On June 28, 2016 Santrad Power was invited to the Inaugural Energy Day in Burundi. The theme of the day was “Universal Access to Reliable and Modern Energy Services and Improvement of Energy Efficiency in Burundi.” The day’s events were organized under the high patronage of H.E. Dr. Joseph Butore, the 2nd Vice President of Burundi and were attended by senior leaders from the public and private sectors. These leaders included government Ministers, CEOs of major local companies.
Speaking at the panel on Public Private Partnerships, Mr. Salathiel Ntakirutimana, Santrad Power’s Founder & CEO highlighted the need to increase the credibility of REGIDESO, the national utility company and sole power purchaser in Burundi. .
The Santrad Power delegation at the event used this opportunity to network with relevant local energy sector stakeholders including members of Burundi’s Association of Industrialists who have agreed to discuss further power purchase and power plant co-development opportunities. .