AUW Investment Finance

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 13 May 2013

Sustainability and profitability for utility businesses

09h30 – 10h00

Overview
Kevin Jacoby – Institute Council Member of IMFO

10h00 – 11h30

Legislation and regulatory requirements of municipal and utility entities
Ms Louise Muller – Institute Council Member of IMFO

11h30 – 14h00

Tariff determination and planning
George van Schalkwyk – Institute Council Member of IMFO

14h00 – 15h30

Supply chain management and procurement: regulation, legislation, planning and control
Kevin Jacoby – Institute Council Member of IMFO, South Africa

15h30 – 16h30

Debt collection and credit control mechanisms
Siyabulela Bashe – Manager: Debt Management, City of Cape Town and IMFO Member

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

Funding mechanisms

09h00 – 09h30

GET FiT Uganda: Leveraging Private Investment in Small- Scale Renewable Energy Generation
Jan Martin Witte, Programme Manager, KFW, Germany

Presentation not yet available  

09h30 – 10h00

US Africa Clean Energy Development and Finance Centre
Jason Nagy, African Business Development Manager, US Trade & Development Agency, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Funding power projects with local finance: Rwanda’s 15MW peat project
Robert Nyamvumba, Deputy Director General, EWSA, Rwanda

Funding mechanisms

11h15 – 11h45

De-Risking Investment in Geothermal Power in East Africa: The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility
Jan Martin Witte, Programme Manager, KFW, Germany

Presentation not yet available  

11h45 – 12h15

Innovative funding can change the face of your project
Carlo Van Wageningen, Chairman, Lake Turkana, Wind Project, Kenya

12h15 – 12h45

The EU/Universal Access Fund
Kjell Larsson, Energy Advisor, Energi Planerarna AB, Switzerland

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