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Tuesday 12 May 2015

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SESSION ONE

Holistic approach to energy regulation, cost and demand
Chairperson: Jodie Sherwin-Hill, Executive Director, Jomat Investments, South Africa

13:00 – 13:20
Why some companies succeed in sustaining energy efficiency programs where others fail!
Alfred Hartzenburg, National Project Manager: Industrial Energy Efficiency Project, National Cleaner Production Centre SA, SA

13:20 – 13:40
Latest updates on the Eskom Demand Response Products for self-generation incentives
Ferdi Becker, Chief Advisor, Eskom, SA

13:40 – 14:15
Panel Discussion: Creating enabling frameworks for a reliable cost-effective power supply
• Increasing the demand for state support mechanisms to secure the energy supply
• The cost of power – what can the industry expect now and in the near future?
• Identifying how the private and public sector can work together to decrease spiking tariffs
Moderator: Alfred Hartzenburg, National Project Manager: Industrial Energy Efficiency Project, National Cleaner Production Centre SA, SA


Panellists:
Charles Ntsele, Chairperson, Mining and Industrial Energy Optimisation Association, SA
• Thabo Mahlatsi, Director of Energy, City of Johannesburg, SA
• Alfred Hartzenburg, National Project Manager: Industrial Energy Efficiency Project, National Cleaner Production Centre SA, SA
• Teri Kruger, Sustainability Director, Synergetics Sustainable Solutions, SA
• Ferdi Becker, Chief Advisor, Eskom, SA

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SESSION TWO

Applying effective energy management programs
Chairperson: Jodie Sherwin-Hill, Executive Director, Jomat Investments, South Africa

15:00 – 15:20
Impacts and highlights of Cape Town’s energy efficiency experience  
Sarah Ward, Head: Energy & Climate Change, City of Cape Town, SA

15:20 – 15:35
Best practices to support local manufacturing industry
Nkosi Mwaba, President, Botswana Export Manufacturing Association, Botswana

15:35 – 15:50
The human factor in energy efficiency initiatives: Lessons from developing economies
Aurelia Figueroa, Economist, German Development Institute(DIE), Germany

15:50 – 16:15
The business in energy – identifying successful strategies to attain energy securities
Teri Kruger, Sustainability Director, Synergetics Sustainable Solutions, SA

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Wednesday 13 May 2015

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SESSION THREE

Alternative energy: The new energy mix for mining, manufacturing and commercial industries
Chairperson: Michael Goth, Chief Executive Officer, STEAG Energy Services GmbH, SA

13:00 – 13:20
Diesel PV solar hybrid solution: Enabling business operations during load shedding
Wilco de Villiers, Diesel PV Hybrid Manager, SMA Solar, SA

13:20 – 13:40  
The solar PV business case for industrial and commercial customers in South Africa
Chris Ahlfeldt, Energy Consultant, Blue Horizon Energy Consulting Services, SA

13:40   
Driving energy efficiency improvement initiatives for mining operators
Charles Siwawa, CEO, Botswana Chamber of Mines, Botswana

13:40 – 14:15
Discussion: Achieving greater energy reliability by utilising a geothermal and hydro approach
• André Harms, Sustainability Consultant: Hotel Verde, Ecolution Consulting, SA

• Adriaan Kurtz, Design and Planning Engineer, City of Tshwane, SA

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SESSION FOUR: Joining Renewables Track

15:00 – 16:15
Exploring uses for next generation energy storage
Chairperson: Enrique Manzanares, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Spain, Spain

15:00 – 15:25
The promise of the next generation energy storage: Redeeming the time of the ‘energy apartheid’ in Africa
Kenneth I. Ozoemena, Chief Research Scientist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), SA

15:25 – 15:50
The Eskom Large Scale Energy Storage Test & Demonstration Facility: 2015 pilot project
Peter Langley, Senior Consultant: Power Delivery & Utilisation, Eskom, SA

15:50 – 16:15
Energy storage deployed as an alternative to upgrading SWER lines
Owen Lock, Application Manager, S&C Electric, Australia

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Thursday 14 May 2015

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SESSION FIVE

New trends in the industrial landscape with micro grids and distributed generation
Chairperson: Gerswynn McKuur, National Project Manager, Technology Innovation Agency, South Africa

09:30 – 09:50
Mobile substations-technology: Overview and applications
Coenraad Very, Managing Director, ZEST Energy, SA

09:50 – 10:10
Towards a new business model for mini-grid expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa
Michael S Ashford, Senior Director, Winrock International, USA

10:10 – 10:45
Panel Discussion: The role of micro grids in the future of industrial electricity supply
• Updates on the progression of micro grids in the industrial sector
• Identifying new market opportunities when implementing micro grids
• Which micro grid technologies work best?
• Will a micro grid adhere to future power demands?
Moderator: Alberto Pontiggia, Business Development Manager, PMC-Process Management & Control, Bytes Universal Systems, SA

Panellists:
• Mfundi E. Songo, Senior Manager: Planning COE & GIS, Eskom, SA
• Coenraad Vrey, Managing Director, ZEST Energy, SA
• Michael S Ashford, Senior Director, Winrock International, US
• Charles Siwawa, CEO, Botswana Chamber of Mines, Botswana*
• Nkosi Mwaba, President,  Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association (BEMA), Botswana*

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SESSION SIX

Technologies to maintain affordable, reliable and stable energy supply
Chairperson: Gerswynn McKuur, National Project Manager, Technology Innovation Agency, South Africa

11:30 – 11:50
Mkuze biomass project: Generating high-quality baseload power from sugar cane tops and trash
Alessandro Piccinini, Biomass Plants Business Unit Manager, Building Energy SpA, Italy

11:50 – 12:10
Creating a six-star green building : Considerations for new and old buildings
Jaco Kemp, Sustainable Buildings Specialist, Arup,

12:10 – 12:45
Assessing measurement and verification tools for optimal operational efficiency
Sheldon Bode, Environmental Engineer, Energy Drive, SA

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

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