Green Buildings

10:30Green power solutions for cities
Riccardo Zanetti, Application Engineer, MAN Energy Solutions,
11:00Reserved Presentation
Raldo Kruger, Senior Water Sector Desk Analyst, Green Cape,
South Africa
12:30Case study: Optimised cable systems design which limits soil
drying out
Queeneth Khumalo, Chief Engineer, Eskom, South Africa
13:00The role of Building Envelope in improving energy efficiency
and sustainability in building infrastructure
Ronald L. Fox, Director – Energy Efficiency Building Envelop
Division, Rife International, USA
13:30How will the internet of things (IoT) change the future of
property management and facilities management?
Nardo Snyman, National sustainability manager, JHI/Excellerate,
South Africa
14:00Case study: Design vs Actual Performance – why both are
critical to achieving sustainable and resilient cities
Carel Snyman, Energy and Mobility Consultant, South Africa

Day 2: Wednesday 15 May

Metering and demand management

10:30The Smart Consumer Revolution
Dhasi Naidoo, Chief Strategy Officer, Ontec, South Africa
-Hoosain Essop, Manager: Electricity Retail Management,

City of Cape Town, South Africa
11:00Revenue Protection and Security: Electricity | Water | Gas |
Martin Kuhlmann, Technical Sales Support Professional, Siemens,
South Africa
11:30A standard built for mission critical communication
Kathy Nelson, Director, Technical Product Marketing & Industry
Relations, Ondas Networks, South Africa
12:00The new metering requirements for South Africa
Harold Hayes, Senior Programme Manager, Landis & Gyr,
South Africa
12:30Aligning Municipalities within the roll-out smart meters
Miyelani Holeni, Senior Partner, Ntiyiso Consulting, South Africa
13:00How AI can improve network reliability and keep a lid on
Brian Williams, Industry Value Advisor, SAP EMEA, UAE
13:30TID Rollover
Franco Pucci, Technical Consultant, STS Assp, South Africa
14:00Pareto Based Metering strategic framework
Wilfred Shereni, Metering & Revenue Assurance Expert, Zimbabwe
14:30How does AMI help utilities manage their assets and prevent
electricity theft
Chris Vuso, Technical Director, Nyamezela Metering, South Africa
15:00Reserved Presentation
Sahil Dhawan, Global Head – Energy & Utilities Business,
Tech Mahindra, India
15:30Financing Panel: US government resources available to bring
projects to financial close
Africa’s development is strengthening and gaining global
recognition. Many U.S. exporters are taking notice. However,
financing is crucial in many markets that have limited financing
options. With limited financing available and considerable
foreign competition, what financing packages does the US
Government offer to allow US exporters and partners to meet
their goals?

Moderator: Tamarind Murrietta, Senior Commercial Officer,
US Embassy Maputo

•Jillian Foerster, USTDA’s Power Africa Country Manager for
Southern Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
•Diana Jensen, Managing Director, Global Energy Group,

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
•Julie LeBlanc, US Department of Commerce Liaison,

African Development Bank (AfDB)
•Liz Pfieffer, Transaction Advisor, Power Africa
•Holly Vineyard, Senior Advisor, Millennium Challenge


Day 3: Thursday 16 May

Electric Vehicles

10:30The future of electric vehicles within the modern African city
Gail Jennings, Research Consultant, Gail Jennings Consultants,
South Africa
11:00e-Mobility – Eskom’s perspective on electric transportation
Darryl Chapman, Chief Engineer, Eskom, South Africa
11:30Advances in smart energy management towards e-Mobility
Edem Foli, Programme Manager, uYilo e-Mobility Programme,
South Africa
12:00“Seizing the Climate Crises & rise in Electric Mobility to drive
women’s participation in the Green Economy: A Case Study”

Amiene van der Merwe, Founder and Director, Green Cab,
South Africa
12:30Electric Vehicles – are we ready? (a motor industry
Brian Hastie, Director: Dealer Network Development, Jaguar
Land Rover South Africa