CONFERENCE AGENDA

Johannesburg, 27 - 28 March 2018

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Mar 2709:00
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Rethinking universal access to energy in Africa

Keynotes
  •     Energy policy & economics redefined: Reframing the energy mix at government level
  •     How should power be democratised to the masses so more people can access electricity
  •     Understanding the evolving role of the utility in the value chain - How will the utility business model change as small-scale, distributed renewable energy adoption grows
  •     How can we better operate the utility of the future?
  •     Getting to the promise land: Realising the promise of gas to power in Africa
  •     Infrastructure upgrades to improve efficiency, reliability and reduce costs
  •     Accelerating new builds: Investment required to propel the industry forward
  •     Solving the talent crises
Robert Stoner, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, MIT Energy Innitiative
Mar 2709:40
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Shaping the future of energy

Keynotes
  •     The state of the global energy markets
  •     Megatrends for energy efficiency and renewable energy and how these will impact Africa
  •     Digitalisation and how it is redefining energy
  •     New energy pioneers - Exploring the shifting forces in power markets
  •     Future energy prices - Impact on green technology
  •     Biofuels controversy, the solar disruption and climate change
  •     Fossil fuels & thermal generation – Do they still have a future?
  •     Tech & innovation – What comes next?
Lawrence Jones, Vice President, International Programs, Edison Electric Institute
Mar 2711:40
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The African gas outlook

Generation
  •     African gas fast facts
  •     Gas – the flavour of the decade, how long will the trend last?
  •     Demand and supply projections
  •     The LNG revolution - testing traditional gas businesses and pricing models
  •     New off-takers to look out for
  •     Importing country perspectives
  •     Opportunities and challenges for smaller-resource countries
Mar 2711:40
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Panel: Interconnecting Africa’s grids – what’s the end game?

Transmission & Distribution
  •     The status of interconnections
  •     Meeting the challenges of operationalising power pools in Africa
  •     Lessons from the SAPP approach
  •     Countries with net exporter ambitions: can they be relied upon?
  •     Holistic approach for grid interconnections in Africa 
Lebbi Changullah, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool
Musara Beta, Chief Market Analyst, Southern Africa Power Pool
Siengui Apollinaire Ki, Secretary General, West African Power Pool
Jean-Chrysostome Mekondongo, Secrétaire Permanent, Energy Pool Of Central Africa
Mar 2711:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Kenya and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
 
Mar 2711:40
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Accelerating solar deployment in Africa

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     The African solar market outlook
  •     What do cost reflective tariffs of the future in Africa look like? 
  •     The next frontier: Rates, embedded gen and net metering 
Abel Nsabimana, Advisor Of The Minister Of Energy And Mines, Ministry Of Energy And Mines
Mar 2711:40
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Panel: Asset management goes digital

Asset Management
  •     Digital transformation - What it really means for Asset Management
  •     Dataism: What does Big Data mean for asset management?
  •     The algorithm already knows what you are going to do next
  •     Time for IoT 
  •     Leveraging analytics, cloud computing, mobile solutions, augmented and virtual reality, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance
  •     Vendors as partners 
Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, Ag. Director General, National Power Training Institution of Nigeria
Newton Zulu, Chief Executive Officer, Engineering Institution Of Zambia
Mar 2711:40
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What the future holds for the global infrastructure ecosystem

Investment
  •     How does the infrastructure space look in 2020? 
  •     Addressing increasing urbanisation and higher demand for power 
  •     Emerging risk issues: Stranded assets, sustainability and disruptive technology 
  •     The role of private capital in developing the next-gen African power infrastructure
Mar 2712:00
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Unlocking Africa’s gas-to-power gen potential

Generation
  •     Unlocking new business opportunities for African investors
  •     Gas-to-power price benchmarks 
  •     Pioneering Technology and Innovation
  •     Projects to look out for 
Mohamed Osman Mahgoub, Deputy Managing Director, Sudanese Thermal Power Generating company
Mar 2712:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Sudan and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
Adil Farah Elgasim Elgaili, Senior Director International Relation, Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity
Mar 2712:00
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Building a C&I industry in Africa 

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     Failure to launch: Why C&I policy matters and what’s holding it back?
  •     Cracking the big opportunity in small commercial solar
  •     Innovative funding models
  •     Can this sector be competitive without subsidies
Ugah Godwin, Program Director, Council for Renewable Energy in Nigeria
Mar 2712:00
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Long-term investing in an environment of disruptive change

Investment
  •     What are the key long-term challenges for African power as an asset class?
  •     Deal structuring in a world of disruptive technology and innovation
  •     Matching shifting investor risk appetites
  •     Defining future fund models: What’s the optimal fund structure and terms? 
Jeff Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Grovest Venture Capital Company (Pty) Ltd.
Mar 2712:20
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De-risking your PPA

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     Understanding your counterparty and their creditworthiness
  •     Credit enhancements
  •     Developer examples of recent PPAs 
Yesufu Longe Alonge, General Manager Power Procurement and Power Contract Management, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc
Mar 2712:20
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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? 
Britt Burt, Vice President of Global Power Industry Research, Industrial Info Resources Europe Ltd.
Mar 2712:20
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The African grid modernisation effort

Transmission & Distribution
  •     Shaping the future of the grid
  •     Integrating conventional and renewable sources 
  •     Digital disruption in Africa - how will it reshape energy supply?
  •     Making cybersecurity a priority
  •     Retrofitting a grid: Cost effective and easy to deploy grid modernisation technology
Musara Beta, Chief Market Analyst, Southern Africa Power Pool
Mar 2712:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Ethiopia and what is being done to open the investment door

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
 
Mekuria Lemma, Strategy and investment Head, Ethiopian Electric Power
Mar 2712:20
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Best practices in developing a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP)

Asset Management
  •     Creating your SAMP
  •     ISO55001 for performance based maintenance  
  •     Implementing and managing your SAMP
  •     Preventing the case of stranded assets 
Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, Ag. Director General, National Power Training Institution of Nigeria
Mar 2712:20
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Evolution in financial structures and vehicles enabling investment

Investment
  •     Regulatory changes and their impacts on capital availability
  •     Debt versus equity: how do yields and risks compare?
  •     Options for investment and the investor profile they suit
  •     How to deal with issues of oversight and governance 
Mar 2714:40
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Panel: Africa's hydropower future

Generation
  •     Will droughts bring hydro generation to its knees?
  •     Case for pursuing more pumped storage schemes in Africa 
  •     Bringing micro hydro capital costs below those of big hydro
  •     Potential project locations
Ramos Tony Antonio, Director, RNT
Amadou Kane, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy Senegal
Andre Nguesseu, Head of Department, ADEID
Victor Mundende, Managing Director, Zesco Ltd
Mar 2714:40
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The three Rs: Revenue, returns, & rate design

Transmission & Distribution
  •     Who pays and how?
  •     Your high tariffs are losing you customers – what do you do now?
  •     Generating profits from centralised generation in the age of distributed, multi-source and intermittent power
  •     Alternatives rate design 
  •     Time-of-Use pricing 
  •     The end of estimations  
Sam Nwaire, Vice President - Operations, Eko Electricity Distribution Company EKEDC
Mar 2714:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Mauritius and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
Chavan Dabeedin, Transmission & Distribution Manager, Central Electricity Board Mauritius
Mar 2714:40
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Getting more utility scale projects to market

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     Building utility scale solar projects from ground zero
  •     Structuring deals without sovereign guarantees 
  •     Overcoming issues of land acquisition
  •     Securing grid connection and PPAs
  •     Securing finance before construction and PPA guarantee
  •     Experiences from project developers in rolling out utility scale solar projects
Chikwerem Obi, Head (Policy & Strategy) Renewable Energy, Research & Development, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
Mar 2714:40
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Condition monitoring - back to basics

Asset Management
  •     Acoustic & infrared monitoring 
  •     The most powerful tool in the industry: Dissolved Gas-in-oil Analysis (DGA) 
  •     High performance liquid chromatography
  •     Integrating IoT with low-voltage motors now  
Mar 2714:40
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Private Equity – Betting big on African power infrastructure

Investment
  •     Continuing the upward trend
  •     Managing risks, cross-country projects and long lead time
  •     Hot geos for large capital deployment
  •     Finding investable projects 
Mar 2715:00
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Best practices on loss reduction and revenue protection

Transmission & Distribution
  •     Revenue protection activities 
  •     ATC& C Loss reduction
  •     Advanced metering
  •     Data analysis Is key to revenue protection
  •     Best practice in calculating loss of revenue 
Jude Ugwuoke, Head, Revenue Protection Unit, Ibadan Electricity Distribution
Mar 2715:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Angola and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
 
Rui Pereira Do Amaral Gourgel, Chief Executive Officer, RNT-EP
Mar 2715:00
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Large-scale PV: Design considerations and case studies

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     Design process and considerations
  •     Pre-project planning and site analysis
  •     Tech selection
  •     Asset optimisation and management 
  •     Meeting the challenges of working in a different environment  
Ugah Godwin, Program Director, Council for Renewable Energy in Nigeria
Mar 2715:00
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Aging management 101

Asset Management
  •     Steam generators
  •     Boilers
  •     Major components 
Mar 2715:00
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Panel: Unlocking project financing

Investment
  •     New developments, trends and policies updates 
  •     Opportunities for developing infrastructure in Africa
  •     Securing and moving the project pipeline
  •     Project development – Redefining key principles for bankability
  •     Legal issues: Enforcement in project financing 
Sherine K. Abdeen, Project Manager: PPP Central Unit, Minister of Finance
Ato Gyasi, Senior Director, Investments, Africa Finance Corporation
Gadi Taj Ndahumba, Legal Counsel, African Legal Support Facility
Ebenezer Tagoe, Director of Finance, Volta River Authority
Alastair Campbell, Managing Director, Vantage Greenx
Mar 2715:20
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Small hydropower in Africa: huge resource, yet limited implementation

Generation
  •     Current status of small hydropower in Africa
  •     Partnerships to advance small hydropower plant development
  •     Small hydro for rural electrification 
  •     Environmental and tourism concerns
  •     Meeting technical challenges
Andre Nguesseu, Head of Department, ADEID
Mar 2715:20
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Migrating to a new ERP: Best practices for a quick and easy rollout

Transmission & Distribution
  •     Cutting through the IT clutter
  •     Prioritising the software deliverables
  •     Hot tips for selecting your ERP partner
  •     Going paperless, data migration and the cloud
  •     Scrutinizing existing processes before mapping them 
Jean Jacques Ntab, Associate Director, Genis
Mar 2715:20
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Adding CSP to Africa's solar energy mix

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     What is holding CSP back?
  •     CSP’s role in grid management
  •     The South African scenario
  •     Launching a pan African CSP association  
Gqi Raoleka, Executive Director, Pele Green Energy
Mar 2715:20
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Optimising asset performance

Asset Management
  •     Using contextual optimisation to maximise asset value 
  •     How to minimize asset downtime
  •     Repurposing assets: Scoping value or liability?
  •     Managing remote & ageing assets
Lomile Modiselle, Deputy Director, City Of Tshwane
Mar 2716:40
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ROUNDTABLE: How should specialised funds and institutional investors finance African energy projects

Keynotes
Gadi Taj Ndahumba, Legal Counsel, African Legal Support Facility
Mar 2716:40
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ROUNDTABLE: Unlocking the power of PPPs

Keynotes
Sherine K. Abdeen, Project Manager: PPP Central Unit, Minister of Finance
Mar 2716:40
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ROUNDTABLE:Power transition for mines of the future

Keynotes
Alastaire Dick, Operations Lead, Carbon War Room
Mar 2716:40
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ROUNDTABLE: Designing of power plants - Keeping energy efficiency in mind

Keynotes
Dr Mohamed Saied, GM, Electrical Engineering Dept., Abu Qir Fertilizers & Chemical Industries Company (AFC),
Mar 2716:40
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ROUNDTABLE: The 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development – Reforming the energy agenda to boost investments and efficiency

Keynotes
Pelle Persson, Senior Energy Advisor, Sida
Mar 2716:40
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ROUNDTABLE: Getting distributors to pay for power

Keynotes
Joseph Chiedu Ugbo, CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC)/National Integrated Power Project (NIPP)
Mar 2716:40
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ROUNDTABLE: Eye on the horizon: How utilities can prepare for a DER future

Keynotes
Gareth Gregory, Managing Director, ESS Africa
Mar 2716:40
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ROUNDTABLE: Innovative approaches for rural electrification in Zambia

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Thomas Krimmel, Team Leader: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Programs, Indian Ocean Commission
Mar 2717:40
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African energy projects: Sovereign guarantee or no sovereign guarantee? A choice with a long-lasting impact

Keynotes
  •     Are African power sovereign guarantees worth the paper they are written on? 
  •     Innovative funding models – financing without sovereign guarantees
  •     For the bold and fearless: How to invest in a non-investment grade market
  •     Where are the investors looking to invest
Joshua Choge, Chairman, Kenya Electricity Generating Company
Kenneth Otiato Marende, Chairman, Kenya Power
David Mabumba, Minister, Ministry of Energy & Water Development, Zambia
Come Manirakiza, Minister of Water, Energy and Mines, Ministery of Water Energy and Mines Burundi
Lynn Tabernacki, Managing Director, Renewables Group, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Léopold Mboli Fatran, Minister, Ministere De L'Energie Des Mines Et De L'Hydraulique
Saud Siddique, Executive Chairman, Odyssey Capital

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Mar 2809:00
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Keynote panel: An industry on the move: The utility of the future

Keynotes
  •     Increasing pressure in the global power industry’s core businesses and unprecedented competition across the value chain
  •     Massive opportunities awaiting those able to transform themselves and stay ahead of the curve as new technologies becomes competitive in many markets and have profoundly changed utilities needs
  •     How this is affecting utilities across the globe and in Africa especially as many view the revolution as a threat to their business model
  •     Diversifying the utility’s business model to safeguard profits: Ancillary service revenue opportunities from managing the customer’s home
  •     The grid is going smart: How to position the utility as a broadband service provider 
Mar 2811:40
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Renewable energy – political will versus economic viability

Investment
  •     Myths about renewable energy, busted!
  •     Reframing climate change mitigation as a jobs issue and an issue that is central to economic development and growth
  •     Improving the industry’s reaction to political resistance
  •     How do you get the political commitment 
  •     Which policies and subsidy regimes are working? Which ones aren’t?
  •     Which governments have had the most stable attitude to and relationship with renewables investors? 
Mar 2811:40
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Rental power – shaking off the stigma

Generation
  •     Business models & solutions
  •     Building in-country capacity
  •     Tech
  •     Asset management 
  •     The elephant in the room: tariffs
  •     Emergency power case studies 
Lolu Adubifa, Chief Executive Officer, Lavayo Energy
Mar 2811:40
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Re-Inventing SCADA for the next-gen utility

Transmission & Distribution
  •     Next generation substations
  •     Improving cyber security of SCADA networks in smart grids
  •     Future proof SCADA- Preparing for advanced functionalities 
Mark Ossel, Vice President, Networked Energy Services
Mar 2811:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Egypt and what is being done to open the investment door

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
 
Mohamed Soliman Alyamany, ATC 57 Chair, A.F.R.E.C.
Mar 2811:40
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The global energy storage market – Current status and key trends

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     The state of batteries: The rapidly evolving global storage industry today
  •     Market drivers and trends
  •     New tech, applications and best practices
  •     Innovative business models
  •     New finance and funding models
  •     Opportunities ahead - Technology roadmap energy storage 
Bernard Bladergroen, Professor: SA Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry (Energy), University of the Western Cape
Mar 2812:00
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Getting solar back on track: An action agenda for reform

Investment
  •     A sunny outlook?
  •     Rebooting utility procurement
  •     How to scale onsite development for commercial solar
  •     How can we speed up the land acquisition process
  •     Developing the residential solar market
  •     Repackaging finance & technical support services
  •     Beyond South Africa - Which markets are offering strong pipelines? 
Mar 2812:00
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Co-gen is going mainstream

Generation
  •     The Co-Gen business case
  •     Developing a hybrid mix 
  •     Selecting appropriate Co-gen tech
  •     Tech & skills capacity
  •     Should utilities be worried?
Thabo Mahlatsi, Director Energy Sector, City Power Johannesburg
Mar 2812:00
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How utilities can use Blockchain to modernize the grid & operations

Transmission & Distribution
  •     How blockchain works
  •     Empowering the customer
  •     Decentralising generation
  •     Revolutionising billing 
  •     Smart grid management systems that automatically diagnose network emergencies 
Mar 2812:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Morocco and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
Adil Diani, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment
Mar 2812:00
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Finding energy utopia with energy storage

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     Future of energy storage systems
  •     Regulatory reforms, innovative policies and incentives programmes 
  •     Lessons learned from energy storage procurement in other countries and market adaptations needed
  •     Turning distributed energy storage into a virtual power plant
  •     Integrating energy storage into a utility’s operations 
Assanatou Mahamadou Dite Tapa Cisse, Master of Engineering Management Candidate, Association of Women in Engineering of Mali
Mar 2812:02
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ROUNDTABLE: Opportunities in a destabilised African energy environment, setting a new trajectory

Keynotes
Gareth Gregory, Managing Director, ESS Africa
Mar 2812:20
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ROUNDTABLE: The Clean Power Plan – The African edition - Lesson’s from Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Keynotes
Mamadou Diarra, Consultant, Nigelec
Mar 2812:20
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ROUNDTABLE: Regulator roundup: Tying it all together

Keynotes
Simon Ngure, Regulatory Affairs Director, Kenya Electricity Generating Company
Mar 2812:20
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ROUNDTABLE: Rural electrification in Africa: An economic development opportunity?

Keynotes
Sèdjro Vivien Agbakou, Director of Renewable Energies, Anader
Mar 2812:20
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ROUNDTABLE: Intelligence through software: optimising loads, orchestrating resources, and aggregating fleets

Keynotes
Samkelo Simelane, Chief Technical Auditor, Swaziland Electricity Company
Mar 2812:20
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ROUNDTABLE: Africa’s biggest untapped resource: energy efficiency

Keynotes
Sisa James Njikelana, Project Facilitator - Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project, Phase, National Cleaner Production Centre
Mar 2812:20
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ROUNDTABLE: Hybridisation of renewable energies - the key to overcome grid absorption capacities in Africa

Keynotes
Thomas Krimmel, Team Leader: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Programs, Indian Ocean Commission
Mar 2812:20
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Roundtable Discussion Session

Keynotes
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.
 
Mar 2814:20
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The YieldCo boom and bust: The return to normalcy

Investment
  •     A deeper look into Yieldco structuring
  •     The YieldCo model is not broken. But investor expectations have changed
  •     Pulling out the ATM cards
  •     Where to next? 
Jeff Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Grovest Venture Capital Company (Pty) Ltd.
Mar 2814:20
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Coal: the comeback kid of African energy

Generation
  •     The coal resurgence in Africa – what is behind it? 
  •     The Chinese factor
  •     Competition with natural gas
  •     The Trump effect: How long till prices go up?
  •     How clean can coal get? Let’s talk about emissions 
  •     How long will the good times last? 
Mar 2814:20
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Smart grid vision 2030 for South 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 
Nelisiwe Magubane, Chairman, Matlenge Energy
Mar 2814:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Niger and what is being done to open the investment door

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
 
Mamoudou Ousseini, Director in Charge of Distribution and Marketing, Nigelec
Mar 2814:20
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Accelerating storage market adoption

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     Opportunities ahead - an overview of the African energy storage market
  •     The new economics of African energy storage
  •     Energy storage financing: A roadmap for accelerating market growth
  •     New regulatory and legislative drivers
Karen Surridge-Talbot, Center Manager, SANEDI
Mar 2814:40
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Sparking a green bank movement to support African renewable deployment

Investment
  •     Understanding of the green bank model
  •     How green banks are currently leveraging and attracting private dollars in international markets 
Folabi Esan, Partner, Adlevo Capital
Mar 2814:40
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Advanced ultra-supercritical mass: Inside the new generation of coal-fired power plants

Generation
  •     World-beating efficiency
  •     Pressure to succeed: ultra-supercritical technology explained
  •     The African promise: Supplying supercritical technology to Africa
  •     Solar augmentation at supercritical coal-fired power stations 
Mar 2814:40
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Beyond the meter: The growing importance of data analytics

Transmission & Distribution
  •     An outcome-based approach
  •     Distributed computing for a devolved grid
  •     Beyond the data analytics: From better billing to building the Internet of Things
  •     Finding an end-to-end solution
Mar 2814:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Benin and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
 
Olga Johnson, Executive Director, Energies pour l'Afrique
Mar 2814:40
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Storage, balancing and capacity: Is a market being created?

Solar & Energy 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? 
Gerhard Swart, CTO, BattCo
Mar 2815:00
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Alternative funding – what else is out there?

Investment
  •     OEM and vendor financing 
  •     BOO, BOOT & BOT – what works & what doesn’t 
  •     Pool Financing – An alternate way for financing renewable projects 
Johnson Chukwu, Chief Executive Officer, Cowry Asset Management Ltd
Mar 2815:00
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Clean coal - Oxymoron or opportunity?

Generation
  •     The real story with clean coal – The dirty facts, myths and reality 
  •     How clean can coal get?
  •     Clean coal tech: Washing, drying and gasification technologies, ultra and super critical boilers
  •     R&D in clean coal technologies: Experiences, observations & lessons 
Mar 2815:00
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Egypt's experience: From power shortage, to an agile smart grid

Transmission & Distribution
  •     Experiences with initial roll out
  •     Grid automation leading to consumer empowerment and operational efficiency
  •     Integrating with advanced metering with prepaid metering
  •     What’s next?
Mohamed Soliman Alyamany, ATC 57 Chair, A.F.R.E.C.
Mar 2815:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Senegal and what is being done to open the investment door

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
 
Saloum Cisse, Director General, Societe De Gestion De l'Energie De Manantali
Mar 2815:00
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Electrifying rural Africa with solar-plus-storage

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     Market updates, support mechanisms and targets
  •     Opportunities, enablers and hurdles in Sub-Saharan Africa 
Chikwerem Obi, Head (Policy & Strategy) Renewable Energy, Research & Development, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
Mar 2815:20
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Brownfields financing toolkit

Investment
  •     A guide for financing brownfields redevelopment projects 
  •     Brownfield redevelopment: A risk versus reward proposition
  •     Using tax increment financing to "clean up" brownfields 
Patricia Safo, C.E.O., J.C.S. Investments
Mar 2815:20
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Going nuclear: Africa's energy future?

Generation
  •     Nuclear in Africa– dark clouds or blue skies?
  •     Is the cost worth it?
  •     Where will the money come from?
  •     Re-imagining the energy mix 
Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director, Nuclear Industry Association Of South Africa
Mar 2815:20
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SMART power flow controllers for smart grid applications - Making your dumb grid smart

Transmission & Distribution
  •     Is this cheaper option reliable? 
  •     Finding your way in the matrix of complex available solutions 
Elgundi Yassin Salih, Director, Sudanese Electricity Distribution Company
Mar 2815:20
Conference pass

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

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
 
Judicaël Léonce Eugène Anvane-Obame, Director of Energy, Ministry of Energy
Mar 2815:20
Conference pass

Energy storage for the African utility of today

Solar & Energy 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  
Kouamé Kissy Dey, Director of Regional Distribution, CIE
Mar 2815:40
Conference pass

Panel: Brownfields: Finding, financing, fixing, and future use

Investment
  •     Unbundling integrated assets, capital recycling and ongoing equity partnerships 
  •     Squaring the circle around conflicting interests and differing time horizons 
  •     Which vehicles work best in an asset sell-down scenario?  
Lolu Adubifa, Chief Executive Officer, Lavayo Energy
Nnaemeka Ewelukwa, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc
Mar 2815:40
Conference pass

Nuclear tech 101 - Inside the "black box" of nuclear power plants

Generation
  •     Technology options 
  •     Know-how & sustainable innovations - The big questions answered
  •     International regulation: Leveraging the experience of established nuclear countries
Wolsey Otto Barnard, Former Deputy Director General: Energy Programs and Project, Department of Energy
Mar 2815:40
Conference pass

Pioneering smart inverters for distributed generation 

Transmission & Distribution
  •     Let’s talk tech 
  •     Overcoming high implementation costs
  •     Performing multiple functions for grid support
  •     Minimising several grid integration challenges of DG without additional equipment
  •     Smart inverter pilot projects 
  •     The potential 
Bernard Kofi Ellis, Director, Business Development and Sales, Volta River Authority
Mar 2815:40
Conference pass

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

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
 
Moussa Ousman, General Director, Ministere De L'Energie Des Mines Et De L'Hydraulique
Léopold Mboli Fatran, Minister, Ministere De L'Energie Des Mines Et De L'Hydraulique
Mar 2815:40
Conference pass

Case study: Strategies and insights from a first-mover utilities 

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     Ground-breaking business models for unlocking storage value
  •     Enhancing existing transmission, distribution and generation assets with storage
  •     Integrating a diverse energy storage fleet 
Charles Bayless, Ceo, Illinois Power Company & Tucson Electric Power Company
Mar 2816:00
Conference pass

Planning and integration of flexible HVDC into today's grid

Keynotes
  •     A planner's perspective of basic HVDC technologies
  •     Reducing loss
  •     Integrating renewables from remote locations
  •     How HVDC applications can reliably and economically improve the system 
  •     Technical considerations
  •     Economics and operating experience of HVDC and FACTS
  •     The role of HVDC in the grid of the future 
Dr Mohamed Saied, GM, Electrical Engineering Dept., Abu Qir Fertilizers & Chemical Industries Company (AFC),
Mar 2816:00
Conference pass

BOOM! BOOM! BANG! – Nuclear without fireworks

Generation
  •     Enhancing safety & operation excellence
  •     Radiation protection – What about principles and objectives in the current regulatory environment?
  •     Decommissioning & waste management solutions 
Mar 2816:00
Conference pass

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

Country Spotlights
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
 
Herve Leonard Obambi Mouana-Mhoreau, Head of Division, S.N.E. Congo
Mar 2816:00
Conference pass

Utility of the future – Planning and advanced energy storage technologies

Solar & Energy Storage
  •     A truly integrated resource plan
  •     Strategies for the next gen grid
  •     Customer centricity 
  •     The future of energy storage
last published: 22/Nov/17 10:05 GMT

 

 

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