Hydro Power Africa

4 March – 6 March 2008

Pre-Conference Workshop

Tuesday 4 March 2008 

Session 0.1.1

Environmental Impacts of Hydropower Projects
Workshop leaders: Dr Pieter De Villiers, CEO, Ecoknow, South Africa
Dr Nico Smit, Senior Lecturer, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Albertus Willem Booysen, Dam Engineer, Ingérop Africa, South Africa

09h00 – 10h30
Environmental management

  • EIAs and monitoring
  • Construction impacts
  • Case study

Session 0.1.2

Environmental Impacts of Hydropower Projects
Workshop leaders:Dr Pieter De Villiers, CEO, Ecoknow, South Africa
Dr Nico Smit, Senior Lecturer, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Albertus Willem Booysen, Dam Engineer, Ingérop Africa, South Africa

11h00 – 12h30
Sustainable hydropower

  • Erosion and sedimentation
  • Biodiversity and threatened species
  • Environmental flows
  • Siting and design
Session 0.2.1
Social issues

Chair: Dr Pieter De Villiers, CEO, Ecoknow, South Africa

13h30 – 14h00
The roles of communities in Hydro projects
Professor V.K Damodaran, UNIDO International Energy Consultant, India

14h00 – 14h30
Best practice in social assessment and resettlement planning for hydropower projects
Eamonn Barrett, Partner International Development, Environmental Resources Management, United Kingdom

14h30 – 15h00
Training and capacity building for hydropower plant operations – a Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre perspective
Brian H.M. Makungo, Training Manager, Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre, Zambia

Session 0.2.2
Hydropower and the Environment: win-win solutions

Chair: Professor V.K Damodaran, UNIDO International Energy Consultant, India

15h30 – 16h00
Practical experiences on the development of hydro stations under the CDM
Henk Sa, Country Director, EcoSecurities, South Africa

16h00 – 17h00
Q & A and closing comments

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday 5 March 2008 

Opening session 1.0.1
Chair: Nicholas McDiarmid, Publishing Editor, ESI Africa, South Africa

09h00 – 09h15
Welcome address
Nicholas McDiarmid, Publishing Editor, ESI Africa, South Africa

09h15 – 10h30
Panel discussion: How to make hydro the feasible solution for Africa’s generation needs
Moderator: Nicholas McDiarmid, Publishing Editor, ESI Africa, South Africa

Session 1.1.1
Financing Models

Chair: Anand Naidoo, Power and Energy, Absa Capital Investment, South Africa

11h00 – 11h30
The role of Japan in financing hydropower development
Takeshi Sagawa, General Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Japan

11h30 – 12h00
Issues in Financing Hydro Plants
Clive Ferreira, Managing Director, Fieldstone Private Capital Group, South Africa

12h00 – 12h30
Experiences from Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya and DRC
Moses Duma, Research Analyst, Frost and Sullivan, South Africa

Session 1.2.1
IPPs and PPPs

Chair: Aaron S Nyirenda, Senior Manager: Generation, ZESCO, Zambia

13h30 – 14h00
Public Private Partnerships for the refurbishment and rehabilitation of Inga II turbines
Claude Kyriakos, Project Coordinator, MagIndustries/MagEnergy, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30
Bethlehem Hydro South Africa
Anton Louis Olivier, Managing Director, NuPlanet, South Africa

14h30 – 15h00
The experience of IPPs in Nigeria
Ike Chidi, Deputy Director, Geometric Power Systems, Nigeria

Session 1.3.1
SMALL AND MICRO HYDRO

Chair: Professor V.K Damodaran, UNIDO International Energy Consultant, India

15h30 – 16h00
Practical Action experience on small hydro power energy
Tinahse Nethe, International Energy Expert, Practical Action, UK

16h00 – 16h30
Case study: Lesotho
Mr L Mokhutsoane, Deputy Director, Ministry of Energy, Lesotho

16h30 – 17h00
Questions and answers

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday 6 March 2008 

Session 2.4.1
HYDROLOGY AND CLIMATE ISSUES

Chair: Eamonn Barrett, Partner, International Development, Environmental Resources Management, United Kingdom

09h00 – 09h30
Climate change and the impact on hydropower
Emmanuel Jjunju, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

09h30 – 10h00
Ghana case study: Climate change and energy security
Kwaku Wiafe Jr, Chief Engineer, Volta River Authority, Ghana

10h00 – 10h30
The case of Owen Falls Dam in Uganda
Sandy S Tickodri-Togboa, Chairman, Uganda Electricity Generation Company, Uganda

Session 2.5.1
FEASIBILITY, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Chair: Hugh Hodge, Water Engineering Division, South African Institution of Civil Engineering, South Africa

11h00 – 11h30
Design overview of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme
Colin Logan, Project Manager, Braamhoek Consultants Joint Venture, South Africa

11h30 – 12h00
Feasibility life cycle of a hydro project
Albertus Willem Booysen, Dam Engineer, Ingérop Africa, South Africa

12h00 – 12h30
Infrastructure and integrated water resources management
Brian Hollingworth, GWSPA Technical Committee, Global Water Partnership Southern Africa, South Africa

Session 2.6.1
MAINTENANCE AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Chair: Paul von Zeuner, Vice-President, Southern African Maintenance Association, South Africa

13h30 – 14h00
Francis runner reliability
Andre Coutu, Technical Leader Mechanical Analysis, GE Infrastructure, Energy, Brazil

14h00 – 14h30
Transformers and reactors in hydroelectric plants
Atef A Moniem, Chairman, Egytrafo, Egypt
Adel Y Hannalla, Electrical Engineering Department, Ain Shams University, Egypt

14h30 – 15h00
Refurbishments of hydropower plants
Andre Botto, Business Development Manager, Alstom Hydro, France

Closing Session 2.0.1
AFRICAN PROJECTS WRAP-UP

Moderator: Moses Duma, Research Analyst, Frost and Sullivan, South Africa

An in-depth overview of key small and large hydropower projects either recently completed or currently underway in Africa.