THURSDAY, 17 MAY 2018


VENUE: WORKSHOP 4, EXPO FLOOR

SESSION 3.1
AFRICA’S NUCLEAR ENERGY FUTURE

Chairman introduction

09:30
A presentation on the government’s approach to Kenya’s future energy mix

Speaker:
Thuo Njoroge Daniel Butti, Lecturer, Karatina University, GBS Africa, Kenya

09:40
A presentation on the nuclear industry’s readiness strategy for South Africa

Speaker:
Des Muller, Director, NuEnergy Developments, South Africa

09:50
Panel discussion: South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) –how much nuclear energy should  future energy mix?be included in the country’s

  • The key issues that impact the timing and affordability of the South African Nuclear New Build programme
  • How will South Africa avoid construction delays, which result in financial distress to technology venders?
  • How ready is South Africa for a Nuclear New Build programme?

Speakers:
Des Muller, Director, NuEnergy Developments, South Africa
Loyiso Tyabashe, Senior Manager, Nuclear New Build Eskom, South Africa

Session 3.2
FINANCING METHODS FOR NUCLEAR NEW BUILDS

10:30
A presentation on the current electricity status and long-term implications for South Africa’s economy

Speaker:
Rob Jeffrey, Economic Risk Consultant, Econometrix, South Africa

10:45
Panel discussion: Options available for financing large capital intense projects, such as nuclear

  • What is the appetite for investors to fund nuclear projects?
  • How can stakeholders ensure there is little legacy debt?
  • How will nuclear boost Africa’s economies?
  • What insurance costs must be considered?

Speakers:
Rob Jeffrey, Economist, Econometrix, South Africa
Thuo Njoroge Daniel Butti, Lecturer, Karatina University, GBS Africa, Kenya
Anthonie Cilliers, Programme Manager: Nuclear Engineering, Wits University, South Africa
Meike Wetsch, Programme Manager, Coega Development Corporation, South Africa

SESSION 3.3
PUBLIC REBRANDING EXERCISE FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY

11:30
A presentation on global lessons learnt from recent nuclear construction projects

Speaker:
Greg Kaser, Senior Project Manager, World Nuclear Association, UK

11:45
Panel discussion: Recommendations for demystifying nuclear myths across Africa and address public perceptions through effective communication

  • Lack of transparency associated with mega-project procurements
  • How will the transportation of radioactive materials affect the public?
  • What is the strategy for educating press on nuclear to effectively inform its public?
  • What is the nuclear response to climate change?
  • What makes Nuclear Energy a sensible solution for South Africa’s future?

Speakers:
Greg Kaser, Senior Project Manager, World Nuclear Association, UK
Gaopalelwe Santswere, Senior Scientist, Necsa, South Africa
Ditebogo Kgomo, Compliance Assurance and Enforcement, National Nuclear Regulator, South Africa
Des Muller, Director, NuEnergy Developments, South Africa