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, Malawi and Tunisia.
Among its virtuous projects, in April 2018 Building Energy signed a Power Purchase Agreement with the South African utility Eskom Holdings SOC and an Implementation Agreement with the South African State for the construction, ownership and operation of a 147 MW wind plant in Roggeveld, in the Laingsburg area between the Northern and Western Cape Provinces, which will generate approximately 613 GWh per year.
The Forum brings together decision-makers in Africa’s energy sector to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. aef has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience.
Portugal holds a wealth of experience in deploying reliable renewable technologies, making it a great case study of a country focused on a sustainable energy future.