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T&D, 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


T & D Smart Electricity

Mark Ossel

Future proof, open architecture for smart grid and smart metering; guidelines for DSO and regulators

Paul Vermeulen

Smart energy systems : an integrated approach

•    From  smart grids to smart energy systems – a market operation based approach 
•    The introduction phase
•    The large-scale integration phase
Paul Vermeulen, ‎Manager DSM and SSM, City Power
Kouamé Kissy Dey

Next gen smart meter rollouts

•    Timing for a smart meter push - push vs pull
•    Real-time data and advanced analytics and making sense of the benefits
•    Customer engagement, consumer data and privacy
•    Smart metering as a bridge head to new business models
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


    T and D, Smart Electricity


    Network and Grid Market Design

    Jean Jacques Ntab

    Reducing technical and non-technical losses in the power sector

    •    Is private sector participation a necessary condition for success?
    •    The technological revolution: Automated meter reading and advanced metering
    •    infrastructure
    •    The way forward: strategies and plans
    Florence Nsubuga

    Ensuring high efficiency power transmission in Africa 

    •    Why HVDC means high efficiency
    •    Converters that block disruptive cascades
    •    An alternative to transmission towers
    Florence Nsubuga, COO, Umeme
    Adamkul Orokeyevich Zhunusov

    The modelling of the common electricity market in the Eurasian space

    Adamkul Orokeyevich Zhunusov, Minister, Eurasian Economic Union
    Sam Edoho

    The rise of the microgrid

    •    Benefits of the microgrid
    •    Offsetting costs
    •    Conceptualising, modeling, deployment of a         microgrid
    •    How to stabilise a microgrid 
    •    Opportunities and challenges on investing in         African power T&D sector
    Jemai Hichem

    Analytical accounting: Analysis of the cost of KWh in relation to the issues of the tariff policies


    Big Data analytics


    Using machine learning to predict utility demand more accurately

    •    Trends and models
    •    Developing daily, seasonal and cyclical trends usage patterns
    •    Predicting irregular events
    Dr Spero Mensah

    The ingredients of transformation: Utility companies, regulators & analytics

    •    Data analytics and utility fundamentals: reliability, safety, security, customer service, etc. and the increasing expectations of regulators
    •    Grid defection, renewables, and grid stability  what we know and what we don’t know that we need to know
    •    Economic realities, the utility death spiral, and the need for a new utility paradigm

    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


    T&D, 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


    T and D, Smart Electricity


    Renewable integration

    Mr Rojas Manyame

    A holistic view on grid integration of renewable energy generation – the Namibian case study

    •    Policy and regulation 
    •    Technology options
    •    Enabling and disruptive technologies for renewable integration 
    •    Unlocking the potential of South Africa's electricity grid
    Chavan Dabeedin

    Managing variable, flexible and intermittent power on the grid

    •    Modelling  variable energy resources
    •    Managing changing market operations
    •    How to forecast renewable generation and achieve system flexibility
    •    Demand response and distributed energy resources

    Billing & revenue

    Peter Mtonda

    Migration from postpaid to prepaid metering- Escom experience

    •    How to launch a mobile payment platform
    •    Best practices utilities can employ to improve mobile payments 
    •    Case studies 
    Peter Mtonda, Director of Distribution and Customer Services, Escom Ltd
    Lorien Gamaroff

    How blockchain smart meter technology is simplifying revenue collection

    •    How it works
    •    Integrating Bitcon & digital wallets
    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


    T and D, Smart Electricity



    Lovemore Chilimanzi

    Power trading to drive southern African electricity landscape

    •    How Mozambique will dominate the supply side
    •    Namibia an opportunity on demand side
    •    Building a multi-billion power transmission network linking Southern Africa
    •    Net exporters – which country’s ambitions will become reality?
    Lovemore Chilimanzi, Technical Director, Africa GreenCo
    Lebbi Changullah

    Panel: New Interconnectors – getting them built

    • Making The Cap and Floor Regime work in the African context
    • Key Regulatory and environmental considerations
    • Planning, property, construction considerations
    • How to secure funding
    Mr Emile Opangault, Director General, Arsel

    Market liberalisation

    Robert Futter

    Wheeling and dealing: Connecting electricity suppliers and customers in Southern Africa

    •    The “real cost of wheeling”
    •    Regulatory framework compliance
    •    Known examples
    •    Opportunities
    Sisa James Njikelana

    Levelling the playing field between the utility and IPPs

    •    Addressing the elephant in the room: Grid ownership and preferential procurement 
    •    How vertically integrated utilities can successfully compete with IPPs

    Exhibition Visit, Networking, Refreshments


    Close of Power and Electricity World Africa 2017

    last published: 27/Mar/17 16:16

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