East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC)

5 – 8 September 2011

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 5 September 2011

Session 0.1

Preconference workshop on project finance:  Focus on PPPs
Chairman: Jan Martin Witte, Senior Project Manager, KfW Entwicklungsbank, Uganda

Session 0.2

Technical workshop:  Reliability and Maintenance
Chairman: Nobert Matarutse, Technical Director, Eskom Uganda, Uganda

09h00 – 09h30

Introduction
Emmanuel Nzabanita, Manager, Energy Division, East and South Regions, Energy, Environment and  Climate Change Department, African Development Bank, Tunisia

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

Return on Investment in Training and Technology Transfer
Brian H M Makungo, Training Manager,  Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre

09h30 – 10h30

Types of PPPs
Emmanuel Nzabanita, Manager, Energy Division, East and South Regions, Energy, Environment and  Climate Change Department, African Development Bank, Tunisia

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

11h00 – 12h00

Regulating PPPs
Benon Mutambi, Acting CEO, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda

Development of a maintenance strategy for UEGCL
Jimmy Omana, Mechanical Engineering Specialist, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited, Uganda

12h00 – 12h30

Legal obligations and a framework for PPPs – the Ugandan experience
Beatrice Florence Ikilai, Team leader, Privatisation Unit, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Uganda

Training for maintenance
Udo Schulz, Senior Area Sales Manager, MaschinenfabrikReinhausen, Germany

14h00 – 14h30

PPP lifecycle
Jan Martin Witte, Senior Project Manager, KfW Entwicklungsbank, Uganda

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 6 September 2011

General opening session

Chairman: Fred Kabagambe-Kaliisa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

09h30 – 10h00

Opening address: Opportunities and challenges in the Ugandan power sector
Honourable Minister Simon D’Ujanga, Minister of State for Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

10h00 – 10h30

Keynote address: Investment into the Africa power sector – encouraging private sector participation
Andrew Reicher, Head: Green Africa Power initiative and Chair of the Investment Committee of Berkeley Energy, United Kingdom

10h30 – 11h30

Panel discussion: Integrated resource planning for East Africa

  1. How feasible is it for East African countries to develop an Integrated Resource Plan for the region? 
  2. How would priority projects be determined, what would the issues around national and continental power and water security be?
  3. What would the impact be on the cost of debt if projects were developed in unison with other countries, and could national interests be aligned with regional interests?
  4. With all the countries in East Africa wanting to align themselves as net exporters of power – who will they be selling to?  Is this a feasible consideration – or is this one of the things that would benefit from the insights of a regional approach?

Panellists:

  • Ephrem Tefsaye, Power Economist, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia
  • Yves Muyange, Chief Executive, Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority, Rwanda
  • William Muhairwe, Managing Director, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
  • Nobert Matarutse, Technical Director, Eskom Uganda Limited, Uganda

11h30 – 12h00

Awards presentation: Eastern African Utility CEO of the year award
Power Station Manager of the year award

Session 1.1.1

Sector management
Chairman: Philip Wambugu, Director for Infrastructure, East African Community, Tanzania*

13h00 – 13h30

Technical consideration for a fully functional power pool
Lawrence Musaba, Co-ordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool, Zimbabwe

13h30 – 14h00

EAPP: What does integration into a regional power pool mean for East Africa?
Ephrem Tefsaye, Power Economist, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia

14h00 – 14h30

Reliability planning in the provision of energy supplies
Kobel Peter, Senior Energy Officer, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

14h30 – 15h00

Regional Power Pools in action: Markets and Grid Operation aspects
Dominique Nicolas, Alstom Grid, France

Session 1.1.2

After Unbundling: Lessons learned and next steps for sustainable power sector reform in East Africa
Chairman: Jan Martin Witte, Senior Project Manager, KfW Entwicklungsbank, Uganda

15h30 – 17h00

Many East African countries have implemented extensive power sector reforms during the past decade. Most countries have attempted to provide greater space for the private sector in their power sectors, specifically on the generation side. Some countries have also taken determined steps to unbundling their sectors with the intention to enhance transparency and efficiency in power sector operations.

The outcome of these reforms are hotly disputed, not the least since they have been accompanied by rising electricity tariffs driven by the desire to move towards full cost-recovery in the respective power sectors. What are lessons learned of power sector reform in East Africa? What are promising strategies to ensure that power sectors in East Africa can be put on a sustainable footing? How can key issues such as the creditworthiness of the sector and specifically off-take arrangements be addressed?

Panellists:
  • Benon Mutambi, Acting CEO, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda
  • Andrew Reicher, Head: Green Africa Power initiative, Private Infrastructure Development Group
  • Farhan Nakhooda, Projects Director, Madhvani Group, Uganda
  • Orli Arav, Head of Project Finance, Frontier Markets Fund Managers
  • Henry Diepeveen, Managing Director, Wartsilla Eastern Africa, Kenya
  • Malcolm Taylor, Gas Infrastructure Manager, Songas, Tanzania

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Session 2.1.1

Utility showcase – transmission and distribution
Chairman: Mohammed Chaker, Alstom Grid

09h00 – 09h30

Maintenance and issues around maintaining and extending the life span of existing equipment
Udo Schulz, Senior Area Sales Manager, Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, Germany

09h30 – 10h00

Sengwa Power Station (IPP) Project
Sydney Gata, EMC Continental, Zimbabwe

10h00 – 10h30

Transmission and Distribution in East Africa
Rachel Lutwama, Energy Sector: Head of Business Development & Strategy, Siemens Southern Africa, South Africa

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Session 2.1.2

Utility showcase – generation
Chairman: Dan Mayanga, Technical Manager, Ugandan Electricity Generation Company Limited, Uganda

11h00 – 11h30

Bujagali: Overview and reflections on hydro generation in Uganda
Glen Gaydar, Project Manager, Sithe Global, United States of America

11h30 – 12h00

Upgrade of Nalubaale Power Station Generator Excitation System
Angela Bamuleseyo, Electrical Engineer, Eskom Uganda, Uganda

12h00 – 12h30

The use of gas for power generation in Uganda
Henry Diepeveen, Managing Director, Wartsilla Eastern Africa, Kenya

12h30 – 13h00

Case study: First unmanned midlle capacity  HPP in Croatia in commercial use
Darijo Runjić, Business Unit Director, Koncar, Croatia

Session 2.1.3

Revenue management and metering
Chairman: Charles Chapman, Managing Director, Umeme, Uganda

14h00 – 14h30

Revenue management and metering at Umeme
Sam Zimbe, General Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Umeme, Uganda

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

14h30 – 15h00

Prepayment metering: Experiences of changing from credit to prepaid metering
Johnson Ole Nchoe, Chief Manager:  IT, KPLC, Kenya

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

15h00 – 15h30

Smart metering in Tanzania:  Tanesco case study
Godwin Mnzava, Tanesco, Tanzania

Closing session

16h00 – 16h45

Powering East Africa: Tackling the Access Challenge
Chairman: Sandy Tickodri-Tobgoa, Chairman, Ugandan Electricity Generation Company Limited, Uganda

Panellists

  • Rachel Lutwama, Energy Sector: Head of Business Development & Strategy, Siemens Southern Africa, South Africa
  • Jan Martin Witte, Senior Project Manager, KfW, Uganda
  • William Muhairwe, Managing Director, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
  • Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun, Programme Manager, ARGeo, Regional Office for Africa, United Nations Environment

16h45 – 17h00

Closing Remarks