Solar & Storage


 

Solar & Storage, Tuesday 26 March 2019

08:30

Organiser’s opening remarks

Bertha Dlamini
08:35

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Keynote Plenary

Søren Hermansen
08:40

Keynote: Beyond the Grid: The thrilling potential for off-grid energy in Africa

  • 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
Andrew Herscowitz
09:00

How to work with Power Africa to secure investment

Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator Of Power Africa And President, USAID
Panel discussion
09:20

Debate: Renewables versus clean coal

Two opposing views, join our keynotes as they debate the topic and how clean is clean? The costs, the tech and everything in between !
09:40

The Presidential fireside chat

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
10:00

Skills Development in the context of fourth industrial revolution

10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

Judicaël Léonce Eugène Anvane-Obame
Solar & Storage
11:20

Trends and driving forces – unleashing markets forces in Africa

  • Global solar trends – making them relevant for Africa
  • Cost, predictability and economic returns
  • Integration and technology advances support renewables
Deberny Dokowane
Solar & Storage
11:40

Solar 2.0: advancements on the horizon

  • 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
Chikwerem Obi
Solar & Storage
12:00

Changing solar landscape: Crossroads and the road ahead

  • 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?
12:20

How to enable agility and disruption in the energy industry

12:20

How to harness geothermal power in Africa

12:20

Human capacity development in the power and energy sector

12:20

Solar energy: Finding the recipe for large-scale deployment

12:20

Winds of change? How to develop the wind sector in Africa

12:20

Youths as catalyst for increased solar penetration in developing countries

13:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

Solar for large energy users

Stephen Djaba
Solar & Storage
14:20

Why solar for mines? Why now?

  • 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?
Lucy Chege
17:30

Investor keynote panel: Hear what really matters to infrastructure investors

  • 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
Vahid Fotuhi
17:30

Keynote: A vision for a solar-powered Africa

  • 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
last published: 21/Mar/19 09:55

 


Solar & Storage, Wednesday 27 March 2019

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:00

Keynote: The future of electricity and the forces disrupting the sector

  • 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?
Zayra Romo
09:20

The grand debate: Localising the energy economy

Two opposing views, join our keynotes as they debate the following questions:What implications will the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement have for manufacturing localisation in the power sector across Africa? Will decentralised generation become mainstream? How utilities transition changing power markets? Is the net electricity exporter dream alive and well? Will embedded generation and net metering take off?
Zayra Romo, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group
Mima Nedelcovych, President And Chief Executive Officer, Initiative for Global Development
Panel discussion
09:40

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

  • 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?
William Liabunya, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Ltd (EGENCO)
Jean Bosco Kayombo Katanga, Director General, S N E L
10:20

Speed networking

Big picture

10:40

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

Big picture

Ahmed Zobaa
Solar & Storage
11:40

Utility scale storage: From concept to development

  • 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
Karen Surridge-Talbot
Solar & Storage
12:00

The new rules of competition in energy storage

  • Going down: Battery and balance-of-system costs
  • Staying ahead: Opportunities for energy-storage players
Solar & Storage
12:10

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

12:20

Buying, selling, funding or restructuring IPPs or partnering with others

12:20

Converting data into insight

12:20

Embedding governance, risk and compliance throughout their organization, supply chain and business ecosystems

12:20

Engaging with customers on their terms

12:20

How a utility can turn cyber risks into an opportunity

12:20

Leveraging people as a strategic asset

12:20

Mitigating threats to operations, IT systems and business

12:20

Municipalities generating their own energy

12:20

Optimizing operations and streamlining support functions

Wendinmi Hermann Oger Dipama, Ingenieur Electromecanicien, Societe nationale d'electricite du Burkina
12:20

Re-engineering the skills SETAs - Establishing strategies to change, grow, adapt, shape and respond to a disruptive environment

Yvette Manuel, Training And Seta Administrator, Kelvin Power
12:20

The next big solar market: Engaging low & moderate income communities

12:20

Transforming risk into a strategic advantage

12:20

Trash talk: How waste-to-energy can gain traction in Africa

12:20

Turning the utility’s technology vision into reality

12:20

You will go bankrupt unless you know this: Codes and standards

13:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

Energy storage economics

Mkhulu Kenny Mathe
Solar & Storage
14:20

Battery storage economics: The next disruptive technology in the power sector

  • Why the future of commercial battery storage is bright
  • Implications for the utility industry
  • Behind the meter & in front of the meter
Mohamed Mahmoud Soliman
Solar & Storage
14:40

The new economics of energy 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
Bernard Bladergroen
Solar & Storage
15:00

Making money with energy storage

  • Driving returns by going after multiple revenue streams
  • Selling capacity storage to a utility
  • Overcoming obstacles to investment such as technology risks
Bernard Bladergroen, Professor: Sa Institute For Advanced Materials Chemistry (Energy), University of the Western Cape
Solar & Storage
15:10

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

Energy storage & the utility

Assanatou Mahamadou Dite Tapa Cisse
Solar & Storage
15:20

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

  • Global perspectives
  • Regional Clean Energy Advocates
  • Trends and opportunities in emerging Africa
  • Technology and market assessment
Solar & Storage
15:40

The business case for energy storage in Africa

  • 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
Mikhail Nikomarov
Solar & Storage
16:00

How to create an energy storage market

  • 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?
Solar & Storage
16:10

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking, Refreshments

17:00

Close of Power and Electricity World Africa 2019

last published: 21/Mar/19 09:55

 

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