Day 1: Generation in East Africa

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Opening Keynote Welcome Addresses
Chairman: Albert Butare, Former Minister of State: Energy and Water& CEO, Africa Energy Services Group, Rwanda

09:30-09:35 Organiser’s welcome address
Yolisa Nyoka, Programme Director: Future Energy East
Africa, South Africa
09:35-09:45 Host utility welcome address
Jared Omondi Othieno , CEO, Kenya Power, Kenya
09:50-10:10 Host ministry welcome address
Dr Joseph Njoroge,Principal Secretary, Ministry of
Energy and Petroleum, Kenya

Investing for a vibrant east African energy sector

10:15-10:35 Current investment trends in the east African power and energy sector.  What can the industry do to
attract more private investment?
Patrick Obath, Chairman of the Board, Standard
Chartered Bank, Kenya
10:40-11:00 What is driving renewable energy investment in east Africa?
Amar Inamdar, CEO, Kawisafi Ventures, Kenya

11:00-13:00 | Exhibition tour and networking break

Regional case studies: east Africa’s hydro power potential to power
Africa!
13:00-13:20 Uganda case study: Lessons learnt from managing
public infrastructure projects: A case of Isimba
hydropower project implementation
Musa Mukulu, Senior Electrical Engineer and Manager: New Business Ventures, Uganda Electricity Generation, Uganda 
13:20- 13:40 The role of small hydropower in east Africa: EEP
Africa’s support to the sector
Wim Jonker Klunne, Lead Coordinator, EEP Africa, South
Africa
13:40-14:00 Ethiopia case study: How will the recent $995,000 SEFA grant support a sustainable procurement framework for Independent Power Producers? 
Shiferaw Telila, CEO, Ethiopian Electric Utility, Ethiopia

14:15- 14:45 | Networking break

Rehabilitation and maintenance of hydropower projects

14:45-15:05 Encouraging private investment into the
hydropower sector
Brian Kelly, Founder and Chief Executive
Officer, Virunga Power, Kenya
15:05-15:35 Maintenance strategies for small scale
hydropower
Dan Klinck, CEO, East African Power &
Rubagabaga Hydro Power Limited ,Rwanda

Understanding where the opportunities lie in Africa’s small-scale hydropower market
Moderator: Joan Chahenza, Chief Financial Analyst & Technical Assistant to the Corporate & Regulatory Services Director, KenGen, Kenya

15:35-16:00 The role of hydro in rural electrification
Andy Eaton, Head of Sales (Africa, Latin America &
Oceania), Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon Ltd, UK
16:00-16:45 Panel: The A-Z of small-scale hydropower and its
potential in meeting Africa’s energy demand  
*Examining the potential of small scale hydropower
adoption
*Key aspects to take into consideration towards the
maintenance of small scale hydropower plants
*How is small scale hydropower increasing the provision of greener energy? 

Panellists:
Dan Klinck, Chief Executive Officer, East African Power &
Rubagabaga Hydro Power Limited, Rwanda
Ralph Nyakabwa-Atwoki, Technical Director, Sustenersol
Uganda Limited, Uganda
Wim Jonker Klunne, Lead Coordinator, EEP Africa, South
Africa
Andy Eaton, Head of Sales (Africa, Latin America & Oceania), Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon Ltd, UK
Brian Kelly, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Virunga
Power, Kenya

Day 2: Digitalisation of utilities

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Exploring the impact of wayleaves and land disputes for utility scale projects
Moderator: Joel Kiilu, Director, Nemel Kenya, Kenya

09:45-10:00 Case study: Current status of the Kenya Electricity
System Improvement Project and impact on the
resettlement policy framework
Johnson K Muthoka, Land Economist, Ketraco, Kenya
10:00-10:45 Panel: Advances in developing a pro-community
utility
*How is the utility successfully implementing the
guidelines on how the projects will manage related
displacement risks?
*Exploring best practices in maintaining community
engagement towards the roll out of energy projects
Mitigating risks in land disputes

Panellists:
Charity Wanjiku, COO, Strauss Energy, Kenya
Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Executive Director, Africa
Utilities TechnologyCouncil, South Africa
Johnson K Muthoka, Land Economist, Ketraco,
Kenya

10:45-11:15 | Networking break

Revenue Cycle Management
Moderator: Patrick Mwesige, Enterprise Projects and Systems Director, Data Care (U) Limited, Uganda

11:15-11:30 Case study: Privatisation in the energy
sector (the Umeme experience)  
Robert Mubiru, Senior Engineering Consultant, KERAM
Enterprises, Uganda
11:30-11:45 Asset Management Strategy
Mlindi Mashologu, Senior Manager – Telecom & Network Engineering, Transnet, South Africa
11:45-12:30Panel- Making informed business decisions for generation revenue: The Infrastructure
Asset Management Strategy  
Facilitating the human behavioural complex
towards the application of technology
Driving operational efficiencies Increasing
service access and incentivising regional
district managers Latest advances in revenue
collection

Panellists:
Robert Mubiru, Senior Engineering Consultant, KERAM Enterprises, Uganda  
Mlindi Mashologu, Senior Manager – Telecom & Network Engineering, Transnet, South
Africa
Mbae Ariel Mutegi, Chief Engineer: Network
Audit, Kenya Power, Kenya
Jean Claude KALISA, CEO, Energy Utility
Corporation ltd, Rwanda

12:30-13:00 | Networking break

Reducing technical losses

13:00-13:20 Solar technology, Game changing 
Hadyr Adebayo Koumakpai, Sales Director: Africa, JA
SOLAR, China
13:30-13:50 Innovations in energy utilities for alternative
revenues (Diversification) – Case for Telecoms, Big Data and Smart Grids
Eric Wanjala, Ag. Chief Engineer, Telecoms Commercial Business, Kenya Power, Kenya
14:00-14:20 How to accurately locate a fault on overhead lines
Andrej Sepcic, Regional Sales Manager, Altanova Group, Italy
14:30-14:50 Practical cases of fault prevented using partial
discharge measures
Andrej Sepcic, Regional Sales Manager, Altanova
Group, Italy
15:00-15:20 Implications of the Fourth Industrialisation on
SHEQ 
Siseko Mdlokolo, Head SHEQ Africa BU, Larsen &
Toubro Limited, Botswana
15:30-15:50 5G and its potential Impact on electric utilities
Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Executive Director, Africa Utilities Technology Council, South Africa