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Wednesday, 13 May 2015


SESSION THREE: Hydro

Boosting generation capacity through rehabilitation and maintenance planning
Chairperson: Bertrand Rochecouste Collet, Technical Director, Aurecon, SA

13:00 – 13:20
The case of Uganda: Accelerating hydropower developments through the GET FiT program
Jan Martin Witte, Head of Division, Infrastructure Southern Africa, KfW Development Bank, Germany

13:20 – 13:40
Skills development: The importance of knowledge transfer and skills retention for hydropower efficiency
Chris Reay, CEO, Engineer Placements, SA

13:40 – 14:15
Panel discussion: Strategic infrastructure steps to upgrade and reactivate Africa’s existing hydropower facilities
• What works best rehabilitating versus new build?
• How to achieve maximum performance from aging infrastructure
• How to improvise with existing hydro infrastructure to adhere to power demands

Panellists:
• Wim Jonker-Klunne, Programme Director, Energy & Environment Partnership, SA
• Rudo Sanyanga, Africa Program Director, International Rivers, SA
• David Johnson, Chief Hydro Engineer, Eskom Generation Technology, SA
• Jan Martin Witte, Head of Division, Infrastructure Southern Africa, KfW Development Bank, Germany
• Chris Reay, CEO, Engineer Placements, SA


SESSION FOUR

Operational efficiency through technical innovation
Chairperson: Coert Venter, Chief Hydro Engineer, Eskom Generation Technology, South Africa

15:00 – 15:15
Fast tracking hydro infrastructure build in developing economies
Bertrand Rochecouste Collet, Technical Director, Aurecon, SA

15:15 – 15:30
Human asset management for operational efficiency
Brian Makungo, Training Manager, Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre, Zambia

15:30 – 16:15
Case study discussion: The success of technical partnerships: Achieving design to operation in less than 2 years with micro hydro schemes
• Francesco Savegnago, Engineering Manager, MarelliMotori SPA, Italy
• Andy Eaton, Hydro Sales Director, Gilkes, UK

18:30 – 23:30
Industry Awards Gala Dinner


Thursday, 14 May 2015


SESSION FIVE: Hydro

Supporting private investments for micro to small hydro schemes
Chairperson: Wim Jonker-Klunne, Programme Director, Energy & Environment Partnership, SA

09:30 – 09:50
Delivering South Africa’s First Project Financed Run of River Hydro Power Plant: The Neusberg Project
• Chris le Grange, Director: Africa,  Hydro Tasmania, Australia
• Pierre Pisterman, Director,  Hydro Power Plant (HPP), France

09:50 – 10:45
Panel Discussion: Learnings and recommendations for implementing private small hydro schemes
• How can project and financial risks be effectively mitigated?
• What support mechanisms are in place to assist private project developments?
• Which regions are currently incentivising micro to small hydropower schemes?

Panellists:
• Anton-Louis Olivier, Managing Director, NuPlanet, SA
• Lungile Mashele, Energy Specialist, Development Bank of Southern Africa, SA
• Gianluca Cescon, Regional Operations Director, Devergy, Tanzania
• Chris le Grange, Director: Africa, Hydro Tasmania, Australia
• Pierre Pisterman, Director, Hydro Power Plant (HPP), France


SESSION SIX

The evolving uses of micro to small hydropower schemes and hybrid solutions
Chairperson: Wim Jonker-Klunne, Programme Director, Energy & Environment Partnership, SA

11:30 – 11:50
Bloemwater head-office becomes energy independent with own conduit hydropower cheme
Marco van Dijk, Water Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, SA

11:50 – 12:10
The case of City of Tshwane’s Annlin Reservoir: Development of conduit hydropower in a city’s water distribution system
Adriaan Kurtz, Design and Planning Engineer, City of Tshwane, SA

12:10 – 12:45
Presented by GIBB, South Africa

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