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TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2016


SESSION 1.1
HOW TO PLAN A SUCCESSFUL PILOT AND COMMERCIAL METER ROLL OUT
Moderator: Harold-John Hayes, Chief Technical Officer (Africa), Landis+Gyr, South Africa

11:45
When planning a metering roll pilot project there are key questions that utilities need to ask metering specialists to ensure a successful and viable rollout.  Whether you take these questions to African Utility Week exhibitors or future suppliers, this session equips you with critical advice.

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Chairperson Introduction
Franco Pucci, Technical Consultant, STSA, SA

11:55
Case Study: 12 months to roll out 1 million meters
John Ayodele, Deputy Managing Director, Ibadan Electric Distribution Company, Nigeria

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Project STAR: How a PRIME roll-out supports a smart grid roll-out
Roberto Gomez, Business Development, Iberdrola, SA

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From initiatives to strategy: The roadmap for a successful meter roll-out
Emad El Sewedy, Chairman & CEO, El Sewedy Electrometer Group, Egypt

12:40
What Utilities Must Consider in Implementing STS Smart Metering Systems
Lawrence Juku, Business Development, Landis+Gyr, South Africa

12:50
Panel discussion: What are the recommended steps and considerations for a successful pilot project?

  • What personnel and skillset should the utility pilot team have?
  • What terrain is advised to test signal compatibility?
  • Pre-education programmes: How do you best communicate the rollout to customers and reap the benefits of engagement?
  • Identifying the most common reasons for meter roll out failures so you can avoid the pitfalls

Panellists:

  • Roberto Gomez, Business Development, Iberdrola, SA
  • Lawrence Juku, Business Development, Landis+Gyr, SA
  • Emad El Sewedy, Chairman & CEO, El Sewedy Electrometer Group, Egypt
  • John Ayodele, Deputy Managing Director, Ibadan Electric Distribution Company, Nigeria

SESSION 1.2
ENSURING YOUR SMART METERS CONNECT AND COMMUNICATE
Moderator:  Mark Ossel, Board Member, OSGP Alliance, Netherlands

15:00
Increase the likelihood of seamless and reliable communications and what are the potential communication revenue streams for Africa’s TSOs and DSOs.

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Enabling seamless smart meter connectivity through rigorous laboratory testing
Shawn Papi, Senior Technician: Demand Management, Eskom, SA

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A field proven technology ready for smart metering deployments
Mauro Colombo, Technical Marketing Manager, G3 Alliance, Italy

15:30
Panel discussion: Explore the relationships between Utility and Telcom Operator as utilities decide how to implement smart meter communications and also consider new revenue generation from core business assets:

  • Self-provided wireless or 3G M2M? Assess the pros & cons of each communication technology to understand the most effective solution for your country, region or city
  • What are the key considerations for smart meters and information communication technology (ICT),
  • What do Telcom companies need to do to optimise their existing cell structure for increased reliability to support smart meters and smart energy networks?
  • Can utilities leverage their existing and future assets and find viable commercial opportunities? 

Panellists:

  • Shawn Papi, Senior Technician: Demand Management, Eskom, SA
  • Pdf-Download-ButtonTony Smallwood, Executive Head: Machine-to-Machine & Industry Solutions, Vodacom, SA
  • Peter Moray, Director Global Development, Utilities Telecom Council, USA
  • Serghei Druta, Software R&D Manager, G3 Allicance, Moldova

WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY 2016


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INTERPRETING AND MAKING SENSE OF BIG DATA IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT
Moderator: Komla Folly, Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa

11:45
Smart meters are data rich but underutilised can be information poor.  This session aims to give you the support to interpret and make sense of meter data to ensure service optimisation.

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Case study: Process re-engineering and data integrity improvements to aid in the revenue recovery realisation efforts for City Power
Mdu Nzimande, Director of Engineering Services, City Power, SA

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Distributed intelligence – Putting the “Smart” back into smart grids
Ty Roberts, Director, Electric Product Marketing, EMEA, ITRON, SA

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Upgraded Cyber Security for a Reliable Smart Distribution Grid
Mark Ossel, Board Member, OSGP Alliance, Netherlands

12:15
Panel discussion: What are the top 3 actions that every utility should implement to enhance their operations through big data?

  • Back to smart meter basics: How can you best spot irregularities that indicate meter tampering?
  • At what frequency does a meter require a read out?
  • How can customer behaviour analytics enhance your reporting and business decisions?
  • Considerations for ensuring data security is high priority

Panellists:

  • Mdu Nzimande, Director of Engineering Services, City Power, SA
  • Christo Nicholls, CEO, Edison Power Group,SA
  • Ty Roberts, Director, Electric Product Marketing, EMEA, ITRON, SA
  • Mark Ossel, Board Member, OSGP Alliance, Netherlands

SESSION 2.2
INCREASE REVENUE COLLECTION: PREVENTING ELECTICITY THEFT & ENERGY LOSSES
Moderator: Arun Agrawal, GM – Country Head Energy Business, Secure Meters, India

15:00
Winning hearts and minds to effectively engage with customers to increase revenue collection and avoid theft and tampering. Addressing crowd funding and bitcoin payments for remote payment to change management; this session will deliver an innovative and fresh perspective to the ever persistent challenge of securing revenue collection.

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Energy losses management – A collaborative approach to securing utility revenue streams
Jayesh Pillai, Senior Consultant, EON Consulting, SA

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Electricity theft prevention and energy losses – The Ghana story 
Ishmael Oku, Ag. Manager/Technical Investigations, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana

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Theft and vandalism of electricity and the electricity infrastructure – The Zimbabwean story
Thandiwe Sithole, Chief Risk Officer, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), Zimbabwe

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People will make or break the utility: Considering the ‘people’ factor as the first point of call in the energy and metering space
Jodie Sherwin Hill, Executive Director, Jomat Investments, SA

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Customer Compliance Approach (CCA)-A New Innovative Behaviour Change Approach to Improve   Revenue Recovery and Energy Protection
Dileep John, Middle Manager – Energy & Revenue Losses, Eskom, South Africa

16:15
Panel discussion: How do you balance the technology, law and society triad to support commercial losses?

  • Tactics & strategies for eradicating the roll of utility staff in electricity theft & tampering
  • What ae the latest technologies and tools for protecting the meter & gun cabinet
  • What is the future for mobile revenue collection?

Panellists:

  • Jayesh Pillai, Senior Consultant, EON Consulting, SA
  • Jodie Sherwin Hill, Executive Director, Jomat Investments, SA
  • Ishmael Oku, Ag. Manager/Technical Investigations, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana
  • Thandiwe S.Sithole, Chief Risk Officer, ZESA Holdings, Zimbabwe
  • Dileep John, Middle Manager – Energy & Revenue Losses, Eskom, South Africa

THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2016


SESSION 3.1
ENHANCING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN A DIGITAL WORLD
Moderator: Simon Dart, Managing Director, Elster Solutions, SA

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Delivering an enhanced utilities customer experience through social listening and digital engagement, whilst driving down costs for the utilities service provider
Geetha Haricharab, Manager, Accenture Resources, Accenture, SA

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Instantaneous demand response: Managing the system frequency with additional furnace loads
Ferdi Becker, Chief Advisor – Demand Response, Eskom, SA

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City Power: Embedding smart metering technology
Aubrey Mochela, General Manager ICT and Load Limiting Project Manager, City Power, SA

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Electronic payments for the unbanked
Lorien Gamaroff, CEO, Bankymoon, SA

10:30
Panel discussion: The ultimate exercise in electricity demand management: What are the benefits of the latest load-shedding and load-limiting technology for your utility?

  • How can programmes communicate to the customer that the infrastructure is under pressure and commercially reward reduction of usage?
  • What are African utilities’ experiences with Time of Use billing models?

Panellists:

  • Aubrey Mochela, General Manager ICT and Load Limiting Project Manager, City Power, South Africa
  • Ferdi Becker, Chief Advisor – Demand Response, Eskom, South Africa
  • Lorien Gamaroff, CEO, Bankymoon, South Africa
  • Geetha Haricharan, Manager, Accenture Resources, Accenture, South Africa

SESSION 3.2
STANDARDISATION AS A KEY ENABLER OF SMART METERING & SMART GRID
Moderator: Alexander Osei, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Energy Consult, Ghana

11:45
The latest developments in metering specification with respect to the security of the entire system.

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A future proven global reality, beyond metering
Angel Hernandez, Chairman of the PRIME Promotion Working Group, Prime Alliance, Belgium

12:00
Meter Safety: Protecting Against Murphy’s Law
Saptarshi Ghosh, Sales Executive, Smart Grid Solutions, India

12:15
Implementing Metering Localisation: A South African Case Study
Matsotso Vuso, Managing Director, Nyamezela Group, South Africa

12:30
Panel siscussion: What is the impact of standardisation and the role for utilities in the process?

  • What are the power producers and the power distributors’ real requirements in a meter?
  • What new services can standardisation bring to the energy sector?

Panellists:

  • Angel Hernandez, Chairman of the PRIME Promotion Working Group, Prime Alliance, Belgium
  • Franco Pucci, Technical Consultant, STSA, South Africa
  • Sangeet Dutta, President, Smart Grid Solutions, Apex CoVantage, United States
  • Matsotso Vuso, Managing Director, Nyamezela Group, South Africa

13:05
Chairperson’s conclusion
Franco Pucci, Technical Consultant, STSA, SA