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Tuesday 12 May 2015


SESSION ONE: Generation | Hydro | Renewables

Unfolding Africa’s generation roadmap
Chairperson: Maloba G. Tshehla, Renewable Energy Sector Desk Manager, Green Cape, SA

13:00 – 13:15
Case study on developing Africa’s renewable generation capacity: JinkoSolar’s experience of building – big power plants in SA
Arturo Herrero, Chief Strategic Officer & Head of Emerging Markets, JinkoSolar, SA

13:15 – 14:15
Panel Discussion: Developing Africa’s generation future:
• What is Africa’s generation roadmap?
• What cross-border power purchase agreements will enable regional security of demand generation?
• What are the barriers to reaching a regional consensus?
• How do we promote more regional collaboration?
• What are the key deliverables and timelines?
• What role should the power pools play in securing regional power supply and what is their mandate?
Moderator: Knox Msebenzi, Executive Director, Power Institute of Eastern & Southern Africa (PIESA), SA

Panellists:
• Lawrence Musaba, Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), Zimbabwe
• Hindpal S. Jabbal, Former Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya
• Arturo Herrero, Chief Strategic Officer & Head of Emerging Markets, JinkoSolar , South Africa
• Nduma Joseph Ruwah, Technical Officer – Electrical Engineer, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, Kenya


SESSION TWO

Achieving energy security in Africa
Chairperson: Komla Folly, Associate Professor: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, SA

15:00 – 15:15
Basic principles for Least Cost Generation planning and regional interconnection of East African countries
Hindpal S. Jabbal, Former Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya

15:30 – 15:45
The impact of intermittency costs on the compositions of profitable power generation mixes for Africa
Dawid E. Serfontein, Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, North West University, SA

16:00 – 16:15
How the combination of geothermal and mini portable nuclear power can reduce the cost of electricity production by over 40%
Ronoh Kibet, Geothermal Project Engineer, KenGen, Kenya

15:45 – 16:15
Renewable Energy Infeed
•    Dr Ron Herman, Performance of LV feeders with DG, UCT, SA
•    Michel Malengret, Inverters and compensators for injecting Distribution Generation into LV and MV feeders, UCT, SA
•    Trevor Gaunt, Tariffs for Distributed Generation, UCT, SA


Wednesday 13 May 2015


SESSION THREE: Generation

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Gas-to-power: Will this be the game changer for Africa?
Chairperson: Hindpal S. Jabbal, Former Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya

13:00 – 13:20
Regional developments in gas exploration , production and gas to power
Ebrahim Takolia, CEO, South African Oil & Gas Alliance, SA

13:20 – 13:40
Developing gas to power opportunities: Sasol case studies
Kribs Govender, Vice President Business Development: Power, Sasol, SA

13:40 – 14:00
Technical considerations for a bankable PPA: focus on gas-fired power plants
Ashley Grohn, Technical Director – Power Generation, Aurecon, SA

14:00 – 14:15
Gas power plant fuel requirements and uncertainty considering increasing renewables penetration
Craig Hart, Consultant, Energy Exemplar, SA


SESSION FOUR

Investing in nuclear: Is this good value for Africa?
Chairperson: Hindpal S. Jabbal, Former Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya

15:00 – 15:15
How to fast track the development of nuclear new build through localization and strategic partnerships
Fawzi ISSA, Managing Director, EDF South Africa

15:15 – 15:30
Investing in nuclear: Is this good value for Africa?
Greg Kaser, Senior Project Manager, World Nuclear Association, UK

15:30 – 16:15
Panel Discussion: Developing Nuclear Energy in Africa:
•    Is there a need to forge ahead and develop nuclear energy on the continent?
•    Are there energy sources that are more appropriate for the African context?
•    Should nuclear plants be privatised?
•    Is nuclear an affordable option for Africa?
•  Does Africa have the skill-set to maintain and operate nuclear plants?
Moderator:  Greg Kaser, Senior Project Manager, World Nuclear Association, United Kingdom

Panellists:
• Alexander Kirillov, Director, Rosatom Africa, South Africa
• Dawid E. Serfontein, Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, North West University, South Africa Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director, Nuclear Industry Association South Africa (NIASA ), South Africa
• Nduma Joseph Ruwah, Technical Officer – Electrical Engineer, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, Kenya
• Orion Phillips, Senior Manager: SARA Division, National Nuclear Regulator of South Africa, South Africa
• Phumzile Tshelane, CEO, The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited (Necsa), South Africa
• Yves Guenon, Managing Director, Areva , South Africa


Thursday 14 May 2015


SESSION FIVE: Generation

Distributed generation: Insights into small scale generation models
Chairperson: Raj Chetty, Chief Technologist, Eskom, SA

09:30 – 09:50
What must governments and regulators do to accelerate distributed generation deployment in Africa?
Oluseye Bassir, Principle, SBS, Niger

09:50 – 10:10
Snapshot of the current status of distributed generation in South Africa: Barriers and trends
Saliem Fakir, Head of Living Planet Unit, WWF-SA & Tjaša Bole- Rentel, Researcher, WWF-SA, SA

10:30 – 10:45
Power generation by biomass utilisation: Namibian case study
Jens Reich, Director South Africa, STEAG Energy Services GmbH, Germany

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SESSION SIX

Sweating the assets: Developing the skills for effective maintenance of generation plants
Pieter Rousseau, Professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town  , South Africa

11:30 – 11:45
The Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute’s (EPPEI) five year research strategic plan
Louis Jestin, EDF Senior Manager, EPPEI, EDF & Eskom, SA

11:45 – 12:00
A paradigm shift: Using technology as an enabler for skills development and retention
Sumitava Sengupta, General Manager – Power & Water Solutions, Yokogawa Middle East & Africa , Bahrain

12:00 – 12:45
Panel discussion: How should asset management be approached when there are insufficient skills available?
• What skills are needed for effective maintenance and asset management?
• How do we develop the right skills to optimise our asset management programmes?
• What role should technology play in skills development?
Moderator: Grahame Fogel, Global consultant, Gaussian Engineering, South Africa

Panellists:
• Anton Booyzen, President, Southern African Asset Management Association, South Africa
• Cornelius van der Westhuizen, Principal Consultant, EON Consulting, South Africa Nico Kruger, Energy Business Line Lead Africa, AECOM, South Africa
• Pieter Rousseau, Professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town    , South Africa
• Sumitava Sengupta, General Manager-Power & Water Solutions,  Yokogawa Middle East & Africa , Bahrain

14:00 – 15:30
Closing keynote session:
The evolution of the utility: From Edison to grid modernisation to smart cities