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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 – 17:00
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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Planning a technically competent small hydro scheme
Chairperson: Wim Jonker Klunne, Senior Researcher Renewable Energy, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

Henry John Wright presentationAudio: Henry John Wright presentation09:00 – 09:20
Detailed design consideration for the 40MW Kashimbila Hydropower Station, Nigeria: Case study
Henry-John Wright, Senior Engineer, Aurecon, South Africa

Shaun Benzon presentationAudio: Shaun Benzon presentation09:20 – 09:40
Using CFD in the optimisation of Impulse turbines with a focus on the high capacity Turgo
Shaun Benzon, PhD Student, Gilkes, UK

Rudo Sanyanga presentationAudio: Rudo Sanyanga presentation09:40 – 10:00
Environmental impact – the importance of doing your homework and avoiding costly mistakes: The case of the Zambezi River Basin Dams
Rudo Sanyanga, Africa Programme Director, International Rivers, South Africa

Rana Singh presentationAudio: Rana Singh presentation10:00 – 10:20
Hydropower planning in poor economies – West Africa Experiences
Rana Singh, Rural and Renewable Energy Unit, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, Austria

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Tailor made hydro solutions for utilities and private players

Pierre Pisterman presentationAudio: Pierre Pisterman presentation11:15 – 11:35
Clean power solutions for mining operations
Pierre Pisterman, Director, Hydro Power Plant, France

Marco van Dijk presentationAudio: Marco van Dijk presentation11:35 – 11:55
Conduit hydropower potential in Bloemwater’s bulk supply pipelines
Marco van Dijk, Project leader, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Paul Runge presentationAudio: Paul Runge presentation11:55 – 12:15
Parameters for selecting renewable energy projects for Sub-Saharan African Countries
Paul Runge, Managing Director, Africa Project Access, 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