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Southern African Power Industry Convention: Conference Programme 2007

Southern African Power Industry Convention

 Conference Programme Day 1 

Wednesday 29 May 2007

09h15 – 17h00 
Power quality workshop: Regulatory frameworks & new developments
Robert Koch, Corporate Consultant: Power Quality for Eskom National Quality of Supply Co-ordinator, Eskom Holdings, South Africa

Conference Programme Day 2 

Wednesday 30 May 2007

09h15 – 09h30 
Welcome address from the City of Cape Town

09h30 – 10h00 
The role of the regulator in the transformation of the energy sector in Africa: Perspectives of the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR)
Smunda S Mokoena, Chairperson of African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR), South Africa

10h00 – 11h00  
Panel discussion: How are utilities, government and the industry planning Africa’s energy mix?
Moderator: Mutima Sakrini Herman, Secretary-General of UPDEA, Côte d ‘ Ivoire

11h00 – 12h00 
Refreshment break and opening of the exhibition

Regulatory and reform issues
Chairman: Smunda S Mokoena, Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa

12h00 – 12h30 
Regulating into the future
Tembani Bukula, Regulator Member, National Electricity Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa
12h30 – 13h00 
REDs update for South Africa
Deon Louw, Regional General Manager, EDI Holdings, South Africa
13h00 – 13h00 
Power sector reform in Nigeria
Uzoma Achinanya, Market Operator, Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Nigeria
13h30 – 14h30  
Lunch break on the exhibition floor

The generation challenge for Africa
Chairman: Kabelo Mothobi, Executive Manager, National Electricity Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa

14h30 – 15h00 
Nuclear: what it could mean for Africa
Kelvin Kemm, Managing Director, Stratek, South Africa
15h00 – 15h30 
Challenges and Opportunities for Independent Power Producers in Africa
Fabrice Essono, Energy and Power System Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan, South Africa
15h30 – 16h00 
The impact of diminishing generation surplus capacity on integrated energy plans for Southern Africa
Lawrence Musaba, Secretariat, Southern African Power Pool, Zimbabwe
16h00 – 16h30 
Flexible and reliable power generation with gas turbines in open cycle and combined cycle power plants
Olaf Woeller, Sales Manager,  Siemens AG, Power Generation Group, Fossil Power Generation, Energy Solutions, Germany
16h30 – 17h00  
Refreshment break on the exhibition floor
Conference Programme Day 3  
Thursday 31 May 2007

Integrated electricity planning schemes

09h00 – 09h30
Integrated electricity planning 
To be announced 
09h30 – 10h00
The virtual power plant: A success story from Europe
Alexander Ebert, Sales Development Manager, Siemens, South Africa
10h00 – 10h30 
Load shedding operational challenges for the City of Cape Town
Gordon Dindi, Electricity Department, City of Cape Town, South Africa
10h30 – 11h00  
Refreshment break on the exhibition floor
11h00 – 11h30 
Transmission protection and maintenance
Chairman: Malcolm Salida, Electrification Manager, City of Cape Town
11h30 – 12h00 
A fresh look at implementation of power quality monitoring programmes
Willie van Wyk, Managing Director, CT Lab, South Africa
12h00 – 12h30 
The disconnecting circuit breaker for increased substation availability
Lars Haglund, Manager, Technical Marketing, High Voltage Product, ABB Power Technologies, Sweden
12h30 – 13h00 
A new measuring technique to evaluate the transient performance of protection of current transformers
Alexander Dierks, Chief Executive Officer, Alectrix, South Africa
13h00 – 13h30 
Predictive maintenance using thermography in industrial environments and the effect on revenue protection
Brendan Campbell, Product Manager, Comtest, South Africa
13h30 – 14h30  
Lunch on the exhibition floor

Cogeneration: Opportunities for Africa
Chairman: Chairman: Nicholas McDiarmid, Editor, ESI Africa, South Africa

14h30 – 15h00 
Cogeneration framework for South Africa
John Taylor, Vice-President, Fieldstone Private Capital Group, South Africa
Cogeneration: The Eskom pilot project and industry perspectives
Rob Higgo, Executive Manager: Business Development Enterprises Division, Eskom, South Africa

Relocate to roof terrace for closing session

16h15 – 16h45 
General closing session: Summary and conclusions regarding African Utility Week sessions:
Moderator: Charles Kadalie, Manager:  Public Lighting, City of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Report back on UPDEA colloquiums – Paul Johnson, convenor of the UPDEA study committee for standardisation and head of interim secretariat for AFSEC, Africa /
    Brian Mokgele, Retail Stream Lead & Prepayment Ops Sponsor, Eskom, South Africa
  • Metering, Billing/CRM Africa – Nicholas McDiarmid, Editor, ESI Africa
  • Southern African Power Industry Convention– Deon Louw, Regional General Manager, EDI Holdings, South Africa
  • ESCO Africa – Barry Bredenkamp, Acting General Operations Manager, National Energy Effiencey Agency, South Africa