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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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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

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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

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Day 2: Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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Winds of change: policy and projects transforming the status of wind power
Chairperson: Chanda Kapande, Director, Harmattan Renewables, South Africa

Derek Campbell presentationAudio: Derek Campbell presentation09:00 – 09:30
Africa Wind, the long and windy road
Derek Campbell, Research Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, South Africa

Mark Tanton presentationAudio: Mark Tanton presentation09:30 – 10:00
Round I – III evolution of the REIPPP wind market in South Africa
Mark Tanton, Managing Director, Red-Cap Investments, South Africa

Gwen Holdmann presentationAudio: Gwen Holdmann presentation10:00 – 10:20
Integration of renewable energy in rural microgrids: experience sharing between Africa and Alaska
Gwen Holdmann, Director, Alaska Centre for Energy and Power, USA
Doug Johnson, Director of Business Development, Ocean Renewable Power Company, USA

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Project development: Operating and maintaining a wind power plant

Dieter Sommer presentationAudio: Dieter Sommer presentation11:15 – 11:45
Protecting your asset: the importance of turbine maintenance and training staff to do it
Dieter Sommer, Senior Training Manager, South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC), South Africa

Pierre van der Spuy presentationAudio: Pierre van der Spuy presentation11:45 – 12:10
Wind turbine foundation design: case studies from the South African REIPPP
Pierre Van Der Spuy, Structural Engineer, Aurecon, South Africa

Manfred Johannes presentationAudio: Manfred Johannes presentation12:10 – 12:30
Non-destructive testing of wind turbines
Manfred Johannes, Non-Destructive Testing Specialist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, 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

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