Hydropower Africa

19 – 23 September 2011

Conference Program Day 1

Monday 19 September 2011

Session 1.0.1

Opening/Keynote session – Building Africa’s untapped energy resources
Chairman: Nandha Govender, Senior Manager: Environment, Eskom, South Africa

09h00 – 10h30

Ministerial opening plenary discussion: unlocking Africa’s generation capacity
Mokgadi Mathekgana, Chief Director: Clean Energy, Department of Energy, South Africa

10h30 – 11h15

Diversification of the energy mix and prospects for cross-border power trading to secure energy for Africa’s future
Joseph Magochi, Energy Systems Specialist, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia

11h15 – 11h30

Questions and answers

Small, Mini and Micro Hydro

Sustainable solutions in increasing energy access to Africa’s rural communities

Macro Hydro

Ensuring energy security through Africa’s abundant hydropower resources
Session 1.1.1

Successful projects outside Africa – case studies
Chairman: Wim Klunne, Senior Researcher: Rural Energy and Development, CSIR, South Africa

Session 1.2.1

Executive session and country focus – planned projects and tender prospects
Chairman: Joseph Magochi, Energy Systems Specialist, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia

13h30 – 14h00

Hydro Tasmania’s experience with small, mini and micro hydro – lessons that can be applied in Africa
Christoff le Grange, Development Director, Entura, Hydro Tasmania, Australia

14h00 – 14h30

Small hydropower – Chinese practice and lessons learned
Wei Jianghui,  Division Chief, International Network on Small Hydro Power (IN-SHP), China

14h30 – 15h00

A mutually beneficial relationship: decentralised energy and micro hydropower – Peru case study
Matthew Oakley, Head Engineer, Smart Hydro Power, Germany 

Project finance from a developer’s perspective – ZESCO case study
Ezekiel Kasaro, Senior Manager, Generation Development, ZESCO, Zambia 

Session 1.1.2

Technical briefings and case studies
Chairman: Godfrey Turyahikayo, Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Uganda

Session 1.2.2

Project finance, funding and tariffs
Chairman: Doug Kuni, General Manager, Independent Power Producers Association (IPPA), South Africa

15h30 – 16h00

Synchronous and induction generators for mini hydro power stations – technical solutions for Africa’s energy and growth requirements
Gianluca Stanic, Technical Director, MarelliMotori, Italy 

How to organise investment support for hydropower projects
Linda Munyengeterwa, Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation, South Africa 

16h00 – 16h30

Successes of grid connected micro / mini hydro plants in the Eastern Cape  – case study
Derrick Boltt, Senior Engineer, Hydro, Eskom, South Africa 

Legal and commercial issues in structuring and financing hydroelectric power projects in Africa
Ben Donovan, Partner, Dewey and Leboeuf, South Africa

16h30 – 17h00

Update on small hydropower developments in Eastern and Southern Africa
Wim Klunne, Senior Researcher: Rural Energy and Development, CSIR, South Africa 

Project finance from a financier’s perspective
Jean Madzongwe, Energy Specialist, DBSA, South Africa 

Topic to be advised
David Grylls, Director, Actis Infrastructure Fund, UK 

Conference Program Day 2

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Small, Mini and Micro Hydro

Sustainable solutions in increasing energy access to Africa’s rural communities

Macro Hydro

Ensuring energy security through Africa’s abundant hydropower resources
Session 2.1.1

Planned projects and tender prospects in Africa
Chairman: Leonard Kassana, International Hydropower Consultant, Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda

Session 2.2.1

Operation and maintenance
Chairman: Arthur Lyatuu, Department of Energy, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania

09h00 – 09h30

Hydropower potential and development possibilities in Uganda’s Kagera Basin
Miroslav Marence, Associate Professor in Storage and Hydropower, Department of Water Engineering, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands 

Service and rehabilitation of hydropower stations – challenges & new opportunities
Walter Schwarz, Service & Rehab / Area Manager Africa, Andritz Hydro, Austria 

09h30 – 10h30

AFRICA UPDATE HOUR: Small hydropower developments in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

  • Carl Bruessow, Head, Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust, Malawi
  • Chandirekera Mutubuki Makuyana, Energy Projects Coordinator, Practical Action Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Bo Barta, Member and Custodian, Small-Hydro Interest Group, SESSA, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Kariba North Bank power station unit 3 – generator bearing challenges
Mahaku Maloza, Site Project Engineer, Kariba North Bank Power Station,  ZESCO, Zambia 

10h00 – 10h30

Operation and maintenance at Nalubale hydropower station
Nobert Matarutse, Technical Director, Nalubaale Power Station, Eskom Uganda Limited, Uganda 

Session 2.1.2

Hydropower and sustainability – environment and social implications
Chairman: Chandirekera Mutubuki Makuyana, Energy Projects Coordinator, Practical Action Southern Africa, Zimbabwe

Session 2.2.2

Technical briefings and case studies
Chairman: Jurgen Senke, Nampower, Namibia

11h00 – 11h30

The design development and contacting approach for the 247MW Kalungwishi hydropower project in Zambia
Sam Mottram, Manager, Power Services, Knight Piesold, Canada 

11h30 – 12h00

Energy generation from current water supply and distribution systems
Marco van Dijk, Principal Researcher and Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Assessing hydraulic transients for civil construction purposes without any knowledge of the final pump turbine performance characteristics – Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme case study
Colin Logan, Divisional Manager, Dams, Hydropower and Tunneling, GIBB, South Africa 

12h00 – 12h30

The role of hydropower in sustainable multipurpose water resources development – feasibility of the Magwagwa project, a Kenyan case study
Michael Waters, Project Manager, Magwagwa Multipurpose Dam Development, SMEC International, Kenya 

Project process overview and update – Kariba South extension
Janus Basson, Regional Manager: Africa, Hydropower and Dams, Hatch, & Project Manager, Kariba Extension Project, South Africa 

GRP pipes for long term hydropower solutions
Peter Scharmann, Sales Manager Africa, HOBAS, Austria 
Session 2.0.1

Closing session – The future of hydropower in Africa
Chairman: Bo Barta, Member and Custodian, Small Hydro Interest Group, SESSA, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

What is constraining development of Africa’s hydropower potential – key ingredients in a ‘recipe for success’
Tore Horvei, Managing Director: Africa Region, Norconsult Africa, South Africa

14h30 – 14h45

A low carbon future with hydropower
Bo Barta, Member and Custodian, Small-Hydro Interest Group, SESSA, South Africa

14h30 – 15h30

Panel discussion: the need for sustainable generation projects

Panelists:

  • Leonard Kassana, International Hydropower Consultant, Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
  • Miroslav Marence, Associate Professor in Storage and Hydropower, Department of Water Engineering, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands

Post-event workshops

Wednesday 21 September 2011

09h00 – 12h30

IPP workshop – how to develop small hydropower projects

  • Fundamentals of small hydropower technologies
    • Site selection and feasibility evaluation – IHA protocols
    • Civil engineering works
    • Electromechanical equipment
    • New developments in turbine technologies
    • Environmental considerations
    • Economical considerations and evaluation
  • Innovative financing for small hydropower projects – cases of GTIEA projects
  • Construction of hydropower plants: selecting the right contractors
  • Tariff design and Power Purchase Agreements
  • Cases: experiences, challenges and lessons from East Africa Region

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

13h30 – 17h00

Water resource planning to address future operational challenges for hydropower
Hydropower and climate change –  with case studies from Eastern and Southern Africa

At the end of the workshop participants will understand and identify likely impacts of climate change on hydropower in their regions. In addition the participants will be familiar with the major procedural/methodological issues in assessing impact s of climate change, and may be able to carry out simple assessments of climate change impacts. There will also be a lively discussion on adaptive and or mitigation options.

  • Introduction to the impact of climate change and other threats and challenges on hydrology and hydropower
    • Hydrology and water resources (timing, amounts)
    • Production (potential, results of operational changes)
    • Operational challenges (flood, storage, reservoir operation)
    • Economic/financial impacts
  • Methods of assessing impact of climate change on hydropower production
    • Status of research on hydropower and climate change in Africa (based on review)
    • Data sources for climate change analysis (GCMs , observed data)
    • Procedures for assessing climate change impacts, i.e. downscaling (e.g. delta, bias correction, RCM1, SD2), hydrological modeling and hydropower simulation
  • Results from analyses
    • Potential changes in hydropower in Africa by 2050 (regional analyses)
    • Case studies – from Uganda, Angola, Zambia, Tanzania and Ethiopia

Workshop facilitator: Ånund Killingtveit, Deputy Director and Centre Management Team Member, CEDREN & Head, MSc Program in Hydropower Development, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway