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Tuesday 12 May 2015


12:00-12:45        
Utility-scale Renewable Energy Production in Africa – key factors to consider
Stefanie Bourne, Senior Engineer, Project Development Africa, DNVGL South Africa

13:00-13:45        
South African bioenergy/biogas sector overview, and skills needs implications
Gracia Munganga, GreenCape – Waste Economy Programme Manager, South Africa

14:00 – 14:45     
Accuracy enhanced solar maps for South Africa, Zambia and Malawi
Riaan Meyer, Managing Director, GeoSUN Africa, South Africa

15:00- 15:45
Techno-economic analysis of grid–connected urban small wind turbines
Atanda Raji, Senior Lecturer/Researcher, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

16:00-16:45        
Renewable energy at the local scale: lessons from SA’s embedded generation market
Maloba G. Tshehla, Renewable Energy Sector Desk Manager, Green Cape, South Africa


Wednesday 13 May 2015


12:00-12:45        
Business case of the Kathu 75 MW solar PV project: lessons learnt & next challenges
Alessandro Bragantini, Chief Operating Officer, Building Energy SpA, Italy

13:00-13:45        
How much more renewable energy should we aim for?
Philip Lloyd, Professor, Energy Institute, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

14:00 -14:45       
Delivering the promise of low-cost concentrating solar thermal power
Johnny Kahlbetzer, Director, Vast Solar, Australia

15:00-15:45        
Smart micro grids for rural electrification in SA
Raj Chetty, Chief Technologist, Eskom, South Africa

16:00-16:45        
Potential of biogas as a renewable and sustainable energy source


Thursday 14 May 2015


9:00-9:45             
Technical lessons from small hydro projects in challenging regions – Zimbabwe case studies
Steve Dixon, Senior Electrical Engineer, Gilbert, Gilkes and Gordon Ltd, United Kingdom

10-00-10:45        
JinkoSolar’s production facility: case study on logistics
Lourens Vermaak, Sales Manager, JinkoSolar, South Africa

11:00-11:45        
Enabling distributed generation and smart grids: Energy storage and grid connectivity

  • Cleverson Takiguchi, Director – Business Development – Africa, &
  • Christopher Goodney, Product Manager – International, S&C Electric Company, USA

12:00-12:45        
Decreasing the cost of STE / CSP power plants
Louis van Heerden, Chairman, Southern Africa Solar Thermal and Electricity Association (SASTELA), South Africa.

13:00-13:45        
Unfolding the potential for maximum local benefit in renewable power generation
Paul Gauché, Sasol Sr. Researcher & TIA Helio100 Director, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

14:00-14:45        
Challenges of training for renewables
Manfred Dutschke, GreenCape, Skills Advisor, South Africa