TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2016


SESSION 1.1
REFORMING AFRICA’S ELECTRICITY MARKETS: SINGLE-BUYER MODEL VS. WHOLESALE COMPETITION
Moderator: Robert Mubiru, Distribution Management Expert, Energy Utility Corporation Ltd, Rwanda

11:45
Chairperson Introduction
Robert Mubiru, Distribution Management Expert, Energy Utility Corporation Ltd, Rwanda

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Perspective from Ghana: Competitive wholesale electricity market transactions, pricing and LMP decomposition

  • Pdf-Download-ButtonBernard T. Modey, Director of Systems Operation, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Ghana
  • Chris Mensah-Bonsu, Principal Technical Consulting Advisor, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Ghana

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Microgrids, an essential contributor to the African energy-landscape
Leon Viljoen, Managing Director, ABB, South Africa

12:20
Panel discussion: Is a wholesale competitive electricity market the answer to Africa’s electrification challenges?

Panellists:

  • Chris Mensah-Bonsu, Principal Technical Consulting Advisor, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Ghana
  • Bernard T. Modey, Director of Systems Operation, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Ghana
  • Bassey F. Nkamado, President/CEO, Nsquared Integrated Electric Co. Ltd, Nigeria
  • Thava Govender, Group Executive: Transmission, Eskom, SA
  • Silas Mzingeli Zimu, Special Advisor to the President, The Presidency: Republic of South Africa, SA
  • Jenny Fletcher, CEO, Ariya Capital, Kenya

SESSION 1.2
COST REFLECTIVE TARIFFS: SOLUTION TO UTILITIES’ FUNDING GAP?
Moderator: Robert Mubiru, Distribution Management Expert, Energy Utility Corporation Ltd, Rwanda

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Introduction to cost reflective tariffs in Africa
Ted Blom, Advisor Mining & Energy Advisory, SA

15:10
How cost-reflective tariffs can influence investments in the utility industries
Brian Sechotlho, Head of Department for Electricity Pricing and Tariffs, NERSA, SA

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The Case of Incentive Regulation in Nigeria
Anthony Akah, Ag. Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria (replacement)

15:30
Panel discussion: Are cost reflective tariffs the solution to utilities’ funding gap?

Panellists:

  • Ted Blom, Advisor Mining & Energy Advisory, SA
  • Sicelo Xulu, MD, City Power, SA
  • Pdf-Download-ButtonBrian Sechotlho, Head of Department for Electricity Pricing and Tariffs,NERSA, SA
  • Johan Delport, Consultant, EON Consulting (Pty) Ltd, SA
  • Jane Masite, Chief Audit Executive, Mfuleni Municipality, SA
  • Anthony Akah, Ag. Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria (replacement)

WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY 2016


SESSION 2.1
THE ECONOMICS OF REGIONAL TRANSMISSION CORRIDORS
Moderator: Penelope Herbst, Non-executive Director, Africa GreenCo, Africa GreenCo, SA

11:45
Is regional power sector integration viable? Feasibility study from GreenCo (Africa Green Regional Energy: Efficient, new and creditworthy offtaker)
Ana Hajduka, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Africa GreenCo, UK

12:00
Panel discussion: Are regional transmission corridors the solution to achieving energy security in Africa?

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  • Mikhail Nikomarov, Director and Co-founder, Bushveld Energy, SA
  • Ana Hajduka, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Africa GreenCo, UK
  • Jacob Mbele, Chief Director, Department of Energy, South Africa
  • Alison Chikova, Acting Coordination Centre Manager, SAPP, Zimbabwe

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Regional T&D projects and infrastructure gaps in Africa
Sanjeev Sardana, Vice President, IEEM, India

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Better Connected Smart Grid Solution
Stan Qiu, Head of Energy Sector, Huawei Technologies South Africa, SA

SESSION 2.2
ACCELERATING RENEWABLE GRID CONNECTIONS AND IMPROVING NETWORK RESILIENCE
Moderator: Mbulelo Kibido, General Manager – Transmission Grid Planning, Eskom, SA

15:00
Renewable generation access to the Ghana national interconnected transmission system

  • Pdf-Download-ButtonWilliam Amuna, CEO, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Ghana
  • Pdf-Download-ButtonChris Mensah-Bonsu, Principal Technical Consulting Advisor, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Ghana
  • Bernard T. Modey, Director of Systems Operation, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Ghana

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Enabling Transmission Grid Access – Current and Future Initiatives
Ronald Marais, Strategic Grid Planning Manager, Eskom, South Africa

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Embrace consumer control of the grid – leverage it to improve reliability and outage response
Martin Dunlea, Utilities Industry Strategy, ORACLE EMEA, Ireland

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Managing the renewables challenge in secondary distribution networks 
Tim Spearing, Product Marketing Manager, Lucy Electric, UK

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Smart Investments for Smarter Distribution Automation 
Marco Rahner, Head of Technical Sales, Siemens Ltd, SA

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Accelerating Renewable Grid connectivity and improving resilience
Anil Saboo, Managing Director, Elektrolites (Power) Pvt. Ltd. India


THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2016


SESSION 3.1
REDEFINING ENERGY ACCESS: ILLUMINATING CREATIVE AND CONTEXT-APPROPRIATE SOLUTIONS
Moderator: Refilwe Mokgosi, Deputy Director: Logistic and Technical Services, City of Tshwane Municipality, SA

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Beyond connections: Energy access
Charles Feinstein, Director: Energy & Extractives Global Practice, The World Bank Group, USA

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Case Studies: 

Hybrid eco-friendly energy systems for small businesses and households in rural West Africa
Chimaobi Daniel Nna, Research Officer, Energy Commission, Nigeria

Pdf-Download-ButtonEffective strategies for reducing both biomass fuel consumption and smoke exposure
Kevin Mortimer, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Pdf-Download-ButtonInnovative financing mechanisms driving energy access
Faith Chege, Chief Financial Officer, Barefoot Power Africa, Kenya

10:30
Panel discussion: Beyond connections: What do we mean by energy access?

Panellists:

  • Kevin Mortimer, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
  • Chimaobi Daniel Nna, Research Officer, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Wim Jonker-Klunne, Programme Director, Energy & Environment Partnership (EEP) Programme, SA
  • Faith Chege, Chief Financial Officer, Barefoot Power Africa, Kenya

SESSION 3.2
COULD MICROGRIDS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES MAKE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION A REALITY?
Moderator: Refilwe Mokgosi, Deputy Director: Logistic and Technical Services, City of Tshwane Municipality, SA

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Introduction: Understanding a holistic approach to mini-grids
Jannik Moeller, Head of Unit, Rural Electrification, GIZ, Nigeria

12:00
Case studies:

Pdf-Download-ButtonSan Diego Gas and Electric Company’s (SDG&E) utility microgrid in the residential community of Borrego Springs, California
Martin Dunlea, Utilities Industry Strategy, ORACLE EMEA, Ireland

Pdf-Download-ButtonNigerian case study: Findings on mini hydro power for rural electrification
Jannik Moeller, Head of Unit, Rural Electrification, GIZ, Nigeria

Pdf-Download-ButtonThe use of mobile to scale micro-grids for rural electrification
Helene Smertnik, Advisory Manager, GSMA, UK

12:30
Panel discussion: Could microgrids and new technologies make rural electrification a reality?

Panellists:

  • Moderator: Gordon Molefe, Director, Customer Services and Supply, Botswana Power Corporation, Botswana
  • Dolapo Kukoyi, Partner, Detail Commercial Solicitors, Nigeria
  • Faith Chege, Chief Financial Officer, Barefoot Power Africa, Kenya
  • Jannik Moeller, Head of Unit, Rural Electrification, GIZ, Nigeria
  • Olufunke Jones, Group Head, Business Banking, ProvidusBank Plc, Nigeria
  • Daniel Schnitzer, Co-Founder and CEO of SparkMeter,Inc, USA