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African Utility Week 2013: Wind / Solar Workshop

AUW Wind / Solar Workshop

Technical Workshop Day 1

Tuesday 14 May 2013


13h00 – 14h00

Energy efficiency for large and very large energy users
Chris Haw, Managing Director, Aurora Power Solutions, RSA and spokesperson for SAPVIA

14h00 – 14h30

Solutions for PV power plants to meet SA Grid Codes and reactive power requirements
Kovilan Naicker, Sales Manager at CBI-Electric Solutions, RSA

14h30 – 15h00

Construction monitoring in PV and wind
Nicola Cencelli, South African Wind Lead, 3E, South Africa

15h00 – 15h30

Leveraging the sun’s energy
Gerry Shannon, CEO, Shannon Energy, RSA

15h45 – 16h15

Importance of the solar panel and potential growth for solar technology in the sub-Saharan region
Matthew Silvester, JinkoSolar, China

16h15 – 16h45

Bankable Solar Resource Data for Energy Projects
Riaan Meyer, GeoSUN Africa, South Africa
Marcel Suri, GeoModel Solar, Slovakia

Technical Workshop Day 2

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Renewable Energy

09h30 – 10h00

2013 – An analysis of the renewable energy skills market in South Africa
Sean Gibson, Managing Director, AltGen, RSA

10h00 – 10h30

Compliance of Solar PV installation with the new Renewable Grid Code
Olaf von Abo, Aurecon, South Africa

10h30 – 11h15

An innovative probabilistic approach to determine the maximum integration of intermittent energy sources in power systems
Olatunde Kolade, Commercial Director, EDF

Presentation not yet available

11h15 – 11h45

Solutions for grid integration of utility-scale PV projects from the experience of wind power massive injection of renewable energy in instable or weak grids
Carlos Martinez Garcia, Business Development Manager for Africa & Asia, Gamesa Electric, Madrid

11h45 – 12h15

Waste to Energy
Linda Cele, GIBB, RSA

12h15 – 12h45

PV Diesel Hybrid for remote/off-grid sites
Dylan Theunissen, Renewable Energy and Grid Engineer, 3e, RSA

Renewable Energy for Large Power Users

13h30 – 14h00

Solar Rooftop projects for LPU’s
Ingo Stinnes, General Manager, SolarWorld Africa, South Africa

Presentation not yet available

14h00 – 14h30

The importance of Solar PV for the Agri Sector
Jean-Paul de Villiers, Managing Director, Soventix South Africa 

Presentation not yet available

14h30 – 15h00

Sustainable energy solutions for businesses
Wayne Fortuin, IDM Implementation Manager, Eskom, RSA