Generation 2012

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 13 May 2013

Roadmap to Operational Excellence for Power Utilities

09h30 – 11h30

The Bentley Roadmap to Operational Excellence for Power Utilities
Glen Worall, Solutions Team, Bentley, UK
Mark Biagi, Solutions Executive, Bentley, UK

11h30 – 14h00

Project information management – ProjectWise / EPC

Presentation not yet available  

14h00 – 15h30

Asset information management – eB Insight / Owneroperator

Presentation not yet available  

15h30 – 16h30

Asset performance management – Ivara EXP / Owneroperator

Presentation not yet available  

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Opening/Keynote session
Session 1.0.1

09h30 – 09h50

Welcome and keynote
Brian Dames, CEO, Eskom, South Africa

09h50 – 10h10

Keynote address
Minister Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa 

10h10 – 10h30

Meeting Africa’s Power Challenges
Anton Eberhard, Professor, Graduate School of Business, South Africa

10h30 – 11h00

Universal Access for All
Glenn Hodes, Senior Programme Manager, Africa Carbon Asset Development Facility, Denmark

11h00 – 11h30

Panel discussion: Addressing Africa’s energy needs – where do we begin?

  • Anton Eberhard, Professor, Graduate School of Business, South Africa
  • Glenn Hodes, Senior Programme Manager, Africa Carbon Asset Development Facility, Denmark
  • Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of Sustainability, Masdar, Director, Zayed Future Energy Prize, Abu Dhabi

African development

13h30 – 14h15

Developing power projects in Africa – investor perspectives
Paul Hinks, Chief Executive Officer, Symbion Power, United States

14h15 – 15h00

Financing IPP projects
Yesufu Longe Alonge, Head: Power procurement and power contracts, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC, Nigeria
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa, General Counsel, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC, Nigeria

Finance & economics / Generation / Tariff determination

15h45 – 16h15

Regulatory frameworks governing tariff determination across Africa
Joseph Kapika, Researcher: Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform & Regulation, University of Cape Town, South Africa

16h15 – 16h45

Cost reflective tariffs: Balancing commercial and socioeconomic imperatives
Sam Amadi, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria

16h45 – 17h15

Understanding the variables involved in municipal tariff determination
George van Schalkwyk, Institute Council Member of IMFO, South Africa

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Technology and projects

09h00 – 09h30

Update of Eskom’s electricity generation capacity
Thava Govender, Group Executive: Generation, Eskom, RSA

09h30 – 10h30

Panel discussion: Nuclear power in Africa
Moderator: Philip Lloyd, Research Professor, Energy Institute: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, RSA

Rob Adam, President, Nuclear Industry Association of SA, South Africa
TaeRyong Kim, Professor, Department of NPP Engineering, KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, South Korea
Greg Kaser, Supply Chain Working Group, World Nuclear Association, UK
Jean-Paul Chatry, Vice President Nuclear Projects, Électricité de France (EDF), France
Martin van Staden, Chief Technical Officer, Steenkampskraal Thorium Limited, South Africa
David Otwoma, Secretary, Nuclear Electricity Development Project, Ministry of Energy, Kenya

Technology discussion

11h15 – 11h45

Commercialisation of a thorium fuelled pebble bed modular reactor
Martin van Staden, Chief Technical Officer, Steenkampskraal Thorium Limited, RSA

11h45 – 12h15

Shale gas: unconventional gas for power generation
Dominic Goncalves, Industry Analyst, Africa Energy Research, Frost & Sullivan, South Africa

12h15 – 12h45

Open Discussion

Closing session
Session 2.0.1

14h00 – 14h30

Maintenance as a utility imperative
Deon Louw, Overstrand Municipality, South Africa

14h30 – 15h00

Combating vandalism in utilities
Eng. Benson Muriithi, Chief Manager Distribution: Kenya Power

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