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Coal Energy Africa: Conference Program 2010

Coal Energy Africa

24 November 2010

Conference Program Day 1

 Wednesday 24 November 2010

Session 1.0.1

Opening/Keynote session – Changing the face of coal
Chairman: Antonio Ruffini, Editor, ESI Africa & Mining Review Africa, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Utility keynote address: How will the pricing outlook of coal impact the coal energy sector?
Jeanie Moothoo, Strategic Market Manager (Primary Energy Division), Eskom, South Africa

10h30 – 12h45

Roundtable discussion: The sustainable use of coal for a secure energy supply – what are the opportunities and challenges for Africa today?

  • Coal and the environment – what are the challenges?
  • How will new technologies impact you financially? What will it cost me?
  • How does the industry deal with regulatory requirements?
  • What are the prospects for creating cross-border projects for opening-up new markets?
  • How will the IRP2 impact the coal energy market in South Africa?


  • Brigette Baillie, Partner & Head: Project Development & Finance, Webber Wentzel, South Africa
  • Landi Themba, Director: Coal and Gas Policy, Department of Energy, South Africa
Session 1.1.1

Making coal green
Chairman: Landi Themba, Director: Coal and Gas Policy, Department of Energy, South Africa

13h30 – 14h00

Coal and sustainability – the application of power generation technologies and the associated sustainable use of resources
Naushaad Haripersad, Clean Coal Section Manager, Eskom, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Sustainable application of reciprocating gas engines operating on coal mine methane gas
Warwick de Villiers, Applications Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa, Barloworld Power, South Africa

14h30 – 15h00

New developments in CO2 capture, storage and sequestration – reducing emission levels at our coal-fired power plants
Tony Surridge, Head of the South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), South Africa

Session 1.2.1

Maximising efficiency of the coal supply chain
Chairman: Anton Willemse, Head: Logistics Network Planning and Optimisation, Primary Energy, Eskom, South Africa

15h30 – 16h00

How to ensure a reliable supply of quality thermal coal to power stations
Johan Myburgh, Marketing and Commercial Manager, Exxaro Coal, South Africa

16h00 – 16h30

How PPSs could improve the transport logistics and production deliverables of coal
Divyesh Kalan, General Manager, Coal Business, Transnet, South Africa