Generation


 

Johannesburg, 26 - 27 March 2019

Schedule

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Mar 2608:35
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Chairperson’s opening remarks

Keynotes
Bohlale Mathathe, Corporate secretary, NIASA
Mar 2608:40
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Keynote: Beyond the Grid: The thrilling potential for off-grid energy in Africa

Keynotes
  • The Samsø island story: Going 100% renewable
  • Rethinking the cost of off-grid power: Let's Do the Math
  • Sustainability matters
  • How Africa can best exploit off grid tech
Mar 2609:00
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How to work with Power Africa to secure investment

Keynotes
Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator Of Power Africa And President, USAID
Mar 2609:20
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Debate: Renewables versus clean coal

Keynotes
Two opposing views, join our keynotes as they debate the topic and how clean is clean? The costs, the tech and everything in between !
Brian Dames, Chief Executive Officer, African Rainbow Energy & Power
Des Muller, Managing Director, Nu Energy Developments
Mar 2609:40
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The Presidential fireside chat

Keynotes
What is it like to oversee multiple mega infrastructure construction projects from the very top? What informs an infrastructure development plan? How should Africa go about in developing new power infrastructure? What would the former president do differently given the chance? Regrets and lessons learnt
John Dramani Mahama, Vice President, Republic of Ghana
Mar 2610:00
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Skills Development in the context of fourth industrial revolution

Keynotes
Reserved for ALU
Mar 2611:20
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Coal in Africa’s future energy mix

Generation
  • Thermal coal outlook - long-term view of new-builds
  • Coal power goes digital
  • Can existing coal plants be saved?
  • Monetising economically unmineable coal for power generation– how?
Mashale Phumaphi, Managing Director, Shumba Coal
Mar 2611:20
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Mighty microgrids with big potential

Transmission & Distribution
  • Meet the microgrid, the technology poised to transform electricity
  • Smart grids and energy storage: Microgrid on a blockchain platform
  • Market drivers, analysis and forecast
  • Global microgrid tour: All signs point to Australia
Ayomide Fatunde, Business Development Associate, PowerGen Renewables
Mar 2611:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Ethiopia and what is being done to open the investment door

Country project focus
Yitemgeta Fantu Golla, Procurement And Energy Support Specialist, Crown Agents USA / USTDA / Ethiopian Electric Power
Mar 2611:20
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Operational excellence in a digital world

Asset management
  • Digital business strategy and delivery
  • Digital platforms and blockchain
  • Addressing operational challenges
Mar 2611:20
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Trends and driving forces – unleashing markets forces in Africa

Solar
  • Global solar trends – making them relevant for Africa
  • Cost, predictability and economic returns
  • Integration and technology advances support renewables
Judicaël Léonce Eugène Anvane-Obame, Directeur Adjoint De La Maitrise De L'Energie, Ministry of Energy
Mar 2611:20
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Perspectives on the African power financing landscape and opportunities

Investment and finance
  • Lender perspective on what defines a balanced PPP structure
  • Bringing together banks and institutional investors to fund deals and access long-term financing
  • Could the successes of green bonds and loans in other countries be replicated?
Farai Kanonda, Finance And Accounting, Senior Financial Analyst, African Development Bank
Mar 2611:40
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The case for coal power generation

Generation
  • Cost
  • Emissions
  • Super critical coal & tech
Thomo Lekagane, Engineer, Women in energy
Mar 2611:40
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Deriving value, reducing costs: How to improve the economics of your microgrids

Transmission & Distribution
  • How to value and monetize resiliency in microgrids
  • The utility microgrid: The rise of new pricing structures, partnerships & customer services
Barnia Flowernysd Raherinantenaina, Director Of Electrical Energy Infrastructures, Ministry of Water, Energy and Hydrocarbons
Mar 2611:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Uganda and what is being done to open the investment door

Country project focus
Benard Mbaine, Chairman, Wind Power Association
Mar 2611:40
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Driving operational efficiencies with digital technologies

Asset management
  • Where to start
  • Transforming back office efficiency
  • What is a user-centric solution?
  • Establishing the end-to-end process improvements
Mar 2611:40
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Solar 2.0: advancements on the horizon

Solar
  • Getting down to business in the C&I sector
  • Key trends in solar inverters and power electronics
  • Solar as a Platform: Fitting solar with IoT, HEMS & other fun acronyms
Deberny Dokowane, Head of Department: Valorization of energy sources, Ministere du Development de lenergie et des Resources Hydrauliques
Mar 2611:40
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Blended financing as a catalyst for new infrastructure

Investment and finance
  • Impact investing is booming-How Africa can take advantage of it
Margaret Mutschler, Consultant, Mutschler Consulting Services
Mar 2612:00
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Making the leap to next gen tech for power gen –  A cost effective guide for Africa

Generation
  • Keeping the operating system relevant
  • Efficiency improvements through emerging polygeneration technologies
  • Africa at the forefront of clean coal tech
  • Technological feasibility and cost analysis: Developing a low cost method
Sisa James Njikelana, Project Facilitator - Industrial Energy Efficiency (Iee) Project, Phase, National Cleaner Production Centre
Mar 2612:00
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The future: A grid of microgrids

Transmission & Distribution
  • Harnessing forces: Solving the day’s big question to advance microgrid markets
  • Innovations in generation, storage & networks to improve efficiency and ensure reliability
Mar 2612:00
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Kenya and what is being done to open the investment door

Country project focus
Mar 2612:00
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The digital utility: The next frontier of asset management

Asset management
  • How the IoT and cloud computing will boost the value of the utility’s data
  • Data infrastructure in focus- the next frontier of infrastructure investment?
  • Fibre broadband: procurement, PPP and project opportunities
  • The African leap-frog opportunity – how?
Nelisiwe Magubane, Chairman, Matlenge Energy
Mar 2612:00
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Changing solar landscape: Crossroads and the road ahead

Solar
  • New and innovative business models for solar development
  • Advancements in storage and solar technologies and their effect
  • Implementation of new technology and knowledge transfer
  • Economies of scale and foreseeable cost reductions
  • Investment climate in Africa
  • How can industry stakeholders tap onto this burgeoning opportunity?
Chikwerem Obi, Head (Policy And Strategy) Renewable Energy, Research And Development, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
Mar 2612:00
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Meet the DFIs How to attract DFI backing

Investment and finance
  • Connecting global capital with
  • African infrastructure
  • Defining the key factors to consider when trying to attract DFI Capital
  • How does a structured investment fund work?
  • What types of clients do DFIs look for
Mar 2612:20
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How to enable agility and disruption in the energy industry

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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How to harness geothermal power in Africa

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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Human capacity development in the power and energy sector

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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Solar energy: Finding the recipe for large-scale deployment

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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Winds of change? How to develop the wind sector in Africa

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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Youths as catalyst for increased solar penetration in developing countries

Keynotes
Mar 2614:20
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From concept to megawatts: How to cost effectively build new power plants 

Generation
  • Common errors in the commissioning of an installation
  • Procurement considerations
  • Sticking to project timelines
  • Working with multiple suppliers
  • Connecting to the grid with ease
  • Making skills development a focus
  • Case studies
Adil Nchabeleng, Independent Energy Analyst, Transform SA
Dennis Olaotse, Registrar/ Chief Executive Officer, Engineers Registration Board
Mar 2614:20
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Smart metering for low-end utility customers 

Transmission & Distribution
  • Designing a successful smart meter program
  • Speeding up the connection process
  • Managing the costs of installation
  • Overcoming mass roll out challenges
  • Promoting the benefits: accurate billing and savings
  • Predictive analytics: data as a tool for improved customer service
Matsotso Vuso, Managing Director, Nyamezela Group
Mar 2614:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Lesotho and what is being done to open the investment door

Country project focus
Mmuso Raliselo, Head Of Energy Planning, Ministry of Energy and Meteorology
Mar 2614:20
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Power plant performance analysis, diagnostics and optimisation

Asset management
  • The importance of power plant performance tests
  • There’s more than just a test
  • Deaerator OPEX and reliability upgrade & boiler emission improvement
  • Managing logistics for scheduled outages in power & energy
  • New technology to employ
Mar 2614:20
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Why solar for mines? Why now?

Solar
  • Why does solar energy integration make business sense today – what are the main drivers?
  • Key criteria for the renewables and storage investments business case
  • Overcoming barriers and internal hurdles
  • Communicating the commercial value of renewables
  • How do mining leaders see the energy transition of mines developing?
Stephen Djaba, Greater Accra Regional Secretary, Association of Ghana Industries
Mar 2614:20
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Behold the Knights in shining armour! Institutional investors with deep pockets

Investment and finance
  • Assessing the appetite of institutional investors for power assets: Perceptions and strategies
  • How can institutional participation be stimulated?
  • What makes for successful participation of institutional investors alongside traditional lenders for long-term investment infrastructure investment?
Mar 2614:40
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An Overview: Competitive Tendering of Procurement

Generation
Sabelo Dube, General Manager: Finance and Administration, Eswatini Energy Regulatory Authority
Mar 2614:40
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New data analytics tools to maximize revenue

Transmission & Distribution
  • A Practical Approach for Power Utilities Seeking to Create Sustaining
  • Business Value with Analytics
Jude Ugwuoke, Head, Revenue Protection Unit, Ibadan Electricity Distribution
Mar 2614:40
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Future thinking: Power plant conversion technologies

Asset management
  • The carbon challenge for the power industry
  • IoT will not deliver its potential - unless it solves this challenge
  • Coal to gas conversion advantages: Case study
  • Operating the existing AQCS system after natural gas conversion
  • Coal to gas conversion: Black-end implications
  • Old smokey power - Transforming aging power plants
Chitelseeh Ortalin Resigne, Gestionaire Comptable, ENERCA
Mar 2614:40
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How to grow Africa’s solar market

Solar
  • Customer education: The unlikely key to unlocking Africa’s C&I solar sector
  • Financial
  • Removing policy bottlenecks
Justin Kibuule, Managing Director, Reincon Engineers Limited
Mar 2614:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Botswana and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country Project Focus
Session reserved for Botswana Power Corporation
Mar 2614:40
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Is your project investable? Key tips from an institutional investors

Investment and finance
  • A closer look at asset prices
  • How to highlight the opportunity and ROI
  • Moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to attracting investment
  • Be prepared to negotiate
  • It’s about more than just money
  • Moving the juggernaut of institutional investment in power infrastructure
Johnson Chukwu, Chief Executive Officer, Cowry Asset Management Ltd
Mar 2615:00
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Future potential of new generation development to meet electricity demand and improve existing infrastructure

Generation
  • How will natural gas, as a fuel source, contribute to meeting future electricity demand?
  • What is the outlook for further development of renewable energy?
  • Is there a role for other fuel sources to expand generating capacity for Africa?
  • Where is project activity taking place to improve generation infrastructure through in-plant capital expenditure and maintenance investments?
Adil Diani, Former Advisor to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment
Mar 2615:00
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How machine learning will redefines utility revenue management

Transmission & Distribution
  • A machine learning services approach
  • Will AI replace human intelligence in revenue management and pricing analysis?
  • How Africa can take advantage of machine learning today
Jean Jacques Ntab, Associate Director, Genis
Mar 2615:00
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Harnessing the power of advanced analytics in transmission and distribution asset management

Asset management
Simbiso Chimbima, Chief Technology Officer, Umeme
Mar 2615:00
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Power plant hybridisation: A growing opportunity

Solar
  • Key drivers to hybridise
  • Definitions and classification of thermal energy hybrids
  • General considerations
Mar 2615:00
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Closing the infrastructure gap

Investment and finance
  • Pension fund target allocation for power infrastructure
  • Risks & returns
  • Promotion of convertible bonds – infrastructure and community investment
  • Accessing bankable PPPs
  • Transparency and governance
  • Successful case studies
Mar 2615:20
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Panel: Enabling and cultivating embedded energy

Solar
  • Maintaining safety, reliability and security of supply from both CSP and PV resources
  • Building energy communities: the real promise of distributed energy
  • New market entrants disrupting centrally controlled utilities and enabling transactions
  • Improving power system resilience; reducing transmission and distribution losses
Mar 2615:20
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You will go bankrupt unless you know this: Codes and standards

Asset management
  • An overview of the current landscape
  • Preparing for next gen electrotechnology
  • Codes and standards to live by
Evah Oduor, Regional Director, IEC Africa Regional Centre
Mar 2615:20
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Gas: The future of Africa’s energy market?

Generation
  • The future is coming…we need to be ready!
  • The role of gas in the future African energy mix
  • How can innovative technologies, business models and operating practices shape the future of the African natural gas industry?
  • New gas contracting options
  • Further development of hubs and price mechanisms
King Taylor, Commercial Director, West Coast Gas
Mar 2615:20
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Demand Side Management: Value proposition, opportunities and challenges in unlocking flexibility

Transmission & Distribution
  • Anticipated DSM changes – bring on the volatility
  • Supply side changes; what is next?
  • The emerging gaps that
  • Increase the need for flexibility
Toivo Shovaleka, Executive Manager: Stakeholder Management And Electrification, NORED
Mar 2615:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Cameroon and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country Project Focus
This presentation covers projects from the entire electricity spectrum: generation, transmission and distribution
Nguesseu Andre, Head of Department, ADEID
Mar 2615:20
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Creating an enabling environment assessment for PPPs

Investment and finance
  • Legal Framework – things to consider
  • Restrictions on foreign investors & currency exchange controls
  • Procurement restrictions, insolvency laws, guarantees, land, labour and everything in between
  • Lender issues - talking security, step-in rights and government support
Penny Herbst, Stratgey Director, Africa GreenCo
Mar 2615:40
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The AFSEC story and why we need standards

Asset management
Omneya Sabry, Executive Secretary, AFSEC
Mar 2615:40
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Gas turbines: What's new?

Generation
  • Expanding gas turbine fuel capability & flexibility
  • Trends in gas turbine fuel flexibility
  • Expanding fuel capabilities for small to medium industrial gas turbines
Mar 2615:40
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Major potential for local energy storage in distribution network – how to unlock it for improved DSM

Transmission & Distribution
  • Why this makes sense
  • Benefits of stacking for better improved DSM
  • Putting storage at the door of the customer – advantages
  • Placement, sizing, operation, and power quality
Paul Vermeulen, Manager Dsm And Ssm, City Power
Mar 2615:40
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PPPs in power: Models, lessons and trends for the future

Investment and finance
  • Public Private Partnerships in Africa: Lessons from experiences
  • A review of emerging trends in global PPP research: analysis and visualisation
  • Reimagining Public Private Partnerships
Johnson Chukwu, Chief Executive Officer, Cowry Asset Management Ltd
Mar 2617:30
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Investor keynote panel: Hear what really matters to infrastructure investors

Keynotes
  • Putting financial close first
  • The ongoing role of infrastructure allocations in an alternatives strategy
  • How should new entrants to the asset class address the various risk factors?
  • The evolving definitions of infrastructure and the effect on investor thinking
  • Directs, co-investments and platforms. What do the access options of the future look like?
Lucy Chege, Divisional Executive For Investment Banking Division, Development Bank of Southern Africa
Mar 2617:30
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Keynote: A vision for a solar-powered Africa

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

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

Keynotes
  • An introduction to National Grid
  • The new digital disruptors
  • Digital innovations in international utilities and how Africa can capitalise on the opportunities of the digital age
  • Creating a robust distribution grid infrastructure to capitalise on the digital revolution
  • Building new technology infrastructures and installing millions of devices in the field while meeting the challenges of providing safe, reliable and lowest possible cost power and new services to an ever-growing customer base
  • Meeting changing customer needs by opening new digital channels and providing more information and insights, along with innovative products and services
  • Innovation, disruption and the utility business model – what’s next?
Lisa Lambert, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, National Grid Founder and President, National Grid Partners, National Grid
Mar 2709:20
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Keynote Panel: Powering Industry 4.0 - Unlocking the potential of the power sector to industrialise Africa

Keynotes
  • A new dawn: A new narrative for Africa’s power sector
  • Infrastructure: Catch-up time
  • Reinventing African power sector
  • Tech revolutions: widening gap or leapfrog opportunity?
  • Unpacking renewable energy in Africa to power the 4th industrial revolution
  • Africa's no-regret power route to industrialisation: How to dramatically upscale power infrastructure for industrialisation
Herbert Gotran Djono Ahaba, Minister of Development of Energy and Hydraulic Resources, Ministry of Energy
Joseph Kuabi Bavueza, General Secretariat for Energy & water resources, Ministry of Energy & Water
Mar 2709:40
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Keynote Panel: Preparing today’s utility for tomorrow’s disruption: Future-proofing your business / Keeping up with new world business models: Why and how utilities need to change and innovate to stay

Keynotes
  • Is the utility business model as we know it becoming obsolete?
  • With distributed and new sources of energy coming into play, how can utilities seamlessly integrate it into the business?
  • Navigating disruptive trends in technology, policy and customer dynamics
  • Becoming a trendsetter: How can utilities stay ahead of the curve?
  • New opportunities: Developing strategic partnerships with other industries
  • Why and how should a utility consider listing on a stock exchange
  • Strategies for long term shareholder value: What next following restructuring and where can growth be found in the power sector?
Mar 2711:40
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Interview: Hydro generation value chain: Addressing Africa's power shortfall

Generation
  • The end-to-end Service Chain
  • Data Collection
  • Intra-regional collaboration
  • The untapped potential of small hydro
Interviewee: Dr Mohamed H. Saied, GM, Electrical Engineering Dept., Abu Qir Fertilizers & Chemical Industries Company (AFC),
Mar 2711:40
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Blockchain: Downfall or the future of utilities?

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

Country project focus
Mai Mohamed Elhafez Ali Hassan, General Manager For International Cooperation, Ministry of Electricity & Renewable Energy
Mar 2711:40
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Taking O&M to the next level

Solar
  • Bankability of O&M strategies
  • Optimising O&M with superior tracker components
  • Boosting plant performance using retrofitting and repowering
Deberny Dokowane, Head of Department: Valorization of energy sources, Ministere du Development de lenergie et des Resources Hydrauliques
Mar 2711:40
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Africa Focus: What are the current trends in financing of renewable energy and clean technologies?

Investment and finance
  • Key financing considerations for renewable energy in Africa
  • How are new technologies driving changes in financing the energy sector?
  • Sources of debt and international developers active on the continent
Devin Snyman, Vice President, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Mar 2711:40
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Utility scale storage: From concept to development

Storage
  • Accelerating development of utility scale power projects
  • Assessment of viability, costs & returns
  • Bridging the development gap with JVs
  • Financing throughout the project development cycle
  • Integration of new solar technologies and energy storage to projects
Ahmed Zobaa, Senior Lecturer / MSc Course Director –, Brunel University London
Mar 2712:00
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Bolstering SCADA network security in the African power sector

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

Country project focus
Adil Diani, Former Advisor to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment
Mar 2712:00
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Operational cost reduction through optimisation and operational excellence

Solar
  • Technical innovation
  • Increasing margins with higher module efficiency
  • The current trajectory of prices from then to now
  • Negating the impact of subsidy cuts with asset optimisation
  • O&M costs: how does it affect the lifetime of your subsidy free site?
  • CapEx vs OpEx Scenario
Mar 2712:00
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Investing in Solar

Investment and finance
  • Understanding its scope as a global investing opportunity
  • What are the characteristics that set solar apart from other forms of energy?
  • Drivers and challenges for the sector: changes in regulatory environments
  • Technological advancements and new solutions for solar
Justin Kibuule, Managing Director, Reincon Engineers Limited
Mar 2712:00
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The new rules of competition in energy storage

Storage
  • Going down: Battery and balance-of-system costs
  • Staying ahead: Opportunities for energy-storage players
Ariel Mutegi Mbae, Chief Engineer-Network Audit, Kenya Power & Lighting Co.Ltd
Mar 2712:20
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Energy efficiency technology landscape in Africa

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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How to develop elements of a bankable private Power Purchase Agreement

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Network integration of renewable energy

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

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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Sustainable energy trends emerging in North Africa

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

Generation
  • What went wrong?
  • Blueprinting the future: The range of future business models
  • What revenue models work best in Africa
  • Where do we go from here?
Mar 2714:20
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Interview: Smart grid vision for Africa

Transmission & Distribution
  • Building without an IRP: Are we entering dangerous territory?
  • Capital constraints & downgrades: Where will the money come from?
  • Addressing the elephant in the room –IPPs
  • The fun stuff: tech considerations
  • Load demand forecast and generation assumptions
  • Project updates
Lebbi Changullah, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool
Mar 2714:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Chad and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country project focus
Jean-Paul Mbatna, General Manager, S.N.E.
Mar 2714:20
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The thrilling potential for off-grid solar energy in Africa

Solar
  • Off-grid solar PV: Opportunities & barriers
  • Tech, applications & potential customers
  • Economics of off-grid PV
  • Switching on finance for off-grid power
Jo Dean, Board Member, SA Photovoltaic Industry Association
Mar 2714:20
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Corporate venture funds: Investing in the energy transition

Investment and finance
  • Exploring new technologies and business models
  • How do companies see investments impacting their wider business?
  • Evaluating which opportunities to pursue
Mar 2714:20
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Battery storage economics: The next disruptive technology in the power sector

Storage
  • Why the future of commercial battery storage is bright
  • Implications for the utility industry
  • Behind the meter & in front of the meter
Mkhulu Kenny Mathe, Manager: Energy Materials, CSIR
Mar 2714:40
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Republic Congo and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country project focus
Jacques Atangana, Financial And Administrative Manager, Energy Pool Of Central Africa
Mar 2714:40
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Off-grid: InnovatiBeholde solutions

Solar
  • Optimising off-grid system performance through remote management and machine learning
  • GIS tools for microgrid planning and customer management
  • How to develop initiatives to catalyse off-grid innovation in Africa
  • The cost of off-grid power innovation in Africa
  • The next big thing in off-grid
Mar 2714:40
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Why and how Africa can issue the world’s first green mobile bonds

Investment and finance
  • Lessons from the world’s first and only mobile bond: M-AkibaBond
  • Why Kenya should launch a green M-AkibaBond
  • GERD meets M-Akiba – The possibilities are endless
Mar 2714:40
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The new economics of energy storage

Storage
  • Where to compete: Model insights
  • Demand-charge management
  • Grid-scale renewable power
  • Small-scale solar-plus storage
  • Frequency regulation
  • How to compete: The state of batteries
  • Policy and market limits
  • What the future may hold
Mar 2715:00
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A framework for fostering effective energy transitions

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

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

Country project focus
Mar 2715:00
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Off-grid solar electrification: Business models and stories from across Africa

Solar
  • Fee-For-Service or Pay-As-You-Go concepts for PV systems
  • Promoting income-generating end-uses
  • Ensuring quality of electricity service
  • Tariff design
  • Revenue collection & end user finance
Eric Monga Mumba, Chief Executive Officer, KIPAY
Mar 2715:00
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What investors look for while investing in African renewable energy markets

Investment and finance
Abhinav Gupta, General Manager - International Business, ReNew Power
Mar 2715:00
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Making money with energy storage

Storage
  • Driving returns by going after multiple revenue streams
  • Selling capacity storage to a utility
  • Overcoming obstacles to investment such as technology risks
Mar 2715:20
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Fission accomplished: Getting nuclear power on grid faster and cheaper

Generation
  • Find an OEM that has built the same reactor technology elsewhere
  • The pitfalls of building bespoke
  • Get real about risk
  • Be mindful about localization
Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director, Nuclear Industry Association Of South Africa
Mar 2715:20
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Managing electricity losses using Smart Grids

Transmission & Distribution
Mohamed Mahmoud Soliman, Chairman, Arab Council for Sustainable Energy
Mar 2715:20
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The hottest projects in the pipeline in Gabon and what is being done to open the investment door.

Country project focus
Judicaël Léonce Eugène Anvane-Obame, Directeur Adjoint De La Maitrise De L'Energie, Ministry of Energy
Mar 2715:20
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The missing middle: Supplying Africa’s C&I sector with solar energy

Solar
  • Market landscape for the solar C&I market
  • High transaction costs
  • Short loan tenors and high interest rates
  • What is the impact of the finance gap?
  • How can the projects be financed?
  • Could this be the next big thing
Nguesseu Andre, Head of Department, ADEID
Mar 2715:20
Conference pass

An investor’s perspective on renewables and other technologies

Investment and finance
  • Views on geographical & strategic diversification
  • To what extent are investors following the latest technological developments?
  • Comparing strategies of direct vs. fund investing
Mar 2715:20
Conference pass

The African energy storage landscape – Market analysis, successful business models & best practices

Storage
  • Global perspectives
  • Regional Clean Energy Advocates
  • Trends and opportunities in emerging Africa
  • Technology and market assessment
Assanatou Mahamadou Dite Tapa Cisse, Clean Energy Business Development Associate, Board Member Of Afima, Association of Women in Engineering of Mali
Mar 2715:40
Conference pass

Panel: Developing nuclear power in Africa

Generation
  • Nuclear fuel and reactors
  • Economics
  • Nuclear build prospects in Africa
  • The macro-economic case for nuclear
  • Power
  • Nuclear fuel supply and partnerships
Des Muller, Managing Director, Nu Energy Developments
Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director, Nuclear Industry Association Of South Africa
Mar 2715:40
Conference pass

Sticker shock: Why utilities now must rethink customer affordability

Transmission & Distribution
  • Factors forcing change
  • Revised priorities for industry leaders
  • The looming rate debate
  • A collaborative future
Agnes Nalwanga, Head Of Customer Services, Umeme
Mar 2715:40
Conference pass

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

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

How will solar + energy storage improve mining’s energy landscape?

Solar
  • Outlook of energy storage for mining micrograms
  • How storage will transform the applicability of renewables for miners
  • How are large-scale storage projects impacting energy costs and reliability for grid-tied mines?
  • Challenges to overcome to realize the full potential of storage for mines
  • Innovation to look out for
  • What should miners expect in terms of diesel reductions when integrating storage?
  • Key criteria to consider
Mar 2715:40
Conference pass

How to attract private investment in African power infrastructure

Investment and finance
  • Elevating Africa's bankable power projects
  • Revenue streams & offtakes – what to look out for?
  • Innovative project financing and equity structures to properly allocate risk
Interviewee: Caroline Eboumbou, Senior Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
Interviewer: Thandiwe Sithole, Chief Risk Officer, Zesa
Mar 2715:40
Conference pass

The business case for energy storage in Africa

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
Andrew Lomosi, Director, Chevron Africa
Mar 2716:00
Conference pass

The revival of customer loyalty: How regulated utilities can reshape customer engagement

Transmission & Distribution
  • Align around customer journeys and focus on what matters most
  • Reimagining the customer journey using design thinking and a digital-first lens
  • Agility for impact
Thiery-Patient Bendima, Directeur General, Enerca
Mar 2716:00
Conference pass

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

Country project focus
Jacques Atangana, Financial And Administrative Manager, Energy Pool Of Central Africa
Mar 2716:00
Conference pass

De-risking utility-scale solar projects: A Project Developer’s guide

Solar
  • Economics of utility scale PV solar
  • Site selection & plant design
  • All you need to know about EPC contracts, plant construction and O&M
  • Policies and support mechanisms for PV
  • PPAs & financing
  • Financial analysis, project costs and revenue
Godwin Ugah Unimke, Programme Director, Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria
Mar 2716:00
Conference pass

How to create an energy storage market

Storage
  • How important is the co-development of storage projects and technology alongside new renewables capacity?
  • What are the most viable options to tackle renewables’ intermittency? Batteries, balancing mechanisms, international transmission cables, or a combination?
  • Is there a greenfield pipeline of bankable projects?
  • Who is likely to finance these assets?
Mikhail Nikomarov, Director, Bushveld Energy
last published: 25/Mar/19 21:15 GMT

 

 

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