EnergyNet’s sponsors are our partners and at the heart of all that we do


EnergyNet’s sponsors are at the heart of all that we do. Below you will find some of our highest profile sponsors to date. Their presence has been consistent, constructive, and invaluable in promoting the development of Africa’s power sector and we would like to thank them for their on-going support.

Partnering with EnergyNet offers your business a relevant platform to engage investors, governments and senior stakeholders in the power project value chain, to develop credible relationships with proven decision makers and to manoeuvre your organisation in to a position which will save you time and money. We have operated successfully in Africa’s power sector for over 19yrs and have built a reputation among decision makers that can directly support your business aspirations. Most recently we were recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ii and British Prime Minister David Cameron or services to international trade.

Clearly brand visibility is important and plays a key role in building the awareness of your business, but what really resonates with our audience is the importance of the discussions that are had, and deals that are made, as result of the relationships formed. We facilitate innovation and collaboration and invite your business to join us in creating and developing vital power projects.

Whether you want to align yourself with Governments supporting the ‘EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative’, be seen as a market leader hosting exclusive functions or influence the agenda through thought leadership, we can offer a strategic and commercial opportunities designed to deliver real value to your business. And if your business carries specific needs, we’re able to construct tailored packages to meet those ambitions within the markets you operate.

Total is a major energy player committed to supplying affordable energy to a growing population, addressing climate change and meeting new customer expectations. Those commitments guide what we do. With operations in more than 130 countries, we are a top-tier international oil and gas company and a global leader in solar energy through our affiliate SunPower. We discover, produce, transform, market and distribute energy in a variety of forms, to serve the end customer. Demonstrating their commitment to better energy, our close to 100,000 employees help supply our customers worldwide with safer, cleaner, more efficient and more innovative products and services that are accessible to as many people as possible. Our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. The Group is also a first rank player in chemicals. Its 100,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry – exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, new energies, trading, and chemicals. Total is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow.
Total holds a majority stake in SunPower, a world leader in solar energy, and is actively engaged in a number of renewable research and development projects in solar and biotechnologies. More information is available on

Founded in 1993, the Trafigura Group has become one of the world’s leading independent commodity traders, specialising in the oil, minerals and metals markets. The company has achieved substantial growth in recent years, growing revenue to USD127.6 billion in 2014. Primary trading activities are the supply and transport of oil and petroleum products and metals and minerals. 
The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets including global oil products distribution company Puma Energy; joint venture company DT Group; global terminals operator Impala; Trafigura’s Mining Group and Galena Asset Management. The Trafigura Group is owned by 600 of its 5,300 employees who work in 36 countries around the world. 
The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade.
Every day Transnet delivers thousands of tons of goods around South Africa, through its pipelines and both to and from its ports. It moves that cargo on to ships for export while it unloads goods from overseas​​.
Our vision and mission is to be a focused freight transport company, delivering integrated, efficient, safe, reliable and cost-effective services to promote economic growth in South Africa.
We aim to achieve this goal by increasing our market share, improving productivity and profitability and by providing appropriate capacity to our customers ahead of demand.ransnet is fully owned by the South African government but operates as a corporate entity aimed at both supporting and contributing to the country’s freight logistics network. It aims at developing South African industry, reducing the cost of doing business, while at the same time operating efficiently and profitably.

Trinity International LLP, founded in 2006, is a niche projects, finance, corporate and commercial law firm, with a particular focus in Africa. The firm acts for developers/sponsors, borrowers, financial institutions, investors, equity funds and governments / public sector entities.

Trinity has extensive experience in the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa with the team acting for developers and lenders on a number of major IPPs across the continent. The team is currently acting on IPPs in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia, Senegal, Mozambique, Tanzania as well as pan-African programmes supported by the United Nations and the UK Government for the facilitation of further IPPs on the continent. We have had experience in all generation technologies including wind, solar, hydro, coal, biomass, gas and light crude oil. Trinity provides clients with senior lawyers on every transaction and has an innovative approach to the structuring of its fee arrangements.

Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) is an umbrella with a network of over 360 member companies and enterprises in the biomass, hydro, solar and energy efficiency sub-sectors of Uganda. With a mission of consolidating leadership and further improving the business environment for  the renewable energy and energy efficiency sub-sector  as well as contributing to sustainable development in Uganda and East Africa, it has five member associations under which its various members are brought together  and subscribe respectively:

  • Biomass Energy Efficient Technologies Association (BEETA)
  • Uganda National Biogas Alliance (UNBA)
  • Hydropower Association of Uganda (HPAU)
  • Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA)
  • Energy Efficiency Association of Uganda (Energy Auditors - EEAU) 

UK Trade and Investment works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, with an emphasis on exporting through the UK Government’s “Exporting is Great” campaign. We have offices in over 100 countries worldwide including Mozambique, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in the region. Our dedicated staff can advise companies on the best way to enter our markets and in addition, can assist local companies to find UK suppliers for all of their importation needs through our database of over 30,000 suppliers.

UK Trade and Investment works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, with an emphasis on exporting through the UK Government’s “Exporting is Great” campaign. We have offices in over 100 countries worldwide including Mozambique, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in the region. Our dedicated staff can advise companies on the best way to enter our markets and in addition, can assist local companies to find UK suppliers for all of their importation needs through our database of over 30,000 suppliers. For more information on our services and how we can work with you, please visit our website at:



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“Uniper is a leading international energy company with operations in more than 40 countries and combines a balanced portfolio of technologically advanced assets with outstanding technical and commercial expertise. Its know-how is based on a heritage of power industry expertise that dates back a hundred years and includes Power Generation and Distribution, Commodity Trading and Energy Services.  With our understanding of owning and operating international power and distribution assets we are committed to succeed in a changing market. 
Uniper Energy Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Uniper SE Group, based in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Uniper Energy Southern Africa (Pty) brings the entire Uniper service offering to Africa. 
With our local partners we transform the international knowledge base and the capability and experience to the local needs to achieve successful energy solutions in the African energy market.”

Supporting Partner

At the end of 2015, the Chamber announced the formation of the U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) and launched efforts to lead the U.S. business community in a new period of unprecedented engagement with Africa’s regional economic communities, the established African private sector, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Since embarking on our initial Africa program in May 2009, the Chamber has made great strides bridging the gap between U.S. business and Africa. The establishment of the Center marks the Chamber’s next step as the leader of the U.S. private sector’s commitment to Africa, with the goal of advancing policies that attract greater investment and support trade with our partners throughout the continent.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched today the U.S.-ECOWAS Business Initiative (USEBI), which will serve as a trade and advocacy coalition created through a partnership between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). USEBI will aim to promote trade and strengthen economic and commercial ties between the United States and ECOWAS.
“We applaud West African public and private sector leadership, the ECOWAS commission, and the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce & Industry for the implementation of the existing policies that promote competitiveness and enable an environment for investing,” said Scott Eisner, vice president of African Affairs at the U.S. Chamber. “The launch of USEBI is the next step in fully implementing harmonizing policies to increase investment interests in the region.”

U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) funds African enterprises, co-operatives and community-based organizations to build capacity and expand economic activities

Key Capabilities:

• Awards capacity building and expansion grants of up to $250,000 to catalyze groups for future growth by funding technical, managerial and organizational improvements

• Provides due diligence research, project design and business planning, and monitoring and evaluation oversight

• In partnership with GE Africa, awards grants up to $100,000 to African organizations for off-grid solutions that deploy renewable resources and stimulate economic activity

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provides targeted technical assistance to advance specific development objectives; provides programme management support to Power Africa

Key Capabilities:

• Posted Transaction Advisors in all six Power Africa countries to assist in advancing agreements between public and private partners

• Contributes to multi-donor funds such as the African Union’s Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility, the African Legal Support Facility, and the African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

• Provides technical assistance to support Mission-led energy initiatives in Power Africa countries

• Offers loan guarantees to African financial institutions through USAID’s Development Credit Authority

USTDA provides grant-based project planning assistance to mobilize capital for infrastructure in developing and middle-income countries

Key Capabilities:

• Supports feasibility studies and pilot projects to provide the required comprehensive analysis for major infrastructure projects to achieve successful financing and implementation

• Provides technical assistance to support legal and regulatory reform related to commercial activities and infrastructure development, the establishment of industry standards, and other market-opening activities

• Hosts reverse trade missions to the U.S. for overseas project sponsors to observe the design, manufacturing, demonstration and operation of American products and services which can help the officials achieve their development goals

• Provides grant-based project planning through the U.S. Africa Clean Energy Finance initiative

Bringing the wind power technology as far as possible is one of the key values of VERGNET steadily pushing the frontiers of the FARWIND®. Our wind turbines are currently providing clean power to millions of people, in 35 countries over 5 continents. Petro-Electricity is no more relevant as a unique source of energy for both economical and environmental reasons; This is not sustainable any more, particularly in Africa.
Driven by this new deal, we have been extending our expertise and capability to hybrid solutions with fully integrated Wind (or Solar) – Diesel power systems, combining the reliability and power quality of Diesel Gensets with the attractive savings provided by renewable power sources. 
It is not only the result of the strong involvement of our design and operational teams for the engineering, construction and maintenance of our products. It is also and primarily to trustworthily meet the expectations of all our partners. Let’s join the FARWIND®! Mix up your power sources for ever more social and environmental sustainability.