Dear experts in off-grid renewable energy,

Dear friends of the Alliance for Rural Electrification,

 

With less than two weeks to go and following the positive responses for the upcoming Workshop, we encourage you to register for the Workshop "Clean Energy Hybrid Mini-grids in Remote Areas - an Investment Opportunity" on 9 April in Germany.

 

Taking place the day before the 7th International Conference on PV Hybrids and Mini-Grids (OTTI), this one-day Workshop will focus on financial issues around hybrid mini-grids.

 

It aims to introduce investment initiatives and find mechanisms for energy access from different stakeholders, give recommendations about financing mini-grids and up-to-date developments.

Updated programme
 

09.00 Registration

 

 

 

09.30 Opening Address

 

Gabriele Struthoff-Müller, OTTI e.V.

 

 

 

09.40 Chairpersons

 

Marcus Wiemann (ARE); Michael Wollny, (ARE)

 

 

 

09.50 Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative, High-impact Initiative on Mini-Grids

 

Martin Niemetz, Country Action Officer, Global Facilitation Team, Sustainable Energy for All

 

 

 

10.05 Management and Banking, Financing Instruments and Challenges for Mini-Grids 
Torsten Becker, Frankfurt School of Finance

 

 

 

10.20 Questions and answers moderated by ARE 

 

 

 

10.40 Coffee Break

 

 

 

11.25 Findings Renewables 2013 Global Status Report 

 

Rana Adib, REN21 

 

 

 

11.40 Financing mini-grids in emerging markets  

 

Matthias Schmidt, KfW Development Bank

 

 

 

11.55 The business case of PV Hybrid systems: actors, contracts, drivers for profitability  

 

Joscha Rosenbusch, BSW-Solar International Cooperation Officer (on behalf of BMZ)

 

  

 

12.10 Panel discussion 

 

  

 

12.30 Lunch Break

 

 

 

14.00 Investment Opportunities of the UNEP-Clean Energy Mini-Grid Programme 

 

Dean Cooper, UNEP

 

 

 

14.15 The Mini-grid Policy Toolkit  

 

Michael Franz, EUEI PDF

 

 

 

14.30 Questions and answers moderated by ARE

 

 

 

14.45 Coffee break

 

 

 

15.30 Enabling the scale-up of dynamic mini-grids through microfinance 

 

Daniel Philipp, MicroEnergy International

 

 

 

15.45 Roadmap towards 2020 targets on access, energy security and renewable energy 

 

David Otieno, Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP)

 

16.00 Panel discussion

 

 

 

16.20 Closing remarks

 

Marcus Wiemann (Secretary General, ARE),  Michael Wollny (Vice-President, ARE)

 

 

 

16.30 End of the Workshop

 

For more information

Download the Workshop brochure or visit OTTI's website

So mark your calendars:

 

When

9 April 2014

Where

Stadthalle Bad Hersfeld

Wittastraße 5

36251 Bad Hersfeld, Germany

See map

  

With kind regards, 

 

Ernesto Macias       Marcus Wiemann

ARE President        ARE Secretary General
 

Alliance for Rural Electrification

Renewable Energy House
Rue d' Arlon 63-65
1040 Brussels - Belgium
Tel: +32 2 400 10 51 

are@ruralelec.org
www.ruralelec.org

Date events
09 April 2014
Where
Bad Hersfeld, Germany