PRE-EVENT WORKSHOPS

26 MARCH 2018

 

 

 

 

Workshop 1: Project finance masters

 

Objective

This workshop will introduce participants to all key aspects of a successful financing of a power project. The workshop will be delivered in presentation style to introduce the various concepts in a straight forward way. Each module will be enriched by using additional materials in form of financial models, sample contracts, online tools and video clips to analyse real world case studies. Ample time will be dedicated to hands-on financial analysis and structuring of power projects to make participants understand how to drive the sensitivities of key output ratios by varying input parameters.

 

08:00 Registration & welcome refreshments
09:00 Introduction to project finance
09:45 Electricity markets and IPPs
10:30 Morning refreshments and networking
11:00 Debt finance
11:45 Loan Term sheet elements
12:30 Networking lunch
13:30 Financial analysis & structuring
14:30 Project risk assessment
15:00 Afternoon refreshments and networking
15:30 Power purchase agreements
16:30 Conclusion
16:45 Q and A
17:00 End of workshop

 

Your workshop leader:
John Greg
Skills Development Consultant

Workshop 2: Power plant outage optimisation masterclass

Objective

This course is intended for a sharing of best practices to improve the efficiency, reliability and productivity of a Combined Cycle Plant. There will be discussions on plant efficiency aspects, thermodynamic performance monitoring and maintenance optimization methodologies. By raising awareness, it is hoped that the workshop participants will learn to recognize Asset Optimization areas that have improvement potential in their own organisations.

 

08:00 Registration & welcome refreshments
09:00 Introduction to structuring power projects
09:45 Thermodynamic fundamentals of combined cycle operation
10:30 Morning refreshments and networking
11:00 Performance monitoring methodology
11:45 Case studies of energy efficiency losses
12:30 Networking lunch
13:30 Online performance monitoring systems
14:30 Potential retrofits for performance improvement
15:00 Afternoon refreshments and networking
15:30 Maintenance optimisation
16:30 Conclusion
16:45 Q and A
17:00 End of workshop

Workshop 3:  Distributed Energy masterclass

Objective

The changing landscape of energy technologies and business opportunities are  fundamentally altering how the electric grid operates. Many African countries  lack grid access and they are prime for distributed energy generation. This  workshop seeks to assist utilities, IPPs, government ministries and large energy  users who are looking to develop distributed energy resources.

08:00 Registration & welcome refreshments
09:00 Introduction to distributed generation
09:45 There state of the technology, market penetration, market potential
and relevant environmental and regulatory considerations
10:30 Morning refreshments and networking
11:00 Various behind the meter applications for distributed energy
resources and customer motivations for employing the technology
11:45 Retail rates and requirements for customers with distributed
energy resources, treatment in wholesale markets, government
incentives, policies and policy motivations
12:30 Networking lunch
13:30 Modeling and simulation improvements needed to advance DER
business models
14:30 How to compare different transactive strategies for DER
integration, and identifying gaps in modeling and simulation
capabilities
15:00 Afternoon refreshments and networking
15:30 Potential policies for achieving the vision of distributed energy
resources
16:30 Conclusion
16:45 Q and A
17:00 End of workshop

 

Your workshop leader:
Gareth Gregory
Managing Director, ESS Africa, South Africa

 

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