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African Utility Week: Large Power Users

African Utility Week

Large Power Users

21 – 24 May 2012

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 21 May 2012

Session 0.5.1
Energy auditing and standards for Large Power Users

09h00 – 12h30

Basics of energy auditing for large power users
David Mercer, Principal Associate, WSP Energy Africa, South Africa

13h30 – 16h30

Implementing ISO 50001
Braam Dalgliesh, Engineer, Energy Cybernetics, South Africa

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Session 1.0.1
Opening/Keynote session

Chairman: Thembani Bukula, Regulatory member, NERSA, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Welcome address
Brian Dames, CEO, Eskom Holdings, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Keynote address
Minister Dipuo Peters, Ministry of Energy, South Africa

10h30 – 11h00

Keynote address: Africa Cities of the Future
Ger Bergkamp, Regional Group and Programmes Director Executive Director, International Water Association, The Hague

11h00 – 11h30

The future of M2M communications in Africa: what the opportunities are for utilities, governments and other stakeholders
Kevin Jacobsen, General Manager, MTN, South Africa

11h30 – 12h00

African Utility Week Awards

Session 1.5.1
Electricity prices and carbon tax

13h30 – 14h00

The fundamentals of electricity pricing
Deon F. Joubert, Corporate Specialist (Financial Planning and Regulation), Eskom, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Electricity tariffs A-Z
Sicelo Xulu, Acting Managing Director, City Power, South Africa

14h30 – 15h00

Carbon Tax: An approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation?
Kyle Mandy, Head: National Tax Technical, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, South Africa

Session 1.5.2
Driving Energy Efficiency forward

15h30 – 16h00

Security of supply: could we slip back into crisis?
Robbie van Heerden, General Manager System Operations, Eskom, South Africa

16h00 – 16h30

Creating the perfect climate for driving energy efficiency
Barry Bredenkamp, General Operations Manager, National Energy Efficiency Agency, South Africa

16h30 – 17h15

Canadian success with geothermal cooling technology, its DSM and peak load shaving implications
Ted Kantrowitz, Vice President, Canadian Geo Exchange Coalition, Canada

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Session 2.5.1
Financial opportunities for large users

09h00 – 09h30

Addressing financial issues: Available funding and Eskom programmes
Tom Skinner, IDM Programme Development Manager, Eskom, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

The Bright Black Concept: Bridging the gap between technology and the financing of it
Ken Cram, President, South African Association of Energy Services Companies, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

L12 Tax incentive: What this means to you and how to benefit
Gustav Radloff, Convener of ISO TC 242 WG 3 on M&V & CMVPSA and representative at SABS & SANAS, South Africa

Session 2.5.2
Making energy efficiency work for you

11h00 – 11h25

Zero unplanned stops: Improving the performance and reliability of your equipment
Alan Tait, Managing Director – Africa, Pragma, South Africa

11h25 – 11h50

Energy efficiency of electrical and electronic appliances – what does SANS 941 require?
Mrs Willa Breed, Programme Manager: Eletrotechnical Standards – SABS Standards Division

11h50 – 12h10

Wood as fuel source for power generation
Andries vd Linde, CEO , Enersys, South Africa

12h10 – 12h30

Current Power Levelling Technologies for Industry
David Johnson, Sector Consultant, SSI, South Africa

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Session 2.0.1

Closing session: Thought leaders: insights into 2012
Chairperson: David Mwangi, Consultant, Mwangi and Associates, Kenya

14h00 – 14h30

Nelson Mandela Bay mentorship programme
Adriaan Vermaak, Projects Mentor, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa

14h30 – 15h30

Panel discussion: Thought leaders of today share their vision of Africa in 2012


  • Carlos Pone, Managing Director, ABB, South Africa
  • Shamal Sivasanker, Director, Deloittes, South Africa
  • Neside Tas Anvaripour, Head of Infratructure Finance, Private Sector Department, African Development Bank
  • Kevin Jacobsen, General Manager, MTN, South Africa