Metering

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Focus Days: Monday 12 May 2014

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09:30 – 09:45
Welcome and Introduction on the aims of the Focus Day
Michael Rhode, Director, Technical Services, Knysna Municipality, South Africa

09:45 – 10:30
Panel Discussion: Unpack what metering communication technologies mean for the utility sector, how they can be integrated and what impact it has on your utility operations
Panellists:

  • Faisal Hoosen, Chief Executive Officer, FX Energy, South Africa
  • Harold Hayes, Chief Technical Officer, Landis+Gyr, South Africa
  • Sicelo Xulu, Managing Director, City Power

Harold John Hayes presentationAudio: Harold Hayes presentation11:30 – 11:45
Smart metering: functionality, applications and customer acceptance
Harold Hayes, Chief Technical Officer, Landis+Gyr, South Africa

11:45 – 12:15
Panel Discussion: Interactive Q &A

Imraan Mohammed presentationAudio: Imraan Mohammed presentation14:00 – 14:15
Prepayment metering: Economics and evolution of meters into Africa
Imraan Mohammed, Marketing Manager, Itron, South Africa

Jodie Sherwin Hill presentationAudio: Jody Sherwin Hill presentation14:15 – 14:30
Managing the change:  steps to consider when moving to smart metering
Jodie Sherwin Hill, Executive Director, Jomat Investment, South Africa

14:30 – 15:00
Panel Discussion: Interactive Q & A

Bouke Spoelstra presentation15:45 – 16:00
Holistic smart metering:  communication technologies to inform smart cities
Bouke Spoelstra, Director, Vetasi, South Africa

16:00 – 16:30
Panel Discussion: interactive Q &A

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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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Exchange of lessons learnt from leading smart metering rollouts
Chairperson: Kobus van den Berg, Principal Engineer, Aurecon, South Africa

Franco Pucci presentationAudio: Franco Pucci presentation13:30 – 13:50
STS Developments within the IEC Framework
Franco Pucci, STS Technical Consultant, STS Association, South Africa

Pim Spierenberg presentationAudio: Pim Spierenberg presentation13:50 – 14:10
The digitally enabled grid – a smart evolution
Pim Spierenburg, Senior Manager, Accenture Smart Grid Services EALA, Netherlands

Mohlomi Seitlheko presentationAudio: Mohlomi Seitlheko presentation14:10 – 14:30
Lessons learnt from Lesotho’s roll out
Mohlomi Seitlheko, Metering Manager, Lesotho Electricity Company, Lesotho

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Demand Management – facilitating meter management and demand reduction

Harold John Hayes presentationAudio: Harold John Hayes presentation15:45 – 16:05
Interoperability in the African meter trade environment
Harold Hayes, Chief Technical Officer and Dave Tarr, Product Manager, Landis+Gyr, South Africa

Robert Mubiru presentationAudio: Robert Mubiru presentation16:05 – 16:25
Case study: reduce non-technical losses with ABC re-conducting
Robert Mubiru, Projects Manager, UMEME, Uganda

Cornelius Malan presentationAudio: Cornelius Malan presentation16:25 – 16:45
Complex tariff structures for load shifting
Cornelius Malan, Metering Manager, City of Cape Town, South Africa

Christo Nicholls presentation16:45 – 17:00
Implementation of effective demand site management with pre-paid meters
Christo Nicholls, Senior Project Manager, Edison Power Group

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Day 2: Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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Dynamic data management practices to boost utility operations
Chairperson: Rogeema Kenny, Energy Trading Advisory, Eskom, South Africa

Imraan Mohamed presentationAudio: Imraan Mohamed presentation09:00 – 09:20
Revealing the Hidden Value of Metering Data
Imraan Mohamed, Marketing Manager Sub Saharan Africa, Itron, South Africa

Khaled Fouad Homssy presentationAudio: Khaled Fouad Homssy presentation09:20 – 09:40
The future of electricity distribution in Lebanon
Khaled Fouad Homssy, CEO & Managing Director, El Sewedy Electrometer Group, Egypt

Viven and Antonio presentationAudio: Viven and Antonio presentation09:40 – 10:00
Smart meters for Africa
Viven Perumal, Marketing Manager, Conlog
Antonio Tortolero, Smart Metering Solution Architect, Telvent, Spain

Maboe Maphaka presentationAudio: Maboe Maphaka presentation10:00 – 10:30
Dwindling foreign investment into Africa underscores importance of revenue protection
Maboe Maphaka, Energy Trading and Sales Forecasting, Eskom, South Africa

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The business case for effective revenue mobilisation in Africa

Isaac Abu Botchway presentationAudio: Isaac Abu Botchway presentation11:15 – 11:35
Using metering infrastructure as income and revenue protection tool
Isaac Adu-Botchway, Regional Commercial Manager, Electricity Company of Ghana, Ghana

Petrus van Heerden presentationAudio: Petrus van Heerden presentation11:35 – 12:00
Experiences from smart metering roll-out in Europe and transformation of these learnings to South African projects
Petrus Van Heerden, Country Manager, Kamstrup, 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