Tuesday 14 May 2019

The critical factors that can influence the success of power projects
Moderator: Robert Mubiru, Senior Engineering Consultant, KERAM Enterprises, Uganda

14:00Linking ‘tips’ for success: Technology, Innovation, People,
Systems

Patrick Mwesige, Enterprise Projects and Systems Director,
Data Care (U) Limited, Uganda

14:15Power Pool drive the energy development in West Africa
Eric Amoussouga, CEO: Francophone Africa, General Electric,
Cote d’Ivoire
14:35Panel discussion: Assessing the latest market strategies for
running a sustainable African power system

• Understanding the emergence of more power providers going
directly to large scale consumers
• Importance of people management towards project success
• Latest advances in cost reflective tariff’s influencing power
market strategies
• What are the financial challenges preventing proper
maintenance and upgrades to power infrastructure?

Panellist:
- Dhasi Naidoo, Chief Strategy Officer, Ontec, South Africa
- Patrick Mwesige, Enterprise Projects and Systems Director,
Data Care (U) Limited, Uganda
- Ebipere Clark, Special Assistant (Energy), Central Bank of
Nigeria, Nigeria
- Eric Amoussouga, CEO: Francophone Africa, General Electric,
Cote d’Ivoire
- Bernard Modey, Senior Power Expert, USAID Ghana, Ghana

The Future of Energy
Senior Representative, Schneider, SA

15:45The future of energy: powering the digital economy with
smart grids and energy management systems
Taru Madangombe, Vice President: Anglophone
Africa Cluster Power Systems Business, Schneider Electric,
South Africa
16:00How can energy storage be used as a tool towards deferring
infrastructure investment?

Chinedu Igbokwe, Chief Operating Officer, Daystar Power
Group, Nigeria
16:15Panel discussion: Utilising the latest technology for energy
security and sustainability
• Preparing for decentralisation, digitisation and
decarbonisation
• Assessing available storage technologies- battery and large
scale
• How does energy storage work with non-firm renewable
capacity?
• Latest renewable energy capacity integration onto the grid and
best practice for grid management

Panellist:
- Greig Swanepoel, Battery Storage Specialist & Microgrid Design
Engineer, Sola Future, South Africa
- Kenneth I. Ozoemena, Professor: Materials for Energy &
Electrochemistry, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
- Kuda Mzembe, Co-founder, Advanced Power Technologies,
Zimbabwe
- Merrick Kerr, Chief Commercial Officer, Energy Vault,
United Kingdom
- Kadri Nassiep, Director of Electricity, City of Cape Town,
South Africa

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Reducing Grid Losses and increasing efficiency through losses
Moderator: Marco Rahner, Head of Technical Sales Digital Grid, Siemens, South Africa

09:00Managing the technical losses in secondary networks
Robert Mubiru, Senior Engineering Consultant, KERAM
Enterprises, Uganda
09:45Spotlight on loss monitoring through secondary metering
Harold Hayes, Chief Technical Officer, Landis + Gyr, South Africa
10:00Panel discussion: Reducing technical losses through
innovation
• A look at the latest advances towards flexible grid management
• What are the cutting-edge incentives for utility companies to put
in effect loss for reduction measures

Panellist:
-Musa Mukulu, Senior Electrical Engineer and Manager:
New Business Ventures, Uganda Electricity Generation, Uganda
-Katsutoshi Toda, Fellow, Grid Aggregation Division and Special
Corporate Advisor, Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems
(India) Pvt. Ltd, India
-Abiodun Ajifowobaje, Group Director: Power, Amazon Energy
Limited, Nigeria
-Miyelani Holeni, Senior Partner, Ntiyiso Consulting,
South Africa
-Bruno Prestat, Managing Director: International Power Systems,
EDF R&D, France

Open standardisation advances towards smart metering specification
Moderator: Bobbi Harris, Founder, Smart Water Smart City: LLC, USA

11:15Business value of Next Generation Smart Metering Data
Management
Slawomir Klimowicz, Industry Lead, Industry Value Advisor,
Energy and Natural Resources, SAP EMEA South, SAP, UAE
11:30From Smart Meters to Smart Cities
Emad El Sewedy, Chairman & CEO , El Sewedy Electrometer
Group, Egypt
11:45Panel discussion: Understanding the effect of open
communication networks towards the adoption rate of
smart metering across the continent
• There is no one size fits all communication model: encouraging
the flexibility of the utilities
• What is the future of an international open standard for
metering roll-outs?
• Effective means of demand side management
• The cost of the smart meter, a look at connectivity and project
funding

Panellist:
-Shawn Papi, Senior Advisor at Eskom - Eskom Research,
Testing & Development, Eskom, South Africa
-Mark Ossel, Board Member, Mark Ossel, Board Member,
Open Smart Grid Protocol Alliance (OSGP Alliance), Netherlands
-Emad El Sewedy, Chairman & CEO , El Sewedy Electrometer
Group, Egypt
-Chris Vuso, Technical Director, Nyamezela Metering ,
South Africa
-Franco Pucci, Technical Consultant, STSA, South Africa

Accelerating customer service to drive utility revenues
Moderator: Lawrence Juku, Executive Head - Vodacom Utilities and IoT, Vodacom Business Africa, South Africa

14:00Case study: Innovative Ways to Cut ATC&C Losses
Ravindra Joshi, Chief Driving Officer, Kano Electricity
Distribution Company, Nigeria
14:30Panel discussion: Exploring utility digitalisation and
enhanced customer delivery
• The Quadruple Helix of Innovation: How to link Public,
Private, Academic and Customer together
• How do you segment customers and tailor your approach to
them?
• How to ensure locals feel safe during project implementations
to
gain support
• Enhancing service quality through advanced analytics
• Assessing state-of-the-art technological trends in harnessing
payment platforms

Panellist:
- Christopher Opio, Customer Service Engineer, UMEME,
Uganda
- Ravindra Joshi, Chief Driving Officer, Kano Electricity
Distribution Company, Nigeria
- Slawomir Klimowicz, Industry Lead, Industry Value Advisor,
Energy and Natural Resources, SAP EMEA South, SAP, UAE
- Simphiwe Makhathini, General Manager: Strategic
Enablement, Eskom Rotek Industries, South Africa

Moving towards smarter grid solutions
Moderator: Mark Ossel, Board Member, Open Smart Grid Protocol Alliance (OSGP Alliance), Netherlands

15:45Africa – Smart Grids for Smarter People
Mogisen Iyer, Head of Digital Grid Business, Siemens,
South Africa
16:00Panel discussion: What are the biggest considerations for the
accurate implementation of data analytics in today’s power

system
• Current applications of advanced analytics
• Reliable communication infrastructure

Panellist:
- Toon Houwen, Business Development Manager, CG Holdings
Belgium, Belguim
- Christo Murray, Business Consultant, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd,
South Africa
- Henni Scholtz, General Manager Product Development and
Application, Aberdare Cables, South Africa
- Kim Lehman, CEO Kamstrup, Denmark

Thursday 16 May 2019

Renewables on the Grid
Moderator: Emmanuel Bunty Kiremire, Senior Application Leader – Micro-grid Energy Systems: Electrical Sector, Eaton Electric, South Africa

09:30Utilising renewable energy and battery energy storage to
mitigate a constrained grid supply
Greig Swanepoel, Battery Storage Specialist & Microgrid Design
Engineer, Sola Future, South Africa
09:45Case study: The Impact of Storage on the Energy Mix on the
South African Grid

Miles Jacobs, Network Operations Engineer, Eskom, South Africa
10:00Reserved Presentation
Merrick Kerr, Chief Commercial Officer, Energy Vault,
United Kingdom
10:15Reserved Presentation
Terje Osmundsen, CEO, Empower Energy, Norway
10:30Q&A: How do we stabilise the grid with higher influx of
renewables?

Closing Remarks from Moderator:
Emmanuel Bunty Kiremire, Senior Application Leader –
Micro-grid Energy Systems: Electrical Sector, Eaton Electric,
South Africa

Big Data and Cyber Security
Moderator: Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Director, Africa Utilities Technology Council, South Africa

11:15Dedicated cybersecurity solution to protect smart grids
Sherry Zameer, Senior Vice President IoT – CISMEA, Gemalto,
CISMEA
11:30TTPs, impact and root causes of cyber threats in ICS
Kirill Kruglov, Senior researcher, Kaspersky Lab, Russia
11:45Panel discussion: What strategies are working well against
theft?
• Exploring the latest trends for utility leaders to build on their
data for operational efficiencies?
• Securing your electronic systems towards the grid
• Protecting consumer privacy
• Innovation in securing assets
• Strategies distribution companies needed to upgrade their
security assets

Panelist:
- Sherry Zameer, Senior Vice President IoT – CISMEA, Gemalto,
CISMEA
- Kirill Kruglov, Senior researcher, Kaspersky Lab, Russia
- Scott Petersen, Sales Director, Software & Analytics EMEA,
Honeywell Smart Energy, UK
- Senior representative, Vodacom, South Africa