Solar 2013

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 13 May 2013

PPA negotiations

09h30 – 11h30

Basics of PPA negotiation
David Mwangi, Consultant, Kenya

11h30 – 14h00

Risk allocation and common clauses which form part of any PPA
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

14h00 – 15h30

Foreign exchange issues
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

15h30 – 16h30

Standardised templates vs case by case negotiations – pros and cons
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

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

Overview of trends and policy

13h00 – 13h55

Renewable energy usage in South Africa and Africa: an international comparison
Roula Inglesi-Lotz, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Pretoria, South Africa

13h55 – 14h40

A review of renewable energy policy considerations for SADC countries
Martin Manuhwa, Managing Director, ZAIDG, Zimbabwe

14h40 – 15h00

Effective “plug and play” grid integration of PV plants
Vladimir Chadliev, Director Global Grid Integration, First Solar, South Africa

Update on the SA REIPP programme

16h10 – 16h30

Learnings from 50 REIPP projects
Richard Doyle, Managing Director, 3E, south Africa

16h30 – 16h50

Community aspects of the REIPPPP
Christiaan Bode, Director, Sidala Energy, South Africa

16h50 – 17h15

The importance of Grid Code Compliance
Mick Barlow, Business Development Director and Technical Advisor, S&C Europe, United Kingdom

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Solar overview

09h00 – 09h30

Power Plant Controller and Solutions for the management of Hybrid Generation Plants
Kovilan Naicker, Sales Manager at CBI-Electric Solutions, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Overview of Solar PV in South Africa – determinations for the future
Chris Haw, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Know what is in your modules – materials matter
Stephan Padlewski, Marketing Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, Switzerland

The future of solar in Africa

11h15 – 11h45

Electrification in West Africa – a Ghanaian case study
Andrew Barfour, Project Coordinator, GEDAP (Ghana Energy Development and Access Project), Ministry of Energy, Ghana

11h45 – 12h25

Managing storage to extend availability
Mick Barlow, Business Development Director and Technical Advisor, S&C Europe, United Kingdom

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