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Wednesday, 13 May 2015


SESSION THREE: Renewables

Connecting Cape to Cairo: Africa’s Clean Energy Corridor
Chairperson: Enrique Manzanares, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Spain, Spain

13:00 – 13:20
IRENA’s Vision for Africa’s Clean Energy Corridor
Gurbuz Gonul, Acting Director – Country Support and Partnerships, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), UAE

13:20 – 14:15
Panel Discussion: How do we develop Africa’s Clean Energy Corridor?
• What is the vision for Africa’s Clean Energy Corridor?
• What are the regulations and polices needed?
• What are the challenges?
• Will this be a game changer for Africa?
Moderator: Frank Spencer, Chair of the Embedded Generation Sub-Committee, The South African PhotoVoltaic Industrial Association (SAPVIA), SA

Panellists:
• Gurbuz Gonul, Acting Director – Country Support and Partnerships, International Renewable Energy Agency, UAE
• Johnson Maviya , Environmental Project Officer, Southern Africa Power Pool , Zimbabwe
• Ayanda Nakedi, Senior General Manager, RenewablesBusiness Unit, Eskom, SA
• Karén Breytenbach, Head : IPP Office, IPP Office: Partnership between DoE, National Treasury and DBSA, SA
• Louis van Heerden, Chairman, Southern Africa Solar Thermal and Electricity Association (SASTELA), SA
• Boniface Njombe, CEO , Tanzania Geothermal Company Limited (TGCL), Tanzania
• Vicente Ripio Bertola, Head of Business Development, ELECNOR and Spanish Renewable Energy Consortium, SA
• Chris Ehlers, Business Director Southern Africa, ACWA Power, SA
• Michael S. Ashford, Senior Director, Winrock International, US


SESSION FOUR

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

15:00 – 15:20
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

15:20 – 15:40
The Eskom Large Scale Energy Storage Test & Demonstration Facility: 2015 pilot project
Peter Langley, Senior Consultant: Power Delivery & Utilisation, Eskom, SA

15:40 – 16:00
Energy Storage deployed as an alternative to upgrading SWER lines
Owen Lock, Application Manager, S&C Electric, Australia

16:00 – 16:15
Energy Storage for renewable integration
Abraham Cambridge, Storage Work Stream Leader, SAPVIA, South Africa

18:30 – 23:30
Industry Awards Gala Dinner


Thursday, 14 May 2015


SESSION FIVE: Renewables

Overcoming grid connectivity challenges: Strategies to create resilient energy networks
Chairperson: Ayanda Nakedi, Senior General Manager, Renewables Business Unit, Eskom, SA

09:30 – 09:50
Challenges of integrating renewable energy in the African grid: Lake Turkana case study
Frederik Groeman, Senior Consultant, DNV GL, Netherlands

09:50 – 10:10
Road map for renewable energy in Namibia and regulatory status
Rojas Manyame, General Manager: Regulation, Electricity Control Board, Namibia

10:10 – 10:30
Accommodating renewables and independent power producer (IPP) projects into South Africa’s transmission investment plans
Mbulelo Kibido, General Manager – Transmission Grid Planning, Eskom, SA

10:30 – 10:45
How much solar power can the grid handle?
Komla Folly, Associate Professor: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, SA


SESSION SIX

Developing the renewables industry: Outcomes from South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer
Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)
Chairperson: Ayanda Nakedi, Senior General Manager, Renewables Business Unit, Eskom, SA

11:30 – 11:50
Actual financial costs and benefits of renewables in South Africa: renewables saved R800 million in 2014
Tobias Bischof-Niemz, Chief Engineer Energy, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), SA

11:50 – 12:10
Why municipalities should enter into IPP agreements: City of uMhlathuze case study
Tumelo Gopane, Deputy Municipal Manager: Infrastructure and Technical Services, The City of uMhlathuze, SA

12:10 – 12:30
Towards a GreenTech SEZ in Atlantis: Manufacturing opportunities for development of local capacity
Evan Rice, CEO, Green Cape, SA

12:30 – 12:45
Job creation in the South African utility-scale REIPPPP
Sarah Stands, Wind for Communities Working Group, South African Wind Energy Association, SA

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