Day 1: Tuesday, 13 May 2014


Manfred Dutschke presentation13:00 – 13:30
Skills for renewable energy in South Africa
Manfred Dutschke, Skills Advisor, SARETEC

Riaan Dippenaar presentation14:00 – 14:30
Case Study: Solar PV Projects and the South African Grid Code
Riaan Dippenaar, Electrical Engineer, Aurecon

Shaun Benzon presentation15:30 – 16:00
Improving servicing and plant modernisation for low-head situations
Shaun Benson, Researcher, Gilkes

Gracia Munganga presentation16:00 – 16:30
Technique for waste to energy for commercial and industrial sites
Gracia Munganga, Waste Economy Sector Manager, GreenCape


Day 2: Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Louis dAubrey presentation09:00 – 09:30
Maintenance: automatic lubrication systems for wind turbine generators
Louis D’Aubrey, Business Development Manager, Lincoln Lubrication

Alicia Ballesteros presentation09:30 – 10:00
Smart grid technologies and application to the African environment
Alicia Ballesteros,  Smart energy sales manager, INDRA (Spanish Chamber of Commerce)
Roberto Gómez Crespo, Business development Manager Southern Africa, IBERDROLA (Spanish Chamber of Commerce)

Yannis Vasilopoulos presentation11:00 – 11:30
Challenges in building and interconnecting utility scale solar PV plants
Yannis Vasilopoulos Technical Advisor, EMEA, SunEdison

11:30 – 12:00
Energy-efficiency and environmentally conscious technological installations
André Harms, Sustainability Consultant: Hotel Verde, Ecolution Consulting

Abri Stegmann presentation13:30 – 14:00
An engineer’s perspective on South Africa’s first grid-connected PV farm
Abri Stegmann, Electrical Engineer, Scatec Solar

Henry John Wright presentation14:00 – 14:20
Challenges in the development of Small Hydropower Projects in Africa
Henry-John Wright, Senior Engineer Aurecon

Wikus van Niekerk presentation14:20 – 15:00
Potential of ocean energy to contribute to a sustainable energy future
Wikus van Niekerk, Director, Centre for Renewable & Sustainable Energy Studies, Stellenbosch University