Generation

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Focus Days: Monday 12 May 2014

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Building blocks for an African nuclear energy market

Greg Kaser presentationAudio: Greg Kaser presentation09:40 – 10:15
Harmonization of reactor design licensing – the work of the WNA Working Group on Cooperation in Reactor Design Evaluation and Licensing (CORDEL)”
Greg Kaser, Senior Project Manager, World Nuclear Association, UK

Audio: Andrew Kenny presentation10:15 – 10:50
Choosing energy sources for electricity
Andrew Kenny, Consultant, South Africa

11:30 – 12:00
Discussion: National Perspectives on “State facilitation of an environment for the development of safe and affordable nuclear power”

Panellists:

  • Xolisa Mabhongo, Group Executive: Corporate Services, Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa, South Africa
  • Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director, Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa, South Africa
  • Tony Stott, Senior Manager: Generation, Eskom, South Africa

Philip Lloyd presentation14:00 – 14:25
Why are we driven to nuclear power
Philip Lloyd, Research Professor, Energy Institute Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Des Muller presentationAudio: Des Muller presentation14:25 – 14:50
Local Support for a Nuclear Build Programme
Des Muller, Director, Group Five Nuclear Construction (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

15:30 – 16:00
Panel discussion: What does a nuclear safety culture mean in practice for vendors and operators?
Panellists:

  • Audio: Greg Kaser panelPhilip Lloyd, Research Professor, Energy Institute Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  • Greg Kaser, Senior Project Manager, World Nuclear Association, UK
  • Des Muller, Director, Group Five Nuclear Construction (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

David Otwoma presentation16:00 – 16:20
Why add nuclear energy to the mix?
David Otwoma, Chief Science Secretary, National Commission for Science and Technology (NACOSTI) & Chairman, Eastern Africa Association of Radiation Protection (EAARP) Nairobi, Kenya

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Day 1: Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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The vision for a sustainable African utility sector
Chairperson: Lawrence Musaba, Co-ordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool, Zimbabwe

Mongezi Ntsokolo presentation09:30 – 09:50
Welcome address
Mongezi Ntsokolo, Group Executive Transmission, Eskom, South Africa

Frans Vreeswijk presentationAudio: Frans Vreeswijk presentation09:50 – 10:10
Keynote address: Developing the standards toward a smart energy future and sustainable energy for all
Frans Vreeswijk, Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, IEC, Switzerland

Agnes Dasewitz presentationAudio: Agnes Dasewitz presentation10:10 – 10:30
Power Africa: US engagement into the African power sector and a $7 billion commitment
Agnes Dasewicz, Director, USAID’s Private Capital Group for Africa, USA

Sarah Tibatemwa presentationAudio: Sarah Tibatemwa presentation10:30  – 10:50
The utility drivers of development: Power, water and economic growth
Sarah Tibatemwa, Director: Africa, International Water Association, Netherlands

Ayanda Nakedi presentationAudio: Ayanda Nakedi presentation10:50  – 11:20
Scene setting – an Eskom perspective
Ayanda Nakedi, Senior General Manager, Renewables Business Unit, Eskom, South Africa

11:20 – 12:00
Panel discussion: The changing African utility landscape – adaptation for longevity

  • Agnes Dasewicz, Director of USAID’s Private Capital Group for Africa. USA
  • Sarah Tibatemwa, Director: Africa, International Water Association, Netherlands
  • Phindile Baleni, Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Regulator South Africa, South Africa
  • Ayanda Nakedi, Senior General Manager, Renewables Business Unit, Eskom, South Africa

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Turnkey solutions and new developments in Africa’s hydro generation
Chairperson: Gianluca Stanic, Technical Director, MarelliMotori, Italy

Guiluca Stanic presentationAudio: Guiluca Stanic presentation13:30 – 13:50
Micro Hydro: a quick win for Africa
Gianluca Stanic, Technical Director, MarelliMotori, Italy

Vinnie Naidoo presentation13:50 – 14:10
An overview of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme and project status
Vinnie Naidoo, Technical Executive, GIBB, South Africa

Wim Jonker Klunne presentation14:10 – 14:30
Hydro for Africa: Large versus small hydro schemes
Wim Jonker Klunne, Senior Researcher Renewable Energy, CSIR, South Africa

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Bringing power to the market – improving cost efficiency and the bankability of your large scale power projects

15:45 – 16:10
Panel discussion: Anatomy of successful project delivery: diagnosis of a hydro scheme process
Panellists:

  • Wim Jonker Klunne, Senior Researcher Renewable Energy, CSIR, South Africa
  • Rudo Sanyanga , Africa Program Director, International Rivers, South Africa
  • David Johnson, Chief Engineer Hydro, Eskom Generation Technology, South Africa
  • Coert Venter, Chief Engineer Hydro, Eskom Generation Technology, South Africa
  • Brian Mkungo, Training Manager, Kafue Gorge, Zambia

Brian Makungo presentationAudio: Brian Makungo presentation16:10 – 16:30
Skill demand for a successful hydro implementation
Brian Mkungo, Training Manager, Kafue Gorge, Zambia

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Day 2: Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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Generation roadmap planning for Africa’s growing economy
Chairperson: Phindile Baleni, Chief Executive Officer, NERSA, South Africa

Think tankAudio: Think tank09:00 – 10:30
Think Tank: Examine generation technologies in the context of a changing global environment, micro-grids and IPPs
Catherine Jenkins, Managing Partner, IngeniousPeoplesKnowledge, South Africa
Marion Adamson, Co-facilitator, IngeniousPeoplesKnowledge, South Africa

James Arnott presentation11:15 – 11:35
Capital Project Trends: An African Perspective
James Arnott, Managing Director: Accenture Capital Projects Services- EALA, Accenture, UAE

Gari Matarirano presentationAudio: Gari Matarirano presentation11:35 – 11:55
South Africa’s base-load IPP Programme – latest developments and key issues
Gari Matarirano, Senior Counsel, Macfarlanes, South Africa

Thembani Bukula presentationAudio: Thembani Bukula presentation11:55 – 12:15
Regulatory framework for the integration of the African power network
Thembani Bukula, Director, NERSA, South Africa

Dean Pratt presentationAudio: Dean Pratt presentation12:15 – 13:00
Cogeneration
Dean Pratt, General Manager, Marelli Motori, South Africa

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Building an accountable and profitable utility landscape
Chairperson: Ifeoma Malo, Special Assistant on Energy Policy, Office of the Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria

Rob Graham presentationAudio: Robert Graham presentation14:00 – 14:20
Utility structure: Nigerian case study. Restructuring and privatisation of the Nigerian power sector
Robert Graham, Senior Consultant, CPCS, Canada

Rose Kaggwa presentationAudio: Rose Kaggwa presentation14:20 – 14:45
Improving performance and service delivery in the African utility sector: The Ugandan case study
Rose Kaggwa, Chief Manager: Institutional Development, National Water & Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

14:45 – 15:20
Discussion panel: What will the African utility sector look like in 25 years’ time?
Panellists:

  • Lawrence Musaba, Co-ordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool, Zimbabwe – Opening statement
  • Rose Kaggwa, Chief Manager: Institutional Development, National Water & Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
  • Robert Graham, Senior Consultant, CPCS, Canada – Opening statement
  • Knox Msebenzi, Executive Director, Power Institute for East and Southern Africa, South Africa – Opening statement