Power Industry Forum Southern Africa

6 – 7 May 2010

Conference Program Day 1

Thursday 6 May 2010

SESSION 1.0.1: KEYNOTE AND OPENING SESSION
Chairman: Bruno Kapandji, Permanent Secretary, Central African Power Pool, Congo Republic

09h00 – 09h05

Chairman’s Welcome
Bruno Kapandji, Permanent Secretary, Central African Power Pool, Congo Republic

09h05 – 09h15

Keynote: Address delivered by the Minister of Energy, Angola
H. E. Emanuela Vieira Lopes, Minister, Minister of Energy and Water, Angola

09h15 – 09h45

Electricity Infrastructure: Regional update 
Paulinus Shilamba, Managing Director, Nampower, Namibia
Isak Katali, Minister of Mines and Energy, Angola

SESSION 1.1.1: REGULATORY UPDATES
Chairman: Kiala Pierre, Director for International Interchange, Ministry of Energy, Angola

11h45 – 12h15

Update: market liberalization & unbundling approaches
Miguel Gaspar Silva, EMEA Industry Director Utilities, SAP, Portugal

12h15 – 12h45

Opinion: Private Sector perspectives
Hugo Azevedo, Investment Banking Specialist, Standard Bank, South Africa

SESSION 1.2.1: COMPARATIVE MODELS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
Chairman: Antonio Guerreiro, Owner, Maat Consulting, Angola

14h00 – 14h30

Presentation of investment mechanisms in Angola for the power sector
Luís Domingos, National Agency for Investment Promotion (ANIP), Angola

14h30 – 15h00

Energy Sector Strategy for Southern Africa
Etienne Woitellier, Director, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Angola 

SESSION 1.3.1
PANEL DISCUSSION: REFORM PRINCIPLES AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK DESIGNED TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT

16h00 – 17h00

Moderator: Bruno Kapandji, Permanent Secretary, Central African Power Pool, Congo Republic

Panelists:

  • Jon Marks, Editorial Director, African Energy, United Kingdom
  • Claudio Plinio Augusto, Director of Institutional and International Relations, FIL, Angola
  • Naiole Cristina Santos, Banco Fomento Angola (BFA), Angola
  • Tito Mendonca, Director, Angolan Bank for Development, Angola*

Conference Program Day 2

Friday 7 May 2010

SESSION 2.0.1: POWER GENERATION
Chairman: Kahenge Simson Haulofu, General Manager Generation, Nampower, Namibia

09h00 – 09h30

Electricity Infrastructure: The Nampower perspective
Paulinus Shilamba, Managing Director, Nampower, Namibia

09h30 – 10h00

Update on the integration into the Central African Power Pool
Bruno Kapandji, Permanent Secretary, Central African Power Pool, Congo Republic

10h00 – 10h30

Renewable Energy in Angola: Making it happen
Luís Rebelo, Corporate & Project Finance Director, Escom, Angola

SESSION 2.1.1: TRANSMISSION AND NETWORKS
Chairman: Jon Marks, Editorial Director, African Energy

11h00 – 11h30

Power generation overview in in Angola
Kiala Pierre, Director for International Interchange, Ministry of Energy and Water, Angola

11h30 – 12h00

Metering for a Smart Grid & Network Interoperability
Rinaldo Cunha, Business Solutions Manager: Credit Metering, C&I, AMR/AMI, Itron, South Africa

12h00 – 12h30

Smart grid solutions
Renata Carnieletto, ELO Sistemas, Brazil

Session 2.2.1: DISTRIBUTION
Chairman: Jose Manuel Francisco, CEO, EDEL, Angola*

13h30 – 14h00

State of the art Power Energy Metering System currently used in Brazil  
Dr. Alvaro Dias Junior, Executive Vice President & CEO South America, Landis + Gyr, Brazil

14h00 – 14h30

GIS Technology for Investment, Expansion, and Managing Electric Systems
Jason Czyz, Deputy Director for Energy Programs, AED, USA

14h30 – 15h00

Closing Remarks and Conclusions: lessons learned for the industry
Jon Marks, Editorial Director, African Energy, United Kingdom