EAPIC LPU

Pre-Conference Program

Monday 9 September 2013

09h00 – 09h10

Welcome address
Mamadou Toure, GE Sales and Project Finance Leader, Sub Saharan Africa, GE, Nigeria
Session 0.0.1

09h10 – 10h50

Panel discussion: Financing options for IPP’s
Moderator: Mamadou Toure, GE Sales and Project Finance Leader, Sub Saharan Africa, GE, Nigeria

Panellists

  • Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator of Power Africa and Trade Africa , USAID Africa, USA
  • Eric Kaleja, Regional Director, KfW, Kenya
  • Felchesmi Mramba, Managing Director, Tanesco, Tanzania
  • Lydia Schot, Senior Manager, IFC, Kenya
  • Ed Stumpf, Director, Project Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank PLC, London
  • Kameel Virjee, Regional Director East Africa, Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers, South Africa
Session 0.0.2

11h30 – 13h00

Panel discussion: The impact of the cost of electricity on your business
Moderator: Monica Gichuhi, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Chamber of Mines, Kenya

Panellists:

  • Saravanan Ganesan, GM Technical, Kenafric Industries, Kenya
  • Stepen Muli, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, British American Tobacco, Kenya
  • Joseph Nganga, Acting Director General, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya
  • Caroline Kimathi, Manager Licensing & Compliance, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya

Session 0.0.3

Making energy efficiency work for you: Case studies
Chairman: Jonathan Lodompui, Assistant Director Reforms, Vision 2030, Kenya

14h00 – 14h20

Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework for energy efficiency and conservation in Kenya
Pavel Oimeke, Director, Renewable Energy, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya

14h20 – 14h40

Kenafric industries: Overall Energy Award recipient
Vindoh Kumar, Electrical Engineer, Kenafric Industries, Kenya

14h40 – 15h00

British American Tobacco: Electrical saving energy award
Stephen Muli, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, British American Tobacco, Kenya

Session 0.2.2

15h40 – 16h20

Panel discussion: Discovering your potential as a co-generator or self-generator
Moderator: Monica Gichuhi, CEO, Kenya Chamber of Mines, Kenya

Panellists:

  • Lars Tejlgard Jensen, Investment Director, Frontier Investment Management, Kenya
  • Joseph Kiiru, Senior representative, Association of Consulting Engineers of Kenya, Kenya
  • Geoffrey Ronoh, Project Manager, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Kenya
  • Paras Shah, Partner, Hamilton, Harrison and Mathews, Kenya

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 10 September 2013

Session 1.1.1

Development plans and goals for the energy supply in East Africa: Making the vision a reality
Chairman: Deo-Gratias Onyango, Commercial Development Director East Africa, GE Africa, Kenya

09h00 – 09h10

Welcome address
Thomas Konditi, CFO, GE Africa, Kenya 

09h10 – 09h25

Keynote address
Davis Chirchir, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya

09h25 – 09h40

Perspectives from Uganda
Hon. Simon D’Ujanga, State Minister for Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

09h55 – 10h10

Bridging the gap between Africa’s power shortages: Power Africa Initiative
Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator of Power Africa and Trade Africa , USAID Africa, USA 
 
Presentation not yet available

10h10 – 10h20

Vision 2030 and update on investment in Kenya
Mugo Kibati, CEO, Kenya Vision 2030, Kenya 
 
Presentation not yet available
Session 1.1.2

13h30 – 15h00

Panel discussion: Shaping East Africa’s energy future
Moderator: Deo-Gratias Onyango, Commercial Development Director East Africa, GE Africa, Kenya

Panellists:

  • Ben Chumo, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Power, Kenya
  • Moahammed El Ginaid, Managing Director, Sudan Hydro Power, Sudan
  • Ntare Karitanyi, Director General, EWSA, Rwanda
  • Joel Kiilu, Managing Director, Ketraco, Kenya
  • Kaburu Mwrichia ,Director General, Energy Regulation Commission (ERC), Kenya
 Session 1.1.3

15h45 – 17h00

Panel discussion: Strategies to increase generation in East Africa
Chairman: Richard Muiru, Chief Electrical Engineer, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya

Panellists:

  • Simon Ngure, Managing Director, KenGen, Kenya
  • Sebastian Kastuli, Commercial Manager, Songas Ltd, Tanzania
  • Frederik Groeman, Consultant, KEMA, Netherlands
  • Mike Mason, Chairman, Tropical Power, Kenya
    David Mwangi, Energy Consultant, Kenya

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Generation

Session 2.1.1

The renewable energy revolution
Chairman: Isaac Kiva, Senior Principal Superintending Engineer, Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya

09h00 09h20

Lake Turkana update
Frederik Groeman, Consultant, KEMA, Netherlands

09h20 – 09h40

Lessons learnt from preparing and implementing projects in Eastern Africa
Tomas Adcock, Chief Operating Officer, Kenergy Renewables, Kenya

Presentation not yet available

09h40 – 10h00

Bujagali project in Uganda
Kevin Kariuki, Head of Infrastructure, IPS, Uganda

Presentation not yet available

10h00 – 10h20

The value of utility-scale thin-film PV solar power plants
Johan Cilliers, Regional Director, First Solar, South Africa

Presentation not yet available

Session 2.1.2

Diversifying the energy mix
Chairman: Sandy Tickodri-Togboa, Chairman, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd, Uganda

11h15 – 11h35

Nuclear power debate
Catherine Kianji, Senior Legal Officer, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, Kenya

11h35 – 11h55

Utilisation of biogas for power in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Lake Niavasha Biogas project
Alex Marshall, Group Marketing & Compliance Manager – Africa, Clarke Energy, UK

Presentation not yet available

11h55 – 12h15

Natural Gas – A key resource for the future of Electricity Sector in Ghana
Kofi Ellis, Director, Planning & Business Development, VRA, Ghana

12h15 – 12h35

Creating an Attractive Investment Environment for IPPs in East Africa & its Challenges
Sebastian Kastuli, Commercial Manager, Songas, Tanzania

Presentation not yet available

Session 2.0.3

14h30 – 15h30

Panel discussion: Collaboration and partnerships for future economic growth in East Africa
Chairman: Sandy Tickodri-Togboa, Chairman, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd, Uganda

Panellists:

  • Edward Kihara, Chief, Technical Advisor, Eskom, South Africa
  • Musara Beta, Chief Market Analyst, SAPP, Zimbabwe
  • David Mwangi, Energy Consultant, Kenya
  • Andrew Reicher, Chairman, Berkeley Africa Energy, UK