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ESCO Africa: Conference Programme 2007

ESCO Africa

Conference Programme Day 2 

Wednesday 30 May 2007

09h15 – 09h30 
Welcome address from the City of Cape Town

09h30 – 10h00 
The role of the regulator in the transformation of the energy sector in Africa: Perspectives of the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR)
Smunda S Mokoena, Chairperson of African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR), South Africa

10h00 – 11h00  
Panel discussion: How are utilities, government and the industry planning Africa’s energy mix?
Moderator: Mutima Sakrini Herman, Secretary-General of UPDEA, Côte d ‘ Ivoire

11h00 – 12h00 
Refreshment break and opening of the exhibition

Clean development mechanism case studies
Chairman: Leluma Matooane, Deputy Director, South Africa’s CDM Designated National Authority (DNA), South Africa

12h00 – 12h30 
South Africa’s designated national authority for clean development
Lindiwe Olga Chauke , Department of Minerals and Energy, South Africa
12h30 – 13h00 
CDM and municipal finance management
James A Aiello, Principal Consultant, Infrastructure, Government and Utilities, PricewaterhouseCoopers, South Africa
13h00 – 13h00 
Developing CDM projects: Case study of two implemented projects in the industry
Ciska Terblanche, Senior Representative, Anglo American, South Africa
13h30 – 14h30  
Lunch break on the exhibition floor

Taking on the energy efficiency challenges
Chairman: Osman Asmal, Director Environmental Resource Manager, City of Cape Town, South Africa

14h30 – 15h00 
Addressing climate change: How some of the world’s largest electric utilities are taking on the challenge
Jonathan Jacobs, Consultant, PA Consulting, USA
15h00 – 15h30 
Engaging the supply chain for energy efficient products
Jonathan Jacobs, Consultant, PA Consulting, USA
15h30 – 16h00 
Occupancy sensors: The myths
Ken Cram, Director, Electro Sense, South Africa
16h00 – 16h30 
16h30 – 17h00  
Refreshment break on the exhibition floor
Conference Programme Day 3  
Thursday 31 May 2007

09h00 – 10h30
Overcoming barriers to implementing renewable energy
Panellist presentation:

  • A summary of the barriers
  • Identifying the key stakeholders
  • What can be done to overcome barriers
  • What are the most crurcial steps to be taken over the next 5 years and by whom?
  • Developing an action plan
10:30 – 11:00 
Refreshment break on the exhibition floor
11h00 – 11h30 
Renewable energy
Chairman: Hermann Oelsner, Chairman, African Wind Energy Association, South Africa
11h30 – 12h00 
Is renewable energy viable in government?
Ernest Uken, Director Research Development, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
12h00 – 12h30 
Challenges facing the City regarding meeting its renewable energy targets
Bulumko Msengana, Executive Director, City of Cape Town, South Africa
12h30 – 13h00 
Utility operated pilot wind energy project in Namibia
Axel Scholle, Energy Consultant, Emcon Consulting Group, Namibia
13h00 – 13h30 
Green electricity for sale by the City of Cape Town
Brian Jones, Manager Green Energy Electricity Service , Electricity Service, City of Cape Town, South Africa
13h30 – 14h30  
Lunch on the exhibition floor

Energy Management: Progress and case studies
Chairman: Barry Bredenkamp, Title, Central Energy Fund (CEF) South Africa

14h30 – 15h00 
Demand side management: The Western Cape
Raj Pandaram, Redistributors Sector Manager, DSM Eskom, South Africa
Demand side management in Western Cape : Lessons learnt from policy and regulatory perspective
Lodine Redelinghuys, Energy Services Manager: Western Region, Eskom, South Africa

Relocate to Roof Terrace for closing session

16h15 – 16h45 
General closing session: Summary and conclusions regarding African Utility Week sessions:
Moderator: Charles Kadalie, Manager:  Public Lighting, City of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Report back on UPDEA colloquiums – Paul Johnson, convenor of the UPDEA study committee for standardisation and head of interim secretariat for AFSEC, Africa /
    Brian Mokgele, Retail Stream Lead & Prepayment Ops Sponsor, Eskom, South Africa
  • Metering, Billing/CRM Africa – Nicholas McDiarmid, Editor, ESI Africa
  • Southern African Power Industry Convention– Deon Louw, Regional General Manager, EDI Holdings, South Africa
  • ESCO Africa – Barry Bredenkamp, Acting General Operations Manager, National Energy Efficiency Agency, South Africa