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Solar & Energy Storage, 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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Big picture

Weldon Turner
Solar & Energy Storage

Setting the scene: The African market’s state of play

•    Taking the pulse: Market insights and opportunities
•    Risks versus myths: is solar PV a good investment opportunity?
•    Revenue streams, expected generation and payback periods 
•    Future proofi ng investments against the long term
Solar & Energy Storage

Africa 2030: Roadmap for a renewable energy future

•    The transformation of Africa with solar energy: prospects 
•    Off-grid solar: the next big thing
•    Technologies to harness Africa’s abundant solar resources 
•    Way forward to achieving remap 2030 prospects in Africa
Ms Monika Hennessen
Solar & Energy Storage

Control of PV power plants to guarantee compliance with grid regulations

Sengiphile Simelane
Solar & Energy Storage

Case study : Closing the energy gap with CSIR's energy autonomous micro power system

•    Cost comparisons
•    Scalability
•    Technology considerations
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

    Solar & Energy Storage

    Asset management

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    Solar & Energy Storage

    How to build a local solar PV module manufacturing industry

    •    The ART Solar case study – how they did it 
    •    Retrofitting an assembly plant to be able to manufacture 
    •    Government support and incentives
    •    How to compete with global established players
    Dr Stephan Padlewski
    Solar & Energy Storage

    Why solar is a sound investment if you do the right thing

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    Embedded generation

    Joe Dean
    Solar & Energy Storage

    There’s a sunny future ahead for rooftop solar power in Africa: here’s why

    •    Solar panels: a cheap commodity
    •    Is net metering clouding future rooftop solar        forecasts?
    •    Next gen residential inverter and power                 electronics
    •    Regulation for a new age
    •    What does the future hold?
    Dr Chikwerem Obi
    Solar & Energy Storage

    Unlocking the embedded generation market

    •    Lessons from Cape Town
    •    Should utilities be worried?
    •    How to make roof top solar affordable 
    •    The SolarCity business model: can it work in         Africa?
    •    Regulation and standards
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    Rural electrification

    Andre Nguesseu
    Solar & Energy Storage

    Disruptive business models: Reshaping rural opportunities

    •    Opportunities and challenges for developing off-grid solutions in Africa
    •    Innovative and disruptive business models for off-grid power 
    •    Developing enabling policies for the sector

    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


    Solar & Energy Storage, 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




    Big picture

    Mr Fred Sisson
    Solar & Energy Storage

    The art of the solar deal

    •    Think big
    •    What does a great deal look like
    •    Maximise your options
    •    Leverage & market knowledge 
    •    Cost containment
    Mr Fred Sisson, Chief Executive Officer, Synnove Energy Llc
    Dr Matthew Rowe
    Solar & Energy Storage

    The progress and developments in energy storage markets across the globe both from a technical and commercial perspective

    •    Key opportunities for energy storage and how it is seen globally as a disruptive technology.  
    •    The European/UK market & insights from a variety of perspectives regarding opportunities and challenges for energy storage as learnings for Africa 
    •    Opportunities for energy storage in Africa 
    Mr Mikhail Nikomarov
    Solar & Energy Storage

    Measuring the value of energy storage

    •    How to accurately treat the cost of storage (CAPEX, OPEX, efficiency, lifetime, frequency of use, degradation, etc)
    •    How to approach calculating the stacked value streams one gets from storage 
    •    Dealing with limitations, lack of information and lack of alignment 
    Professor Kenneth Ikechukwu Ozoemena
    Solar & Energy Storage

    Opportunities & impact: how storage will transform energy markets

    •    Trends for energy storage in 2017 and beyond
    •    Battery energy storage systems: propelling solar to maximum grid penetration
    •    Disruption alert: Storage will transform the utility’s business model
    Solar & Energy Storage

    Utility grid energy storage: Crossing the chasm to commercialisation

    •    Breaking the US$100/kWh barrier
    •    The need to provide solutions, not technologies
    •    Numerous stakeholders, concurrent value streams
    •    Disruptive technology in an incremental market
    •    Business model approaches
    •    Energy storage commercial regulation: Overview and recommendations
    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




    Innovations and applications

    Solar & Energy Storage

    Developing next-gen mechanical, chemical, electrical and electrochemical energy storage technologies in Africa

    •    How to finance this new market
    •    Identifying workable technologies
    •    Emerging electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies to look out for
    Solar & Energy Storage

    Innovations giving energy storage a jolt

    •    Technological improvements and price driver 
    •    How R&D in battery storage will evolve 
    •    The goal of bulk energy storage 
    James Barry
    Solar & Energy Storage

    Solar PV and Li-ion battery storage systems: Lessons learned from pilot projects

    •    Four principles for performance: Design, longevity, efficiency and intelligence 
    •    System integration: Getting different components to work together successfully 
    •    Safety: working towards safety guidelines for the battery storage industry 

    Utility scale storage

    •    When will utility-scale energy storage become widespread?
    •    Revenue and the wholesale market 
    •    How to bring technology costs down?
    Professor Bernard Bladergroen
    Solar & Energy Storage

    Utility scale storage and the economics of storage services

    •    When will utility-scale energy storage become widespread?
    •    Revenue and the wholesale market 
    •    How to bring technology costs down?
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    Opportunities and impact: storage transforming the African energy market

    •    Assessing Africa’s energy storage market
    •    How energy storage growth may boost the African mining industry
    •    Building a new industry – how Africa can be a key player in energy storage

    Exhibition Visit, Networking, Refreshments


    Close of Power and Electricity World Africa 2017

    last published: 23/Mar/17 14:16

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