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Keynote Presentations

TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2016


A vision for the African power Utility in disruptive times
Chair: Nthabiseng Dube, Director, South African Electrotechnical Export Council & ABB, SA

09:00
Organiser’s Welcome Address
David Ashdown, MD, Spintelligent, SA*

09:10-09:15
Chairperson’s Opening and Introduction of Speakers
Nthabiseng Dube, Board Chair – South African Electrotechnical Export Council & Director ABB SA

09:15-09:35
South Africa and the Continent: Learning from our past to map out our future
Mongezi Ntsokolo, Group Executive, Distribution, Eskom, SA

09:35 – 09:55
Power for All: The Only Option We Have for Industrialisation in Africa
Kandeh K Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General and Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), Sierra Leone

09:55 – 10:00
Chairpersons Closing and intro to Anton
Nthabiseng Dube, Board Chair- South African Electrotechnical Export Council & Director ABB, SA

10:05 – 10:10
Anton Eberhard, Professor: Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, SA

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Africa today and beyond
Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, UK

10:30-10:50
How to accelerate access to electricity: No excuse for delay!
James E. Rogers, Former CEO and Chairman of the Board, Duke Energy, USA

10:50-11:00
Keynote address summary
Anton Eberhard, Professor: Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, SA


WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY 2016


Operationalising the energy-water nexus: Managing risk and resilience to climate change
Moderator:
 Charles Feinstein, Director, Energy & Extractives Global Practice, Global Practice Vice-Presidency, World Bank, USA

09:30
The centrality of the Energy Goal for the 2030 Development Agenda and the Paris Agreement
Monika Weber-Fahr, Chief Operating Officer, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), Austria

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Water, energy and food nexus
Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO, Water Research Commission, SA

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The Nexus approach, key to resilience or default complexity

Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Netherlands

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Powerful new thinking
Akinwole Omoboriowo II, CEO, Genesis Energy, Nigeria


 THURSDAY, 19 May 2016


AN ENERGY MODEL FIT FOR AFRICA
Sicelo Xulu, MD of City Power

14:30
Wildpoldsried: The Inspiring Journey of a Star Energy Village
Arno Zengerle, Mayor, Wildpoldsried, Germany

Why Wildpoldsried?

  • Discover how Wildpoldsried generates 400% more energy from renewable sources than its 2,500 residents need
  • Be inspired, find out how the village earns EUR 4 million in annual additional revenue by selling excess energy to the national grid
  • Understand how your communities can implement sustainable energy practices
  • From consumers to prosumers: What is the impact on the grid?

15:00
Pioneering a future African village: How can Africa develop its own Wildpoldsried?
Energy specialists will analyse the key findings from the Wildpoldscried model and recommend how they can be realistically adapted to succeed in the African context.

Arno Zengerle, Mayor, Wildpoldsried, Germany
Rik Wuts, Co-Founder & VP, Business Development, Powerhive, Kenya
Marco Rahner, Head of Technical Sales, Siemens, SA
Ayanda Nakedi, Senior General Manager – Renewables Business Unit, Eskom, SA

15:45
Conclusions from African Utility Week 2016


 

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