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EAPIC: Transmission & Distribution Conference Proceedings

Day 2: Thursday, 4 September 2014

Session 2.2.1
Delivering reliable electricity
Chairman: Joel Kiilu Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (KETRACO), Kenya

John Mativo presentation09:30 – 10:00
Delivering the power: Ensuring the transmission network is ready to deliver the power East Africa produces
John Mativo, Chief Manager, Planning and Construction, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (KETRACO), Kenya

Frances Bosman presentation10:00 – 10:30
Feasibility study for a new transmission backbone in East Africa: Design approach and development of solution
Frances Bosman, Electrical Engineer, Power Networks, Parsons Brinckerhoff, South Africa

Session 2.2.2
Increasing performance standards
Chairman: Jasper Oduor, Energy Expert, Edison Engineers, Kenya

Ziria Tibalwa presentation11:00 – 11:30
Uninterrupted control through transmission automation
Ziria Tibalwa, Director Technical Regulation, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda

Igor Ziger presentation11:30 – 12:00
High voltage power transformers: features and benefits
Igor Ziger, Electrical Designer, Koncar, Croatia

Richard Ahlschlager presentation12:00 – 12:30
Innovative smart substation design
Richard Ahlschlager, Technical Director, Aurecon, South Africa

Session 2.2.3
Revenue management and protection strategies for East African utilities
Chairman: Dr. Frederick Nyang, Ag. Director General, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya

Robert Mubiru presentation14:00 – 14:30
Leveraging AMR for loss reduction in large power users
Robert Mubiru, Projects Manager, Umeme, Uganda

Rozelle Max presentation14:30 – 15:00
Smart metering in China and transfer experience to Africa
Rozelle Max, President International Operations, Zhuhai Calintech Electric Co. Ltd, China

Juan Prieto presentation15:00 – 15:30
Tools for effective reduction of power losses in distribution companies
Juan Prieto Vivanco, Forecasting & Optimisation Manager, Indra, Kenya

Session 2.1.3 – East African leaders’ general closing session
Beyond 2015: Short to mid-term goals for ensuring the power sector is on the right track
Chairman: Crispen Zana, Senior Energy Advisor, Department of Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission, Ethiopia

16:00 – 17:00
Panel discussion:

  • Jef Vincent, Chief Underwriting Officer, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
  • Albert Mugo, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Kenya
  • Hindpal S Jabbal, Former Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Kenya
  • Ziria Tibalwa, Director Technical Regulation, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda
  • Decklan Mhaiki, Deputy Managing Director (Investment), Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO), Tanzania