SEAT Summit to focus on sustainable energy disruption, solutions


Ayobami Adedinni

The Sustainable Energy and Transportation Summit, (SEAT) will focus on the speed and scale of disruption of sustainable energy and transport solutions and their implications for African societies.

The Summit which holds 16th to 17th January 2020 is set to be the largest gathering of solar, storage, smart energy, wind, and Electronic Vehicles Industry-leading experts and stakeholders.

In a statement, Gad Ashiagbor, Lead, African Ev, organizers of the conference said distributed energy solutions, off-grid, mini-grid, virtual power plants, battery storage systems for residential, commercial, industrial and grid-scale uses are some of the potential sustainable solutions to Africa’s energy crisis.

The conference is meant for players in the emerging African sustainable energy and transport ecosystem.

“The aim of the exhibition is to educate the public/market on these products via exhibitions, demonstrations and test￾rides/drives whilst simultaneously giving manufacturers the opportunity to take the pulse of the African market.

” Products such as: electric vehicles, electric bikes, charging infrastructure solutions, battery systems, micro & mini-grid installations, solar products, wind and geothermal solutions.

“A 2 day conference() at the Accra International Conference Centre of African policy makers, regulators, investors, development agencies, industries, entrepreneurs and press.

“It will also feature a 3 day exhibition (16th to 18th January 2020) at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, of currently available products in the sustainable transport and energy space.


Our keynote speakers were specifically curated to provide comprehensive answers to these adoption barriers and their implications for African cities and the affected business value chains.

1. Auke Hoekstra – Rate of adoption, prediction and technology frameworks

2. Rahul Sonnad – Arguably the planet’s premier expert on “Transport As A Service” (TAAS) using electric semi-autonomous & programmable vehicles

3.Unni Berge – Government policy, usage behaviours, infrastructure constraints, value-chain effects

4. Zachary Shahan – Pulse on the global sustainable technology landscape as chief editor of the premier clean technology website

5. Kofi Adu Agyarko – African policy perspective

6. Olukokun Tolulope – African innovator’s perspective

7. Joshua Opoku Agyemang – the African “Internet Of Things” ecosystem and application to energy & transport.

8. Darlington Ahiale Akogo – the African “Artificial Intelligence” ecosystem and application to energy & transport.

9. Annette Aluora Luttah – Employment and urban planning perspective


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