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African Utility Week 2013: Power/Water Workshop

AUW Power/Water Workshop

Technical Workshop Day 1

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Metering (Power and Water)

13h30 – 14h00

The roots of smart grids
Siphiwe Nelwamondo, Technical Marketing Manager, Aviat Networks, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Pros and cons of unified AMR solutions for electricity and water remote reading of meters
Desigan Govender, Chief Technical Officer, Aqua-Loc, RSA

14h30 – 15h00

Best use practices in data acquisition and web based water loss management systems
Ronnie McKenzie, Managing Director, WRP, RSA

15h00 – 15h30

Using high precision multi-function meters in industrial, commercial, and grid applications
Ihab Mokhles, Products & Services Regional Manager, MEA, Elsewedy, Egypt


16h15 – 16h45

Sustainable management of potable water usage in toilet flush systems
Nigel MacGowen, Owner, Dry-Planet, Isle of Man, UK

Presentation not yet available

16h45 – 17h30

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

Technical Workshop Day 2

Wednesday 15 May 2013


09h30 – 10h00

Leakage Reduction – Strategy and Tools
Pedro Pina, AM Utilites EMEA, Bentley System, SA

10h00 – 10h30

The viability to use a system to monitor and control potable water at household level
Frank den Ridder, Managing Director, WEG-Wise, Netherlands

10h30 – 11h00

Effective use of wireless meter reading via USB meter readers
Petrus van Heerden, Country manager, Kamstrup SA 

Large Power Users

11h15 – 11h45

SABS overview
Pieter Haasbroek, Senior Manager, SABS 

11h45 – 12h15

Cogeneration / power plants – new product development in turbine technology
Julio Cesar Bianchini, Commercial Manager – TGM Turbinas, ZEST WEG Group, RSA

Presentation not yet available

12h15 – 12h45

Large energy savings through compressed air management / monitoring / leak detection & auditing
Devon Fisher, Audit Manager, Artic Driers International, RSA

Presentation not yet available