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Focus Days: Monday 12 May 2014

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Preparing for the Smart Grid: Intelligent substation condition assessment and condition monitoring

Mathieu Guertin presentationAudio: Mathieu Guertin presentation09:30 – 10:00
A cost effective strategy for smart technology adoption
Mathieu Guertin, Sales Director, Morgan Schaffer, Canada

Mathieu Guertin presentationAudio: Mathieu Guertin presentation10:15 – 11:00
Efficient management of large transformer fleet data in real time
Mathieu Guertin, Sales Director, Morgan Schaffer, Canada

Timothy Cox presentationAudio: Timothy Cox presentation11:30 – 12:00
Maximising power transformer assets
Timothy Cox, Application and Technical Support Engineer, Dynamic Ratings, Australia

Timothy Cox presentationAudio: Timothy Cox presentation12:00 – 12:30
Smart grid technology to extend high voltage switchgear maintenance intervals
Timothy Cox, Application and Technical Support Engineer, Dynamic Ratings, Australia

James Cowling presentationAudio: James Cowling presentation14:00 – 14:30
Ultrasound inspection of electrical systems: detecting partial discharge and arcing in electrical equipment
James Cowling, Sales Director, Martec, South Africa

Tom Dalton presentationAudio: Tom Dalton presentation15:30 – 16:00
Techniques for quick on-site full and accurate transformer oil diagnostics that support decisions to take power transformers off the grid
Tom Dalton, Business unit manager – Power transformers, Martec, South Africa

Timothy Cox presentationAudio: Timothy Cox presentation16:00 – 16:30
The holistic view on a single interface platform of your power transformer
Timothy Cox, Application and Technical, Support Engineer, Dynamic Ratings, Australia

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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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Strengthen your T&D backbone by addressing the maintenance backlog
Chairperson: Mario Kuisis, Managing Director, Martec, South Africa

Gerhard Myburgh presentationAudio: Gerhard Myburgh presentation13:30 – 13:45
Establishment of a life assessment and decision methodology for critical network transformers and reactors
Gerhard Myburgh, Head: CBM Projects and CMMS, NamPower, Namibia

Obay Sigala presentationAudio: Obay Sigala presentation13:45 – 14:00
Benefits and challenges of AMR metering to utilities/companies – Case study Tanesco (Tanzania)
Obay Sigala, Large Power Users Manager, Tanesco, Tanzania

Anton Booyzen presentationAudio: Anton Booyzen presentation14:00 – 14:15
ISO 55 000 Asset Management Implementation Support
Anton Booyzen, President, SAAMA, South Africa

14:15 – 15:00
Discussion: Address the backlog of ageing infrastructure to prepare implementation of smart technology solutions
Facilitator: Anton Booyzen, President, SAAMA, South Africa

  • Gerhard Myburgh, Transmission Asset Manager, Nampower, Namibia
  • Obay Sigala, Large Power Users Manager, Tanesco, Tanzania
  • Sicelo Xulu, Managing Director, City Power, South Africa
  • Tony Akah, General Manager, NERC, Nigeria

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Opportunities for building sustainable infrastructure

Jamil Korked presentationAudio: Jamil Korked presentation15:45 – 16:05
Distribution: Tunisian case study on the MALT rural electrification system
Jamil Korked, Deputy General Manager, STEG International, Tunisia

Dean Cooper presentationAudio: Dean Cooper presentation16:05 – 16:25
Clean energy hybrid mini-grids in remote areas: an efficient cost effective solution
Dean Cooper, Energy Finance Programme Manager, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), France

ABB presentationAudio: Bo Nillson16:25 – 16:45
HVDC– A Smart transmission solution for Africa’s energy growth
Chris de Kock, Strategic Account Manager – ESKOM, ABB, South Africa

Samuel Ndirangu presentationAudio: Samuel Ndirangu presentation16:45 – 17:10
Improving operational efficiency of the Mombasa electrical distribution network through deployment of a Distribution Automation System (DAS)
Samuel Ndirangu, Chief Manager of ICT, KPLC ,Kenya

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Day 2: Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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Technological tools for the heightened intelligence of the network
Chairperson: Richard Candy, Corporate Specialist, Eskom, South Africa

Richard Candy presentationAudio: Richard Candy presentation09:00 – 09:20
Impact of space weather on the Eskom interconnected power system
Richard Candy, Corporate Specialist, Eskom, South Africa

Ziria Tibalwa presentation Audio: Ziria Tibalwa presentation09:20 – 09:40
Technological tools for enhancement of utility performance
Ziria Tibalwa, Director Technical Regulation, ERA, Uganda

Christopher Mubemba presentationAudio: Christopher Mubemba presentation09:40 – 10:00
Optic Fibre Network benefits for utility operations
Christopher Mubemba, Director Transmission, Zesco, Zambia

Silas Zimu presentationAudio: Silas Zimu presentation10:00 – 10:30
Powering the Future
Silas Mzingeli Zimu, C.E.O., Suzlon Wind Energy SA

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Architecture for smart grids that leapfrog Africa’s power grid divide

Bruce Pahlavanpour presentation11:15 – 11:30
Criteria for oil selection suitable for uses as insulating liquid in UHV oil filled
Bruce Pahlavanpour, Senior technical co-ordinator, Nynas Naphthenics Ltd, UK

David Walker presentationAudio: David Walker presentation11:30 – 11:50
Smart Electrification for Africa: Taking the broader view
David Walker, CEO, DNV GL – Energy, Netherlands

Mark Ossel presentationAudio: Mark Ossel presentation11:50 – 12:10
Modern standard for a modern grid
Mark Ossel, Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP Alliance), Netherlands
Lance Hawkins-Dady, Engineering Manager of Conlog, South Africa

Audio: panel discussion12:10 – 12:30
Discussion: Redefining your understanding of a smart grid in an African context

  • Steve Apps, Accenture, South Africa
  • Mark Ossel, Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP Alliance), Netherlands
  • David Walker, CEO, DNV GL – Energy, Netherlands
  • Anthony Adoghe presentation Adoghe Anthony, Senior Lecturer, Electrical Engineering, Covenant University, Nigeria

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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