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Generation, 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




Case study : The remake of a State: Building new infrastructure during a conflict

•    Securing finance 
•    Working with all stakeholders
•    Ensuring employee security

Joseph Chiedu Ugbo

How the NDPHC plans to build and successfully commission new power projects

•    Procurement considerations
•    Managing risks and black swans
•    Sticking to project timelines
•    Avoiding project delays 
•    Working with multiple suppliers
•    Making skills development a focus
Mohamed Salem Ahmed Brahim Vall

How can you gain competitive advantage in the transformation of African power markets

•    Operating in challenging markets: opportunities and prospects
•    Managing key cost centers
•    Gaining a structural cost advantage
•    Managing information intensity
•    Digitising the investment life-cycle
•    Disruptive solutions

Mohamed Salem Ahmed Brahim Vall, Director General, Somelec
Dramane Coulibaly

The reforms of the sectors of electricity in Mali

•    Overview
•    Results achieved 
•    Lessons & recommendations
Dramane Coulibaly, Director General, EDM
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
  • Mr Abel Nsabimana

    Mr Abel Nsabimana, Researcher, Polytechnical University of Gitega

    Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit




    Coal, hydro and geothermal

    Roger Kankwende

    The future of hydropower generation in Africa

    •    Tapping into the Nile
    •    The reservoir filling options
    •    New mega hydro based power stations in the pipeline 
    •    these sectors ...
    •    Has the El Niño killed this market’s future prospects?
    Roger Kankwende, Expert, Grand Inga Development and Promotion Agency (ADPI)
    Mashale Phumaphi

    How are new coal technologies transforming thermal coal power generation?

    •    Exploring your options
    •    Everything you need to know about gasification & desulphurisation
    •    Development of CCS in Africa
    •    When will CCS become commercially viable?
    •    Retrofitting existing plants
    •    Cost implications and other considerations  
    Jaco van der Merwe

    Coal-sourcing from scratch: the right coal-buying questions to ask

    •    Its more than just price: deciding on coal specifications and origination 
    •    Tips for negotiating coal-supply contracts
    •    Mitigating transport infrastructure inefficiencies
    •    You have low grade coal, now what?
    Benjamin Skolnik

    Catalyzing geothermal exploration in Kenya

    •    Establishing the potencial: funding exploration and feasibility studies 
    •    Removing barriers to inflows of investment for geothermal energy development
    •    Building institutional technical and human capacity 
    Benjamin Skolnik, Energy Officer, Power Africa - USAID
    Jón Örn Jónsson

    The rise of geothermal in the African Rift Valley

    • Developing PPPs and attractings IPPs
    • Geothermal energy to power economic growth
    • Coordination & synergies among support programs and donours
    • Available finance schemes

    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: 27/Mar/17 16:16


    Generation, 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




    Distributed generation

    Yesufu Longe Alonge

    The Distribution System Operator (DSO) needs a new business model

    •    Why does the DSO need a new role?
    •    Passive vs. Active approach
    •    What should it look like?
    •    Active system management and the DSO
    •    Revenues and incentives
    •    A new regulatory framework
    Ibrahim Salet Koue

    An African approach to distributed generation

    •    Scope and definitions of small-scale DG 
    •    Strategic Imperative 
    •    Geographic scope and hot spots
    •    Three big predictions
    Ibrahim Salet Koue, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Petrol & Energy
    Olabode Esan

    Urban / rural electrification projects in Africa

    •    Mauritania – centralized and distributed generation •    Morocco – solar home systems •    Egypt – rural electrification program  Developer’s approach to utility scale solar projects
    Gareth Gregory

    Distributed generation cannot be stopped

    •    Why utilities shouldn’t undermine distributed generation
    •    Distributed generation on the tipping point?
    •    What does the utility of the future look like?
    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




    Diesel and gas power

    Jon Marks

    How to tap into Africa’s 400 gigawatts of gas-generated power

    •    Africa set to switch on gas-to-power potential 
    •    How to build pipelines to evacuate the gas
    •    How higher levels of integration would result in larger regional gas options being favored
    •    A focus on projects in Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania
    •    Show me the money: how to finance new gas to power projects


    Mr Des Muller

    Africa as the next frontier for nuclear technology – how?

    •    How South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria can realise their nuclear ambitions 
    •    Finance & economics
    •    Skills & technological capacity
    Knox Msebenzi

    Africa going nuclear? National and regional energy planning for nuclear power development

    •    Risks, costs and feasibility for the African continent
    •    Legal and nuclear safety and security considerations
    •    How to fund a regional project

    Exhibition Visit, Networking, Refreshments


    Close of Power and Electricity World Africa 2017

    last published: 27/Mar/17 16:16

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