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08:50
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Global energy – making sense of a turbulent sector

Keynotes
•    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
Charles Bayless, Ceo, Illinois Power Company & Tucson Electric Power Company
08:50
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Selling water – Water as a ‘hot asset class’

Keynotes
  • The new “Water Barons”: Why Wall Street mega-banks are buying up the world’s water
  • Looking beyond development: Why invest in the African water sector
  • Innovative finance in the water and sanitation sector
  • Water financing instrument analysis: What works best for the water infrastructure investment
  • The role of private equity in water
  • Developing successful water PPP's
 
09:10
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Africa's next 'leap frog' : Energy Storage

Keynotes

•    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
Professor Donald Sadoway, John F Elliot Professor of Materials Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
09:10
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Keystones for SDG’s: Innovation and Implementation

Keynotes
  • Responsibility to act: Engaging in innovative partnerships to implement SDGs framework
  • Redefining the roles of science, technology and innovation policies to foster the implementation of SDGs
  • Mainstreaming the 2030 agenda for sustainable development
  • Galvanising partners to action: what needs to be done differently and how do we do it?
 
09:20
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Fireside chat with H. E Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority, UAE

Keynotes
HE Dr Rashid Al Leem, Chairman, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority - SEWA
09:30
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Session reserved for the title sponsor ABB

Keynotes
Mr Tobias Becker, Senior Vice President and Head of Africa Program, A.B.B. Ltd
10:30
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Market trends, innovation & business models for solar PV

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Avinash Hiranandani, Director, RenewSys South Africa PTY LTD
10:30
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Meeting South Africa’s local content requirements and challenges for solar

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Eugen Ranft, Operations Manager, Eaton Power Quality
10:30
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Vending from meter to cash

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Michael Stevens, Business Development Manager, Hexing Electrical SA
10:30
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Underprivileged -Victim of Circumstance or Master of Your Destiny – Off-the-Grid Lifestyle for Future Generations

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Lorraine Jenks, Chief Executive Officer, Hotelstuff/Greenstuff
10:30
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Smart metering as a tool for water savings

Water Seminar
Desigan Govender, Chief Technical Officer, Aqualoc
10:30
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Efficient reliable power networks through power quality solutions

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Hylton Dettmer, Director, Impact Energy Technologies
10:59
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New build programs & generation reform

Generation
Kévin Sanou, Projects Representative for renewable energies, Ministry of Mines, Quarries & Energy
11:00
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Case study : The remake of a State: Building new infrastructure during a conflict

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

 
Kévin Sanou, Projects Representative for renewable energies, Ministry of Mines, Quarries & Energy
11:00
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The hottest projects 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
 
11:00
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Setting the scene: The African market’s state of play

Solar & Energy Storage
•    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
Weldon Turner, Director and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Gigawatt Global
11:00
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The digital utility: New opportunities and challenges

Asset Management
•    Why asset management is going digital
•    Improving productivity and efficiency
•    Advanced analytics and the multichannel customer journey
•    Digital vision and positioning
•    Transformation and technique
11:00
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Power infrastructure investment – why, where and how?

Investment & Finance
•    Does African infrastructure investment deliver on expectations, or do they need to be adjusted? 
•    Direct vs indirect: mutually exclusive? 
•    How are seasoned investors approaching the asset class compared to new investors
11:00
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Future proof, open architecture for smart grid and smart metering; guidelines for DSO and regulators

T&D
11:00
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How to structure water infrastructure deals

Track 1
  • What do investors look for in a project?
  • Innovative investment and finance models
  • A risk-management approach to a successful infrastructure project
  • Reaching financial close - best practices
  • Governance matters! How to deal with issues of oversight and governance
 
11:00
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The new politics of water: The rise of hydro-diplomacy

Track 2
  • Emerging concepts - Added value and benefits for improved water resources management - international experiences
  • Finding a political and technical balance
  • The role of institutions
 
11:00
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Microgrids

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Shaun Woolward, Senior Technical Consultant, ABB
11:00
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Emergence of Storage and Micro grids for Solar in Africa

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Louis Shaffer, Renewable Energy Segment Manager EMEA, Eaton Electric
11:00
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1200 kV Ultra High Voltage power transmission technology for accelerated growth

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Ranjan Pendharkar, Regional Manager, Larsen & Turbo Ltd
11:00
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The internet of Things is also to become reality in terms of connected Buildings

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Edwin Mavhungu, Vice President: Africa, A.B.S.A
11:00
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Atmospheric water generators in the 21st century

Water Seminar
Moses Mavasa, General Manager, Resotec Water
11:00
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MTU hybrid photovoltaic generation Systems

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
David Robinson, Head of business development for SADC and East Africa, CRONIMET MINING POWER SOLUTIONS GmbH
Maximilian Kraeutle, Sales Manager, MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH
11:20
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Why digitisation is an opportunity for Africa

Asset Management
  • More performance out of the existing assets
  • Tapping into the potential of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Smart connected assets - what’s the big opportunity
  • How do we do it?
11:20
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How the NDPHC plans to build and successfully commission new power projects

Generation
•    Procurement considerations
•    Managing risks and black swans
•    Sticking to project timelines
•    Avoiding project delays 
•    Working with multiple suppliers
•    Making skills development a focus
 
11:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Burundi 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
Mr Wylson Tangishaka, Director of Energy, Regideso - Burundi
11:20
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Africa 2030: Roadmap for a renewable energy future

Solar & Energy Storage
•    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
11:20
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Mutually beneficial PPP structures for investors and utilities

Track 1
  • What does a 21st century PPP structure look like?
  • Overcoming cross-border contractual challenges
  • Interpreting and using the latest global PPP performance data
  • Applying global best practice 
  • Regulation 
 
11:20
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Turning the tide: How we can do better with what we have

Track 2
  • Water conservation 101: Ready, set and go!
  • Defining a practical water conservation program
  • Monitoring and evaluation – what to look for?
  • Get the end-user involved: Developing incentive programs
  • Maintaining existing assets to minimise investment needs
 
11:30
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Smart energy systems : an integrated approach

T&D
•    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
11:30
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Game on: mega-project infrastructure opportunities

Investment & Finance
•    Translating grand ideas and vision into reality
•    Long-term needs and objectives to consider
•    Private funding, expertise, and oversight in government led projects
•    PPPs: securing additional financing, managing risk and increasing transparency and accountability
11:30
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Individual compact solar lighting and energy solutions in rural area’s – products and concept

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Andre Kuperus, Managing Director, PowerPlus
11:30
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Modular power management systems for off-grid applications

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Abel Lopez, Project Manager - Sales, Phocos AG
11:30
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ARC flash safety

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Fabien Kimon, Sales Representative, AJ Charnaud and Company
11:30
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Smart Energy Management System for Public Lighting and IT innovations

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Michael Park, CFO, Energy21
11:30
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Global Trends – Stainless Steel in Municipal Water Distribution Systems

Water Seminar
Ken Dewar, Technical Advisor, S.A. S.S.D.A.
11:30
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Case study Stortemelk hydro power plant

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Wilhelm Karanitsch, Managing Director, Andritz Hydro Pty Ltd
11:40
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How can you gain competitive advantage in the transformation of African power markets

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

 
Mohamed Salem Ahmed Brahim Vall, Director General, Somelec
11:40
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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
11:40
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Control of PV power plants to guarantee compliance with grid regulations

Solar & Energy Storage
11:40
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The digital power plant: New opportunities and challenges

Asset Management
•    Improving productivity and efficiency
•    Employing advanced analytics 
•    Staying ahead of rising overhead costs
•    New frontiers: The digital transformation ahead
11:40
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Building and successfully commissioning new water infrastructure

Track 1
  • Procurement considerations
  • Managing risks and black swans
  • Sticking to project timelines
  • Ensuring maximum utility involvement without delaying the project
  • Working with multiple suppliers
  • Making skills development a focus
  • An eye for the little things: avoiding unrest
 
11:40
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The partnership of desalination, groundwater resources, and water to quench thirst in the Central Namib

Track 2
  • Water supply history of Namib Central Coast
  • Effect of mining on water demand
  • New water supply solutions to aid development
  • Economic and social development through water solutions
 
12:00
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The hottest projects in Tanzania 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
12:00
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Case study : Closing the energy gap with CSIR's energy autonomous micro power system

Solar & Energy Storage
•    Cost comparisons
•    Scalability
•    Technology considerations
Sengiphile Simelane, Former Chief Executive Officer, Swaziland Electricity Company
12:00
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Digitilisation and the power grid: Innovation and trends

Asset Management
•    How digitisation drives smart grid innovation
•    Intelligent transformer substations
•    From SVC and FACTS to HVDC
•    Digital simulation: Linking the virtual world to reality
•    How digitalisation enables energy distribution
12:00
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Asset management – generating returns from expensive assets

Investment & Finance
•    Assessing the impact of a changing environment on asset price and performance
•    Creating value through change management 
•    Balancing the needs of sellers, regulators, LPs and co-investors 
•    Making experience count: putting operational expertise at the heart of the GP value proposition
Mr Johnson Chukwu, Chief Executive Officer, Cowry Asset Management
12:00
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Making water smart: Water optimisation through intelligent infrastructure

Track 1
  • Save water. Save money: How water utilities can account for every drop and turn water into revenue
  • Irrigation with Intelligence
  • Data overload: Data management in smart networks
  • Smart water networks: Opportunities in network efficiency optimisation
 
12:00
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Groundwater - A resource more valuable than gold

Track 2
  • Tapping into Africa’s groundwater potential
  • Strategies for managing Africa’s ground water resources
  • Developing sustainable resource management policies
 
12:00
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Maximize the ROI on your assets with GPM Smart SCADA solutions

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Albert Carrera, Regional Sales Manager, Green Power Monitor
12:00
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Leveraging storage to close the clean energy divide

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Chris Sachse, Chief Technical Officer, Sinetech Power Products
12:00
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The significance of industrial energy efficiency in economic development – a South African experience

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Sisa Njikelana, Project Facilitator - Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project, Phase, National Cleaner Production Centre
12:00
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Light up the world

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Ares Zhu, Director, AUSMA
12:00
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How governments can drive large investments in water infrastructure

Water Seminar
12:00
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Test & measurement: Don’t be BLIND, use your 6th SENSE

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Reynhard Heymans, Sales Manager Sub-Sahara Africa, Flir
12:00
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Next gen smart meter rollouts

T&D
•    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
Kouamé Kissy Dey, Director of Regional Distribution, CIE
12:00
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The reforms of the sectors of electricity in Mali

Generation
•    Overview
•    Results achieved 
•    Lessons & recommendations
Dramane Coulibaly, Director General, EDM
12:20
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Developing a water restriction plan: How to implement water cuts

Keynotes
Mr Mahlomola Mehlo, Chief Operating Officer (Acting), Magalies Water
12:20
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How rainwater harvesting could solve Africa’s water shortages

Keynotes
12:20
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Dealing with water theft and issues of non-payment

Keynotes
Mr Richard Muhangi, Senior Manager Commercial, National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)
12:20
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Green Bonds as a new source of financing for water security

Keynotes
12:20
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Greywater recycling – An untapped resource inside buildings

Keynotes
12:20
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Solutions for remote monitoring and management

Keynotes
12:20
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ROUNDTABLES

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.
Laurentius Human, Chief Executive Officer, Jabil Energy
Hermann Roehm, Director Sales, Power Generation, MTU South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Hermann Roehm, Director Sales, Power Generation, MTU South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Mr Haliru Dikko, DGM, NERC
Mamadou Diarra, Consultant, Nigelec
Abel Nsabimana, Reseracher, Polytechnical University of Gitega
12:30
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Long-term reliability and durability of solar systems in harsh climatic conditions

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Dr Stephan Padlewski, Strategic Marketing Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
12:30
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Flow Batteries

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
James Hamilton, Redflow - Sales Manager APAC, Specialized Solar Systems
12:30
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Humidity effects in Substations

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Robert Stubb, Corporate Segment Manager, Head of Wind Power and T&D, Roxtec Africa (Pty) Ltd
12:30
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How do you design a regulatory framework that drives energy efficiency?

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Rethabile Melamu, General Manager, The Innovation Hub
12:30
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The new global emergency service

Water Seminar
12:30
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Grid level storage case study

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Etienne Gerber, Technical Director, Jabil Energy
13:00
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Off-grid: storage systems

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Russell Borum, Senior Account Manager, Morningstar Corporation
13:00
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The Next Generation Modules for Utility and Residential Market

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Jing Tian, Sr. Director of Global Marketing, Trinasolar USA
13:00
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Putting you on the map - Designing Distribution Networks

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Tom PHILLIPS, Strategic Marketing Analyst, Inspired Interfaces
13:00
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Skills development strategy-supply and demand for Energy Effifenecy

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Tsholofelo Mokotedi, Acting Executive Stakeholder Engagement, EWSETA
13:00
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Skills development strategy-supply and demand for Water

Water Seminar
Nora Hanke, Acting Water sector Manager, EWSETA
13:00
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WAGO smart grid products and solutions

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Christo Grobler, Sales Manager, Shorrock Automation
13:30
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Localizing composite materials for sustainable and meaningful content

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Quintin Lamprecht, Managing Director, Allbro Industries
13:30
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Achieving conversion efficiency by comparing the 1 inverter vs. 2 inverter model and your monitoring systems with genset integration

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Roy Taylor, Director, Sun Power Projects
13:30
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Proactive and preventative asset management to ensure reliability

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Pradeep Ravi, Technical Sales Manager, Fluke
13:30
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Natural progression: The inevitable move to sustainable lighting solutions

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
13:30
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Calibration systematic and random uncertainty, why calibrate flow meters

Water Seminar
Steven Dickson, Head of UKAS flow laboratory, ABB
13:30
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Bender earth fault monitoring and detection systems

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Paul du Randt, Owner, Harmonious Technical
14:00
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Micro-grids, challenges at a project level

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Trevor Devries, Director Minigrids & Hybrid Solutions, Canadian Solar
14:00
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Pay-As-You-Go Solar - Reducing upfront costs for immediate Energy Provision

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Walter Marin, Founding Director, Plug The Sun
14:00
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Skills development strategy-supply and demand for Transmission and Distribution

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Siyolo Xotyeni, Electricity Chamber Manager, EWSETA
14:00
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Increasing efficiency by using a high temperature thermal storage – a flexible solution for a changing demand

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Doron Brenmiller, Executive Vice President, Brenmiller Energy
14:00
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Introduction to the technology and the company

Water Seminar
Jonathan Jacobi, Sales Manager, Utilis Corp
14:00
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Power generation with GE’s J920 FleXtra gas engines

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Paul Prevot, senior sales Manager North-Africa and Francophone African countries, General Electric Company (GECO)
14:20
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The future of hydropower generation in Africa

Generation
•    Tapping into the Nile
•    The reservoir filling options
•    New mega hydro based power stations in the pipeline 
•    these sectors ...
•    Has the El Niño killed this market’s future prospects?
 
Roger Kankwende, Expert, Grand Inga Development and Promotion Agency (ADPI)
14:20
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Reducing technical and non-technical losses in the power sector

T&D
 
•    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
Jean Jacques Ntab, Associate Director, Genis
14:20
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The hottest projects 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
14:20
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How to build a local solar PV module manufacturing industry

Solar & Energy Storage

•    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
 
14:20
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How is investor demand for power infrastructure debt changing and why?

Investment & Finance
•     Where are investors allocating from and how has this changed? 
•    Is the illiquidity premium adequate compensation? 
•    What operational capacities do institutions need in place? 
      How secure are infrastructure debt investments?
Marina Panekeet, Senior Investment Officer, The Netherlands Development Finance Company F.M.O.
14:20
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Ressano Garcia power plant in Mozambique, flexibility and scalability

Asset Management
•    Rolls-Royce Medium Speed Reciprocating Gas and HFO Engines - a long history of reliable and successful references around the world and Africa
Hermann Roehm, Director Sales, Power Generation, MTU South Africa (Pty) Ltd
14:20
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The hottest projects in Mauritius and what is being done to open the investment door

Track 1
14:20
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Let’s not waste this drought! Key lessons from the drought affecting much of Africa

Track 2
  • Looking backwards: Where were we blind?
  • Running dry: The drought isn’t over, we can’t get complacent
  • Top drought management tips
  • Infrastructure considerations
  • What’s to come:  new policies, new mandates & opportunities to improve the water industry
     
 
14:30
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Cut your soft costs with privilege rewards by PROINSO

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Brett Pearson, Head of Customer Rewards, PROINSO African Solar Power
14:30
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Energy storage in micro-grids in rural Africa – a practical example of the CellCube´s Vanadium Redox Flow energy storage system

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Andreas Feichtinger, Sales Area Manager, GILDEMEISTER energy solutions/Cellstrom
14:30
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iTP Poles – innovative solution for concrete, steel and wooden poles in Europe for MV and LV

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Oshri Budana, International Sales and Project management, Induo Systemholztechnik Gmbh
14:30
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Energy efficiency and renewable energy youth development and sustainable job creation

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Emmanuel Maepa, Director, Dr. H E Maepa Institute
14:30
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Sustainable Re-use of Water

Water Seminar
Gerhard Cronje, CEO of Maskam Water, Maskam Water (Pty) Ltd
14:30
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Be safe. Be efficient - Premium hand tool proposition for the power Industry in Africa

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
David Esteves, Area Sales Manager, EGA Master SA
14:40
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The hottest projects in Burkina Faso 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
Kévin Sanou, Projects Representative for renewable energies, Ministry of Mines, Quarries & Energy
14:40
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The evolution of CPI debt as a product - How to make the most of it ?

Investment & Finance
•    Challenges and how to meeting them
•    Applicability to the sustainable energy sector
•    Structuring CPI debt products
Mr Alastair Campbell, Managing Director, Vantage Mezzanine Pty Ltd
14:40
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The hottest projects in Burundi and what is being done to open the investment door

Track 1
Mr Abel Nsabimana, Researcher, Polytechnical University of Gitega
14:40
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From catchment to the consumer: Overcoming the grand challenge of water security in Africa

Track 2
  • Framing the water security challenge
  • Start small & scale up!
  • From trade-offs to synergies- enhancing a dialogue for better water governance
  • Developing watershed partnerships & safeguarding the flow of water in restive regions
  • Taking a multilateral approach to achieve sustainability
  • Water rights: Conflicts & solutions
 
Mr Edward Livesey, Manager, Johannesburg water
14:40
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Ensuring high efficiency power transmission in Africa 

T&D
•    Why HVDC means high efficiency
•    Converters that block disruptive cascades
•    An alternative to transmission towers
Florence Nsubuga, COO, Umeme
14:40
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Why solar is a sound investment if you do the right thing

Solar & Energy Storage
14:40
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The modelling of the common electricity market in the Eurasian space

T&D
Adamkul Orokeyevich Zhunusov, Minister, Eurasian Economic Union
14:50
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Creating value through effective asset management

Asset Management
•     Creating value and driving yield 
•    Identifying cost drivers 
•    Developing a framework adapted to projects and technology 
•    Driving returns independent of subsidies
Naresh Kumar Yadav, Plant Manager & DY Director of projects and procurement, Independent Power Tanzania Limited
15:00
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How are new coal technologies transforming thermal coal power generation?

Generation
•    Exploring your options
•    Everything you need to know about gasification & desulphurisation
•    Development of CCS in Africa
•    When will CCS become commercially viable?
•    Retrofitting existing plants
•    Cost implications and other considerations  
 
15:00
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The rise of the microgrid

T&D
•    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
 
Sam Edoho, District Manager: Ijora District, Eko Electricity Distribution Company EKEDC
15:00
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The hottest projects in Nigeria 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
Professor Abubakar Sambo, Special advisor to the Presidency on energy, Ministry of Energy
15:00
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There’s a sunny future ahead for rooftop solar power in Africa: here’s why

Solar & Energy Storage
•    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?
Joe Dean, Chair of Committee SD, Sapvia
15:00
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HRSG's - design, maintenance & monitoring best practices

Asset Management
•    Maximising the return on investment in HRSG and thermal plants
•    Improving the performance of gas turbine based power generating units
•    Next gen plant automation technology 
•    Operations & maintenance best practices guide
Ali ZATOUT, Sonelgaz
15:00
Conference pass

The capital gap: How large is the opportunity for private investment?

Investment & Finance
•    How has public investment in infrastructure changed in Africa? 
•    What’s preventing increased capital availability and how can we overcome these issues? 
•    Removing regulatory barriers and how might this evolve?
•    Is another dip on the horizon and how would it affect utilities? 
James Eedes, Head: Project Finance, Inspired Evolution Investment Management Pty Ltd
15:00
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The hottest projects in Uganda and what is being done to open the investment door

Track 1
15:00
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Developing smarter solutions for a water-scarce future

Track 2
  • Smart leakage management, network optimisation, metering and more
  • Advancing the frontiers of water recycling and reuse
  • Making smart water infrastructure affordable and customising the tech for the African environment
  • Looking beyond telemetry – affordable alternatives available  
  • Using satellite imaging tech to identify potential underground leakage sites
 
15:00
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SCADA For Your Solar Park

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
David Erswell, Director, Solarity (Pty) Ltd
15:00
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Integrated asset lifecycle approach for managing water and wastewater infrastructure

Water Seminar
Ambrose Chikukwa, Accounts Manager, Bentley Systems Inc
15:00
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Conference pass

Microgrids: Why the time is now

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
François-Xavier Saury, EAME-CIS Business Development Manager, Barloworld Power
15:00
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Conference pass

How our Power Line Association adds value to the industry

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Sagren Moodley, Vice Chairman, POLASA
15:00
Exhibition pass
Conference pass

Skills development strategy-supply and demand for Power Generation

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Tsholofelo Mokotedi, Acting Executive Stakeholder Engagement, EWSETA
15:00
Exhibition pass
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Safety, energy-efficiency and comfort - Professional LED lighting solutions from LUG light factory

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Michal Lupkowski, Assistant to Director - Mkt Dpt, LUG Light Factory
15:20
Conference pass

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

Generation
•    Its more than just price: deciding on coal specifications and origination 
•    Tips for negotiating coal-supply contracts
•    Mitigating transport infrastructure inefficiencies
•    You have low grade coal, now what?
15:20
Conference pass

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

T&D
Jemai Hichem, Administrative & Financial Director, Association of power utilities of Africa
15:20
Conference pass

The hottest projects in Guinea-Bissau 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
Julio Antonio Raul, Director of Energy, Ministry of Energy & Industry
15:20
Conference pass

Unlocking the embedded generation market

Solar & Energy Storage
•    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
Dr Chikwerem Obi, Head (Policy & Strategy) Renewable Energy, Research & Development, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
15:20
Conference pass

Top tips for improved boiler operation and performance

Asset Management
•    Maintain! Maintain! Maintain!
•    Proper water Treatment
•    Key technologies to incorporate 
•    Top 5 tips
 
15:20
Conference pass

PPPs – promising/problematic partnerships?

Investment & Finance
•    Providing adequate deal-flow and diversification 
•    Is the PPP in need of a rethink in developing economies? 
•    Which markets offer the best opportunities, and what can be learned from them? 
•    Improving and managing institutional investor access to infrastructure project finance
Amir Shaikh, Chief Legal Counsel and Head of Projects, African Legal Support Facility
15:20
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The hottest projects in Namibia and what is being done to open the investment door

Track 2
15:20
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Accelerating H20 reuse: Advancing world-class technologies, expertise and networks

Track 1
  • Realities of water reuse from the boardroom, boiler room and business
  • Water reuse: Issues, technologies, and applications
  • From drain to drink: innovations in wastewater reuse
  • What government can do to accelerate industrial reuse
  • Future water reuse and other marginal water use possibilities
 
15:30
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Application of Solar

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Greg de Ricquebourg, Managing Director, Enertec Batteries (Pty) Ltd
15:30
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Pressurized Chlorine Gas to Peace of Mind

Water Seminar
Derek Lubie, President, Electrolytic Technologies LLC
15:30
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Safe PV installations to protect firefighters and assets

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Joachim Nell, General Manager Africa, SolarEdge Technologies GmbH
15:30
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Introduction of Pak Elektron Limited

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Muhammad Saleem, Pak Elektron Limited
15:30
Exhibition pass
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Leveraging digitalisation to improve plant operational reliability and maintenance

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Ronald Van Rensburg, Anytech
15:40
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Catalyzing geothermal exploration in Kenya

Generation
•    Establishing the potencial: funding exploration and feasibility studies 
•    Removing barriers to inflows of investment for geothermal energy development
•    Building institutional technical and human capacity 
 
Benjamin Skolnik, Energy Officer, Power Africa - USAID
15:40
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Using machine learning to predict utility demand more accurately

T&D
•    Trends and models
•    Developing daily, seasonal and cyclical trends usage patterns
•    Predicting irregular events
15:40
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The hottest projects in Chad 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
Mahamat Atime, Director of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
15:40
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Disruptive business models: Reshaping rural opportunities

Solar & Energy Storage
•    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
15:40
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Dramatically improving operational efficiency

Asset Management
•    How to benefit from powerful dashboards and key metric reporting tools 
•    Better resource and capital allocation
•    Lower cost of capital: Tracking and reporting on key investor requirements 
 
15:40
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Panel:Looking ahead: long term trends impacting infrastructure investments

Investment & Finance
•    Macro risk environment shifts: ‘No normal’ is the new normal
•    Competition for investments heats up
•    Asset management gets sophisticated
•    How technology will  rocket up the infrastructure agenda
•    Innovative new ways to fund infrastructure 
•    The institutional debt market takes off
•    Will Africa continue to look east?
•    What are project sponsors and equity providers looking for
Tshepo Mahloele, Chief Executive Officer, Harith Fund Managers
Richa Prasad, Head of Power and Utilities Team, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp
Lida M Fitts, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S.T.D.A.
15:40
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Improving the sustainability of water treatment systems: Opportunities for innovation

Track 1
  • Current standard approach to water treatment
  • Emerging solutions: Localised, networked water treatment
  • Research and innovation:  Examples of promising innovations
  • How to change regulation, policy, and procurement to reflect new realities
 
15:40
Conference pass

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

Track 2
16:00
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The hottest projects 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
YOUSSOUPHA BA, Gestionnaire des Stocks, Senelec
16:00
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Asset insight: Using data and analytics to effectively manage a power plant’s capital equipment

Asset Management
•    How to efficiently use power plant process data to improves asset management
•    How to use data to make better decisions
•    Transforming data into predictive intelligence
•    Leveraging Big Data and analytics for greater reliability and profit
 
16:00
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The rise of geothermal in the African Rift Valley

Generation
  • Developing PPPs and attractings IPPs
  • Geothermal energy to power economic growth
  • Coordination & synergies among support programs and donours
  • Available finance schemes
16:00
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The ingredients of transformation: Utility companies, regulators & analytics

T&D
•    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
Dr Spero Mensah, President, Africa Power Group
16:00
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Challenges and management techniques for harmful algal blooms

Track 1
  • Utilities’ challenges due to accumulation and growth of harmful algae
  • The link between climate change and harmful algal blooms, and how it impacts water scarcity and reuse
  • Risk management, community engagement and customer perception
  • Source protection and prevention strategies
 
16:00
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The hottest projects in Swaziland and what is being done to open the investment door

Track 2
16:00
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Community Energy; Self-funding decentralised solar systems for schools, charities, and communities

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Robert Jardine, Business Leader, Out of the Box Energy Solutions
16:00
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PV power plants: The rise of drones & robots

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Riaan Meyer, Managing Director, GeoSun Africa
16:50
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Executive and special Presidential advisors panel : How are we modelling the power & electricity markets in our countries

Keynotes
•    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 
Silas Zimu, Special Advisor to the President on Energy, The Presidency
Andre Kamba, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Supplies
Professor Abubakar Sambo, Special advisor to the Presidency on energy, Ministry of Energy
16:50
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Increasing Africa’s access to clean water – how do we do it?

Keynotes
  • Regional cooperation, planning and affordability
  • The role of innovation and technology
  • Dealing with Africa's rising debt problem
  • Unconventional resources: Present to future
  • Where and how will Africa secure the needed investment
  • Innovative business models enabling increased water access in developing countries
 

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08:50
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Keynote panel: Achieving universal access to energy in Africa within the next decade – how?

Keynotes
•    Is the AfDB plan achievable?
•    Where will the money come from?
•    Changing the approach -  a bigger role for off grid power
•    Strategies for increasing capacity in Africa
•    Disruptors and technologies – who to look out for?
HE Serge Blaise Zoniaba, Minister of Energy & Hydraulics, Ministry of Energy & Hydraulics
HE Kornelia Shilunga, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy Mines & Energy
Ben Abdallah Moncel, Former Minister, Ministry of Energy, Industry & Mines
Jemai Hichem, Administrative & Financial Director, Association of power utilities of Africa
09:00
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The future is now - Meeting tomorrow’s water demands

Keynotes
  • What is the long term future for the African water industry?
  • With a projected population of over 2 billion people by 2050 - where will the water come from?
  • Water and climate change adaptation: Addressing the impact of climate change on the African water sector
  • Where will the money come from?
 
09:40
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Urban water in supporting liveable communities

Keynotes
10:30
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Mini-grids for Rural Electrification

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Matt Anderson, Sales Engineer, Studer Innotec Sa
10:30
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Renewable energy hybrid plants: Coming of age

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Jo Dean, Business Development Director Africa, Enfinity
10:30
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Solutions for EMI and EMP protection in Critical infrastructure = EMC Hardening of the grid which is a hot topic globally

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Derek Colyn, Managing Director, Roxtec Africa (Pty) Ltd
10:30
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Future focus: Innovation in new products and markets

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Dr Charlie Huang, SZZT South Africa
10:30
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Online water quality monitoring for distribution system management

Water Seminar
Theo Wassenaar, Service Manager, ABB
10:30
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WAGO smart grid products and solutions

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Christo Grobler, Sales Manager, Shorrock Automation
11:00
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The Distribution System Operator (DSO) needs a new business model

Generation
•    Why does the DSO need a new role?
•    Passive vs. Active approach
•    What should it look like?
•    Active system management and the DSO
•    Revenues and incentives
•    A new regulatory framework
11:00
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The progress and developments in energy storage markets across the globe both from a technical and commercial perspective

Solar & Energy Storage
•    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 
 
11:00
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The art of the solar deal

Solar & Energy Storage
•    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
11:00
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A holistic view on grid integration of renewable energy generation – the Namibian case study

T&D
•    Policy and regulation 
•    Technology options
•    Enabling and disruptive technologies for renewable integration 
•    Unlocking the potential of South Africa's electricity grid
Mr Rojas Manyame, General Manager of Regulation, Electricity Control Board
11:00
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Big Data is coming: The promise; the predicament and how to realise its potential

Track 1
  • Utilities and Big Data: Why Big Data is a big deal for the water industry
  • Putting Big Data to work:  Why the water industry should care about data analytics
  • Big Data analytics and remote monitoring
  • Top tips for leveraging Big Data for a water utility
 
11:00
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Promoting technology innovation for clean and safe water

Track 2
  • The business case for technology innovation for water
  • Market opportunities for technology and institutional innovation
  • Innovative leakage monitoring and detection technologies
  • Putting it all together: achieving water sustainability
  • A path forward: actions to promote technology innovation
 
11:00
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STATCOM

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Davide Moncini, PG Manager – Plant Electrification, ABB South Africa Pty
11:00
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Solar Centers - The affordable alternative to Solar Container Solutions

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Walter Marin, Founding Director, Plug The Sun
11:00
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Condition monitoring with wireless test tools and asset management software

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Pradeep Ravi, Technical Sales Manager, Fluke
11:00
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Next evolution of Interoperability Standards for the Lighting Industry

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Yunfeng Fan, General Manager, Sinogy Energy (Pty) Ltd
11:00
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Atmospheric water generators in the 21st century

Water Seminar
Moses Mavasa, General Manager, Resotec Water
11:00
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Aksa in Africa

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Erkin Tekel, General Manager, Aksa Power Generation S A
11:20
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An African approach to distributed generation

Generation
•    Scope and definitions of small-scale DG 
•    Strategic Imperative 
•    Geographic scope and hot spots
•    Three big predictions
Ibrahim Salet Koue, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Petrol & Energy
11:20
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Managing variable, flexible and intermittent power on the grid

T&D
•    Modelling  variable energy resources
•    Managing changing market operations
•    How to forecast renewable generation and achieve system flexibility
•    Demand response and distributed energy resources
 
Chavan Dabeedin, Transmission & Distribution Manager, Central Electricity Board Mauritius
11:20
Conference pass

Country spotlight The hottest projects in Equatorial Guinea 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
Sese Site, Deputy Manager of Marketing Department and Head of CSR, Sociedead de Electricidad de Guinea Ecuatorial - Segesa
11:20
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Measuring the value of energy storage

Solar & 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 
11:20
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Low cost capital handbook

Investment & Finance
•    A solar guide to Yieldcos
•    REIT Implications for Solar
•    Tapping into a new, substantial and indefinite pool of low-cost capital using MLPs
•    Leading the clean energy revolution: green bonds and securitisations
11:20
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Harnessing the power of Big Data to improve operational efficiency

Track 1
  • Roadmap for Big Data adoption for water utilities 
  • Invisible infrastructure: How Big Data is ‘bringing the water grid above ground’
  • Realising the water-data-nexus
  • Leveraging telemetry and remote SCADA solutions
  • Other applications
 
11:20
Conference pass

Emerging sustainable technologies for potable and wastewater treatment

Track 2
  • The need for innovation
  • Innovative treatment for potable reuse
  • New collaborative approaches
  • Emerging biotechnology for sustainable water treatment
 
11:30
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Quality Considerations in PV Procurement Cycle

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Stephen Davey, Sales Leader, SSA, Canadian Solar
11:30
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How smart are your inverters?

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Luis E Perez, Managing Director, Easy Power Solar
11:30
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ARC flash fabrics and PP

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Fabien Kimon, Sales Representative, AJ Charnaud and Company
11:30
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Energy Disruption Lifestyle – Stuff you Have and Stuff Haven’t Thought Of

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Lorraine Jenks, Chief Executive Officer, Hotelstuff/Greenstuff
11:30
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Improving efficiency of water and wastewater systems: practical examples

Water Seminar
Ambrose Chikukwa, Accounts Manager, Bentley Systems Inc
11:30
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Gas generation around the world with Clarke Energy

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
David de Mattos, Sale Manager, Clarke Energy SA
11:40
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Opportunities & impact: how storage will transform energy markets

Solar & Energy Storage
•    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
Professor Kenneth Ikechukwu Ozoemena, Chief Researcher, C.S.I.R.
11:40
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Investing in solar? Africa has 2x higher returns than Europe

Investment & Finance
•    Bigger risk, bigger returns
•    Major projects and financing trends in 2017
•    The evolution of MandA activity in the solar market
11:40
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Urban / rural electrification projects in Africa

Generation
•    Mauritania – centralized and distributed generation •    Morocco – solar home systems •    Egypt – rural electrification program  Developer’s approach to utility scale solar projects
Olabode Esan, Head of Business Development, Masdar - Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company
11:40
Conference pass

Migration from postpaid to prepaid metering- Escom experience

T&D
•    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
11:40
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Country spotlight The hottest projects in Tunisia 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
Belgacem Ayed, President, Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation
11:40
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Taking the customer behind the tap: Achieving awareness of the true cost of water

Track 1
  • The impact of consumer awareness of water sector issues
  • How the ‘water as a service’ mindset is changing water usage
  • Cost recovery and revenue: Cultivating a responsible payment culture through awareness
 
11:40
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Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM): Toward diversification and sustainability

Track 2
  • Why we need IUWM
  • The economics of IUWM
  • Policy recommendations
  • Moving to Integrated Urban Water Management: How to do it?
 
12:00
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Distributed generation cannot be stopped

Generation
•    Why utilities shouldn’t undermine distributed generation
•    Distributed generation on the tipping point?
•    What does the utility of the future look like?
12:00
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How blockchain smart meter technology is simplifying revenue collection

T&D
•    How it works
•    Integrating Bitcon & digital wallets
12:00
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Country spotlight The hottest projects 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
Hon Minister Jeannot Matadi Atadi Nenga, Minister of Energy & Water, Ministry Of Energy & Water
12:00
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Utility grid energy storage: Crossing the chasm to commercialisation

Solar & Energy Storage
•    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
 
12:00
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Integrated Urban Water Management - Lessons and recommendations from across the world

Track 2
  • Setting the scene: Urbanisation and socioeconomic development
  • Case studies
  • Lessons and recommendations
 
12:00
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The need for a behaviour change in consumption

Track 1
  • Behavioural econ, behavioural nudges and applications in the utility space
  • The role social norms play in consumption
  • Process issues and how to solve them
12:00
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The application of PV-T (Photovoltaic Thermal) hybrid panel technology in Southern Africa

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Robert Jardine, Business Leader, Out of the Box Energy Solutions
12:00
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Safe, clean & affordable batteries for PV storage in Africa: Case studies with saltwater batteries

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Matthias Hermes, Director of Sales, Aquion Energy
12:00
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Brining stability to your micro grid

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Donnavin Moodley, Operations and Services Director, Hexing
12:00
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Light up the world

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Hinesh Hansraj, sales represantative, AUSMA
12:00
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Skills development strategy-supply and demand for water

Water Seminar
Nora Hanke, Acting Water sector Manager, EWSETA
12:00
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HIPASE – New common platform for excitation, protection, synchronization and turbine governor

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Wilhelm Karanitsch, Managing Director, Andritz Hydro Pty Ltd
12:20
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Urban water reuse as part of upgrading an informal settlement

Keynotes
12:20
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Solving the acid mine drainage problem

Keynotes
12:20
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Exploring the link between social protests and water service delivery in South Africa

Keynotes
12:20
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Women in water: Attracting more women to the water sector

Keynotes
Ms Lynsey Chutel, Journalist, Quartz Africa
12:20
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Reducing non-revenue water: the ‘how-to-guide’

Keynotes
Eng. Mahmood Lutaaya, Regional Manager, National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)
12:20
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Roundtable

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.
Olajuwon Olaleye, Former Special Assistant (Investments, Finance & Donor Relations), Federal Ministry Of Energy
Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, AFSEC
Dr Jeremy Gibberd, Founder, Gauge
Richard Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Mulilo Energy Partners Pty Limited
12:20
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Digitalisation and what can be expected from the Internet of Things

Keynotes
12:20
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How to best improve the performance of our wastewater treatment systems

Keynotes
12:30
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A demonstration of the PVGuard SCADA platform for utility-scale PV power plants

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
12:30
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Battery energy storage systems: Propelling solar to maximum grid penetration

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
François-Xavier Saury, EAME-CIS Business Development Manager, Barloworld Power
12:30
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Building a plug and play grid for the 21st century

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Frank Spencer, Business Development - Renewables, Consolidated Power Projects Pty Ltd
12:30
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Skills development strategy-supply and demand for Energy Effifenecy

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Tsholofelo Mokotedi, Acting Executive Stakeholder Engagement, EWSETA
12:30
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Municipal waste water treatment plants as potential resources of renewable energy

Water Seminar
José Manuel Suarez, Director, Imagua Water Technologies
12:30
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Infrared thermography for ALL!

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Reynhard Heymans, Sales Manager Sub-Sahara Africa, Flir
13:00
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Mini grid scenarios" for rural electrification

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Christoph Heinermann, Chief Executive Officer, K.A.C.O. new energy
13:00
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The Perfect Marriage of Solar and Metal Roofing

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Rob Haddock, CEO, S-5! Solutions
13:00
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Optimisation of Transmission and Distribution Networks

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Tom PHILLIPS, Strategic Marketing Analyst, Inspired Interfaces
13:00
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Intelligent lighting management with cloud service and local sensor control

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Edwin Mavhungu, Vice President: Africa, A.B.S.A
13:00
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The new global emergency service

Water Seminar
Omar Nayfeh, Drought Solution Ltd
13:00
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Efficient reliable power networks through power quality solutions

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Hylton Dettmer, Director, Impact Energy Technologies
13:30
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Innovative off-grid systems and applications

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Russell Borum, Senior Account Manager, Morningstar Corporation
13:30
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The SOLAR HEAT opportunity

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Klaus Kucher, Key account Manager International, GREENoneTEC Solarindustrie Gmbh
13:30
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How our Power Line Association adds value to the industry

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Vincent Kanyongolo, Chairman, POLASA
13:30
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Benefits of renewable energy as energy efficiency measures

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Emmanuel Maepa, Director, Dr. H E Maepa Institute
13:30
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How stainless steel can save you money – Life cycle costing

Water Seminar
Ken Dewar, Technical Advisor, S.A. S.S.D.A.
13:30
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Safety tools for the power industry in Africa

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
David Esteves, Area Sales Manager, EGA Master SA
14:00
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Improving the bankability and investability of solar

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Chris Sachse, Chief Technical Officer, Sinetech Power Products
14:00
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The next generation modules for utility and residential market

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Jing Tian, Sr. Director of Global Marketing, Trinasolar USA
14:00
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Skills development strategy-supply and demand for Transmission and Distribution

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Siyolo Xotyeni, Electricity Chamber Manager, EWSETA
14:00
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Natural progression: The inevitable move to sustainable lighting solutions

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Edson Muzuwa, CEO, EM Projects
14:00
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Bloem water conduit hydro power plant

Water Seminar
Jacques van Delft, Electrical Artisan, Bloemwater
14:00
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Condition Monitoring and maintenance of electrical distribution systems

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Paul du Randt, Owner, Harmonious Technical
14:20
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How to tap into Africa’s 400 gigawatts of gas-generated power

Generation
•    Africa set to switch on gas-to-power potential 
•    How to build pipelines to evacuate the gas
•    How higher levels of integration would result in larger regional gas options being favored
•    A focus on projects in Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania
•    Show me the money: how to finance new gas to power projects
14:20
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Power trading to drive southern African electricity landscape

T&D
•    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
14:20
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Country spotlight The hottest projects 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
14:20
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Developing next-gen mechanical, chemical, electrical and electrochemical energy storage technologies in Africa

Solar & Energy Storage
•    How to finance this new market
•    Identifying workable technologies
•    Emerging electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies to look out for
14:20
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Madness and prayers: Managing currency risk in power projects

Investment & Finance
•    Decide which currency to manage
•    Which currency risks can be managed?
•    Take a holistic perspective
•    Understanding limitations of financial instruments
•    Investor transparency
Lolu Adubifa, Chief Executive Officer, Lavayo Energy
14:20
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Putting skills development at the heart of your employee strategy

Track 1
  • Overcoming the skills shortage and conducting a skills audit
  • How to involve and benefit local staff in project developments
  • Developing technology skills and knowledge
  • Partnerships – working with universities
  • Increasing job creation and loyalty
  • International best practice
  • Unions as partners
 
14:20
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The hottest projects in Nigeria and what is being done to open the investment door

Track 2
Mr Benson Ajisegiri, Head Water Sector Reform & PPP,, Water Sector Reform & PPP, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja
14:30
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Innovation in Pay-As-You-Go technology for solar distributors

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Victoria Arch, Vice President of Global Strategy, Angaza
14:30
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SCADA for your solar park

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
David Erswell, Director, Solarity (Pty) Ltd
14:30
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Skills development strategy-supply and demand for Transmission and Distribution

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Siyolo Xotyeni, Electricity Chamber Manager, EWSETA
14:30
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Smart energy management system for public lighting and IT innovations

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Michael Park, CFO, Energy21
14:30
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Zoeller sump pumps, lifting stations, grinder pumps & case studies

Water Seminar
Jason Meyer, International Sales Manager, Zoeller Company
14:30
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Hybrid Generator Sets

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Deniz Ar, Sales and Marketing Director, Teksan Jenerator Elk San Ve Tic As
14:40
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Panel: New Interconnectors – getting them built

T&D
  • Making The Cap and Floor Regime work in the African context
  • Key Regulatory and environmental considerations
  • Planning, property, construction considerations
  • How to secure funding
 
 
Alison Chikova, Acting CC Manager, Southern African Power Pool
Lebbi Changullah, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool
Jemai Hichem, Administrative & Financial Director, Association of power utilities of Africa
Mr Emile Opangault, Director General, Arsel
Mustapha Zakaria - Cisse, Project Coordinator, West African Power Pool
14:40
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Country spotlight The hottest projects in Zambia 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
14:40
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Innovations giving energy storage a jolt

Solar & Energy Storage
•    Technological improvements and price driver 
•    How R&D in battery storage will evolve 
•    The goal of bulk energy storage 
14:50
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Skilling the next generation of engineers

Track 1
  • Creating a functional skills policy
  • Funding
  • Prioritising upskilling your current workforce
  • Training and skills development: In-house vs. outsource
  • Predicting future skills needs
 
14:50
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The hottest projects in Sierra Leone and what is being done to open the investment door

Track 2
15:00
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Solar PV and Li-ion battery storage systems: Lessons learned from pilot projects

Solar & Energy Storage
•    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 
 
James Barry, Research Scientist, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
15:00
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Panel session: Asset management - creating value and generating returns

Investment & Finance
•     Guidelines for utilities when working with asset managers      
•    Assessing the impact of a changing environment on asset price and performance 
•    Creating value through change management
•    Balancing the needs of regulators, LPs and the utilities 
•    Making experience count: putting operational expertise at the heart of the GP value proposition
•    Lessons for other emerging 
 
15:00
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Skills development strategy-supply and demand for Power Generation

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Tsholofelo Mokotedi, Acting Executive Stakeholder Engagement, EWSETA
15:00
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Module level control and its related advantages

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Joachim Nell, General Manager Africa, SolarEdge Technologies GmbH
15:00
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Analysis of environmental samples by ICP-OES

Water Seminar
Lionel de Jager, Product Specialist, Spectro Analytical Instruments Gmbh
15:00
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PV renting – an innovative financing tool for solar power

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Spiros Livadaras, Founder & Managing Director, carbonTRACK SA
15:00
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Selection of instrument transformers for a proper system operation

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Gokhan Altunkaynar, Sales and Marketing Manager, Emek Elektrik Endustrisi As
15:00
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Safety, energy-efficiency and comfort - Professional LED lighting solutions from LUG light factory

Energy Efficiency & Lighting seminar
Michal Lupkowski, Assistant to Director - Mkt Dpt, LUG Light Factory
15:20
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Africa as the next frontier for nuclear technology – how?

Generation
•    How South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria can realise their nuclear ambitions 
•    Finance & economics
•    Skills & technological capacity
15:20
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Wheeling and dealing: Connecting electricity suppliers and customers in Southern Africa

T&D
•    The “real cost of wheeling”
•    Regulatory framework compliance
•    Known examples
•    Opportunities
 
15:20
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Utility scale storage and the economics of storage services

Solar & Energy Storage
•    When will utility-scale energy storage become widespread?
•    Revenue and the wholesale market 
•    How to bring technology costs down?
Professor Bernard Bladergroen, Professor: SA Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry (Energy), University of The Western Cape
15:20
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The hottest projects in Angola and what is being done to open the investment door

Track 1
15:20
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What's in your water? Top tips for improving water quality

Track 2
  • Cost effective ways to improving water quality
  • Treatment technologies to improve water quality
  • Managing algae and taste and odour
  • Biofiltration: Piloting optimisation and monitoring
  • 5 top tips
 
15:30
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Application of Solar

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Greg de Ricquebourg, Managing Director, Enertec Batteries (Pty) Ltd
15:30
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Onsite chlorine production case study – from decision process thru implementation

Water Seminar
Derek Lubie, President, Electrolytic Technologies LLC
15:30
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Increase the Yield on Your PV Projects with TURNSOLE Powered by Omron

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Ana Lizar, Structures Manager, Proinso African Solar Power
15:30
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Online Monitoring of Transformer

T&D Technical Learning Seminar
Muhammad Saleem, Pak Elektron Limited
15:30
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From smart monitoring & diagnostics to prediction: Data analytics and the plant of tomorrow

Generation, Power Plant & Onsite Technical Seminar
Ronald Van Rensburg, Anytech
15:40
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Levelling the playing field between the utility and IPPs

T&D
•    Addressing the elephant in the room: Grid ownership and preferential procurement 
•    How vertically integrated utilities can successfully compete with IPPs
Sisa James Njikelana, Project Facilitator - Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project, Phase, National Cleaner Production Centre
15:40
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Country spotlight The hottest projects in Mauritius and what is being done to open the investmentt 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
15:40
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Africa going nuclear? National and regional energy planning for nuclear power development

Generation
•    Risks, costs and feasibility for the African continent
•    Legal and nuclear safety and security considerations
•    How to fund a regional project
Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director, Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa
15:40
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Opportunities and impact: storage transforming the African energy market

Solar & Energy Storage
•    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
15:40
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How to attract pension funds and insurance companies to fund the power market

Investment & Finance
•    What has kept them away before?
•    Strategies for differentiating against the offerings of existing direct lenders and banks
•    How alternative lenders can best fill the lending gap left by traditional lenders
 
15:50
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Water safety planning: A pathway to universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation and improved service delivery

Track 2
  • Capacity building approaches on water safety plans
  • Innovative policies and regulations for drinking water quality management
  • Auditing water safety plans
  • Water safety plan impact assessment
 
16:00
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Optimising microgrids with energy storage machines

Solar, Clean Tech, & Storage Technical Learning Seminar
Scott McGregor, CEO, redT energy
16:00
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New “IEC 61724-1 Photovoltaic system performance - Part 1: Monitoring” standard: Implications for PV plant operators and owners

Solar Technical Learning Seminar
Riaan Meyer, Managing Director, GeoSun Africa

 

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