Country Project Focus


 

Country project focus, Tuesday 26 March 2019

08:30

Organiser’s opening remarks

Bertha Dlamini
08:35

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Keynote Plenary

08:40

Keynote: Beyond the Grid: The thrilling potential for off-grid energy in Africa

  • The Samsø island story: Going 100% renewable
  • Rethinking the cost of off-grid power: Let's Do the Math
  • Sustainability matters
  • How Africa can best exploit off grid tech
Zayra Romo
09:00

Keynote: Powering Industry 4.0 - Unlocking the potential of the power sector to industrialise Africa

  • A new dawn: A new narrative for Africa’s power sector
  • Infrastructure: Catch-up time
  • Reinventing African power sector
  • Tech revolutions: widening gap or leapfrog opportunity?
  • Unpacking renewable energy in Africa to power the 4th industrial revolution
  • Africa's no-regret power route to industrialisation: How to dramatically upscale power infrastructure for industrialisation
Zayra Romo, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group
Panel discussion
09:20

The big debate: Renewables versus clean coal

Two opposing views, join our keynotes as they debate the following:How clean is clean? Cost? Tech?
09:30

Keynote: Powering Industry 4.0 - Unlocking the potential of the power sector to industrialise Africa

  • A new dawn: A new narrative for Africa’s power sector
  • Infrastructure: Catch-up time
  • Reinventing African power sector
  • Tech revolutions: widening gap or leapfrog opportunity?
  • Unpacking renewable energy in Africa to power the 4th industrial revolution
  • Africa's no-regret power route to industrialisation: How to dramatically upscale power infrastructure for industrialisation
09:40

The Presidential fireside chat

What is it like to oversee multiple mega infrastructure construction projects from the very top? What informs an infrastructure development plan? How should Africa go about in developing new power infrastructure? What would the former president do differently given the chance? Regrets and lessons learnt
10:00

Keynote session reserved for the CEO of Eskom

10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

Country project focus
11:39

East Africa

Yitemgeta Fantu Golla
Country project focus
11:40

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Ethiopia and what is being done to open the investment door

Abdalla Ahmed Mohammed Ali
Country project focus
12:00

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Sudan and what is being done to open the investment door

Thagichu Kiiru
Country project focus
12:20

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Tanzania and what is being done to open the investment door

Thagichu Kiiru, Ag. General Manager, Business Strategy, Kenya Power and Lighting Company
12:30

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

12:40

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

Southern Africa

Mmuso Raliselo
Country project focus
14:40

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Lesotho and what is being done to open the investment door

Mmuso Raliselo, Head of Energy Planning, Ministry of Energy and Meteorology
Country project focus
15:00

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Angola and what is being done to open the investment door

Antonio Gimo
Country project focus
15:20

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Mozambique and what is being done to open the investment door

Antonio Gimo, Planning Engineer, Electricidade de Mocambique EP
15:30

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

16:40

Addressing grid challenges and economic impacts of higher solar generation

Bernard Mbaine
16:40

Could offshore wind power be about to take off in Africa?

16:40

Cybersecurity: Safeguarding your data in the age of the dark Web

16:40

Data bankability: How Data can improve project financing metrics

16:40

How to enable agility and disruption in the energy industry

Andrew Palmateer
16:40

How to harness geothermal power in Africa

16:40

Human capacity development in the power and energy sector

16:40

Key tax developments affecting the energy industry

16:40

Mitigating financial risks on performing assets

16:40

Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce

Daniel Ohonde
16:40

Solar energy: Finding the recipe for large-scale deployment

Daniel Ohonde, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Emmy Rono
16:40

Talking tariffs - How to negotiate a better energy deal?

16:40

Tech of the future: CFB technology in a low carbon world

16:40

The new economics of energy storage

Bernard Mbaine
16:40

Winds of change? How to develop the wind sector in Africa

16:40

Women’s energy roundtable: Bringing together top female leaders to inspire and encourage development

Godwin Ugah Unimke
16:40

Youths as catalyst for increased solar penetration in Developing countries

Godwin Ugah Unimke, Programme Director, Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria
Ezekiel Odiogo
17:40

Investor keynote panel: Hear what really matters to infrastructure investors

  • Putting financial close first
  • The ongoing role of infrastructure allocations in an alternatives strategy
  • How should new entrants to the asset class address the various risk factors?
  • The evolving definitions of infrastructure and the effect on investor thinking
  • Directs, co-investments and platforms. What do the access options of the future look like?
Helen Tarnoy
17:40

Keynote: A vision for a solar-powered Africa

  • Making DESERTEC a reality
  • Building one of the world’s largest solar factories in Africa
  • Lowering panel costs, taking control of the supply chain and supporting the new government’s agenda to bring manufacturing to Africa
  • Enabling Africa to become a leading energy exporter
  • The move towards becoming SEA’s first vertically integrated solar company
  • Bringing (solar) power to the people
  • Conditions for success
  • Creating a positive environment for Solar Home Systems investment
last published: 02/Nov/18 07:45

 


Country project focus, Wednesday 27 March 2019

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:00

Keynote: The future of electricity and the forces disrupting the sector

  • An introduction to National Grid
  • The new digital disruptors
  • Digital innovations in international utilities and how Africa can capitalise on the opportunities of the digital age
  • Creating a robust distribution grid infrastructure to capitalise on the digital revolution
  • Building new technology infrastructures and installing millions of devices in the field while meeting the challenges of providing safe, reliable and lowest possible cost power and new services to an ever-growing customer base
  • Meeting changing customer needs by opening new digital channels and providing more information and insights, along with innovative products and services
  • Innovation, disruption and the utility business model – what’s next?
Mima Nedelcovych
09:20

The grand debate: Localising the energy economy

Two opposing views, join our keynotes as they debate the following questions:What implications will the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement have for manufacturing localisation in the power sector across Africa? Will decentralised generation become mainstream? How utilities transition changing power markets? Is the net electricity exporter dream alive and well? Will embedded generation and net metering take off?
Zayra Romo, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group
Panel discussion
09:40

Keynote Panel: Preparing today’s utility for tomorrow’s disruption: Future-proofing your business / Keeping up with new world business models: Why and how utilities need to change and innovate to stay

  • Is the utility business model as we know it becoming obsolete?
  • With distributed and new sources of energy coming into play, how can utilities seamlessly integrate it into the business?
  • Navigating disruptive trends in technology, policy and customer dynamics
  • Becoming a trendsetter: How can utilities stay ahead of the curve?
  • New opportunities: Developing strategic partnerships with other industries
  • Why and how should a utility consider listing on a stock exchange
  • Strategies for long term shareholder value: What next following restructuring and where can growth be found in the power sector?
William Liabunya, CEO, Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Ltd (EGENCO)
Jean Bosco Kayombo Katanga, Director General, S N E L
10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

North Africa

Ahmed Hussien Ahmed
Country project focus
11:40

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Egypt and what is being done to open the investment door.

Ahmed Hussien Ahmed, GENERAL MANAGER OF TECHNICAL AAFAIRS, Ministry of Petroleum
Ayoub Oubrourhim
Country project focus
12:00

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Morocco and what is being done to open the investment door.

12:20

Buying, selling, funding or restructuring IPPs or partnering with others

12:20

Converting data into insight

12:20

Embedding governance, risk and compliance throughout their organization, supply chain and business ecosystems

12:20

Engaging with customers on their terms

12:20

How a utility can turn cyber risks into an opportunity

12:20

Leveraging people as a strategic asset

12:20

Mitigating threats to operations, IT systems and business

12:20

Municipalities generating their own energy

12:20

Optimizing operations and streamlining support functions

Wendinmi Hermann Oger Dipama, Ingenieur Electromecanicien, Societe nationale d'electricite du Burkina
12:20

Re-engineering the skills SETAs - Establishing strategies to change, grow, adapt, shape and respond to a disruptive environment

Yvette Manuel, Training & SETA Administrator, Kelvin Power
12:20

The next big solar market: Engaging low & moderate income communities

12:20

Transforming risk into a strategic advantage

12:20

Trash talk: How waste-to-energy can gain traction in Africa

12:20

Turning the utility’s technology vision into reality

12:20

You will go bankrupt unless you know this: Codes and standards

13:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

West Africa

Country project focus
14:40

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Benin and what is being done to open the investment door.

Ousmane Ahmed Bagre
Country project focus
15:00

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Senegal and what is being done to open the investment door.

Ousmane Ahmed Bagre, Chief Department Energy Electric, Fondation 2IE
Country project focus
15:10

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

Central Africa

Judicaël Léonce Eugène Anvane-Obame
Country project focus
15:20

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Gabon and what is being done to open the investment door.

Herbert Gotran Djono Ahaba
Country project focus
15:40

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Central African Republic and what is being done to open the investment door.

Antonio Nsue Ncogo
Country project focus
16:00

The hottest projects in the pipeline in the DRC and what is being done to open the investment door.

Antonio Nsue Ncogo, Director of Energy, Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons
Country project focus
16:10

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking, Refreshments

17:00

Close of Power and Electricity World Africa 2019

last published: 02/Nov/18 07:45

 

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