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Tuesday 12 May 2015

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SESSION ONE

Electricity market reform: Lessons for Africa
Chairperson: Gordon Molefe, Director: Customer Services and Supply, Botswana Power Corporation, Botswana

13:00 – 13:15
Brazil’s electricity market reform: Privatisation & unbundling
Hugo Lamin, Public Services Regulation Specialist, Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency, Brazil

13:15 – 13:30
Insights from the Nigerian sector reform
Seun Faluyi, Principal Consultant, ALOE & SQUIRES, Nigeria

13:30 – 14:15
Panel Discussion: Restructuring the industry: Lessons from reformed markets
• What business models and ownership are most appropriate?
• What should ownership look like? and what models are African countries considering?
• Can reform drive utility modernisation?
Moderator: Kumbirai Gundani, Consulting Associate, Frost & Sullivan, SA

Panellists:
• Arlete Matola Sando, Senior Advisor to the Board, Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), Mozambique
• Greg Binkert, Country Director for Central Africa, World Bank, Cameroon
• Hugo Lamin, Public Services Regulation Specialist, Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency, Brazil
• Sisa Njikelana, Chairman, South African Independent Power Producers Association (SAIPPA), SA
• Seun Faluyi, Principal Consultant, ALOE & SQUIRES, Nigeria
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SESSION TWO

Evolving power pools: Enabling regional power exchanges
Chairperson: Gordon Molefe, Director: Customer Services and Supply, Botswana Power Corporation, Botswana

15:00 – 15:20
Southern Africa Power Pool’s new program for accelerating transformational energy projects
Lawrence Musaba, Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), Zimbabwe

15:20 – 16:15
Panel Discussion:  The 5-year view: Regional power infrastructure of 2020
•  What will be the regional Power Pools & grid connections look like?
•  How can we increase regional co-operation and encourage Africa to work beyond national power grids?
•  How can we encourage regional collaboration and move beyond thinking about national needs?
Moderator: Lawrence Musaba, Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), Zimbabwe

Panellists:
Musara Beta, Chief Market Analyst, Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), Zimbabwe
•  Knox Msebenzi, Executive Director, Power Institute of Eastern & Southern Africa (PIESA), South Africa
•  O’Brien Alexander Hekandjo, Chief Officer: Technical, NamPower (Pty) Ltd, Namibia
•  Emma Kiilu, Chairperson, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya

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Wednesday 13 May 2015

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SESSION THREE

Rural electrification: Realising universal access across Africa
Chairperson: Atanda Raji, Senior Lecturer/Researcher, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

13:00 – 13:15
Rural Electrification – The Botswana case study: 80% access rate by 2016
Gordon Molefe, Director: Customer Services and Supply, Botswana Power Corporation, Botswana

13:15 – 13:30
Why government policies are needed to fast track equitable access to electricity: insights from Mozambique
Arlete Matola Sando, Senior Advisor to the Board, Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), Mozambique

13:30 – 13:45
Rural electrification in Tunisia: Factor of economic and social development
Jamil Korked, Deputy General Manager, STEG International Services, Tunisia

13:45 – 14:00
Mobile for smart solutions: How mobile can help improve energy access in Africa
Helene Smertnik, Advisory Services Manager, GSMA, UK

14:00 – 14:15
Devergy solar pre-paid micro-grids for rural villages in Tanzania
Gianluca Cescon, Country Operations, Devergy, Tanzania

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SESSION FOUR

Infrastructure crimes: Theft, vandalism and the illegal use of electricity
Chairperson: Atanda Raji, Senior Lecturer/Researcher, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

15:00 – 15:20
City of Cape Town Backyarder Electrification: A successful case study
Hein Boshoff, Head: Distribution Area North (Electricity), City of Cape Town and Phillip Jacobs, Junior Associate (Electrical Engineer), GIBB Engineering & Architecture, SA

15:20 – 16:15
Panel Discussion: Infrastructure crimes: Theft, vandalism and the illegal use of electricity
• What is the economic and structural impact of energy theft?
• What strategies can combat infrastructure crimes?
• Technology as an enforcement tool?
• What strategies can be employed to change mind-sets?
Moderator: Maboe Maphaka, Senior Manager: Energy Trading and Sales Forecasting, Eskom, SA

Panellists:
• Rens Bindeman, Technical Advisor, South African Revenue Protection Association, SA
• Neil Arendse, Assistant Chief: Metals Theft Unit (Copperheads), City of Cape Town, SA
• Patrick Simwinga, Manager - Product Security, Zesco, Zambia
• Phillip Jacobs, Junior Associate (Electrical Engineer), GIBB Engineering & Architecture, SA

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Thursday 14 May 2015

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SESSION FIVE

Increasing system efficiency: Technology and beyond
Chairperson: Nishan Rathanlall, Sector Unit Manager - Power and Energy, GIBB Engineering & Architecture, South Africa

09:30 – 10:00
How distribution automation techniques improve quality of service performance in Ghana
Tim Spearing, Product Marketing Manager, Lucy Electric, United Kingdom and Samuel Boakye-Appiah, Director, Network Projects, Electricity Company Of Ghana Ltd, Ghana

10:00 – 10:20
66kV line between Zambia and Botswana: How maintenance requirements influence design decisions
Willem Sprong, Technical Executive: Electrical Engineering, GIBB Engineering & Architecture, SA

10:20 – 10:40
Increasing system efficiency through module level MPPT – the power optimizer revolution
Sophia Nortje, SA Product Marketing Manager, Solar Edge and  Director, Sunor Solar Solutions SolarEdge and Sunor Solar Solutions, South Africa

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SES-logoSESSION SIX

“The Internet of Things”: Telecommunications connecting and empowering Africa
Chairperson: Nishan Rathanlall, Sector Unit Manager - Power and Energy, GIBB Engineering & Architecture, SA

11:30 – 11:50
The role of “Big Data” in the Smart grid movement
Jaco du Toit, Data Scientist, Eskom, SA

11:50 – 12:10
The Internet of Things & Smart Grids
Steve Apps, Senior Manager – Smart Grid SME, Accenture, SA

12:10 – 12:30
The SCADA Internet: What to look out for
David Erswell, Automation Engineer, Eskom, SA

12:30 - 12:45
Satellite: Ubiquitous connectivity solutions for African utilities
Jens Langenhorst, Sales Manager, SES, South Africa

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