Conference Day 2: Friday 28 August 2015
Driving the Regional Power Roadmap of Collaboration, Investment & Project Implementation
Investment Breakfast Briefing: Spotlight on South Sudan
Led by the Ministry of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources, South Sudan, discover the market dynamics, power sector structure and investment opportunities.
Welcome address by Clean Power East Africa Chairman
- Wim Jonker Klunne, Programme Director, Energy and Environment Partnership Southern and East Africa, South Africa
Building Collaboration Between East African Nations via Transmission Interconnectors
- Discover the projects achieving expansion, refurbishment and maintenance objectives in transmission
- Exporting power: How is transmission enabling a regional power trade?
- What is the solution to grid system losses?
- Corporate financing models for self-sustaining infrastructure
- Joel Killu, Former MD & CEO, Kenya Electricity Transmission (KETRACO), Kenya
- Christian Msyani, Ag. DMD – Transmission, TANESCO, Tanzania
- Robert Nyamvumba, Energy Division Manager, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
The Big Debate: Is Renewable Energy the Solution to Universal Access to Affordable Energy?
- World energy trilemma – Where do the developing countries stand on balancing energy security, universal access to affordable energy services, and environmentally-sensitive production and use of energy?
- What appetite lies for investors in renewables?
- Can harmonisation of targets for sustainable energy for all bring synergies of expertise?
Speakers to include:
- Charles Muchunku, Chairman, Kenya Renewable Energy Association, Kenya
- Robert Pavel Oimeke, Director Renewable Energy, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya
- Sam Slaughter, Managing Director and Co-Founder, PowerGen Renewable Energy, Kenya
- Michael Gera, Managing Partner, Energy Access Ventures, Kenya
A Fit for Purpose Distribution Network
- What are the options for a localised distribution rather than feed off a national grid?
- Innovation & developments to bridge the metering gap & revenue protection
- What are the expectations of the manufacturers and large scale electricity users?
- Mark Hankins, CEO, African Solar Designs, Kenya
- Godfrey K. Werikhe, Deputy Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Uganda
- Chi Ton-Nu, Substation Integration Specialist, SUBNET Solutions, Canada
Developing a Sustainable Geothermal Programme
- Geothermal exploration opportunities in East Africa
- Innovative financing schemes & influence of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility for East Africa Grant
- Establishing a win-win relationship between private financiers & public stakeholders
- What are the plans for East Africa to become a centre of excellence and knowledge sharing hub?
- What technology is available to support geothermal advance?
Carl Kachale Chirwa, Head of Trade Finance, Sub-Saharan Africa, CITI, Kenya
Speakers to include:
- HE Elham Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union, Ethiopia
- Saida Omar Abdillahi, Engineer on renewable energy, specialized in energy systems & policies for geothermal, Ministry of Energy in charge of Natural Resources, Djibouti
- Boniface Njombe, General Manager,
Tanzania Geothermal Development Company, Tanzania
An African Gas Revolution? Integrated Approaches to Gas & Power
- Update on the timescales for regional finds to come online & infrastructure requirements
- Will low oil prices affect gas availability & gas pricing in East Africa?
- Are the regional & domestic markets expected to pay a competitive price for locally produced gas?
- What is the potential for gasification co-generation?
Rainbow Field, Director of International Legal Services, Coulson Harney, Kenya
- Aurelia van Eeden, Business Unit Leader, Energy & Environment, Frost & Sullivan, South Africa
- Salum Inegeja, Principal Energy Engineer, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania
- Ashley Grohn, Technical Director : Power Generation, Aurecon, South Africa
- Marijn Noordam, First Secretary Economic Policy/ Energy in Tanzania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
- George Njenga, Distributed Power Regional Leader, Sub Sahara Africa, GE, Kenya
How are IPPs Contributing to East Africa’s Power Gap?
- Showcasing the latest IPP projects their plans & timelines
- Financing for future IPP developments, can it be structured differently?
- How are IPPs bringing competition to the power industry and how can this be beneficial?
- Development of small localised mini grids
- Innovation of storage technology & captive power
Phyllis Ombonyo, Director Business Development, National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND), Kenya
Speakers to include:
- Jenny Fletcher, CEO, Ariya Capital, Kenya
- Ivan Twagirashema, Chairman, Rwanda Energy Private Developers, Rwanda
- Sebastian Kastuli, Commercial Manager, Songas, Tanzania
- Mark Dimmer, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Kenya
- Esther Ruto, Manager, Construction, Rural Electrification Agency, Kenya
- Kevin Kariuki, Head of Infrastructure, Industrial Promotion Services, Kenya
How is the Price of Generation Sources Influencing the Attractiveness of Power Plants Powered by Imported Coal & Nuclear?
- Understanding the economics of the regional energy mix and where coal and nuclear sources fit
- What is the optimal long term capacity expansion planning for coal generation plants?
- Is there high enough demand to support plans for nuclear energy?
Peter Kinuthia, Senior Energy Officer, East African Community, Tanzania
Speakers to include:
- David Otwoma, Chief Science Secretary, National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
- Eng Nduma Joseph Ruwah, Electrical Engineer, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, Kenya
- Simon Ngure, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Director, Kenya Electricity Generating Company, Kenya
Making Changes: Can this be the Year of the Wind Farm & Solar Power?
- What is needed to make wind farms & solar power attractive to investors & bankable?
- What is the experience from investors across the region with small projects with feed in tariffs?
- Investments in the capture & storage of solar power, how will this enhance the attractiveness of solar as a source of power both for Africa & the rest of the world?
Njau Mukuha, Partner, Coulson Harney, Kenya
- Jarrad Wright, Acting Regional Manager and Senior Consultant, Energy Exemplar, South Africa
- Eng Mwakina, Ministry for Energy and Petroleum, Kenya
- Izael Pereira Da Silva, Director Strathmore Energy Research Centre, Strathmore University, Kenya
- Louis Shaffer, Distributed Energy Segment Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, Eaton, Switzerland