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AFSIA C&I Conference – Ghana (in collaboration with ECREEE and AGSI)

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Time:
08:00 AM
  
To:
05:00 PM
Date:
Oct 21, 2019

AFSIA is proud to invite you to its first conference in Ghana.

This conference will be co-organized with ECREEE, the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, alongside ECREEE’s Annual General Meeting ESEF 2019 and in partnership with AGSI, the Association of the Ghana Solar Industry.

 

AFSIA’s conference will focus particularly on C&I solar (Commercial & Industrial), highlighting how solar can be a solution to improve business operations and which are the new opportunities for commercial and industrial business owners to benefit from solar energy in West Africa.

The conference is free to attend and we particularly encourage business owners who would like to learn more about solar energy benefits to attend. Registration may be done by email to info@afsiasolar.com with subject “Ghana C&I”

More info to be shared soon.

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Program of the day:

Solar as a solution to improve business operations – Opportunities for Commercial and Industrial electricity consumers
 
Welcoming remarks
– ECREEE – importance of private sector to embrace solar as a solution to get access to more and better electricity
– AFSIA – introduction to AFSIA and content of the day
 
Section 1 – Current solutions for businesses to benefit from solar energy 
  • Corporate PPAs, lease, rent-to-own, …
  • Status of C&I in West Africa, market opportunities and lessons learned 
  • Case study 1 – Rooftop developer’s success stories in Ghana 
Section 2 – Technical aspects of a solar rooftop and hybrid project
  • Debunking myths about solar
  • Explaining the latest technologies available
  • Identifying the key aspects to take into account by Technical Managers before engaging into a project 
Section 3 – Legal considerations when engaging into a rooftop project and/or a corporate PPA
  • Explaining the latest Renewable Energy law in Ghana  and its impact on opportunity for solar projects
  • Overview of the existing contractual options for a solar projects and analyzing pros and cons 
  • Removing legal barriers to promote wider and faster adoption of solar in West Africa (net-metering, local content, import duties, …)
Closing remarks – Solar in West Africa, the way ahead
Interview with Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director ECREEE, to summarize discussions of the day and open discussion topics on how to further improve the adoption of solar by the West African business community

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Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm