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African Utility Week 2013: Hydro Workshop

AUW Hydro Workshop

Technical Workshop Day 1

Tuesday 14 May 2013


13h30 – 14h00

Type test certification for T&D components for a reliable power network
Bas Verhoeven, Director Testing, Inspection & Certification, KEMA, Netherlands

14h00 – 14h30

Best practices at your site that enable Smart Grid technology performance
Filippo Colaianni, Technical Marketing Section Manager, Smart Grid & Connectivity, STMicroelectronics, Italy

Presentation not yet available 

14h30 – 15h00

Addressing risk and client expectation through an effective maintenance strategy
Willem Sprong, GIBB, RSA


15h45 – 16h15

Retrofitting hydro electricity to the South Africa’s water supply infrastructure
Bo Barta, Member and Custodian, Small-Hydro Interest Group, Sustainable Energy Society Southern Africa (SESSA), RSA

Technical Workshop Day 2

Wednesday 15 May 2013


09h30 – 10h00

Technical Solutions for hydrological challenges
Bertrand Rochecouste Collet, Professional Engineer and Catherine Blersch, Civil Engineer, Aurecon, South Africa

Presentation not yet available 

10h00 – 10h30

Overview of Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme
Monique Wainstein, Associate, GIBB, South Africa

10h30 – 11h15

Use of standard centrifugal pumps as turbines
Bruno Mellacher, Sales and Project Manager Hydro Energy Pumps Andritz AG

11h15 – 11h45

Turgo turbines for small scale hydroelectric plants
Shaun Benzon, Gilkes, United Kingdom

11h45 – 12h15

Mini hydro systems: A simple, secure and cost-effective system for mini-hydro deployment on and off-grid
Nick West, Senior Civil Engineer, Entura Hydro Tasmania

Presentation not yet available 

12h15 – 13h30

The case for hybrid meters: discovering the benefits and where the technology is heading
Keith Bailey, Sales and Marketing Director, Elster Metering, RSA

13h30 – 14h00

Ultra-low head technology for rural use
Alois Lashofer, Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria