THE POWER & ELECTRICITY WORLD AFRICA PAST WEBINARS

 

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Optimizing LCOE: How Quality Can Impact The Bankability Of Solar Assets

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

In recent years, the industry has been chasing higher and higher efficiency, and lower production costs. However, with current cell technologies, efficiency-boosting innovations are increasingly hard to come by. This is leading the industry to focus on other ways to improve module efficiency and lower project investment.

In this Webinar, we are going to discuss balancing module efficiency and cost. We have invited Carl Lee, Sales Director of EMEA at Seraphim Solar, to talk about the optical and electrical advantages of 9 busbar cells, reduced shading, mismatch loss, and bifacial power gains in Seraphim’s newest product.

With new data, Carl will demonstrate how these improvements increase module power outputs and how the CAPEX of solar projects, as well as the LCOE, will decrease markedly. Through flexible application demonstrations and operation simulations in varied locations like Europe, Asia, and the Americas this webinar will illustrate the potential for these module-level innovations to positively impact LCOE. Join the experts.

We also invited Stephen Davey, Head of Business Development, Sub-Saharan Africa at GoodWe, to share insights into residential and small C&I storage market trends in South Africa. More importantly, he is bringing Goodwe’s strategy for addressing this market with its storage inverters and battery products.

Learning Points:

  • How to balance increases in both cost and efficiency
  • Discussion of new findings on the improvement of module power output
  • GoodWe’s Achievements and Awards
  • Minimal LCOE – Higher Yield
  • GoodWe’s strategy and infrastructure development into SA and Sub-Saharan Africa

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“We are very pleased to be working with Terrapinn on this fruitful and well-attended webinar. Many thanks to the Terrapinn team for a great partnership and support. They responded promptly to our request and communication was extremely professional” - Zhu Yanhong, Marketing Planner, Seraphim, China

 

Panellists:

Carl Lee
Sales Director of EMEA
Seraphim Solar

 

Stephen Davey
Head of Business Development, Sub-Saharan Africa
GoodWe

Moderator:

Fabio Scala
Founder and Managing Director
FurtherAfrica

 

 

Achieving Energy Security: Encouraging Healthy Competition And Regulation For IPPs

Tuesday, 14 July, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

Energy security is a complex and evolving concept that is receiving monumental backlog in infrastructure development and investment paralysis. There is a failure of these deep issues to be addressed directly through clear policy, and/or definitive legislation and regulation to implement the policy.

Energy security, particularly that of electricity supply, is central to empowering economic development in the region. Despite being endowed with significant reserves of coal, oil and natural gas, only 39 million of the region’s 170 million people 1 have access to electricity, which is generated mainly from thermal and hydroelectric resources. This reflects the imbalance of supply and demand and therefore curtails the potential for economic development. IPPs, though, align very well with the national energy security agenda and are a definite solution to meeting Africa’s growing electricity needs. By empowering and allowing for fair legislation to prevail for IPPs, we will be able to reap the  multiple benefits, i.e diversifying both the supply and nature of energy production, introducing of new skills and in new investment into the industry, and benchmarking of performance and pricing.

Join us in this webinar to:
  • Understand the challenges posed by a lack of energy security
  • Analyse the importance and role of IPPs (both renewable and non-renewable) in the energy ecosystem and energy mix in achieving energy security
  • Learn more on how and where to invest and see what role you can assume to make sure the energy security narrative does not remain a dream

 

 

 

 

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Panellists:

Vitor Marquez da Cruz
Board Advisor
FurtherAfrica , United Kingdom

 

Eng. Julias Riungu
CEO
Tsavo Power , Kenya

Moderator:

Dr. Clinton Carter Brown
Energy Centre Head
CSIR , South Africa

 

 

 

The Power Of Flexibility - How To Maximise The Value Of Wind Power

Tuesday, 30 June, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

Wind power as an energy source has undergone a remarkable technological development and is considered among the fastest, cheapest and most reliable energy technologies in the market; and the technology benefits from regulated, relatively stable and predictable markets in most countries throughout the world.

Further investment and consideration should be put into wind as this source plays a key role in the energy transition.

Join this webinar to interact with the energy professionals and learn about:

  • The attractive opportunities driving the transition to wind
  • What the power system flexibility enablers are
  • What are the existing barriers in the wind energy sector and how to overcome them
  • Which policy framework needs to be adopted to allow for maximum adoption of wind

 

 

 

Hosted by:

 

Panellists:

Ahmed Zobaa
Fellow of African Academy of Science
Brunel University London , United Kingdom

 

Victor Gathogo
Renewable Energy and Climate Advisor
SNV , Kenya

 

Katherine Persson
Managing Director
Windlab East Africa , South Africa

Moderator:

Jo Dean
Board Member
SAREC , South Africa

 

 

If Carbon Free By 2050 Is A "Moonshot", How Do We Build The Rocketship?

Tuesday, 23 June, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

It is possible to switch to a fully sustainable global energy landscape within the next 30 years through greater geographical connectivity of solar, wind and hydro power; that can reduce energy use and cut costs.

Without the support of policymakers, businesses and other organisations, the transition may not happen fast enough, because many African countries, despite making a shift to renewables, still heavily rely on coal for energy.

The current pandemic looming over the globe has been a blessing to the environment as there has been wipe out of demand of fossil fuels and higher demand on cleaner more sustainable sources of energy. But we do not have much time. The global clean energy transformation needs to happen now.

From the experts on this webinar, you will learn:

  • What needs to change for the world to hit its 2050 carbon-free goals
  • The importance of collaboration and innovation in energy
  • How to clean coal if we still need to use it

 

 

 

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Panellists:

Dr. Kilian Hagemann
Managing Director
G7 Renewable Energies , South Africa

 

Godfrey Phiri
Energy Mix Expert and National Coordinator
Civil Society Organisation Environmental Hub , Zambia

 

Ted Blom
Energy Advisor
Mining and Energy Advisors , South Africa

Moderator:

Aly Z. Ramji
Managing Editor
The Exchange EA , Kenya

 

 

The Impact Of Storage And Electric Vehicles - Is The Rise Of EVs An Additional Reason To Develop Solar?

Tuesday, 16 June, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

Electric vehicles are unlikely to create a power-demand crisis but could reshape the load curve. With the electrification of mobility accelerating, energy producers and distributors need to understand the potential impact of EVs on electricity demand. It will therefore be necessary to integrate renewable energy sources such as solar photovoltaics, wind energy systems and diverse varieties of bioenergies. In addition, there are opportunities for decarbonisation within the transportation sector itself.

This webinar will concentrate on EV adoption integrated with renewable energy sources, specifically, solar. 

By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why Evs have boomed and made an impact on the energy transition
  • The market trends and what to equipment to invest in
  • How small-scale solar PV, batteries and EVs in combination can add value and drive mutual growth.

 

 

 

Hosted by:

 

Panellists:

Ahmed Zobaa
Fellow of African Academy of Science
Brunel University London , United Kingdom

 

Hiten Parmar
Director
uYilo e-Mobility Programme , South Africa

 

Humphrey Munzvengwa
Managing Director
Zeroth Energy , South Africa

Moderator:

Fabio Scala
Founder and Managing Director
FurtherAfrica , United Kingdom
 

 

 

LNG And The Energy Transition - Opportunities Fostering Growth In The Fast-Changing Energy Environment

Tuesday, 9 June, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 
Gas is set to overtake oil as the world’s primary energy source. A massive boost to investment will be needed to fuel the rise of gas if it is surely to play its essential role in the energy mix in the lead-up to 2050. Massive investment and finance will need to be secured in order to secure and maintain infrastructure and equipment that can manage liquefied natural gas supply and demand.
 
By attending this webinar, you will find out:
  • What our experts forecast for the energy transition and the impact of LNG
  • What today's LNG market trends are
  • How to forecast the importance of LNG as a transportation fuel to a lucrative energy future

 

 

 

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Panellists:

Paul Eardley-Taylor
Head, Oil & Gas, Southern Africa
Standard Bank , South Africa

 

Bimbola Kolawole
Energy Analyst
Rystad Energy , United Kingdom

 

Samson Mumba
President
Africa LPG Association , Zambia

Moderator:

Fabio Scala
Founder and Managing Director
FurtherAfrica , United Kingdom

 

How To Secure Finance For Vital Infrastructure Maintenance In A Distressed Global Environment

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

The discussion with respect to infrastructure investment has been punctuated by calls for more resources to be made available to close the “financial gap” between the current global levels of investment compared with the estimated global need.

Systemic uplift in the levels of investment must happen to drive global economic growth, innovation and energy security. The pandemic has caused an array of new challenges for every nation’s energy sector, with utilities and operators of critical infrastructure working to keep the lights on, homes heated, and fuel moving—all while confronting their own workforce and operational limitations.

Ministries, utilities, IPPs, municipalities, regulators and financiers need to work together to ensure the continuation of these critical services and to make sure maintenance issues are resolved ,which becomes much more difficult during a pandemic.

Join us and other experts in this webinar, and learn how the energy sector is planning to finance strategic infrastructure maintenance, the biggest challenges they are facing in accomplishing this and the role key energy actors and financiers are playing in preparing for and facilitating this vital work.

 

 

 

 

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Panellists:

Elijah Omiyale
CEO
Bokunbo Consulting Ltd , United Kingdom

 

Winston Cluff
Managing Director
Cluff Trade and Investments Pty Ltd , South Africa

Moderator:

Bimbola Kolawole
Energy Analyst
Rystand Energy,  United Kingdom

 

 

 
 
 

The Rise Of Battery Storage Solutions: Why And How The Impact Of Global Lockdowns Is Driving This Boom

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

The globe has slowed down as a result of the lockdown with a considerable number of cities, leading to reduced pollution activity. With the large number of renewable energy sources (RES) employed in the last decades to decarbonise the energy sector, a growing number of energy storage devices have been coupled with RES and are on high demand right now. Maybe this could be the silver lining of this dark cloud.

Attend this webinar to find out how energy storage sector is breaking records and making profits despite the difficult times the world is facing.

 

 

 

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Panellists:

Ahmed Zobaa
Fellow of African Academy of Science Author - Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology
Brunel University London  , United Kingdom

 

Kevin Robinson
Board of Advisors
Africa Solar Industry Assocation , South Africa

 

Ms Nelisiwe Magubane
Advisor
Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities , South Africa

Moderator:

Fabio Scala
Founder and Managing Director
FurtherAfrica , United Kingdom
 

Developing Your Energy Vision: Securing Finance For The Future Of Your Organisation In A Stressed Global Environment

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

Longer-term planning on future energy needs and energy options is key for the energy ecosystem to survive these looming times. If you don't identify where you want to go, you can't plot the course to get there. This webinar will explore how organizations can develop a vision for their energy future by attracting green investment and sustainable finance now.

 

 

 

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Panellists:

Ennis Rimawi
Managing Director
Catalyst MENA Energy Fund , Jordan

 

Elizabeth A. Rogo
President (East Africa)
African Energy Chamber , Kenya

 

William Lohrmann
Commercial PPA Manager
Acciona , South Africa

Moderator:

Yvette Manuel
Training and Seta Manager
Kelvin Power , South Africa

 

How To Survive The Upcoming Demand Shock As Mining Operations Come Back Online

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

Bringing back a mine isn't like turning the lights back on. For this reason, some mining companies have resulted to scaling down operations and employees rather than shutting down completely. In normal times, a decrease in supply leads to higher commodity prices. However, these are not normal times. The reason is, there has been an equal if not larger reduction in the global demand for commodities. So how do you get through these uncertain times? In this webinar , experts from the industry will offer you some advice on how to survive this nightmare.

 

 

 

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Panellists:

Dr. Azza Addi
Advisor to HE the Minister
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainability  , Kingdom of Morocco

FGF

Claude Kakemba
Executive Director
Southern Africa Resource Watch  , South Africa

Moderator:

Fabio Scala
Founder and Managing Director
FurtherAfrica,  United Kingdom

 

 
 
 


The Opportunity Of Peer-To-Peer Trading And Microgeneration In Africa

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

A retail power trading platform can help microgeneration players sell or trade their energy to potential buyers. Buyers can choose to buy power from a neighbour, a local solar farm, a distributed rooftop solar system, or home battery bank.

But before Africa can move to power trading as an alternative solution to energy access woes, fundamental frameworks, technologies, infrastructure, business models and the biggest piece of the puzzle - regulations, will need to come together.

This webinar invites you to take an in-depth dive with the expert panellists into the realm of power trading, microgeneration and Africa's readiness with the advent.

 

 

 

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Panellists:

Ariel Mutegi Mbae
Chief Engineer - Network Audit
Kenya Power & Lighting Co. Ltd

FGF

Hiten Parmar
Director
uYilo e-Mobility Programme, South Africa

FGFG

Oregbesan Olalekan
Head of ICT
NAPTIN, Nigeria

Moderator:

Adil Nchabeleng
Independent Energy Analyst
Transform SA
 

 

Horizon 2020: Alternatives For Smart And Efficient Energy

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

The African energy sector has gone through great changes and overcome several hurdles on its journey to deliver secure, clean and affordable energy to its people. The public and private sector have come together to bridge the gap in innovation, bringing Africa a step closer to achieving full energy resilience. But we still have a long way to go in becoming a cut above the rest, therefore we need to look at alternatives that will level us up.

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Panellists:

Ms Nelisiwe Magubane
Advisor
Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities, South Africa

FGF

Rens Bindeman
Senior Technical Advisor
SARPA, South Africa

FGFG

Mlungisi Mkhwanazi
Executive Director
Africa Utilities Technology Council, South Africa

Moderator:

Tafadzwa Toro
Electrical Engineer
Actom, South Africa
 

Power Amidst An Outbreak: The Importance Of Energy Access During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 10h00 (GMT +2)
 

The globe is facing the unprecedented challenge of dealing with the most massive health crisis it has ever seen - COVID-19. What is the impact of this outbreak on the energy sector? How will utilities and power producers meet demand amidst this scourge?

Key experts and representatives of the energy space will delve into this panel discussion to examine the significance of energy access in the rise of COVID -19.

This webinar will help you to find out the steps businesses and utilities are taking to ensure energy access and vital projects proceed, in light of movement restrictions. Additionally, the webinar will provided attendees with clarity on how to secure investment for power projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how to deliver projects despite supply chain challenges.

 

 

 

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Panellists:

Ahmed Bolaji Nagode
AG Director General
NAPTIN  , Nigeria

FGF

Joseph Essandoh Yeddu
Strategic Planning and Policy
Energy Commission  , Ghana

FGFG

Paul Wambugu
Chief Innovation Officer
Kenya Electricity Generating Company  , Kenya

Moderator:

Kevin Robinson
Board of Advisors
Africa Solar Industry Association  , South Africa
 
 

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