CONFERENCE AGENDA

Johannesburg, 26 - 27 March 2019

Schedule

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Mar 2608:35
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Chairperson’s opening remarks

Keynotes
Bertha Dlamini, Founder, Gen X
Mar 2608:40
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Keynote: Beyond the Grid: The thrilling potential for off-grid energy in Africa

Keynotes
  • The Samsø island story: Going 100% renewable
  • Rethinking the cost of off-grid power: Let's Do the Math
  • Sustainability matters
  • How Africa can best exploit off grid tech
Mar 2609:00
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Keynote: Powering Industry 4.0 - Unlocking the potential of the power sector to industrialise Africa

Keynotes
  • A new dawn: A new narrative for Africa’s power sector
  • Infrastructure: Catch-up time
  • Reinventing African power sector
  • Tech revolutions: widening gap or leapfrog opportunity?
  • Unpacking renewable energy in Africa to power the 4th industrial revolution
  • Africa's no-regret power route to industrialisation: How to dramatically upscale power infrastructure for industrialisation
Zayra Romo, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group
Mar 2609:20
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The big debate: Renewables versus clean coal

Keynotes
Two opposing views, join our keynotes as they debate the following:How clean is clean? Cost? Tech?
Brian Dames, CEO, African Rainbow Energy & Power
Rosemary Falcon, Proffessor, University of the Witwatersrand
Mar 2609:30
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Keynote: Powering Industry 4.0 - Unlocking the potential of the power sector to industrialise Africa

Keynotes
  • A new dawn: A new narrative for Africa’s power sector
  • Infrastructure: Catch-up time
  • Reinventing African power sector
  • Tech revolutions: widening gap or leapfrog opportunity?
  • Unpacking renewable energy in Africa to power the 4th industrial revolution
  • Africa's no-regret power route to industrialisation: How to dramatically upscale power infrastructure for industrialisation
Mar 2609:40
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The Presidential fireside chat

Keynotes
What is it like to oversee multiple mega infrastructure construction projects from the very top? What informs an infrastructure development plan? How should Africa go about in developing new power infrastructure? What would the former president do differently given the chance? Regrets and lessons learnt
John Dramani Mahama, Former President, Republic of Ghana
Mar 2611:40
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Coal in Africa’s future energy mix

Generation
  • Thermal coal outlook - long-term view of new-builds
  • Coal power goes digital
  • Can existing coal plants be saved?
  • Monetising economically unmineable coal for power generation– how?
Mashale Phumaphi, Managing Director, Shumba Coal
Mar 2611:40
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Mighty microgrids with big potential

Transmission & Distribution
  • Meet the microgrid, the technology poised to transform electricity
  • Smart grids and energy storage: Microgrid on a blockchain platform
  • Market drivers, analysis and forecast
  • Global microgrid tour: All signs point to Australia
Thagichu Kiiru, Ag. General Manager, Business Strategy, Kenya Power and Lighting Company
Mar 2611:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Ethiopia and what is being done to open the investment door

Country project focus
Yitemgeta Fantu Golla, Procurement and Energy Support Specialist, Crown Agents USA / USTDA / Ethiopian Electric Power
Mar 2611:40
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Operational excellence in a digital world

Asset management
  • Digital business strategy and delivery
  • Digital platforms and blockchain
  • Addressing operational challenges
Adeyemi Oyelami, Process Engineer, Egbin Power Plc.
Mar 2611:40
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Trends and driving forces – unleashing markets forces in Africa

Solar & Storage
  • Global solar trends – making them relevant for Africa
  • Cost, predictability and economic returns
  • Integration and technology advances support renewables
Leandro Leviste, Chief Executive Office - Founder, Solar Philippines
Mar 2611:40
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Perspectives on the African power financing landscape and opportunities

Investment and finance
  • Lender perspective on what defines a balanced PPP structure
  • Bringing together banks and institutional investors to fund deals and access long-term financing
  • Could the successes of green bonds and loans in other countries be replicated?
Herta Von Stiegel, Chief Executive Officer, Ariya Capital
Mar 2612:00
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Gas: The future of Africa’s energy market?

Generation
  • The future is coming…we need to be ready!
  • The role of gas in the future African energy mix
  • How can innovative technologies, business models and operating practices shape the future of the African natural gas industry?
  • New gas contracting options
  • Further development of hubs and price mechanisms
King M. Taylor, Commercial Director, West Coast Gas
Mar 2612:00
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Deriving value, reducing costs: How to improve the economics of your microgrids

Transmission & Distribution
  • How to value and monetize resiliency in microgrids
  • The utility microgrid: The rise of new pricing structures, partnerships & customer services
Barnia Flowernysd Raherinantenaina, Director of Electrical Energy Infrastructures, Ministry of Water, Energy and Hydrocarbons
Mar 2612:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Sudan and what is being done to open the investment door

Country project focus
Abdalla Ahmed Mohammed Ali, Project Director, Sudanese Thermal Power Generating company
Mar 2612:00
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Driving operational efficiencies with digital technologies

Asset management
  • Where to start
  • Transforming back office efficiency
  • What is a user-centric solution?
  • Establishing the end-to-end process improvements
Olufemi Fajemirokun, Engineer-ICT Systems, ECOWAPP
Mar 2612:00
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Solar 2.0: advancements on the horizon

Solar & Storage
  • Getting down to business in the C&I sector
  • Key trends in solar inverters and power electronics
  • Solar as a Platform: Fitting solar with IoT, HEMS & other fun acronyms
Deberny Dokowane, Chef Service de Maitrise de l'energie et de l'efficasite Energetique, Ministere du Development de lenergie et des Resources Hydrauliques
Mar 2612:00
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Government catalysts for new infrastructure projects

Investment and finance
  • Outlining the role of the new BRICS Bank
  • Describing types of projects the bank will support
  • Engaging the various stakeholders and private capital to spur innovation
  • Developing project pipelines that are attractive to investors
Mar 2612:20
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Making the leap to next gen tech for power gen –  A cost effective guide for Africa

Generation
  • Keeping the operating system relevant
  • Efficiency improvements through emerging polygeneration technologies
  • Africa at the forefront of clean coal tech
  • Technological feasibility and cost analysis: Developing a low cost method
Wided Maalel, Directrice Générale Adjointe, Société Tunisienne De L'Electricité Et Du Gaz
Mar 2612:20
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The future: A grid of microgrids

Transmission & Distribution
  • Harnessing forces: Solving the day’s big question to advance microgrid markets
  • Innovations in generation, storage & networks to improve efficiency and ensure reliability
Chavan Dabeedin, Transmission & Distribution Manager, Central Electricity Board Mauritius
Mar 2612:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Tanzania and what is being done to open the investment door

Country project focus
Thagichu Kiiru, Ag. General Manager, Business Strategy, Kenya Power and Lighting Company
Mar 2612:20
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The digital utility: The next frontier of asset management

Asset management
  • How the IoT and cloud computing will boost the value of the utility’s data
  • Data infrastructure in focus- the next frontier of infrastructure investment?
  • Fibre broadband: procurement, PPP and project opportunities
  • The African leap-frog opportunity – how?
Mar 2612:20
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Changing solar landscape: Crossroads and the road ahead

Solar & Storage
  • New and innovative business models for solar development
  • Advancements in storage and solar technologies and their effect
  • Implementation of new technology and knowledge transfer
  • Economies of scale and foreseeable cost reductions
  • Investment climate in Africa
  • How can industry stakeholders tap onto this burgeoning opportunity?
Chikwerem Obi, Head (Policy & Strategy) Renewable Energy, Research & Development, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
Mar 2612:20
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Meet the DFIs How to attract DFI backing

Investment and finance
  • Connecting global capital with
  • African infrastructure
  • Defining the key factors to consider when trying to attract DFI Capital
  • How does a structured investment fund work?
  • What types of clients do DFIs look for
Patrick Dlamini, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Development Bank of Southern Africa
Mar 2614:40
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Panel: From concept to megawatts: How to cost effectively build new power plants 

Generation
  • Common errors in the commissioning of an installation
  • Procurement considerations
  • Sticking to project timelines
  • Working with multiple suppliers
  • Connecting to the grid with ease
  • Making skills development a focus
  • Case studies
Antonio Gimo, Planning Engineer, Electricidade de Mocambique EP
Mar 2614:40
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Smart metering for low-end utility customers 

Transmission & Distribution
  • Designing a successful smart meter program
  • Speeding up the connection process
  • Managing the costs of installation
  • Overcoming mass roll out challenges
  • Promoting the benefits: accurate billing and savings
  • Predictive analytics: data as a tool for improved customer service
Mar 2614:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Lesotho and what is being done to open the investment door

Country project focus
Mmuso Raliselo, Head of Energy Planning, Ministry of Energy and Meteorology
Mar 2614:40
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Power plant performance analysis, diagnostics and optimisation

Asset management
  • The importance of power plant performance tests
  • There’s more than just a test
  • Deaerator OPEX and reliability upgrade & boiler emission improvement
  • Managing logistics for scheduled outages in power & energy
  • New technology to employ
Mar 2614:40
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Why solar for mines? Why now?

Solar & Storage
  • Why does solar energy integration make business sense today – what are the main drivers?
  • Key criteria for the renewables and storage investments business case
  • Overcoming barriers and internal hurdles
  • Communicating the commercial value of renewables
  • How do mining leaders see the energy transition of mines developing?
Charles Siwawa, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Chamber of Mines
Mar 2614:40
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Behold the Knights in shining armour! Institutional investors with deep pockets

Investment and finance
  • Assessing the appetite of institutional investors for power assets: Perceptions and strategies
  • How can institutional participation be stimulated?
  • What makes for successful participation of institutional investors alongside traditional lenders for long-term investment infrastructure investment?
Pappy Ngandu Luboya, Association of African Development Finance Institutions
Mar 2615:00
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New data analytics tools to maximize revenue

Transmission & Distribution
  • A Practical Approach for Power Utilities Seeking to Create Sustaining
  • Business Value with Analytics
Jude Ugwuoke, Head, Revenue Protection Unit, Ibadan Electricity Distribution
Mar 2615:00
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Future thinking: Power plant conversion technologies

Asset management
  • The carbon challenge for the power industry
  • IoT will not deliver its potential - unless it solves this challenge
  • Coal to gas conversion advantages: Case study
  • Operating the existing AQCS system after natural gas conversion
  • Coal to gas conversion: Black-end implications
  • Old smokey power - Transforming aging power plants
Edward Ennin, Executive Management, 16th May Ventures Ltd
Mar 2615:00
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How will solar + energy storage improve mining’s energy landscape?

Solar & Storage
  • Outlook of energy storage for mining micrograms
  • How storage will transform the applicability of renewables for miners
  • How are large-scale storage projects impacting energy costs and reliability for grid-tied mines?
  • Challenges to overcome to realize the full potential of storage for mines
  • Innovation to look out for
  • What should miners expect in terms of diesel reductions when integrating storage?
  • Key criteria to consider
Jo Dean, Board Member, SA Photovoltaic Industry Association
Mar 2615:00
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Is your project investable? Key tips from an institutional investors

Investment and finance
  • A closer look at asset prices
  • How to highlight the opportunity and ROI
  • Moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to attracting investment
  • Be prepared to negotiate
  • It’s about more than just money
  • Moving the juggernaut of institutional investment in power infrastructure
Mar 2615:20
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Future potential of new generation development to meet electricity demand and improve existing infrastructure

Generation
  • How will natural gas, as a fuel source, contribute to meeting future electricity demand?
  • What is the outlook for further development of renewable energy?
  • Is there a role for other fuel sources to expand generating capacity for Africa?
  • Where is project activity taking place to improve generation infrastructure through in-plant capital expenditure and maintenance investments?
Adil Diani, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Industry, Investment Trade and Digital Economy
Mar 2615:20
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How machine learning will redefines utility revenue management

Transmission & Distribution
  • A machine learning services approach
  • Will AI replace human intelligence in revenue management and pricing analysis?
  • How Africa can take advantage of machine learning today
Mar 2615:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Mozambique and what is being done to open the investment door

Country project focus
Antonio Gimo, Planning Engineer, Electricidade de Mocambique EP
Mar 2615:20
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Harnessing the power of advanced analytics in transmission and distribution asset management

Asset management
Simbiso Chimbima, CTO, Umeme
Mar 2615:20
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Power plant hybridisation: A growing opportunity

Asset management
  • Key drivers to hybridise
  • Definitions and classification of thermal energy hybrids
  • General considerations
Ousmane Ahmed Bagre, Chief Department Energy Electric, Fondation 2IE
Mar 2615:20
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Closing the infrastructure gap

Investment and finance
  • Pension fund target allocation for power infrastructure
  • Risks & returns
  • Promotion of convertible bonds – infrastructure and community investment
  • Accessing bankable PPPs
  • Transparency and governance
  • Successful case studies
Lucy Chege, Divisional Executive for Investment Banking Division, Development Bank of Southern Africa
Mar 2616:40
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Could offshore wind power be about to take off in Africa?

Keynotes
Bernard Mbaine, Chairman, Wind Power Association
Mar 2616:40
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How to harness geothermal power in Africa

Keynotes
Andrew Palmateer, Program Director, U.S. Energy Association
Mar 2616:40
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Human capacity development in the power and energy sector

Keynotes
Mar 2616:40
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Solar energy: Finding the recipe for large-scale deployment

Keynotes
Daniel Ohonde, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Mar 2616:40
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Talking tariffs - How to negotiate a better energy deal?

Keynotes
Emmy Rono, Legal Counsel, African Development Bank Group
Mar 2616:40
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Winds of change? How to develop the wind sector in Africa

Keynotes
Bernard Mbaine, Chairman, Wind Power Association
Mar 2616:40
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Youths as catalyst for increased solar penetration in Developing countries

Keynotes
Godwin Ugah Unimke, Programme Director, Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria
Mar 2617:40
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Investor keynote panel: Hear what really matters to infrastructure investors

Keynotes
  • Putting financial close first
  • The ongoing role of infrastructure allocations in an alternatives strategy
  • How should new entrants to the asset class address the various risk factors?
  • The evolving definitions of infrastructure and the effect on investor thinking
  • Directs, co-investments and platforms. What do the access options of the future look like?
Ezekiel Odiogo, Principal Investment Officer, African Development Bank
Herta Von Stiegel, Chief Executive Officer, Ariya Capital
Andrew Alli, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Africa Finance Corporation
Patrick Dlamini, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Development Bank of Southern Africa
Mar 2617:40
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Keynote: A vision for a solar-powered Africa

Keynotes
  • Making DESERTEC a reality
  • Building one of the world’s largest solar factories in Africa
  • Lowering panel costs, taking control of the supply chain and supporting the new government’s agenda to bring manufacturing to Africa
  • Enabling Africa to become a leading energy exporter
  • The move towards becoming SEA’s first vertically integrated solar company
  • Bringing (solar) power to the people
  • Conditions for success
  • Creating a positive environment for Solar Home Systems investment
Helen Tarnoy, Managing Director, Aldwych International Ltd
Jo Dean, Board Member, SA Photovoltaic Industry Association

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Mar 2709:00
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Keynote: The future of electricity and the forces disrupting the sector

Keynotes
  • An introduction to National Grid
  • The new digital disruptors
  • Digital innovations in international utilities and how Africa can capitalise on the opportunities of the digital age
  • Creating a robust distribution grid infrastructure to capitalise on the digital revolution
  • Building new technology infrastructures and installing millions of devices in the field while meeting the challenges of providing safe, reliable and lowest possible cost power and new services to an ever-growing customer base
  • Meeting changing customer needs by opening new digital channels and providing more information and insights, along with innovative products and services
  • Innovation, disruption and the utility business model – what’s next?
Mar 2709:20
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The grand debate: Localising the energy economy

Keynotes
Two opposing views, join our keynotes as they debate the following questions:What implications will the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement have for manufacturing localisation in the power sector across Africa? Will decentralised generation become mainstream? How utilities transition changing power markets? Is the net electricity exporter dream alive and well? Will embedded generation and net metering take off?
Mima Nedelcovych, President and Chief Executive Officer, Initiative for Global Development
Zayra Romo, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group
Mar 2709:40
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Keynote Panel: Preparing today’s utility for tomorrow’s disruption: Future-proofing your business / Keeping up with new world business models: Why and how utilities need to change and innovate to stay

Keynotes
  • Is the utility business model as we know it becoming obsolete?
  • With distributed and new sources of energy coming into play, how can utilities seamlessly integrate it into the business?
  • Navigating disruptive trends in technology, policy and customer dynamics
  • Becoming a trendsetter: How can utilities stay ahead of the curve?
  • New opportunities: Developing strategic partnerships with other industries
  • Why and how should a utility consider listing on a stock exchange
  • Strategies for long term shareholder value: What next following restructuring and where can growth be found in the power sector?
Charles Bayless, Former CEO, Illinois Power Company & Tucson Electric Power Company
Joseph Chiedu Ugbo, CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC)/National Integrated Power Project (NIPP)
Abel Didier Tella, Director General, Association Of Power Utilities Of Africa Apua
William Liabunya, CEO, Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Ltd (EGENCO)
Jean Bosco Kayombo Katanga, Director General, S N E L
Mar 2711:40
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Panel: Hydro generation value chain: Addressing Africa's power shortfall

Generation
  • The end-to-end Service Chain
  • Data Collection
  • Intra-regional collaboration
  • The untapped potential of small hydro
Mohamed Soliman Alyamany, Chairman, Arab Council for Sustainable Energy
Mar 2711:40
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Blockchain: Downfall or the future of utilities?

Transmission & Distribution
  • The Blockchain revolution is here – what does it mean for utilities
  • Blockchain - An opportunity for energy producers and consumers?
  • A new tool to cut costs
  • Blockchain Scalability: When, where, how?
  • Scalability issues plague Blockchain technology
  • How Blockchain technology can reinvent the power grid
  • New business models
Mutegi Mbae, Chief Engineer-Network Audit, Kenya Power & Lighting Co.Ltd
Mar 2711:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Egypt and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country project focus
Ahmed Hussien Ahmed, GENERAL MANAGER OF TECHNICAL AAFAIRS, Ministry of Petroleum
Mar 2711:40
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Utility scale storage: From concept to development

Solar & Storage
  • Accelerating development of utility scale power projects
  • Assessment of viability, costs & returns
  • Bridging the development gap with JVs
  • Financing throughout the project development cycle
  • Integration of new solar technologies and energy storage to projects
Ahmed Zobaa, Senior Lecturer / MSc Course Director –, Brunel University London
Mar 2711:40
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Global outlook: What is the current state of play in renewables and clean tech?

Investment and finance
  • What and where are the most exciting opportunities and growth markets?
  • How are new technologies driving changes in the energy sector?
  • Markets with heightened political or operational risk
Devin Snyman, VP, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Mar 2712:00
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Bolstering SCADA network security in the African power sector

Transmission & Distribution
  • SCADA: Everything you need to know about
  • The next big cybersecurity attack: Eye on SCADA
  • Plugging the skills gap
  • WannaCry 2.0 cyber-attacks: Protect Your SCADA System
  • Next gen ICS/SCADA security solutions
Mar 2712:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Morocco and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country project focus
Ayoub Oubrourhim, Energy Effeciency Engineer, Ministry of Energy, Mines & Sustainable Development
Mar 2712:00
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The new rules of competition in energy storage

Solar & Storage
  • Going down: Battery and balance-of-system costs
  • Staying ahead: Opportunities for energy-storage players
Karen Surridge-Talbot, Center Manager, SANEDI
Mar 2712:00
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Investing in Solar

Investment and finance
  • Understanding its scope as a global investing opportunity
  • What are the characteristics that set solar apart from other forms of energy?
  • Drivers and challenges for the sector: changes in regulatory environments
  • Technological advancements and new solutions for solar
Lisa Pinsley, Director: Energy, Actis
Mar 2712:20
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Buying, selling, funding or restructuring IPPs or partnering with others

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Converting data into insight

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Embedding governance, risk and compliance throughout their organization, supply chain and business ecosystems

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Energy efficiency technology landscape in Africa

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Engaging with customers on their terms

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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How a utility can turn cyber risks into an opportunity

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Leveraging people as a strategic asset

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Mitigating threats to operations, IT systems and business

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Municipalities generating their own energy

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Network integration of renewable energy

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Optimizing operations and streamlining support functions

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Re-engineering the skills SETAs - Establishing strategies to change, grow, adapt, shape and respond to a disruptive environment

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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The next big solar market: Engaging low & moderate income communities

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Transforming risk into a strategic advantage

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Trash talk: How waste-to-energy can gain traction in Africa

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Turning the utility’s technology vision into reality

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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You will go bankrupt unless you know this: Codes and standards

Keynotes
Mar 2714:20
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Panel: Looking ahead: Future market and business models

Generation
  • What went wrong?
  • Blueprinting the future: The range of future business models
  • What revenue models work best in Africa
  • Where do we go from here?
Mohamed Soliman Alyamany, Chairman, Arab Council for Sustainable Energy
Mar 2714:20
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Panel: Smart grid vision for Africa

Transmission & Distribution
  • Building without an IRP: Are we entering dangerous territory?
  • Capital constraints & downgrades: Where will the money come from?
  • Addressing the elephant in the room –IPPs
  • The fun stuff: tech considerations
  • Load demand forecast and generation assumptions
  • Project updates
Abel Didier Tella, Director General, Association Of Power Utilities Of Africa Apua
Lebbi Changullah, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool
Siengui Apollinaire Ki, Secretary General, West African Power Pool
Mar 2714:20
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Battery storage economics: The next disruptive technology in the power sector

Solar & Storage
  • Why the future of commercial battery storage is bright
  • Implications for the utility industry
  • Behind the meter & in front of the meter
Mkhulu Kenny Mathe, Manager: Energy Materials, CSIR
Mar 2714:20
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Corporate venture funds: Investing in the energy transition

Investment and finance
  • Exploring new technologies and business models
  • How do companies see investments impacting their wider business?
  • Evaluating which opportunities to pursue
Landiwe Mahlangu, Chairman, Amazwe Capital
Mar 2714:40
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The new economics of energy storage

Solar & Storage
  • Where to compete: Model insights
  • Demand-charge management
  • Grid-scale renewable power
  • Small-scale solar-plus storage
  • Frequency regulation
  • How to compete: The state of batteries
  • Policy and market limits
  • What the future may hold
Mohamed Soliman Alyamany, Chairman, Arab Council for Sustainable Energy
Mar 2714:40
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Why and how Africa can issue the world’s first green mobile bonds

Investment and finance
  • Lessons from the world’s first and only mobile bond: M-AkibaBond
  • Why Kenya should launch a green M-AkibaBond
  • GERD meets M-Akiba – The possibilities are endless
Eric Monga Mumba, CEO, KIPAY
Mar 2715:00
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A framework for fostering effective energy transitions

Generation
  • Progress on energy system improvements
  • Ways to foster greater progress
  • Transition paths and opportunities for improvement
  • Pathways and obstacles to a low-carbon economy
Mar 2715:00
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More than smart meters: The digital transformation of the power industry

Transmission & Distribution
  • Where opportunities exist for digital technologies in the power industry
  • How these opportunities align with industry trends
  • Why strategic choices around key considerations like regulation and cybersecurity are critical to a successful digital strategy in power
Ahsan Anis, Director, Karachi Electric Supply Company Ltd.
Mar 2715:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Senegal and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country project focus
Ousmane Ahmed Bagre, Chief Department Energy Electric, Fondation 2IE
Mar 2715:00
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Making money with energy storage

Solar & Storage
  • Driving returns by going after multiple revenue streams
  • Selling capacity storage to a utility
  • Overcoming obstacles to investment such as technology risks
Bernard Bladergroen, Professor: SA Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry (Energy), University of the Western Cape
Mar 2715:00
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Understanding hybrid financing structures and what opportunities they offer

Investment and finance
  • What do attractive financing structures look like?
  • New hybrid structures being developed
  • Increasing institutional investors market participation
  • To what extent are lenders operating on old structures of financing that don’t account for changes in market conditions?
  • Is traditional project finance a thing of the past or is there still scope for its role in emerging markets?
Helen Tarnoy, Managing Director, Aldwych International Ltd
Mar 2715:20
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Fission accomplished: Getting nuclear power on grid faster and cheaper

Generation
  • Find an OEM that has built the same reactor technology elsewhere
  • The pitfalls of building bespoke
  • Get real about risk
  • Be mindful about localization
Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director, Nuclear Industry Association Of South Africa
Mar 2715:20
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Sticker shock: Why utilities now must rethink customer affordability

Transmission & Distribution
  • Factors forcing change
  • Revised priorities for industry leaders
  • The looming rate debate
  • A collaborative future
Agnes Nalwanga, Head of Customer Services, Umeme
Mar 2715:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Gabon and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country project focus
Judicaël Léonce Eugène Anvane-Obame, Directeur adjoint de la Maitrise de l'Energie, Ministry of Energy
Mar 2715:20
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The African energy storage landscape – Market analysis, successful business models & best practices

Solar & Storage
  • Global perspectives
  • Regional Clean Energy Advocates
  • Trends and opportunities in emerging Africa
  • Technology and market assessment
Assanatou Mahamadou Dite Tapa Cisse, Clean Energy Business Development Associate, Board Member of AFIMA, Association of Women in Engineering of Mali
Mar 2715:20
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LP perspectives on renewables and other technologies

Investment and finance
  • Views on geographical & strategic diversification
  • To what extent are LPs following the latest technological developments?
  • Comparing strategies of direct vs. fund investing
Khalid Chand, Associate Principal, Metier
Mar 2715:40
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Panel: Developing nuclear power in Africa

Generation
  • Nuclear fuel and reactors
  • Economics
  • Nuclear build prospects in Africa
  • The macro-economic case for nuclear
  • Power
  • Nuclear fuel supply and partnerships
Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director, Nuclear Industry Association Of South Africa
Mar 2715:40
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Panel: The revival of customer loyalty: How regulated utilities can reshape customer engagement

Transmission & Distribution
  • Align around customer journeys and focus on what matters most
  • Reimagining the customer journey using design thinking and a digital-first lens
  • Agility for impact
Agnes Nalwanga, Head of Customer Services, Umeme
Mar 2715:40
Conference pass

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Central African Republic and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country project focus
Herbert Gotran Djono Ahaba, Minister, Ministry of Energy
Mar 2715:40
Conference pass

The business case for energy storage in Africa

Solar & Storage
  • From household to micro-grids
  • Storage for an aging grid
  • Energy storage & the utility business model
  • How Africa can structure financeable energy storage contracts and incentive programs
Mar 2715:40
Conference pass

Panel: How to attract private investment in African power infrastructure

Investment and finance
  • Elevating Africa's bankable power projects
  • Revenue streams & offtakes – what to look out for?
  • Innovative project financing and equity structures to properly allocate risk
Eyob Easwaran, Lender Transaction Advisor, The Trade and Development Bank
Mar 2716:00
Conference pass

The hottest projects in the pipeline in the DRC and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country project focus
Antonio Nsue Ncogo, Director of Energy, Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons
Mar 2716:00
Conference pass

How to create an energy storage market

Solar & Storage
  • How important is the co-development of storage projects and technology alongside new renewables capacity?
  • What are the most viable options to tackle renewables’ intermittency? Batteries, balancing mechanisms, international transmission cables, or a combination?
  • Is there a greenfield pipeline of bankable projects?
  • Who is likely to finance these assets?
Mikhail Nikomarov, Director, Bushveld Energy
last published: 02/Nov/18 07:45 GMT

 

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