The second edition of the iPAD Rwanda Power and Infrastructure Investment Forum is expected to attract over 250 industry experts and stakeholders, according to organisers. The event, scheduled for November 5-6 in Kigali, offers a platform for private investors, project developers, consultants, technology and solution providers and financiers looking for opportunities in Rwanda’s energy, infrastructure and mining sectors, Spintelligent and Clarion Events, the forum is organisers said in a statement.
Spintelligent is a leading South African-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.
Symbion Power, an American power developer of electrical infrastructure projects which was last year awarded a 50 megawatt independent power production gas-to-power project using methane gas from Lake Kivu, will sponsor the forum.
“The second edition of iPAD Rwanda is supported by the government and private sector.
Symbion Power chief executive Paul Hinks said the firm is committed to being a long-term partner, and delivering electricity to Rwanda “and to help de-risk Lake Kivu by safely extracting the methane gas that continues to build up in its depths and may be used to generate power.”
“Symbion is currently finalising the Power Purchase and Concession Agreements with the Government of Rwanda. We hope to soon sign these key contracts with the government, which will enable us to begin the next phase of project implementation,” he said.