Hydropower Africa

16 – 18 August 2010

Pre-conference Workshop: Project development

Monday 16 August 2010

Session 0.1.1

Developing small hydropower projects
Workshop facilitator: Leonard Kassana, International Hydropower Consultant, Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda

09h00 – 12h00

Fundamentals of small hydropower technologies

  • The process of evaluating a site and the IHA’s protocol document for project evaluation
  • The water resources and its potential
  • Civil engineering works
  • Electromechanical equipment
  • Economical considerations and evaluation

Why much less uptake of SHPs in Africa?

  • Overview situation of SHP world and Africa
  • Constraints in SHP sector development:
  • Design & operational perspective
  • Societal perspective

How can Africa remove the identified barriers in order to increase investment?

  • General measures: policy, financial/tariff incentives…
  • Case study of GTIEA project

Pre-conference workshop: Technical skills development

Session 0.1.2

Developing operational skills to operate and maintain hydropower plants
Workshop facilitator: Brian Makungo, Training Manager, Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre, Zambia

13h00 – 16h00

  • Identifying measures to recognise future skills needs and production requirements in an environment of intensifying skills shortages
  • Partnering with local training and higher education institutions to “breed” more skills
  • Strategic investment in skills development
  • Managing retention and restructuring at the same time
  • People Management – A success factor for leadership in the workplace

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 17 August 2010

Session 1.0.1

Opening/Keynote session
Chairman: Israel Phiri, Board Member, International Hydropower Association, Zambia

09h00 – 09h30

Keynote address:  Working together to unlock Africa’s hydropower potential to promote sustainable development, regional integration, water and energy security, and poverty eradication in Africa
Nelisiwe Magubane, Director-General, Department of Energy, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Evaluating regulatory reforms to boost private investment for hydropower development in Africa
Babu Ram, Chief Power Engineer, African Development Bank, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Highlighting investment opportunities, incentives and perspectives of the African hydropower generation landscape
Vahid Alavian, Water and Hydropower Advisor, Africa Region, The World Bank, Uganda

10h30 – 11h30

Country project overview – current projects and future investment prospects for hydropower development in Africa

Panellists:

  • Emmanuel Kirenga, Head of Hydropower, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
  • Ben Rafemoyo, CEO, ZESA, Zimbabwe
  • Lewanga Tesha, Senior Manager: Hydro Generation, Tanesco, Tanzania
  • Sandy Tickodri-Togboa, Chairman, UEGCL, Uganda
Session 1.1.1

Project finance
Chairman: Babu Ram, Chief Power Engineer, African Development Bank, South Africa

13h00 – 13h45

Innovative funding solutions and partnerships for Kafue Gorge Lower project – case study
Israel Phiri, Manager, Office for Promoting Private Power Investment, Ministry of Energy and Water Development, Zambia

13h45 – 14h30

Case study – challenges and successes in financing Mavusi and Chicamba hydro power plants
Ildo Rufino Domingos, Generation Director, EDM, Mozambique

Session 1.2.1

Rural electrification and village hydro
Chairman:  Tim Gaskell, General Manager, Project Development, CMC di Ravenna, South Africa

Session 1.2.2

Technical briefings and case studies
Chairman: John Langford, Senior Manager: Strategic Planning, Generation, Nampower, Namibia

This session includes technical briefings from leading vendor companies.  Case examples as well as updates on the latest technologies and services on offer will be showcased.

15h00 – 15h45

Small hydropower in Uganda – current projects and future prospects
Jimmy Omona, Hydro Mechanical Specialist, UEGCL, Uganda

The generator experience – innovative solutions for sustainable hydropower plants
Gianluca Stanic, Technical Director, MarelliMotori, Italy

15h45 – 16h30

Potential and challenges for small hydropower in Southern Africa
Wim Klunne, Senior Researcher: Rural Energy and Development, CSIR, South Africa

Small hydro-units with high energetic efficiency, low investment costs and optimum exploitation
Florentin Pop, Project Manager, Hydro Engineering, Romania

Instrumentation and structural monitoring of earth, rock-fill and concrete dams
João Boavida, Manager and Survey Engineer, Artescan, Portugal

Presentation not yet available. For further information, contact Kim Jansen

RCC mix design options and Vietnam case study
Mark Cordell, Global Manager, Dams and Hydropower, SMEC, Australia

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Session 2.1.1

Engineering, process design and operation
Chairman: John Langford, Senior Manager: Strategic Planning, Generation, Nampower, Namibia

Session 2.1.2

Environmental and social impacts
Chairman: Wim Klunne, Senior Researcher: Rural Energy and Development, CSIR, South Africa

09h00 – 09h30

Understanding the project process perspective – assessments, preparation, implementation and operation
Baholo Baholo, Sector Leader, Energy Africa Middle East, Aurecon, South Africa

Africa’s major water basins living side by side but not in “peace” and “security”
Leonard Kassana, International Hydropower Consultant, Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda

09h30 – 10h00

Appropriate dam engineering for hydropower projects in Africa
Quentin Shaw, Director, ARQ, South Africa

The World Commission on Dams – more important than ever
Liane Greeff, Chair, EcoDoc Africa / African Rivers Network, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Case study: Project Management of a large hydropower scheme and the interface between dam engineering and power engineering – Ingula case study
Colin Logan, Director, GIBB, South Africa

Session 2.2.1

Maintenance and refurbishment of hydropower plants
Chairman: Lewanga Tesha, Senior Manager: Hydro Generation, Tanesco, Tanzania

Session 2.2.2

Water resource management and regional cooperation
Chairman: Jasper Odour, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia

11h00 – 11h45

Inga 2 hydropower plant – refurbishment update of unit 23
Etienne Tshibangu,  Project Director, SNEL, DRC

11h00 – 11h30

Regional cooperation and cross-border trading for optimum output and sustainable performance
Musara Beta, Chief Market Analyst, The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), Zimbabwe

11h45 – 12h30

Case study: Maintenance and refurbishment of Mtera hydropower plant
Justus Mtolera, Plant Manager, Mtera, Tanesco, Tanzania

11h30 – 12h00

The challenges of water resources management in the context of anticipated increase in hydropower generation
Vahid Alavian, Water and Hydropower Advisor, Africa Region, The World Bank, Uganda

12h00 – 12h30

Utilising current dam sites to generate hydro-electric power
Henriette Anderson, Chief Director: Engineering Services, Department of Water Affairs, South Africa

Session 2.3.1

Project focus
Chairman: Tore Jørgensen, Managing Director, International Centre for Hydropower (ICH), Norway

13h30 – 14h00

Ruacana – Unit 4 expansion update
John Langford, Senior Manager: Strategic Planning, Generation, Nampower, Namibia

14h00 – 14h30

Project feasibility study of the Kafue Gorge Lower Project – a case study
Janus Basson, Senior Engineer: Water & Power, BKS, South Africa

14h30 – 15h00

Assessing and mitigating project risk and plant performance by applying appropriate monitoring systems
Gert Coetzee, Technical Director: NuGen Technologies, VibroSystM, South Africa

Presentation not yet available. For further information, contact Kim Jansen.

Session 2.0.1

Closing session
Chairman: Kaela Siame, Director, Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre, Zambia

15h30 – 16h00

The changing future of the African energy mix and the growing need for hydropower

Panellists:

  • Emmanuel Kirenga, Head of Hydropower, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
  • Leonard Kassana, International Hydropower Consultant, Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
  • Lawrence Musaba, Co-ordination Centre Manager, The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), Zimbabwe
  • Jasper Oduor, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia