African Utility Week

 Generation Africa

14 – 17 March 2011

Pre-Conference Workshop

Monday 14 March 2011

14h00 – 16h00

Project management for large power projects
Willie Viljoen, Specialist Consultant, Project Controls, Earned Value Management and Performance Measures, South Africa

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Session 2.1

Chairman: Brian Dames, Chief Executive Officer, Eskom, South Africa

09h00 – 09h15

Welcome
Brian Dames, Chief Executive Officer, Eskom, South Africa

09h15 – 09h45

South Africa: Lighting the way
Honourable Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Ministry of Energy, South Africa

No presentation

09h45 – 10h15

Changing the utilities paradigm in the rapidly growing African urban context
Bastian Fischer, VP and GM EMEA region, Oracle, Spain

10h15 – 10h45

Keynote address: Understanding the role of advanced technology in securing Africa’s economic future
Guido Bartels, Chairman, Gridwise Alliance, United States

No presentation

10h45 – 11h30

Panel discussion: What will it take for cross border projects to get off the ground?

Panellists:

  • Jasper Odour, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia
  • Lawrence Musaba, Co-ordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool, Zimbabwe
  • Guido Bartels, Chairman, Gridwise Alliance, United States
  • Bastian Fischer, VP and GM EMEA region, Oracle, Spain
  • Lungile Dhlamini, Executive Director: Utilities, City of Cape Town, South Africa

11h30 – 11h45

Industry accolades: Awards Programme

  • Industry Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award (5th year)
  • Power Station of the Year Award (7th year)
  • Metering International Excellence Awards (10th year)

Presented by Honourable Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Ministry of Energy, South Africa

Session 1.3.1

Diversifying the energy mix for greater power security
Chairman: Deon Louw, Regional General Manager, RED ONE, EDI Holdings, South Africa

13h30 – 14h00

The role of IPPs in maximising power security in your energy mix – the East African experience
Jasper Odour, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia

14h00 – 14h30

Generation in Africa – a case study
Webb, Actom, South Africa

No presentation

Session 1.3.2

Technology in action
Chairman: Brian Makungo, Training Manager, Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre, Zambia

15h30 – 16h00

The potential of electricity co-generation in the South African Sugar Industry based on the Brazilian market
Coenraad Vrey, Director, Zest Energy, South Africa

16h00 – 16h30

Cost benefits of onsite generation
Warwick de Villiers, Applications Manager: Sub-Saraharan Africa, Barloworld Power, South Africa

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Session 2.3.1

Project overview
Chairman: Leonard Kassana, International Hydropower Consultant, Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda

09h00 – 09h30

Progress at Medupi – the fourth largest coal plant in the world and the biggest dry-cooled power station globally
Roman Crookes, Project Manager, Medupi Coal-Fired Power Plant, Eskom, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Overview of generation projects in Rwanda
Yves Muyange, Director General, RECO&RWASCO, Rwanda

10h00 – 10h30

An update on the 300MW Lake Turkana  Wind Power (LTWP) project – Africa’s largest wind farm
Carlo van Wageningen, Chairman, Lake Turkana Wind Project, Kenya

Session 2.3.2

Review of regulatory and legal frameworks
Chairman: Sandy Tickodri-Togboa, Chairman, Ugandan Electricity Generation Company Limited, Uganda

11h00 – 11h30

Standards in the generation industry
Grantham Daniels, South African Bureau of Standards, South Africa 

11h30 – 12h00

Update on regulation in East Africa
Jasper Oduor, General Secretary, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia

No presentation

12h00 – 12h30

Environmental Legislation, National Policy and Emissions – a Case Study of the proposed Carbon Tax (South Africa) and what it holds for utilities
Hennie Bester, Partner, Weber Wentzel, South Africa

Session 2.0.1

Closing session
Chairman: Lungile Dhlamini, Executive Director: Utilities, City of Cape Town, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Shared services:  A solution for African utilities?
Andreas Flick, Head of SAP-Strategy, ENBW (Energie Baden-Württemberg), Germany

14h30 – 15h00

Successful skills transfer within a utility environment, enabling better service delivery
Michelle Clark, Strategic Skills Management Specialist, Equanimity, South Africa

15h00 – 15h45

Panel discussion:  Great Transformers
Countries and institutions which are at the forefront of encouraging change within the utility sector in Africa.  Hear from the experts who are developing regulatory frameworks, who are financing the projects and implementing the projects

Panel discussion moderated by Bob Bellemare, Utilipoint, United States of America