Power Indaba Conference

 22 – 24 February 2010

Pre-Conference Workshop

Monday 22 February 2010

Workshop: Strengthening Public–Private Partnerships for infrastructure investment in Africa
Hosted by: Peter Metcalf, Chairman, The Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) and the Africa Trade Centre, South Africa

09h00 – 10h00

Welcome and introduction

  • Defining PPP’s
  • Why PPP’s will work in Africa

Peter Metcalf, Chairman, The Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) and the Africa Trade Centre, South Africa

10h00 – 11h00

The role of the National Treasury in PPPs

  • Guidance provided by National Treasury for PPPs
  • National Treasury expectations for PPPs
  • A step-by-step process in structuring a PPP  

Lindokuhle Hlatshwayo, Senior Advisor, Business & Tourism Development, PPP Unit: National Treasury, South Africa

12h00 – 13h00

The financial implications – the risks
Paul Eardley-Taylor, Head of Energy, Utilities & Infrastructure Coverage, South Africa & Africa, Standard Bank, South Africa

14h00 – 15h00

Legal considerations for PPPs – public-private partnerships

  • Concessions
  • Service contracts
  • Lease contracts
  • Management contracts
  • Build-operate-transfer

Peter Metcalfe, Chairman, The Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) and the Africa Trade Centre, South Africa

Environmental considerations for PPP’s – Private Public Partnerships
Grant BERINGER (Manager Biophysical Department) Digby Wells and Associates (Pty) Ltd

15h00 – 15h45

Case study: Civil society and PPPs

  • Managing stakeholder engagement

Patrick Bond (Prof), Director, Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 

16h00 – 16h45

Managing public-private partnerships, through entrenchment of a National Project Management Process: Rwandan Government case study 
Michael Sime, Business Development, TenStep SA & Sub-Sahara, Africa

16h45 – 17h00

The triple bottom line

  • Economics
  • Social
  • Environmental

Peter Metcalf, Chairman, The Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) and the Africa Trade Centre, South Africa

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Session 1.1

Opening/keynote  session
Chairman: Neliswa Mugabane, Director General, Ministry of Energy, South Africa

Welcome
Nicholas McDiarmid, Publishing Editor, ESI Africa, South Africa

09h00 – 09h30

The new Ministry of Energy’s vision for South Africa for the next 4 years
Honourable Minister Dipuo Peters, Minister of Energy, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Powering Africa; creating opportunities; developing human capacity:  A recipe for African growth and integration into the global economy
Amb. Joseph C Wilson IV (ret), CEO, JC Wilson Investment Ventures, United States

10h00 – 11h15

Panel Discussion: Driving investment within the utility sector in Africa
Moderator: Freek Robinson, Manager: Public Affairs, SABC, South Africa

Panellists:

11h15 – 11h30

Industry accolades: Awards Programme

  • Industry Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award (3rd year)
  • Power Station of the Year Award (5th year)
  • Metering International Excellence Awards (8th year)
  • ESI Excellence Awards

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

Session 1.2

Southern Africa
Chairman/Moderator: Victor Mathale, International Trade and Economic Development, NEPAD, South Africa*

13h30 – 14h00

Case Study: How to overcome the challenges and negotiation private investment in a cross border transmission project
Hanson Sindowe, Chairman of the Board, Copperbelt Energy Corporation, Zambia

14h00 – 15h00

Panel Discussion: Capacity building – Southern Africa’s power priorities

Panellists:

  • Honourable Minister Elias Mudzuri, Minister of Energy and Power Development, Zimbabwe
  • Neliswa Mugabane, Director General, Ministry of Energy, South Africa
  • Ben Rafemoyo, Chief Executive Officer, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority, Zimbabwe
  • Lawrence Musaba, SAPP Secretariat, SAPP, Zimbabwe
  • Thembani Bukula, Electricity Regulator, NERSA, South Africa
Session 1.3

East & Central Africa region
Chairman/Moderator: Vika di Panzu, Senior Advisor in the Chief Executive Office, SNEL, DRC

15h30 – 16h00

How to ensure return on your wind farm investment – quantifying your return and mitigating risk: East African case studies
Chanda Kapanda, Business Development Manager, Windprospect, United Kingdom

16h00 – 17h00

Panel Discussion: How regional co-operation and generation initiatives stimulate growth in the power sector: Best practices from East & Central Africa

Panellists:

  • Honorable Assistant Minister Charles Keter, Ministry of Energy, Kenya
  • Honourable Deputy Minister Adam Malima, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Tanzania
  • Frank Sebbowa, CEO, Ugandan Regulatory Authority, Uganda
  • Laurent Kitoko, Advisor to the CEO on International relations, SNEL, DRC
  • Jean Dieudonné Kavese Paluku, Director, Ministry of Energy, DRC
  • Chanda Kapande, Business Development Manager, Wind Prospect, United Kingdom

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 24 February 2010

ACCESS BREAKFASTS

07h00 – 08h45

Access Zimbabwe – executive insider briefings on investment opportunities and incentives
Chairman: Lawrence Musaba, Secretariat General, SAPP, Zimbabwe

Access DRC – executive insider briefings on the investment opportunities and incentives
Chairman: Vika di Panzu,, Senior Advisor in the Chief Executive Office, SNEL,  DRC

Welcome Address
Honourable Minister Elias Mudzuri, Minister of Electricity and Power Development, Zimbabwe

Opportunities in the Zimbabwe sector
Ben Rafemoyor, Chief Executive Officer, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority, Zimbabwe

Welcome Address
Jean Dieudonné Kavese Paluku, Director, Ministry of Energy, Democratic Republic of Congo

Opportunities in the DRC power sector
Laurent Kitoko, Advisor to CEO on International relations, SNEL, Democratic Republic of Congo

(Presentation not yet available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

Session 2.2

West and North Africa
Chairman: Anani Apollinaire, International Relations, UPDEA, Côte d’Ivoire

09h00 – 09h30

Case Study: Energy development and access project – rehabilitation of networks & World Bank funding
Andrew Barfour, Project Coordinator, Ministry of Energy, Ghana

09h30 – 10h00

Panel discussion: The power system expansion project – the region’s interconnection master plan

Panellists:

Session 2.3

Innovative funding for power projects
Chairman: Jon Marks, Director, Cross Border Information, United Kingdom

11h00 – 11h30

Africa power reality
Huub Cornelissen, Director Energy & Housing, Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), Netherlands

11h30 – 12h30

Panel discussion: Overview of innovative funding options available for power projects and how to access them

Panellists:

Session 2.0.1
Closing session

Service delivery:  Changing people’s lives
Chairman: Derek Naidoo, Deputy City Manager, eThekwini Metro, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Working together for 2010: How local and regional co-operation will ensure a successful Fifa World cup
Ayanda Noah, Managing Director, 2010, Eskom, South Africa

This presentation will be given by the host utility to present the reality of the World cup 2010 and its effect on our resources and power. We need to prepare the industry, the nation and countries bordering South Africa for the increased pressure South Africa will be under with regard to power, water and infrastructure.

14h30 – 15h20

Feedback on sessions
Feedback on the highlights of the two days of conference sessions.  The feedback will be provided by our expert panel. 

After, there will be an opportunity for you to share your views or comments on the industry and any of the discussions that have taken place during African Utility Week with the audience.

  • Renewable Energy: Roy Weinand, eThewkini Electricity, South Africa
  • Metering, Billing/CRM Africa: Roland Hill, R&D Manager, Landis+Gyr, South Africa
  • Generation Africa: Malcolm Fawkes, Senior Manager, Generation Business Learning Faculty, Generation Business, Eskom, South Africa
  • Smart Grids, T&D Africa: Deon Louw, Regional General Manager, EDI Holdings, South Africa
  • Water Utilities Africa: Frank Stevens, Technical Director, eThekwini Water, South Africa

15h20 – 15h30

Closing remarks