East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC)

10 – 12 September 2012

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday, 10 September 2012

WORKSHOP 1 – Investment & Finance

Session 0.1.1
CREATING BANKABLE PROJECTS THAT ATTRACT INVESTMENT & FINANCE

09h30 – 10h30

Boosting investment in the East African power sector
Facilitator: Bhavtik Vallabhjee Senior Manager: Power & Infrastructure Coverage for SA & Africa, Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Banking, South Africa

WORKSHOP 1 CONTINUED
Session 0.1.2

11h00 – 12h15

Key selection criteria for power project investors
Facilitator: Bhavtik Vallabhjee Senior Manager: Power & Infrastructure Coverage for SA & Africa, Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Banking, South Africa

No presentation

WORKSHOP 2 – Wind Power

Session 0.1.3
EVALUATING WIND PROJECT FEASIBILITY

13h30 – 15h00

Wind project development & financing

Facilitators:

  • Chanda Kapande, General Manager; Wind Prospect Africa, South Africa
  • Oliver Davies, Technical Manager, Energy Resource Services Team, Wind Prospect Africa, South Africa
  • Joseph Padbury, Development Services Manager, Wind Prospect Africa, South Africa

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

WORKSHOP 1 CONTINUED
Session 0.1.4

15h30 – 17h00

Issues that affect the ‘bankability’ of wind projects

Facilitators:

  • Chanda Kapande, General Manager; Wind Prospect Africa, South Africa
  • Oliver Davies, Technical Manager, Energy Resource Services Team, Wind Prospect Africa, South Africa
  • Joseph Padbury, Development Services Manager, Wind Prospect Africa, South Africa

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

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Keynote Session 1.1.1: MINISTERIAL OPENING

ATTRACTING INVESTMENT TO BUILD CAPACITY IN ELECTRICITY POWER & WATER INDUSTRIAL SECTORS
Chairman: Jon Marks, Editorial Director, African Energy, UK

09h00 – 09h05

Welcome
Claire Volkwyn, Strategy & Content Director, Spintelligent

09h05 – 09h10

Introduction & Opening
Jon Marks, Editorial Director, African Energy,  UK

09h10 – 09h25

Encouraging investment in water in Tanzania
Honourable Professor Jumanne Maghembe, Minister for Water, Tanzania

No presentation

09h25 – 09h35

Overview: Regulatory & Legal Frameworks for the East African Power and Water
Haruna Masebu, Director General, EWURA, Tanzania

09h35 – 09h50

Defining the Investment Potential in Electricity Power in Tanzania: Creating Investor Confidence
Engineer Maneno Katyega, Deputy Managing Director – Investment, Tanesco, Tanzania
On behalf of Felschemi Mramba, Acting Managing Director, Tanesco, Tanzania

No presentation

09h50 – 10h20

Investment Opportunities in the East African Power Sector
Elly E. Mtango, Board Chairman, Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)

No presentation

Session 1.1.2

DEVELOPING ENABLING ENVIRONMENTS FOR CONDUCIVE INVESTMENTS IN POWER
Facilitator: David Mwangi, Energy Consultant, East African Region, Kenya

11h00 – 11h45

Power investors panel discussion
Five key elements to attract investors into the East African power sector

  • Ambassador Elly E. Mtango, Board Chairman, Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)
  • Martin Schubert, Sector Specialist, KfW Development Bank, Germany
  • Kurt Simonsen, Head of Regional Office, European Investment Bank – EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund, Luxembourg
  • Bhavtik Vallabhjee Senior Manager: Power & Infrastructure Coverage for SA & Africa, Standard Bank, South Africa
  • Maneno Katyega, Deputy Managing Director – Investments, Tanesco, Tanzania

11h45 – 12h05

Boosting investor confidence: The role of the regulators – the experience of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) in the development of regulatory methodologies for pricing piped-gas
Robert Opini, Advisor, Regulatory Reporting, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) , South Africa
Ethèl Teljeur, Regulator Member, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa

12h05 – 12h25

Power sector unbundling options & reform methodologies: What are the pros, cons & alternatives?
Joseph Kapika, Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, Graduate School for Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa

12h25 – 13h00

Regulators’ panel discussion: What is the right tariff level for sustainable ROI for financiers, but affordable by consumers?

  • Joseph Kapika, Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, Graduate School for Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Haruna Masebu, Director General, EWURA, Tanzania
  • Engr Kaburu Mwirichia, Director General, Electricity Regulatory Commission, Kenya
  • Ethèl Teljeur, Regulator Member, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa
Session 1.1.3
DEVELOPING THE MARKET FOR PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION: SUCCESSFULLY INTRODUCING IPPs TO THE ELECTRICITY POWER MARKETS IN AFRICA

14h00 – 14h30

Creating competitive wholesale bulk electricity markets; The Nigerian and Kenyan experiences
Dr Cezley Sampson, Transaction Expert, CPCS Infrastructure Development Consultants & Author of ‘End of Monopoly: Competition in Electric Markets Comparative Studies’ 2011, Nigeria

14h30 – 15h00

A East African success story
Zephania Mbugua, Chairman, Trans Century, Kenya

15h00 – 15h30

Regional interconnectivity & cross border trade networks: an EAPP update
David Mwangi, Energy Consultant, East African Region, Kenya

15h30 – 16h00

Addressing the gap with geothermal energy in the East African region
Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun, Programme Manager, ARGeo, Regional Office for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

No presentation

Session 1.1.4
RESOURCE SHARING & INTERCONNECTIVITY FOR INCREASED ELECTRIFICATION RATES IN EAST AFRICA

16h30 – 17h00

The importance of end-to-end integration from metering to customer service: creating a robust CRM system around automatic meter reading
Andrew Strachan, Industry Principal: Service Industries, SAP, South Africa

17h00 – 17h45

Comparing notes – robust leadership & strategic direction for East African utilities: the challenge of creating customer-focussed electricity power organisations

  • Felchesmi Mramba, Acting Managing Director, Tanesco, Tanzania
  • Representative, KenGen, Kenya
  • Jared Othieno, Regional Manager West,  KPLC, Kenya

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Session 2.1.0
LEADING EDGE IT TECHNOLOGY BREAKFAST BRIEFING

07h30 – 09h00

Becoming a market leading world class utility – IT technology to pave the way forward
Andrew Strachan, Industry Principal: Service Industries, SAP, South Africa

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

Generation

Transmission & Distribution

Session 2.1.1
OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY & MAINTENANCE AS A CULTURE IN EAST AFRICA
Session 2.2.1
OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY & MAINTENANCE AS A CULTURE IN EAST AFRICA

09h00 – 09h15

Chairman’s welcome back & day one review

09h00 – 09h15

Chairman’s welcome back & day one review

09h15 – 09h40

Songas generation projects in Tanzania
Sebastian Kastuli, Commercial Manager,Songas, Tanzania

09h15 – 09h40

Operations management strategy in power utilities
Engineer Kennedy Nengo, Branch Manager, Kenya Power – Kisli Kenya

09h40 – 10h20

Hydro power projects in Tanzania
Boniface Njombe, Deputy Managing Director – Generation, Tanesco, Tanzania 

09h40 – 10h20

The importance of reliable regulated networks
Udo Schurlz, Senior Area Sales Manager, Reinhausen, Germany

10h20 – 11h00

Siemens turn-key 50MW-class gas turbine combined cycle power plants
Christopher Adams, Gas Turbine Regional Sales Manager for East and Southern Africa, Siemens, South Africa

10h20 – 11h00

Counterfeit kills, protect yourself!
Stavros Spyropoulos, Regional Manager, East Africa, Eaton Electric (on behalf of BEAMA), Kenya

Session 2.1.2
TAPPING THE RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL & OFF-GRID GENERATION IN SOLAR, WINDPOWER & MINI-HYDRO IN EAST AFRICA
Session 2.2.2
COMMERCIAL & TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY IN TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION

11h30 – 12h15

Wind & mini-hydro projects in East Africa
Godfrey Chibulunje, Principal Technical Engineer, EWURA, Tanzania 

11h30 – 11h50

Why use HVDC?
Raphael Bonchang, Senior Area Manager, Alstom Grid, South Africa

11h50 – 12h25

International Case Study – Loss reductions: The Delhi experience
Anish Garg, Performance Standards, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission, India

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

12h15 – 13h00

River Catchment control centre: combining commercial and tailor-made solutions
Branko Horvat, Assistant to GM, KONCAR – Power Plant and Electric Traction Engineering Inc, Croatia 

12h25 – 13h00

Revenue management & protection strategies for East African utilities
Godwin Mnzava, Senior Manager Marketing and Customer Services, Tanesco, Tanzania

SESSION 2.1.3

THE WAY FORWARD
Facilitator: John Marks, Editorial Director, African Energy

14h15 – 16h00

Feedback, conclusions & summaries

  • Energy Mix, Policy & Interconnectivity -David Mwangi, Energy Consultant, East African Region, Kenya
  • Large Power Users – Sophia Mgonja, Deputy Managing Director – Distribution and Customer Service, Tanesco
  • Geothermal Expansion – Dr Nicholas Mariita, Chief  Geothermal Training Officer, KenGen, Kenya
  • Customer Service & Strategy – Godwin Mnzava, Senior Manager Marketing and Customer Services, Tanesco & Andrew Strachan, Industry Principal: Service Industries, SAP