SolarL

_____________________________________________________________________

Focus Days: Monday 12 May 2014

_____________________________________________________________________

Solar taking back the sun

Stephen Jones presentationAudio: Stephen Jones presentation09:30 – 10:00
Energy Storage – Lessons learnt by doing
Stephen Jones, Sales Director EMEA, S&C Electric, United Kingdom

Riaan Meyer presentationAudio: Riaan Meyer presentation10:30 – 11:00
The potential of PV beyond South Africa’s borders – from a resource perspective
Riaan Meyer, Managing Director, GeoSUN, South Africa

Frank Dinter presentation11:30 – 12:00
Potential of CSP with Thermal Storage
Frank Dinter, Eskom Chair in CSP, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Colm Harvey Quinn presentationAudio: Abengoa Solar14:00 – 14:30
CSP Technology – Developing Tower and Trough CSP Technology in South Africa
Colm Quinn, Managing Director, Kema-Abengoa Solar, South Africa

Play the video - Kevin UmmelAudio: Kevin Ummel presentation14:45 – 15:15
Grid-scale solar/wind power planning in South Africa: A high-resolution, spatiotemporal deployment model
Kevin Ummel, Visiting Senior Associate, Center for Global Development, United States OK

Isaac Mmushi presentationAudio: Isaac Mmushi presentation15:30 – 16:00
Development of 74MW Sishen PV Project
Isaac Mmushi, General Manager: Development of 74MW Sishen PV Project, Windfall 59, South Africa

Chris Haw presentationAudio: Chris Haw presentation16:00 – 16:30
Black River Park Commercial Roof Top Solar Project
Chris Haw, Managing Director, Aurora Power Solutions & Sola Future Energy

_____________________________________________________________________

Day 1: Tuesday, 13 May 2014

_____________________________________________________________________
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

_____________________________________________________________________
Utility Scale Renewable Energy in Africa
Chairperson: Rana Singh, Rural and Renewable Energy Unit, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, Austria

David Chown presentationAudio: David Chown presentation13:30 – 14:00
Wind and Solar Power – Can renewable energy satisfy Africa’s hunger for electricity?
Davin Chown, Director, Genesis Eco-Energy, South Africa

Laura Luckhurst presentationAudio: Laura Luckhurst presentation14:00 – 14:20
Thin Film PV – Powering Africa’s RE Ambitions
Laura Luckhurst, Business Development Manager, First Solar, South Africa

Raymond Carlsen presentationAudio: Raymond Carlsen presentation14:20 – 14:40
South Africa’s first utility-scale solar plant goes online – successes and challenges
Raymond Carlsen, CEO, Scatec Solar, South Africa

_____________________________________________________________________
Bringing large-scale African renewable energy projects to bankability

15:45 – 16:15
Panel discussion: Financing larger scale projects – digging deep, from balance sheets to bonds
Moderator: Derek Campbell , Senior Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, South Africa

Panelists:

  • Francois Viljoen, Director, Cresco Project Finance, South Africa
  • Sakkie Leimecke, Head: Energy, Nedbank Capital, South Africa
  • Andrea Orzan, Director of Business Development for Africa, SunEdison, Spain
  • Michelle Davies, Partner and Head of Clean Energy & Sustainability, Eversheds LLP, UK
  • Justin Ma, Vice President, Absa Capital, South Africa

_____________________________________________________________________

Day 2: Wednesday, 14 May 2014

_____________________________________________________________________
Myth busting: Breaking through the ‘limitations’ of solar
Chairperson: Musara Beta, Chief Market Analyst, Southern Africa Power Pool, Zimbabwe

Wido Schnabel presentation09:00 – 09:20
Hybrid systems: what to look out for in 2014
Wido Schnabel, Business Development Manager, Jinko Solar, South Africa

Simon Lude presentationAudio: Simon Lude presentation09:20 – 09:40
Solar during peak-load periods: the technology mix optimisation for the 2GW Shagaya project Kuwait
Simon Lude, Research Engineer, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany

Riaan Meyer presentationAudio: Riaan Meyer presentation09:40 – 10:00
Cloud cover impact on photovoltaic power production in South Africa
Riaan Meyer, Managing Director, GeoSun, South Africa

_____________________________________________________________________
The versatility of solar: From off grid PV to concentrated solar thermal power

Coenraad Pretorius presentationAudio: Coenraad Pretorius presentation11:15 – 11:35
Commercial PV: “Mining” renewable energy from the sun
Coenraad Pretorius, Energy Engineer, Anglo American, South Africa

Audio: Wikus van Niekerk presentation1Wikus van Niekerk presentation1:35 – 11:55
Fact not fiction: the true potential of concentrated solar power
Wikus van Niekerk, Director, Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Stephan Padlewski presentationAudio: Stephan Padlewski presentation11:55 – 12:15
The critical role of PV material durability to ensure system longevity
Stephan Padlewski, Marketing Manager, EMEA, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, Switzerland

Andrea Orzan presentationAudio: Andrea Orzan presentation12:15 – 12:30
How Solar PV Can Contribute to Africa’s Energy Transition
Andrea Orzan, Director of Business Development for Africa, SunEdison, Spain

_____________________________________________________________________
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