West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)

 6 – 9 December 2010

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday, 6 December 2010

RENEWABLE ENERGY

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

PREPAYMENT SYSTEMS

SESSION 0.0.1

Drivers for renewable energy in West Africa
Moderator: Lamine Diop, Director of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Renewable Energies, Senegal

SESSION 0.0.2

PPP models and project planning: a path to effective service delivery
Moderator: Aboubacry Mbodji, Executive Secretary, CODESEN, Senegal

SESSION 0.0.3

The business case for prepayment metering
Moderator: Etiosa Uyigue, National Consultant on Energy Efficiency, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nigeria

09h00 – 09h20

Introduction to West African renewable initiatives
Amadou Ndiaye, Cabinet Director, Ministry of Renewable Energies, Senegal

 

09h00 – 09h30

Update on the Roadmap for Nigerian Power Sector Reform
Eng. Achinaya Uzoma, Directeur des Operations, PHCN, Nigeria Nigeria

09h20 – 10h30

Interactive Debate

  • Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug, High Commissionner, Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Senegelais (OMVS), Senegal
  • Bah F. M. Saho, Renewable Energy Systems Expert, The Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Cape Verde

09h30 – 10h00

Key enablers for private power generation
Edu Okeke, Country Executive, GE Energy, Nigeria

Presentation not yet available. For further queries, contact Kim Jansen

09h30 – 10h30

Questions & Answers

SESSION 0.1.1

Renewable generation options
Moderator: Lamine Diop, Director of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Renewable Energies, Senegal

SESSION 0.1.2

Country Case Studies
Moderator: Eng. Abel Tella, Secretary General, UPDEA, Cote d’Ivoire*

SESSION 0.1.3

Upgrading electricity systems for prepayment: Technology shoot-out: vending and technology options

11h00 – 12h30

Interactive technology shoot-out: What are your renewable options?
A series of short presentations on the following technologies:

  • Biomass: presented Sana Faty, Director of Biocarburant and Biomass, Ministry of Renewable Energies, Senegal
  • Small Hydro: presented by Dr. A. A. Esan, UNIDO, Nigeria
  • Wind: presented by Vergnet, France

11h00 – 12h30

Round table discussions

  • Saloum Cisse, Managing Director, SOGEM, Mali
  • Eng. Achinaya Uzoma, Directeur des Operations, PHCN, Nigeria
  • Aliou Niang, General Director, Senegalese Agency for Rural Electrification (ASER), Senegal

11h00 – 11h30

Presentation on
behalf of Itron

Presentation not yet available. For further queries, contact Kim Jansen

11h30 – 12h00

Presentation on
behalf of Landis+Gyr 

12h00 – 12h30

Presentation on
behalf of El Sewedy Electrometer

SESSION 0.2.1

Developing and managing your project
Moderator: Senior Representative, Ministry of Renewable Energies, Senegal

SESSION 0.2.2

Establish and finance your partnership model
Moderator: Eng. Abel Tella, Secretary General, UPDEA, Cote d’Ivoire

SESSION 0.2.3

Managing the system once it is installed: demand side management
Moderator: William Amuna, Plant Manager, Volta River Authority, Ghana

13h30 – 14h00

Case study: Developing a wind energy rollout
Andres Marx, Project Manager, International Business Development, Juwi Wind GmbH, Germany

13h30 – 14h00

Establishing your partnership
Adama Sanogo, Secretary General, Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve sénégalais (OMVS), Sénégal

Presentation not yet available. For further queries, contact Kim Jansen

 

14h00 – 14h30

Case study: Best practices for renewable energy 
Bah F. M. Saho, Renewable Energy Systems Expert, The Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Cape Verde

14h00 – 15h00

Interactive panel discussion

  • Aly Mboup, Secretary General, Chambre de Commerce, d’Industrie, et d’Agriculture (CCIAD), Sénégal
  • Jason van der Poel, Partner,  Webber Wentzel, South Africa
  • Adama Sanogo, Secretary General, Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve sénégalais (OMVS), Sénégal
  • Moustaph Baidy, Expert, Senelec, Senegal

14h00 – 14h30

Case Study: Presentation of a low-consumption light bulb project
Ousmane Diop, Director of Demand side management, Senelec, Senegal

Presentation not yet available. For further queries, contact Kim Jansen

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

SESSION 1.0.1

Keynote and Opening Session
Moderator: Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug, High Commissioner, Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Sénégalais (OMVS), Senegal

09h00 – 09h10

Welcome Address delivered by host utility
Seydina Kane, Managing Director, Senelec, Senegal

09h10 – 09h30

Keynote Address
H. E. Ibrahima Niane, Director of Electricity, Ministry of Energy, Senegal

09h30 – 10h00

Power developments in the Sub-Region
Kweku Andoh Awotwi, Managing Director, Volta River Authority, Ghana

10h00 – 11h00

Panel discussion

  • Saloum Cissé, Managing Director, La Société de Gestion de L’Energie de Manantali (SOGEM), Mali
  • Seydina Kane, Managing Director, Senelec, Senegal
  • Kweku Andoh Awotwi, Managing Director, Volta River Authority, Ghana

SESSION 1.0.2

Regional electricity regulation: electricity reform for a favorable investment climate
Moderator: Napian Soro, Director of Technical Studies,  L’Autorité Nationale de Régulation de secteur de l’Électricité de Côte d’Ivoire (ANARE), Cote d’Ivoire

13h30 – 14h00

Best practices in power pooling and interconnection
Ibrahima Thiam, Chairman, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority, Ghana

14h00 – 14h30

Energy privatization: the Senegalese experience
Idrissa Niasse, Président, Commission de Régulation du Secteur de l’Électricité (CRSE), Sénégal

14h30 – 15h00

Mali case study
Moctar Toure, Executive Chairman, Mali Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (CREE), Mali

SESSION 1.0.3

Solutions for energy and infrastructure finance
Moderator: Etiosa Uyigue, National Consultant on Energy Efficiency, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nigeria

15h30 – 16h00

Solutions for infrastructure finance
Steven de Backer, Director: Africa, Webber Wentzel, South Africa

16h00 – 16h30

Emerging Africa Infrastructure fund
Lasitha Perera, Strategist, Frontier Markets Fund Managers, UK

16h30 – 17h00

Strategies for the reduction of nontechnical losses
Moussa Dièye, Commercial Director, Senelec, Senegal

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

SESSION 2.0.1

Generation: which form of generation is best for West Africa?
Moderator: Jason van der Poel, Partner, Webber Wentzel, South Africa

09h00 – 09h30

Wind energy solutions for isolated networks
Leopold Faye, Area Sales Manager, Vergnet, France

09h30 – 10h00

Meeting energy demand in the region
Edu Okeke, Country Executive, GE Energy, Nigeria

SESSION 2.0.2

Transmission and distribution systems: efficiency for revenue assurance
Moderator: Dr. Nicholas K. Smart-Yeboah, Director of Customer Services, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana

11h00 – 11h30

Regional Interconnection projects
Eng. Babatunde Adeyemo, Director, Information and Coordination Centre (ICC), West African Power Pool (WAPP), Benin

11h30 – 12h00

Unbundling Senelec
Xavier Gallet, Executive Manager, Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE), France

12h00 – 12h30

The application of CPL in electricity distribution
Keba Diop, Chef du Departement Reseaux CPL, Senelec, Sénégal

Presentation not yet available. For further queries, contact Kim Jansen

SESSION 2.0.3

Smart electricity options for West Africa: Building and managing resources smartly for a reliable supply
Moderator: Djiby-Racine Thiam, Research: Theoretical and Applied Economics (RUTAE) University of Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, France

13h30 – 14h00

Demand Side Management
Ousmane Diop, Project Director for energy demand, Senelec, Senegal

14h00 – 14h30

How Prepayment Affects Demand side Management
Dr. Nicholas K. Smart-Yeboah, Director of Customer Services, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana

14h30 – 15h00

Best practices in energy efficiency
Etiosa Uyigue, National Consultant on Energy Efficiency, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nigeria

SESSION 2.0.4

Closing session Think Tank: Maintaining the regional power market
Moderator: Dr. Nicholas K. Smart-Yeboah, Director of Customer Services, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana

15h30 – 17h00

Interactive Panel Discussion

  • Eng. Babatunde Adeyemo, Director, Information and Coordination Centre (ICC), West African Power Pool (WAPP), Benin
  • Saloum Cissé, Managing Director, La Société de Gestion de L’Energie de Manantali (SOGEM), Mali
  • Didier Rostaert, Managaing Director, AES, United States