African Utility Week

Large Power Users Forum

14 – 17 March 2011

Pre-Conference Workshop

Monday 14 March 2011

09h00 – 12h00

Measurement & Verification
Andrew Hibberd, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa

14h00 – 16h00

Energy management basics, energy strategy, monitoring & targeting
David Mercer, Principal Associate, WSP Energy Africa, 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

Keynote address: 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 1.4.1

Making it pay
Chairman: Corrie Visagie, General Manager (Integrated Demand Manager), Eskom, South Africa

13h30 – 14h00

The case for energy efficiency
Roula Inglesi-Lotz, PhD Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Pretoria, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Making energy efficiency work
Lodine Redelinghuys, Energy Marketing Manager: Western Region, Eskom

14h30 – 15h00

Future fuels and switching to alternative energy sources for your competitiveness advantage
Andries van de Linde, CEO, Enersys, South Africa

Session 1.4.2

Energy efficiency in practise
Chairman: Dirk Elsinga, FEDHASA, South Africa

15h30 – 16h00

Geothermal Heating and Cooling:  The most energy efficient heating and cooling technology currently available
Derek Whitfield, Managing Director, EDRS. South Africa

16h00 – 16h30

Energy conservation methods: Reducing costs and increasing competitiveness
Andrew Hibberd, Group Leader – Energy Efficiency, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town

16h300 – 17h15

Overcoming implementation barriers and understanding the skills required for execution excellence
John Arnesen, Project Director: NQF Advocacy, South African Qualifications Authority

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Session 2.4.1

Security of supply
Chairman:  Mike Rossouw, Chairman, Energy Intensive Users Group, South Africa

09h00 – 09h30

Security of supply: The way forward
Callie Fabricius, General Manager:  Energy Planning and Market Development, Eskom, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Challenges with electricity supply: The role of the City of Cape Town
Alderman Clive Justus, Executive Mayoral Committee Member: Utility Services, City of Cape Town

10h00 – 10h30

Future Power Generation and Climate Change: Environmental Concerns
Jaco du Toit, WWF South Africa

Session 2.4.2

Legislation, Policy and Standards
Chairman: Ken Cram, Chief Operating Officer, Electro Sense, South Africa

11h00 – 11h30

Cogeneration for the metal industry
Martin Schneider,  Product Line Manager, GE Jenbacher Gas Engines, Austria

11h30 – 12h00

Energy Management System Standard ISO 50001
Suraiya Adam, South African Bureau of Standards, South Africa

12h00 – 12h30

National Energy Efficiency Strategy for South Africa: Draft 2011
David Mercer, Principal Associate, WSP Energy 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