Solar Energy Africa

3 – 5 September 2012

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday, 3 September 2012

09h00 – 12h30

The A-Z on how to benefit from Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP)

Workshop facilitator: Daniel Schwab, Business Development Consultant, BrightSource Energy, South Africa

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

 Session 1.0.1

Opening/Keynote session: The year of Sustainable Energy
Chairman: Cameron Ironside, Programme Director, International Hydropower Association (IHA), UK

09h00 – 09h10

Welcome from the host city
Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Chairperson: Energy and Climate Change Committee, City of Cape Town, South Africa

09h10 – 09h15

Welcome from the platinum sponsors
Hydropower Africa: Dean Pratt, Regional Manager Africa, MarelliMotori, South Africa

09h15 – 09h45

Opening keynote address: Global best practices on renewable energy integration
Christine Wörlen, Independent International Expert (Former Director, Renewable Energies, German Energy Agency), Germany

09h45 – 10h15

Keynote address: Perspectives on Africa’s renewable energy potential and trends and prospects on emissions trading
Glenn Hodes, Senior Energy Economist & Program Advisor, UNEP Risø Center, Denmark

10h15 – 11h00

Panel discussion: The need for regional cooperation to enhance clean power industry achievements

Moderator: Cameron Ironside, Programme Director, International Hydropower Association (IHA), UK

Panellists:

  • Wim Klunne, Senior Researcher: Rural Energy and Development, CSIR, South Africa
  • Mokgadi Modise,  Chief Director: Clean Energy, Department of Energy, South Africa
  • Ayanda Nakedi, Head of Renewables Business Unit, Eskom, South Africa
  • Christine Wörlen , Independent International Expert (Former Director, Renewable Energies, German Energy Agency), Germany

Session 1.1.1

Project finance and contracts: current policies, priorities and activities for project finance and support in Africa
Chairman: Ayanda Nakedi, Head of Renewables Business Unit, Eskom, South Africa

12h30 – 13h00

How to organise financial support for your projects
Alastair Campbell, Director: CIB mining, Energy and Infrastructure Finance, Standard Bank, South Africa

13h00 – 13h30

How to play in a competitive environment
Coenraad Krige, Managing Director Kensani Capital, South Africa
 
Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

13h30 – 14h00

Neusberg 10MW small hydro plant for RSA REFIT Programme  – contractual and technical challenges
Malcolm Green, Legal and Contracts Manager, Kakamas Hydro, South Africa
Session 1.2.2

On-site power options and future outlook for clean energy
Chairman: Pieter Haasbroek, Senior Manager Environmental Certification, South, African Bureau of Standards (SABS), South Africa

14h40 – 15h10

Potential for CSP to be incorporated with South Africa’s coal-fired plants
Kadri Nassiep, CEO, South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), South Africa

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.  

15h10 – 15h40

Beyond ReBid, the value proposition of CSP for on-site power in Southern Africa
Jonathan de Vries, CEO, Southern Africa Solar Thermal and Electricity Association (SASTELA), South Africa

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.  

15h40 – 16h10

Developing standards to support a secure energy future
Pieter Haasbroek, Senior Manager Environmental Certification, South, African Bureau of Standards (SABS), South Africa

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.  

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Session 2.2.1

Distributed / Smart generation and energy storage
Chairman: Christine Wörlen , Independent International Expert (Former Director, Renewable Energies, German Energy Agency), Germany

09h00 – 09h30

How to successfully integrate PV, CSP and wind into the grid
Pervelan Govender, Chief Engineer – Investment Infrastructure Planning, Eskom, South Africa

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.  

09h30 – 10h00

Thermal energy storage as an enabling technology for renewable energy
Thomas Roos, Principal Research Engineer, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Commercial breakthrough and bankability of concentrating photovoltaics in Southern Africa
Vinni Bellini, General Manager: Business Development Southern Africa, Solar Energy Business Unit, Soitec, South Africa 

Session 2.3.2

Independent Power Producers in the clean energy space – challenges and wins
Chairman: Doug Kuni, Managing Director, Independent Power Producers’ Association, South Africa

11h00 – 11h30

Renewable energy regulatory frameworks and the impact in structuring and financing clean energy projects in Africa
Ronald Chauke, Head of Department: Regulatory Reform, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa

11h30 – 12h00

Eskom’s Single Buyer Office (SOB) perspective on renewable energy procurement
Yousuf Haffejee, Head, Single Buyer Office, Eskom, South Africa

Session 2.3.3

Africa update – current activities and potential for clean energy development
Chairman: Thomas Roos, Principal Research Engineer, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

13h50 – 14h30

Energy efficiency and investment requirements for Zimbabwe’s domestic and industrial markets
Tendayi Murowa, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Zimbabwe

14h30 – 15h30

Questions and answers

Session 2.0.1

Human capital development and retention in Clean Energy
Chairman: Tore Jørgensen, Managing Director, International Centre for Hydropower (ICH), Norway

15h45 – 16h00

Education and capacity building in the clean power industry
Bernhard Pelikan, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna / ESHA

16h00 – 16h15

Talent management within utilities through workforce planning and critical skills development
Carole Rosenlund, Project Manager: Africa, International Centre for Hydropower (ICH), Norway and Brian Makungo, Training Manager, Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre, Zambia

16h15 – 16h45

PANEL DISCUSSION: Building engineering capacity key to Africa’s development

Panellists:

  • Brian Makungo, Training Manager, Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre, Zambia
  • Leonard Kassana, Managing Director, GE Hydro Consulting Engineers & Planners, Tanzania (previously with Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda)
  • Bernhard Pelikan, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna / ESHA
  • Carole Rosenlund, Project Manager: Africa, International Centre for Hydropower (ICH), Norway