Asset Management


Asset Management, Tuesday 27 March 2018


Organiser’s opening remarks


Chairperson’s opening remarks

Robert Armstrong

Rethinking universal access to energy in Africa

  •     Energy policy & economics redefined: Reframing the energy mix at government level
  •     How should power be democratised to the masses so more people can access electricity
  •     Understanding the evolving role of the utility in the value chain - How will the utility business model change as small-scale, distributed renewable energy adoption grows
  •     How can we better operate the utility of the future?
  •     Getting to the promise land: Realising the promise of gas to power in Africa
  •     Infrastructure upgrades to improve efficiency, reliability and reduce costs
  •     Accelerating new builds: Investment required to propel the industry forward
  •     Solving the talent crises
Robert Armstrong, Director of MIT Energy Initiative, M.I.T. Energy Initiative

Keynote session reserved for the CEO of Eskom


Speed networking


Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments


Big picture

Panel discussion
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Panel: Asset management goes digital

  •     Digital transformation - What it really means for Asset Management
  •     Dataism: What does Big Data mean for asset management?
  •     The algorithm already knows what you are going to do next
  •     Time for IoT 
  •     Leveraging analytics, cloud computing, mobile solutions, augmented and virtual reality, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance
  •     Vendors as partners 
Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, Ag. Director General, National Power Training Institution of Nigeria
Ahmed Bolaji Nagode
Asset Management

Best practices in developing a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP)

  •     Creating your SAMP
  •     ISO55001 for performance based maintenance  
  •     Implementing and managing your SAMP
  •     Preventing the case of stranded assets 
Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, Ag. Director General, National Power Training Institution of Nigeria

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

Asset Management

Condition monitoring - back to basics

  •     Acoustic & infrared monitoring 
  •     The most powerful tool in the industry: Dissolved Gas-in-oil Analysis (DGA) 
  •     High performance liquid chromatography
  •     Integrating IoT with low-voltage motors now  

Efficiency and maintenance

Asset Management

Aging management 101

  •     Steam generators
  •     Boilers
  •     Major components 
Lomile Modiselle
Asset Management

Optimising asset performance

  •     Using contextual optimisation to maximise asset value 
  •     How to minimize asset downtime
  •     Repurposing assets: Scoping value or liability?
  •     Managing remote & ageing assets

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshment


A new revenue model for municipalities

Rens Bindeman, Technical Advisor, SA Revenue Protection Association

International standards (in the power sector) and their importance

Evah Oduor, Regional Director, IEC Africa Regional Centre

Metering solar power

Harold Hayes, Chief Technical Officer, Landis + Gyr Pty Ltd

ROUNDTABLE: Consolidating energy reforms across Africa


ROUNDTABLE: Designing of power plants - Keeping energy efficiency in mind

Gareth Gregory

ROUNDTABLE: Eye on the horizon: How utilities can prepare for a DER future

Brian O'Hanlon

African energy projects: Sovereign guarantee or no sovereign guarantee? A choice with a long-lasting impact

  •     Are African power sovereign guarantees worth the paper they are written on? 
  •     Innovative funding models – financing without sovereign guarantees
  •     For the bold and fearless: How to invest in a non-investment grade market
  •     Where are the investors looking to invest
Brian O'Hanlon, Director of Business Development, Political & Sovereign Risk Insurance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Alan Mukoki, Chief Executive Officer, South African Chamber of Commerce and Inudstry
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Asset Management, Wednesday 28 March 2018


Chairperson’s opening remarks

Panel discussion

Keynote panel: An industry on the move: The utility of the future

  •     Increasing pressure in the global power industry’s core businesses and unprecedented competition across the value chain
  •     Massive opportunities awaiting those able to transform themselves and stay ahead of the curve as new technologies becomes competitive in many markets and have profoundly changed utilities needs
  •     How this is affecting utilities across the globe and in Africa especially as many view the revolution as a threat to their business model
  •     Diversifying the utility’s business model to safeguard profits: Ancillary service revenue opportunities from managing the customer’s home
  •     The grid is going smart: How to position the utility as a broadband service provider 
Lawrence Jones

Shaping the future of energy

  •     The state of the global energy markets
  •     Megatrends for energy efficiency and renewable energy and how these will impact Africa
  •     Digitalisation and how it is redefining energy
  •     New energy pioneers - Exploring the shifting forces in power markets
  •     Future energy prices - Impact on green technology
  •     Biofuels controversy, the solar disruption and climate change
  •     Fossil fuels & thermal generation – Do they still have a future?
  •     Tech & innovation – What comes next?

Speed networking


Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments


Inga Interconnection Project (DR Congo) -Cabinda (Angola) -Pointe Noire (Congo)


Roundtable Discussion Session

Now’s your chance to get really interactive! Simply pick one of our roundtable topics and join the debate. 
Numbers will be limited at each table, to ensure everybody gets their chance to participate in the discussion.

ROUNDTABLE: Cross border projects – getting them to work


ROUNDTABLE: Intelligence through software: optimising loads, orchestrating resources, and aggregating fleets


ROUNDTABLE: Opportunities in a destabilised African energy environment, setting a new trajectory


ROUNDTABLE: Regulator roundup: Tying it all together


ROUNDTABLE: Rural electrification in Africa: An economic development opportunity?


ROUNDTABLE: The Clean Power Plan – The African edition - Lesson’s from Obama’s Clean Power Plan


ROUNDTABLE: The regulatory framework requirement as the electricity supply industry transition distribution generation


Exhibition Visit, Networking, Refreshments

last published: 21/Mar/18 08:35