African Utility Week

Smart Grids / Transmission & Distribution Africa

14 – 17 March 2011

Pre-Conference Workshop

Monday 14 March 2011

14h00 – 16h00

Human capital development and retention
Siyabonga Manqamane, Divisional Manager, Siemens, South Africa

No presentation

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 1.2.1

Smart Grid Fundamentals
Chairman: Ajay Kadakia, Customer Executive, IBM, South Africa

13h30 – 14h00

The anatomy of a smart meter roll out and the development of the smart grid
Shamal Sivasanker, Director, Deloittes, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Developing your smart grid implementation model
Enrico Amistadi, EMEA Smart Grid Director, Oracle, Spain

14h30 – 15h00

Transitioning to the smart grid – standards required for the South Africa smart grid
Paul Johnson, Chairman, SANC TC57, South Africa

Session 1.2.2

System management and reporting
Chairman: Babu Ram, Chief Power Engineer, African Development Bank, South Africa

15h30 – 16h00

Demand Response and Demand Side Management: the smart grid knocks on your door
Enrico Amistadi, EMEA Smart Grid Director, Oracle, Spain

16h00 – 16h30

Regulatory Reporting – An innovative approach for the energy industries
Maureen Hashe, IRM programmer, and Robert Opini, Regulatory Advisor, NERSA, South Africa

16h30 – 17h00

Smarter Fault Management with GSM Fault Indicators
Eilert Bjerkan, R&D Manager, Nortroll AS, Norway

Conference Program Day 3

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Transmission & Distribution Africa

Session 2.2.1

Operation and maintenance of T&D systems
Chairman: Malcolm Fawkes, Senior Manager (Eskom Academy of Learning), Eskom, South Africa

09h00 – 09h25

Integrating embedded generation into distribution networks
Clinton Carter-Brown (Phd), Corporate Consultant, Eskom, South Africa

09h25 – 09h45

Prevention of oil-filled transformers explosion by a fast depressurization strategy
Juan Luis Agarrado, Southern-Africa-Spain Area Manager Business Development Department, Sergi, France

09h45 – 10h10

Wide Area Monitoring system
Armien Edwards, Chief Engineer, Eskom, South Africa

10h10 – 10h30

Transformer management and maintenance to ensure security of supply
Jacko Koen, Group Technology Manager, Powertech, South Africa

Smart Grids / Transmission & Distribution Africa

Session 2.2.2

Technology in action
Chairman: Deon Louw, Regional General Manager, RED ONE, EDI Holdings, South Africa

11h00 – 11h30

Transformer reliability (thermal & electrical aging)
Martin Stoessl, Head of Research & Development, Siemens Transformers, Austria

11h30 – 12h00

VFTO On Power Transformers
Gilson Semiano, WEG Equipamentos Elétricos S/A. Transmission & Distribution Blumenau-SC-Brazil

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