Hydro Power Africa

 3 – 5 September 2012

 Pre-Conference Program

Monday, 3 September 2012

09h00 – 12h30

Learn how to generate power from current water distribution systems

Workshop facilitators:
Ione Loots, Water Resources Engineering Specialist, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Adriaan Kurtz, Design and Engineering Consultant : Technical Information and Water Design Management Water and Sanitation Division, City of Tshwane, South Africa
Marco van Dijk, Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa

13h30 – 16h30

How to drive the development of an ocean energy industry in your country

Workshop facilitator: Chandirekera Mutubuki-Makuyana, Senior Advisor Renewable Energy, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Zimbabwe

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Session 1.0.1

Opening/Keynote session: The year of Sustainable Energy
Chairman: Cameron Ironside, Programme Director, International Hydropower Association (IHA), UK

09h00 – 09h10

Welcome from the host city
Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Chairperson: Energy and Climate Change Committee, City of Cape Town, South Africa

09h10 – 09h15

Welcome from the platinum sponsors
Hydropower Africa: Dean Pratt, Regional Manager Africa, MarelliMotori, South Africa

09h15 – 09h45

Opening keynote address: Global best practices on renewable energy integration
Christine Wörlen, Independent International Expert (Former Director, Renewable Energies, German Energy Agency), Germany

09h45 – 10h15

Keynote address: Perspectives on Africa’s renewable energy potential and trends and prospects on emissions trading
Glenn Hodes, Senior Energy Economist & Program Advisor, UNEP Risø Center, Denmark

10h15 – 11h00

Panel discussion: The need for regional cooperation to enhance clean power industry achievements

Moderator: Cameron Ironside, Programme Director, International Hydropower Association (IHA), UK

Panellists:

  • Wim Klunne, Senior Researcher: Rural Energy and Development, CSIR, South Africa
  • Mokgadi Modise,  Chief Director: Clean Energy, Department of Energy, South Africa
  • Ayanda Nakedi, Head of Renewables Business Unit, Eskom, South Africa
  • Christine Wörlen , Independent International Expert (Former Director, Renewable Energies, German Energy Agency), Germany 

Session 1.1.1

Project finance and contracts: current policies, priorities and activities for project finance and support in Africa
Chairman: Ayanda Nakedi, Head of Renewables Business Unit, Eskom, South Africa

12h30 – 13h00

How to organise financial support for your projects
Alastair Campbell, Director: CIB mining, Energy and Infrastructure Finance, Standard Bank, South Africa

13h00 – 13h30

How to play in a competitive environment
Coenraad Krige, Managing Director Kensani Capital, South Africa

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

13h30 – 14h00

Neusberg 10MW small hydro plant for RSA REFIT Programme  – contractual and technical challenges
Malcolm Green, Legal and Contracts Manager, Kakamas Hydro, South Africa

Session 1.1.2

Africa update – current activities and potential for development
Chairman: Wim Klunne, Senior Researcher: Rural Energy and Development, CSIR, South Africa

14h40 – 15h10

Updates on major hydropower projects in East Africa
Ephrem Tesfaye, Power Economist, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia

15h10 – 15h40

Realising the potential and development of small hydropower and pumped-storage projects in Africa
Chandirekera Mutubuki-Makuyana, Senior Advisor Renewable Energy, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Zimbabwe

15h40 – 16h10

Retrofitting hydropower to South African dams   
Bo Barta, Member and Custodian, Small-Hydro Interest Group, Sustainable Energy Society Southern Africa (SESSA), South Africa

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Session 2.1.1

Sustainable hydropower and Smart Generation
Chairman: Dean Pratt, Regional Manager Africa, MarelliMotori, South Africa

09h00 – 09h30

Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol and how hydropower works alongside other renewables
Cameron Ironside, Programme Director, International Hydropower Association (IHA), UK

09h30 – 10h00

Master plan for a Brazilian hydroelectric inventory study
Maria Tereza de Campos, Director, CNEC, WorleyParsons Engenharia, Brazil

10h00 – 10h30

Success story and future prospective of Marelli Motori in renewable energies
Gianluca Stanic, Technical Director, MarelliMotori, Italy

Session 2.1.2

Optimising the potential for hydro
Chairman: John Davidson, Head of Generation, City of Cape Town Electricity Department, South Africa

Session 2.2.2

Dam and hydro plant engineering – part 1
Chairman: Aaron Botha, Director, Kabompo Gorge Hydro Project, Copperbelt Energy Corporation, Zambia

11h00 – 11h30

Case study: Ingula – successful construction of a large scale pump storage power plant
Markus Müller, Project Manager, Voith Hydro, Germany

Hydroelectric turbine investigation – Wemmershoek Water Treatment Plant
Garth Aspeling, Mechatronic Engineer and Mlamli Mabulu, Mechatronic Engineer, Water and Sanitation Department, Utility Services Directorate, City of Cape Town, South Africa

11h30 – 12h00

Modular in-race turbines to reduce development costs
Niels Nielsen, Senior Hydropower Advisor, Aurecon, Australia

Case study: Operation and maintenance of Hydro Tasmania’s 100 years old hydropower system
Dave Gerke, Specialist Engineer, Entura/Hydro Tasmania, Australia

12h00 – 12h30

Refurbishment of hydraulic turbines and unexpected occurrences during rehabilitation work
Tinus Keyser, Chief Engineer and Turbine System Engineering Manager, Eskom Peaking Generation, Eskom, South Africa 

Session 2.1.3

Future outlook for small and mini hydropower project development
Chairman: Bo Barta, Member and Custodian, Small-Hydro Interest Group, Sustainable Energy Society Southern Africa (SESSA), South Africa

Session 2.2.3

Dam and hydro plant engineering – part 2
Chairman: Benedictus Mingeli, Manager: Ruacana Power Station, Nampower, Namibia

13h50 – 14h30

Feasibility study, design, supply, installation and initial operation of 6 mini hydropower plants near Durban, Kwazulu-Natal
Rob Dyer, Professional Engineer, Water & Sanitation Department, eThekwini Municipality, South Africa

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

Challenges and solutions for the design and implementation of Foz do Chapecó Hydroelectric Powerplant  in Brazil
Gabriel dos Santos Cruz Rocha, Project Manager, CNEC, WorleyParsons Engenharia, Brazil

14h30 – 15h00

Decentralised small hydropower schemes and the potential for distributed generation in sub Sahara Africa
Daniel Theuri, Team Leader, Que Energy, Kenya (Former Energy Project Manager, Practical Action – East Africa)

Tunnelling challenges – a case of Tanzania’s Lower Kihansi Project
Leonard Kassana, Managing Director, GE Hydro Consulting Engineers & Planners, Tanzania (previously with Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda)

15h00 – 15h30

Feasibility Study of the Botterkloof and Merino II Hydropower Projects
Bertrand Collet, Senior Engineer, Aurecon, South Africa

Inflow and flood forecasting for the Hydro Tasmania system
Fiona Ling, Principal Consultant, Hydrology and RMI, Hydro Tasmania, Australia

Session 2.0.1

Human capital development and retention in Clean Energy
Chairman: Tore Jørgensen, Managing Director, International Centre for Hydropower (ICH), Norway

15h45 – 16h00

Education and capacity building in the clean power industry
Bernhard Pelikan, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna / ESHA

16h00 – 16h15

Talent management within utilities through workforce planning and critical skills development
Carole Rosenlund, Project Manager: Africa, International Centre for Hydropower (ICH), Norway and Brian Makungo, Training Manager, Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre, Zambia

16h15 – 16h45

PANEL DISCUSSION: Building engineering capacity key to Africa’s development

Panellists:

  • Brian Makungo, Training Manager, Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre, Zambia
  • Leonard Kassana, Managing Director, GE Hydro Consulting Engineers & Planners, Tanzania (previously with Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda)
  • Bernhard Pelikan, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna / ESHA
  • Carole Rosenlund, Project Manager: Africa, International Centre for Hydropower (ICH), Norway