TUESDAY, 15 MAY 2018


VENUE : ROOM 2.6.4

SESSION 1.1
UNLOCKING PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION IN THE TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SECTOR

Moderator: Omar Vajeth, Snr Transaction Advisor & Head, South African Power Pool (SAPP), South Africa

13:30
Building an independent power transmission model: Linking up public-private partnerships in power transmission in Africa

Speaker:
Samuel Oguah, Energy Specialist, World Bank Group, USA

13:50
Private sector partnership: How technology companies can work with utility companies to enhance transmission and distribution

Speaker:
Colin Beaney, Global Industry Director- Asset-intensive and Energy & Utilities, IFS, South Africa

14:20
Panel discussion: Debating financially attractive models for grid expansion

  • Can you unbundle or concession a transmission network for it to be more attractive to investors?
  • How popular is the ‘Build Operate Transfer’ model?
  • What would be the ideal model for DFIs?

Speakers:
Samuel Oguah, Energy Specialist, World Bank Group, USA
Colin Beaney, Global Industry Director- Asset-intensive and Energy & Utilities, IFS, South Africa

14:45
Coffee break

SESSION 1.2
POWER POOL COORDINATION AND UPDATES
Moderator: Penny Herbst, Strategy Director, Africa GreenCo, South Africa

15:15
Quick introduction to the Power Pool decision-makers

  • Brief overview of role of the Power Pool in each region
  • The 3 top priorities for each Power Pool
  • Who is leading the coordination of transmission planning in each region?
  • What is the status of standardisation of regulation?
  • Market operations of each power pool

Speakers:
Jean Madzongwe, Transaction Advisor, South African Power Pool
(SAPP), South Africa
Lovemore Chilimanzi, Technical Director, Africa GreenCo, South Africa
Siengui Apolhlinaire Ki, Secretary General, West African Power Pool
(WAPP), Benin

15:45
Case study: Status of the Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya (ZTK) power interconnector

Speaker:
Grania Rosette Rubomboras, Programme Officer: Power Projects, Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Uganda

16:00
Case study: ZiZaBoNa Interconnector Project linking Zimbabwe,Zambia, Botswana and Namibia

Speaker:
Omar Vajeth, Senior Transaction Advisor & Head, South African Power Pool (SAPP), South Africa

16:15
Q&A

  • Lovemore Chilimanzi, Technical Director, Africa GreenCo, South Africa
  • Grania Rosette Rubomboras, Programme Officer: Power Projects, Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Uganda
  • Omar Vajeth, Snr Transaction Advisor & Head, South African Power Pool (SAPP), South Africa
  • Siengui Apollinaire Ki, Secretary General, West African Power Pool (WAPP), Benin

16:30
Day 1 Close and Drinks Reception


WEDNESDAY, 16 MAY 2018


VENUE : ROOM 2.6.4

SESSION 2.1

ICT COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION
Moderator: Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Director, AUTC, South Africa

13:30
Reliable communication infrastructure for utility operations and service delivery

Speaker:
Dunston Kawana, ICT Manager, ErongoRED, Namibia

13:45
Enhanced asset utilitisation by the use of telecommunication Technology

Speaker:
Mlindi Mashologu, Senior Manager – Telecom Network Engineering, Transnet, South Africa

14:00
Narrowband telecommunications technology options for delivery of electricity distribution and smart city requirements

Speaker:
Kgomotso Setlhapelo, Chief Engineer- Telecommunications, Eskom, South Africa

14:25
Q&A

14:45
Coffee break

SESSION 2.2
OPTIMUM GRID DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT FOR RENEWABLES

15:15
Flexible grid management to accommodate increasing quantities of renewable energy

Speaker:
Toon Houwen, Business Development Manager Renewables, CG Holdings, Belgium

Case study: Escom Malawi

15:35
Integration of DER extracts greater value out of the distribution Networks

Speaker:
Tim Spearing, Product Marketing Manager, Lucy Electric, UK

15:55
Q&A

  • Alfred Kaponda, Director of Distribution and Customer Service, Escom Malawi, Malawi
  • Tim Spearing, Product Marketing Manager, Lucy Electric, UK
  • Crescent Mushwana, Research Group Leader (Energy Systems),
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
  • Toon Houwen, Business Development Manager Renewables, CG Holdings, Belgium

16:30
Day 2 Close and Awards Gala Dinner


THURSDAY, 18 MAY 2017


VENUE : ROOM 1.6.4

SESSION 3.1
THE FUTURE OF AFRICA’S POWER AND ENERGY SECTOR: SCENARIO REPORT

12:00
Exhibition and lunch

SESSION 3.2
THE IMPACT OF ELECTRIC MOBILITY ON THE GRID

Moderator: Miles Jacobs, Network Utilisation Engineer, Eskom, South Africa

13:15
Update on electric mobility and vehicle-to-grid technology integration

Speaker:
Carel Snyman, Energy and mobility consultant, South Africa

13:45
The impact of electric mobility on the grid

Speaker: Tobias Bischof-Niemz, Director, Enertrag AG, South Africa

14:00
Case Study: The uYilo micro-grid pilot project: Second life battery application integration with renewable energy and vehicle-to-grid functionality

Speaker:
Xander Theron, Senior Engineer, uYilo eMobility Technology Innovation Programme, South Africa

14:00
Panel Discussion: What does the impact of increased electric mobility mean for generation planning and the grid?

Speakers:
Xander Theron, Senior Engineer, uYilo eMobility Technology Innovation Programme, South Africa
Tobias Bischof-Niemz, Director, Enertrag AG, South Africa
Carel Snyman, Energy and mobility consultant, South Africa

14:30
Coffee break

SESSION 3.3
WHAT ARE THE LATEST STORAGE ADVANCEMENTS?
Moderator: Chinedu Igbokwe, Chief Operating Officer, Daystar Power Group, Nigeria

15:15
Advanced energy storage solutions and microgrids Sherwin Harris, Battery Energy Storage and Microgrids, General Electric, South Africa

15:30
Case study: No-wires approach to energy delivery. Dom Wills, CEO, SOLA Future Energy, South Africa

15:45
Q&A – Audience to pose questions on the storage solutions that work best for their project

Speakers:
Bernard Bladergroen, Associate Professor, Head of Energy Storage Innovation Laboratory (ESIL), University of the WesternCape, South Africa
Barry MacColl, Senior Regional Manager, EPRI International, South Africa
Sherwin Harris, Battery Energy Storage and Microgrids, General Electric, South Africa
Dom Wills, CEO, SOLA Future Energy, South Africa

16:15
AUW Closing Drinks Reception