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Asset Management, Tuesday 28 March 2017

Speed networking

Organiser’s opening remarks


Chairperson’s opening remarks

Charles Bayless

Global energy – making sense of a turbulent sector

•    How are utilities and IPPs approaching the marketplace? 
•    What are the drivers for new projects? 
•    The impact of pricing markets changes and regulatory uncertainty on power portfolio construction in general and renewables in particular
•    Is the existing energy infrastructure fit for purpose in an environment undergoing significant upheaval? 
•    How will global events affect the African power market?
•    Energy storage: The missing link to renewable energy
Professor Donald Sadoway

Africa's next 'leap frog' : Energy Storage

•    Why 2017 is the year of the battery, and how you can profit from it
•    How low-cost renewable battery could revolutionise Africa's energy supply
•    How storage could ‘unlock’ renewables
•    Technology option
•    Timelines & scalability 
•    Disengaging from government

Fireside chat with H. E Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority, UAE

Keynote session reserved for the CEO of Eskom

Reserved for Title Sponsor

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The digital utility: New opportunities and challenges

•    Why asset management is going digital
•    Improving productivity and efficiency
•    Advanced analytics and the multichannel customer journey
•    Digital vision and positioning
•    Transformation and technique
Hemal Bhana
Asset Management

Why digitisation is an opportunity for Africa

  • More performance out of the existing assets
  • Tapping into the potential of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Smart connected assets - what’s the big opportunity
  • How do we do it?
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The digital power plant: New opportunities and challenges

•    Improving productivity and efficiency
•    Employing advanced analytics 
•    Staying ahead of rising overhead costs
•    New frontiers: The digital transformation ahead
Dr Mohamed Saied
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Digitilisation and the power grid: Innovation and trends

•    How digitisation drives smart grid innovation
•    Intelligent transformer substations
•    From SVC and FACTS to HVDC
•    Digital simulation: Linking the virtual world to reality
•    How digitalisation enables energy distribution
round tables


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.
  • A balancing act: Higher tariffs or power cuts
  • Breaking the bottlenecks for African wind energy
  • Developing IPPs in Africa - a legal perspective
  • Chana Gluck

    Chana Gluck, General Counsel, Gigawatt Global

  • How regulators can prevent a conflict of interest when working with a vertically interegtaed utility as well as IPPs [post privatisation]
  • Mr Haliru Dikko

    Mr Haliru Dikko, DGM, NERC

  • How to curb electricity theft and vandalism
  • How to get Africa to embrace energy efficiency
  • Private Power: Overcoming barriers by emerging power producers
  • Mr Landiwe Mahlangu

    Mr Landiwe Mahlangu, Chief Economist, National African Federated Chamber of Commerce

  • Solar in use with Instrumentation in rural areas
  • Mr Ricardo Hirschbruch

    Mr Ricardo Hirschbruch, Lead Local Division Manager, ABB

  • Suitable technologies towards the DOE 3.1GW gas to power program
  • Hermann Roehm

    Hermann Roehm, Director Sales, Power Generation, MTU South Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Tapping into bioenergy potential in Africa
  • Mamadou Diarra

    Mamadou Diarra, Consultant, Nigelec

  • The relevance of storage in Emerging Markets
  • Laurentius Human

    Laurentius Human, Chief Executive Officer, Jabil Energy

  • The value and potential of energy efficiency, and why this hasn’t been tapped to date
  • Benjamin Curnier

    Benjamin Curnier, Associate Director for Southern Africa, Carbon Trust

  • Trends in the power generation mix – fossil fuels, nuclear, renewable energy, and distributed generation
  • Abel Nsabimana

    Abel Nsabimana, Reseracher, Polytechnical University of Gitega

    Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

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    Plant efficiency

    Hermann Roehm
    Asset Management

    Ressano Garcia power plant in Mozambique, flexibility and scalability

    •    Rolls-Royce Medium Speed Reciprocating Gas and HFO Engines - a long history of reliable and successful references around the world and Africa
    Hermann Roehm, Director Sales, Power Generation, MTU South Africa (Pty) Ltd
    Naresh Kumar Yadav
    Asset Management

    Creating value through effective asset management

    •     Creating value and driving yield 
    •    Identifying cost drivers 
    •    Developing a framework adapted to projects and technology 
    •    Driving returns independent of subsidies
    Naresh Kumar Yadav, Plant Manager & DY Director of projects and procurement, Independent Power Tanzania Limited
    Ali ZATOUT
    Asset Management

    HRSG's - design, maintenance & monitoring best practices

    •    Maximising the return on investment in HRSG and thermal plants
    •    Improving the performance of gas turbine based power generating units
    •    Next gen plant automation technology 
    •    Operations & maintenance best practices guide
    Ali ZATOUT, Sonelgaz
    Asset Management

    Top tips for improved boiler operation and performance

    •    Maintain! Maintain! Maintain!
    •    Proper water Treatment
    •    Key technologies to incorporate 
    •    Top 5 tips
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    Dramatically improving operational efficiency

    •    How to benefit from powerful dashboards and key metric reporting tools 
    •    Better resource and capital allocation
    •    Lower cost of capital: Tracking and reporting on key investor requirements 
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    Asset insight: Using data and analytics to effectively manage a power plant’s capital equipment

    •    How to efficiently use power plant process data to improves asset management
    •    How to use data to make better decisions
    •    Transforming data into predictive intelligence
    •    Leveraging Big Data and analytics for greater reliability and profit

    Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments


    Silas Zimu

    Executive and special Presidential advisors panel : How are we modelling the power & electricity markets in our countries

    •    New large build programs
    •    Envisioned procurement programs
    •    Realising net exporter ambition 
    •    Cross border projects
    •    Where will the money come from
    •    How to expedite projects in the pipeline 
    •    Completing projects on time and in budget 
    Andre Kamba, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Supplies

    Chairpersons closing address and close of day one

    Africa Energy Awards

    last published: 23/Mar/17 14:16


    Asset Management, Wednesday 29 March 2017



    HE Serge Blaise Zoniaba

    Keynote: Youth in power: Changing the world by unlocking the power of young people

    •    Why engage young people?
    •    Old tactics are, well, old
    •    Seeing is believing: How to bring sexy back to the power sector
    •    From comics to apps to power stations

    Reserved for Platinum Sponsor


    Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

    round tables


    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.
  • Energy efficiency and alternative power for the manufacturing sector
  • Energy efficiency for the 21st century built environment
  • Dr Jeremy Gibberd

    Dr Jeremy Gibberd, Founder, Gauge

  • Energy for the empowerment of women entrepreneurs
  • Expert Views on Risk Mitigation Strategies for Solar Arrays in Demanding Climates
  • Dr Stephan Padlewski

    Dr Stephan Padlewski, Strategic Marketing Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions

  • How to develop a green economy
  • How to develop elements of a bankable private Power Purchase Agreement
  • Richard Doyle

    Richard Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Mulilo Energy Partners Pty Limited

  • Infrastructure PPPs - How countries with a skills shortage can best leverage them
  • Mr Carmelo Cocuzza

    Mr Carmelo Cocuzza, Head of Regional Representation of Southern Africa and Indian Ocean, European Investment Bank

  • Towards achieving the SDG 7 goals – the role of standards & smart grids
  • Paul Johnson

    Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, AFSEC

  • Unlocking Nigeria's economy through the development of electricity infrastructure
  • Olajuwon Olaleye

    Olajuwon Olaleye, Former Special Assistant (Investments, Finance & Donor Relations), Federal Ministry Of Energy


    Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit


    Exhibition Visit, Networking, Refreshments


    Close of Power and Electricity World Africa 2017

    last published: 23/Mar/17 14:16

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