Wind 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

Project updates

09h00 – 09h30

Review of wind power in Africa
Emelly Mutambatsere, Senior Research Economist, African Development Bank, Tunisia

09h30 – 10h00

Update on developments: Lake Turkana
Carlo Van Wageningen, Chairman, Lake Turkana Wind Project, Kenya

10h00 – 10h30

Jeffrey’s Bay Wind Project
Davin Chown, Director Corporate Affairs, Commercial and Business Development, and Tom Thorogood, Project Construction Director, Smart Wind, Mainstream Renewable Power, South Africa

The challenge of wind

11h15 – 11h35

The challenge of energy storage – cryogenics in energy storage
Ian Curry, Director, Basil Read, South Africa

11h35 – 12h15

Panel discussion: The promise of wind: challenges and opportunities

  • Ian Curry, Director, Basil Read, South Africa
  • Richard Doyle, Managing Director, 3E, South Africa
  • Emelly Mutambatsere, Senior Research Economist, African Development Bank, Tunisia
  • Silus Zimu, Chief Executive Officer, Suzlon Wind Energy, South Africa
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