Rural Electrification Forum

15 – 17 November 2011

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 15 November 2011

Knowledge partner

Formador: Dr. Alexandre Rodrigues, Partner, PMO Projects, Mozambique

09h30 – 12h00

Workshop A – Project Design and Management
Know how to design a project suitable to be funded

Trainer: Eng. Philip Rosslee, Partner, PMO Projects, South Africa

14h00 – 17h00

Workshop B – Theft Management
Become an expert on reducing material theft impact on your project

Trainer: Eng. Philip Rosslee, Partner, PMO Projects, South Africa

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Opening session

Strategies for Electricity and Telecommunications next stage growth in Rural Africa

09h30 – 10h30

Honourable Minister of Science and Technology of Mozambique, Mr. Venâncio Massingue
Honourable Vice-Minister of Energy of Mozambique, Mr. Jaime Himede
Eng. Isidoro da Silva, Chairman, INCM – National Institute of Communications of Mozambique, Mozambique
Eng. Manuel Cuambe, Chairman, EDM – Electricity of Mozambique, Mozambique
Dr. Cândido Gobo, Executive Administrator, TDM – Telecommunications of Mozambique
Dr. Miquelina Menezes, CEO, FUNAE – National Fund for Energy, Mozambique

Session 1.0.1

Policy tools and key successful factors to cost-effectively scale-up rural access to electricity
Chairman: Dr. Matteo Villa, Business Development Manager, LDK Solar Europe, Luxemburg

11h30 – 12h00

EDM Master Plan for Rural Electrification
Eng. Marcelino Gildo, Admnistrator for Electrification and Projects, EDM – Electricity of Mozambique, Mozambique

12h00 – 12h30

The vertical integrated PV industry to reach GRID PARITY and Democratic Solar Energy Access in Africa
Dr. Matteo Villa, Business Development Manager, LDK Solar Europe, Luxemburg

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

12h30 – 13h00

Electrification trough consumer cooperatives in Uganda
Dr. Tuzinde Mbaga, Economist, Authority of Electricity Regulation, Uganda  

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

Session 1.1.1

How can regulators effectively promote universal access to rural electricity and foster private investors interest on it
Chairman: Eng.Marcelino Gildo, Admnistrator for Electrification and Projects,  EDM –  Electricity of Mozambique, Mozambique

14h00 – 14h30

Overview of the electricity regulation in Mozambique and changes expected to happen in the near future which will make rural electrification projects economically sustainable for private investors
Dr. Isaque Chande, Commissioner, CNELEC – National Council for Electricity, Mozambique

14h30 – 15h00

Latest legal framework developments – Using PPPs for power generation and power commercialization
Eng. Pascual Bacela, National Director for Electricity, Ministry of Energy, Mozambique

15h00 – 15h30

The role of the user based management business model in rural electrification – The Uganda experience
Mr. Nyabutundu B.K Wilson, Rural Electric Cooperatives Development Officer, Rural Electrification Agency-Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

15h30 – 16h00

Solar lighting solutions for Africa
Senior executive, Philips

Session 1.2.1

National and international financing and funding
Chairman: Dr. Isaque Chande, Comissionar, CNELEC – National Council for Electricity, Mozambique

16h30 – 17h00

O Programa de Desenvolvimento Energético – qual o seu papel como motor do desenvolvimento energético em Moçambique e África Subsaariana
Dr. Dirk van Eijik, Programe Manager, AMES-M, Acesso ao Serviço Moderno de Energia, GIZ – Cooperação Internacional Alemã, Moçambique

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

17h00 – 17h30

Mozambique’s funding structure and mechanisms for Rural Electrification Projects
Dr. Laura Nhacala, Planning and Studies Director, Ministry of Energy of Mozambique, Mozambique

17h30 – 18h00

Criteria for off-grid projects to be approved and financed – economic, technical, financial and operational viability
Eng. Miguel Diogo, Head of Solar and Wind systems’ division, FUNAE- National Fund for Energy, Mozambique

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

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday 17 November 2011

Session 2.0.1

Common challenges and issues to rural electrification and rural connectivity

09h30 – 10h30

Roundtable: Overcoming technical and social challenges and productive uses of electricity and connectivity
Chairman: Eng. João Mabombo, Senior Expert in Infrastructures, Africa Development Bank, Mozambique*

  • Dr. Isaque Chande, Comissionar, CNELEC – National Council for Electricity, Mozambique
  • Eng. Pascual Bacela, National Director for Electricity, Ministry of Energy, Mozambique
  • Eng. Ricardo Messias, Power Network Distribution Expert, EDP Distribution, Portugal
  • Mr. Alcido Nguenha, Country MD, SEACOM, Mozambique
  • Eng. Isidoro da Silva, Chairman, Board of Directors, INCM – National Institute of Communications of Mozambique, Mozambique
  • Eng. Jamo Macanze, Technology and Business Incubator Manager, Mozambique Information and Communication Technology Institute (MICTI)
  • Eng.º Waheed Amin, Chief Executive Officer for Operations, Vodacom, Mozambique
  • Eng. João Faria, General Manager, Eurico Ferreira, Mozambique

Session 2.1.1

Innovative and cost effective solutions for off grid rural electrification
Chairman: Dr. António Saíde, National Director for Renewable Energies, Ministry of Energy of Mozambique

11h00 – 11h30

Development strategy for new and renewable energies and its impact on rural electrification in Mozambique
Dr. António Saíde, National Director for Renewable Energies, Ministry of Energy of Mozambique

11h30 – 12h00

Meeting the countries potential for renewables energy generation and knowing the state of the art for solar, wind, hydro, biomass and biodiesel renewable energy projects
Dr. Miquelina Menezes, CEO, FUNAE – National Fund for Energy, Mozambique

12h00 – 12h30

Mini-grid: the most convenient solution for rural electrification – a 50 villages case study in Mozambique
Dr. Miguel Matias, Executive Vice President, Self Energy, Mozambique

Session 2.2.1

Best practices on technology, infrastructures, regulations in order to maximise the productive uses of electricity

14h00 – 14h30

India’s Energy Outlook and Proposed Solar-PV Electrification Cooperative Model in Madhya Pradesh
Mr. Najib Altawell, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

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

14h30 – 15h00

EDP Distribution experience in Rural Electrification – the case of the Portuguese surface electrification during the 80s
Eng. Manuel Rodrigues da Costa, Assistant to the Board of Administrators, EDP Distribution, Portugal 

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

15h00 – 15h30

One Electron, one Smile – social impacts of power infrastructures on rural communities
Eng. Luís Miguel Figueiredo, General Manager for Energy, Grupo Proef

Session 2.3.1

Roundtable

16h30 – 17h00

Rural Electrification and Rural Connectivity programs as the tipping point for rural sustainable industrial development
Chairman & moderator: Dr. Rogério Manuel , Chairman of the Board, Association of Economic Confederations of Mozambique, Mozambique*

  • Dr. Miquelina Menezes, CEO, FUNAE – National Fund for Energy, Mozambique
  • Dr. António Saíde, National Director for Renewable Energies, Ministry of Energy of Mozambique
  • Eng.Marcelino Gildo, Admnistrator for Electrification and Projects,  EDM –  Electricity of Mozambique, Mozambique
  • Eng. Juvêncio Maenzana, Chief Officer for Operations, Mcel
  • Ms. Mari Sophie Furu, Energy Counsellor , Norway´s Embassy, Mozambique
  • Eng. Luís Miguel Figueiredo, Unit Business Director and International Business Development, ProefEngenharia, Proef SGPS Group, Mozambique
  • Eng. Juvêncio Maenzana, Chief Officer for Operations, Mcel