Generation


 

Generation, Tuesday 26 March 2019

08:30

Organiser’s opening remarks

Bertha Dlamini
08:35

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Keynote Plenary

Søren Hermansen
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
Andrew Herscowitz
09:00

How to work with Power Africa to secure investment

Panel discussion
09:20

Debate: Renewables versus clean coal

Two opposing views, join our keynotes as they debate the topic and how clean is clean? The costs, the tech and everything in between !
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

Fuel sources & emerging tech

Mashale Phumaphi
Generation
11:20

Coal in Africa’s future energy mix

  • Thermal coal outlook - long-term view of new-builds
  • Coal power goes digital
  • Can existing coal plants be saved?
  • Monetising economically unmineable coal for power generation– how?
Generation
12:00

Making the leap to next gen tech for power gen –  A cost effective guide for Africa

  • Keeping the operating system relevant
  • Efficiency improvements through emerging polygeneration technologies
  • Africa at the forefront of clean coal tech
  • Technological feasibility and cost analysis: Developing a low cost method
13:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

New builds

Panel discussion
Generation
14:20

Panel: From concept to megawatts: How to cost effectively build new power plants 

  • Common errors in the commissioning of an installation
  • Procurement considerations
  • Sticking to project timelines
  • Working with multiple suppliers
  • Connecting to the grid with ease
  • Making skills development a focus
  • Case studies
Antonio Gimo, Planning Engineer, Electricidade de Mocambique EP
Adil Diani
Generation
15:00

Future potential of new generation development to meet electricity demand and improve existing infrastructure

  • How will natural gas, as a fuel source, contribute to meeting future electricity demand?
  • What is the outlook for further development of renewable energy?
  • Is there a role for other fuel sources to expand generating capacity for Africa?
  • Where is project activity taking place to improve generation infrastructure through in-plant capital expenditure and maintenance investments?
King Taylor
Generation
15:20

Gas: The future of Africa’s energy market?

  • The future is coming…we need to be ready!
  • The role of gas in the future African energy mix
  • How can innovative technologies, business models and operating practices shape the future of the African natural gas industry?
  • New gas contracting options
  • Further development of hubs and price mechanisms
King Taylor, Commercial Director, West Coast Gas
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?

Emmy Rono, Legal Counsel, African Development Bank
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

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?
Ezekiel Odiogo, Principal Investment Officer, African Development Bank
Andrew Alli, Former President And Chief Executive Officer, Africa Finance Corporation
Herta Von Stiegel, Chief Executive Officer, Ariya Capital
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: 12/Mar/19 08:55

 


Generation, 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?
Zayra Romo
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
Mima Nedelcovych, President And Chief Executive Officer, Initiative for Global Development
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, Chief Executive Officer, 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

Hydro

Panel discussion
Generation
11:40

Panel: Hydro generation value chain: Addressing Africa's power shortfall

  • The end-to-end Service Chain
  • Data Collection
  • Intra-regional collaboration
  • The untapped potential of small hydro
Generation
12:10

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

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 And 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

Business models

Mohamed Mahmoud Soliman
Generation
14:20

Panel: Looking ahead: Future market and business models

  • What went wrong?
  • Blueprinting the future: The range of future business models
  • What revenue models work best in Africa
  • Where do we go from here?
Generation
15:00

A framework for fostering effective energy transitions

  • Progress on energy system improvements
  • Ways to foster greater progress
  • Transition paths and opportunities for improvement
  • Pathways and obstacles to a low-carbon economy
Generation
15:10

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

Nuclear

Knox Msebenzi
Generation
15:20

Fission accomplished: Getting nuclear power on grid faster and cheaper

  • Find an OEM that has built the same reactor technology elsewhere
  • The pitfalls of building bespoke
  • Get real about risk
  • Be mindful about localization
Panel discussion
Generation
15:40

Panel: Developing nuclear power in Africa

  • Nuclear fuel and reactors
  • Economics
  • Nuclear build prospects in Africa
  • The macro-economic case for nuclear
  • Power
  • Nuclear fuel supply and partnerships
Generation
16:10

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking, Refreshments

17:00

Close of Power and Electricity World Africa 2019

last published: 12/Mar/19 08:55

 

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