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25 – 26 April 2023 · Addis Ababa

Fast-tracking renewable energy investment
in Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Two days, two rooms, two countries

Meet the key players in African renewable energy and make deals in an exclusive, highly efficient and enjoyable setting.

  • Get first-hand information

on latest developments and investment opportunities in curated renewable energy projects – from high-level government representatives and leading experts.

  • Build relationships

and explore opportunities for cooperations in an exclusive setting: scheduled one-on- one meetings, coffee breaks, lunches, cocktail reception & gala dinner.

  • Understand who is who

in the renewable energy sector of AENCon focus countries within only two conference days through carefully orchestrated presentations & panel discussions.

  • Presentation

AENCon Sponsorship offers a unique platform for specialized brand promotion on the energy transition in Africa and to key players in the African renewable energy landscape.

AENCon brings renewable energy investment opportunities in Africa to the global stage – offering a project-specific engagement with government representatives, international financial institutions and private investors.

AENCon23 will focus on renewable energy investment opportunities in Ethiopia and Tanzania.


  • 42 investment-ready projects (solar, wind & hydro)
  • New regulatory framework and investment policy
  • Public-private partnerships with Ministry of Finance
  • Very high renewable energy potential
  • Electricity export to the East African region


  • 46 investment-ready projects (solar, wind & hydro)
  • Strong investment incentives schemes
  • National utility company with strong balance sheet
  • Very high renewable energy potential
  • Electricity export to the Southern African region


Room 01

Main Stage

Keynotes, Presentations & Discussions.

Room 02

Investment Speed-Dating

Scheduled one-on-one meetings between government representatives, project owners, financial institutions and service providers.

Featured Projects


  • Awash Amibara, Ethiopia (150 MW)
  • Hamusit, Ethiopia (150 MW)
  • Shiraro, Ethiopia (150 MW)
  • Gad I & II, Ethiopia (125MW)
  • Dicheto, Ethiopia (125MW)
  • Mekele, Ethiopia (100MW)
  • Humera, Ethiopia (100MW)
  • Wellenchiti, Ethiopia (150MW)
  • Weranso, Ethiopia (150MW)
  • Metema, Ethiopia (125MW)


  • Gode, Ethiopia (152 MW)
  • Aysha III, Ethiopia (152 MW)
  • Tulu Guled, Ethiopia (152 MW)
  • Adigala, Ethiopia (152 MW)
  • Debre Berhan, Ethiopia (126MW)
  • Dire Dawa (150MW)
  • Deday, Ethiopia (134MW)


  • Ngozi Geothermal Power Plant, Tanzania (70 MW)
  • Songwe Geothermal Power Plant, Tanzania (direct use heat & 5 MW)
  • Kiejo-Mbaka Geothermal Power Plant, Tanzania (60 MW)
  • Luhoi Direct Use Heat, Tanzania (5 MW)
  • Natron Geothermal Power Plant, Tanzania (60 MW)
  • Tendaho-Alalobad Geothermal Power Plant, Ethiopia (100 MW)
  • Diguna Fango Geothermal Power Plant, Ethiopia (100 MW)


  • Wabe Hydropower Plant, Ethiopia (300 MW)
  • Genale Dawa 6, Ethiopia (250MW)
  • Chemoga Yada I & II, Ethiopia (280MW)
  • Dabus, Ethiopia (304MW)
  • Halele Warabessa I & II, Ethiopia (424MW)
  • Genale Dawa 5, Ethiopia (100MW)


H.E. Dr. Eng. Habtamu Itefa Geleta

Ministry of Water and Energy of Ethiopia

H.E. Dr. Eng. Sultan Wolle

State Minister
Ministry of Water and Energy of Ethiopia

Eng. Ashebir Balcha

Chief Executive Officer
Ethiopia Electric Power

Mr. Tilahun Tadesse

Director General of PPP Directorate
Ministry of Finance of Ethiopia

Ms. Lelise Neme

Ethiopian Investment Commission

Eng. Imani Mruma

Assistant Commissioner for Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy Tanzania

Eng. Mathew Mwangomba

General Manager
Tanzania Geothermal Development Company

Mr. Amanuel Wondimagegnehu Alemu

Investment Advisor
Ethiopian Investment Holdings

Mr. Daniel Teressa

Deputy Commissioner
Ethiopian Investment Commission

Mr. Rodger Muwanguzi

Senior Project & Infrastructure Finance Officer
Trade & Development Bank (TDB)

Ms. Mekdes Mezgebu

Mekdes & Associates

Mr. Maxence Mirabeau

Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations PLC (TMGO)

Dr. Paul Mpuga

Chief Country Economist for Ethiopia
African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Henos Worku

Deputy Director General
Petroleum and Energy Authority of Ethiopia

Ms. Sonia Lioret

Deputy Director
Agence Française de Développement Ethiopia Office

Mr. Abdurehman Eid Tahir

Ethiopian Investment Holdings

Mr. Phil Harms

President and Co-Founder
4th Resource Corp.

Mr. Yalewayker Mandefro Bezie

Director, Energy Resources Development
Ethiopian Electric Power

Mr. Lars Tejlgaard

Investment Director and Co-Founder
Frontier Energy

Mr. Maralem Amdebrihan Belay

Manager, Generation Strategy & Investment Office
Ethiopian Electric Power 

Mr. Marvin Bell

East Africa Director

Mr. Onesmus Muli

Senior Sales Manager, East Africa
Jinko Solar

Ms. Lensa Mekonnen

Land Bank and Development Corporation of Ethiopia

Mr. Thewodros Berhanu

Founder & Managing Partner
Europe Africa Investment Partners

Dr. Sun Xiansheng

Director General
CCIIP Energy Industry Cooperation Committee

Mr. Ermias Eshetu

FSD Ethiopia

H.E. Amb. Ali Sakila Bujiku

Deputy Head of Mission
Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania to Ethiopia



The Sheraton Addis Luxury Collection Hotel

Located in the heart of the Ethiopian capital, the Sheraton Addis sits on a hilltop overlooking the city. With more than 16,500 square feet of modern meeting space, luxurious accommodation, restaurants and recreational facilities, this 5-star hotel is one of the best conference venues in Ethiopia.
* 25 % reduced room rates for conference attendees. Available in Classic King & Executive King room category.



African Energy Now is a grant-funded programme that supports African governments to secure financing for investment-ready projects in the renewable energy sector.

AEN provides expertise on technical and financial aspects of renewable energy projects and supports investments from the initial engagement of investors up to negotiated terms for financial close.


AfricaRising is specialised in the creation of cutting-edge investment conferences and the provision of business facilitation services on the African continent.

Contact & Booking

Phone: +49 221 2921 4139