Hydro 2013

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 13 May 2013

Non conventional hydro – Extracting excess hydropower energy from
water distribution systems

09h30 – 11h00

Conduit hydropower opportunities in South Africa (High and low head)
Marco van Dijk, Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa

11h30 – 12h30

A Decision Support System for conduit hydropower development
Ione Loots, Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Development of hydropower in the municipal environment
Adriaan Kurtz, Department of Water & Sanitation Planning & Regulation, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa

15h00 – 16h30

Optimization of conduit hydropower system
Marco van Dijk, Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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

Large scale hydro projects – updates, planned projects & collaborations

15h45 – 16h15

Hydropower in Africa – Continental Perspective as in PIDA
Prof. M. Elmissiry, Head Energy Programmes, NEPAD

16h15 – 17h15

Panel Discussion: Hydropower Cross-Border co-operation – optimising the use of existing capacity and improving power infrastructure management, a PIDA initiative.

  • Musara Beta, Chief Market Analyst, Southern Africa Power Pool, Zimbabwe
  • Bruno Gondouin, Business Development Manager, EDF Hydro Engineering Centre, France
  • Munyaradzi Chrispin Munodawafa, CEO, Zambezi River Authority, Zambia

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Small and mini hydro projects – the way forward

09h00 – 09h20

Innovative design of the Neusberg Hydro project – South Africa’s first run-of-river mini-hydro under the REIPP program
Nick West, Senior Civil Engineer, Entura / Hydro Tasmania

09h20 – 09h55

Water to wire environmentally and socially sustainable small hydro power plants in Zimbabwe
Gianluca Stanic, Technical Director, MarelliMotori Italy
Andy Eaton, Hydro Sales Engineer, Gilkes, United Kingdom

09h55 – 10h15

Archimedes screw turbine – an ultra-low head technology ideal for rural use
Alois Lashofer, Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Austria

10h15 – 10h35

Small Hydro Turbine Longevity & Annual Energy Production
James Carson, Hydro Sales Engineer, Gilkes, United Kingdom

Hydropower Solutions: Technology, Engineering and Maintenance

11h15 – 11h40

Solutions towards hydrological challenges in Africa in support of hydropower developments
Catherine Blersch, Civil Engineer, Aurecon, South Africa

11h40 – 12h00

Micro Hydroelectric Turbine Investigation – Steenbras Water Treatment Plant
Mlamli Mabulu, Chief Mechanical Engineer and Garth Aspeling, Mechatronic Engineer. Water and Sanitation Department, Utilities Services Directorate, City of Cape Town, South Africa

12h00 – 12h25

Modification of the FIDIC EPC/turnkey contract to allow for geological risk sharing
Sean Renecke, Mechanical Engineer, Gibb, South Africa

12h25 – 12h50

Andritz Pumps as Turbines
Bruno Mellacher, Sales and Project Manager Hydro Energy Pumps Andritz AG, Austria and Torsten Fielder, Sales Engineer, Andritz Atro GmbH

12h50 – 13h00

Establishing hydro turbine manufacturing facilities in South Africa to service the continent
Raytcho Iliev , Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), South Africa

Financing Hydropower Projects

14h00 – 14h20

Overcoming financial challenges for hydropower projects
Francois Viljoen, Director, Cresco Project Finance, South Africa

14h20 – 14h40

Emerging market attractiveness index for international independent hydropower producers. Which markets are attractive and why?
Tyson Weaver, CenSES: Center for Sustainable Energy Studies, Norway

15h00 – 15h30

IDC’s Green Fund and the impact on renewable energy projects
Honey Mamabolo, Industry Specialist, Green Industries, IDC, South Africa