Generation


 

Generation, Tuesday 27 March 2018

08:45

Organiser’s opening remarks

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Robert Armstrong
09:00

Rethinking universal access to energy in Africa

  •     Energy policy & economics redefined: Reframing the energy mix at government level
  •     How should power be democratised to the masses so more people can access electricity
  •     Understanding the evolving role of the utility in the value chain - How will the utility business model change as small-scale, distributed renewable energy adoption grows
  •     How can we better operate the utility of the future?
  •     Getting to the promise land: Realising the promise of gas to power in Africa
  •     Infrastructure upgrades to improve efficiency, reliability and reduce costs
  •     Accelerating new builds: Investment required to propel the industry forward
  •     Solving the talent crises
Robert Armstrong, Director of MIT Energy Initiative, M.I.T. Energy Initiative
09:40

Keynote session reserved for the CEO of Eskom

Lawrence Jones
09:40

Shaping the future of energy

  •     The state of the global energy markets
  •     Megatrends for energy efficiency and renewable energy and how these will impact Africa
  •     Digitalisation and how it is redefining energy
  •     New energy pioneers - Exploring the shifting forces in power markets
  •     Future energy prices - Impact on green technology
  •     Biofuels controversy, the solar disruption and climate change
  •     Fossil fuels & thermal generation – Do they still have a future?
  •     Tech & innovation – What comes next?
10:00

Reserved for Title Sponsor

10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

11:39

Gas

King M. Taylor
Generation
11:40

The African gas outlook

  •     African gas fast facts
  •     Gas – the flavour of the decade, how long will the trend last?
  •     Demand and supply projections
  •     The LNG revolution - testing traditional gas businesses and pricing models
  •     New off-takers to look out for
  •     Importing country perspectives
  •     Opportunities and challenges for smaller-resource countries
Mohamed Osman Mahgoub
Generation
12:00

Unlocking Africa’s gas-to-power gen potential

  •     Unlocking new business opportunities for African investors
  •     Gas-to-power price benchmarks 
  •     Pioneering Technology and Innovation
  •     Projects to look out for 
Mohamed Osman Mahgoub, Deputy Managing Director, Sudanese Thermal Power Generating company
Britt Burt
Generation
12:20

Future potential of new generation development to meet electricity demand and improve existing infrastructure

  •     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? 
Generation
12:30

Gold Sponsor

12:40

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

14:39

Hydro generation

Ramos Tony Antonio
Generation
14:40

Panel: Africa's hydropower future

  •     Will droughts bring hydro generation to its knees?
  •     Case for pursuing more pumped storage schemes in Africa 
  •     Bringing micro hydro capital costs below those of big hydro
  •     Potential project locations
Joseph Oteng Otogo, Board Member, Electricity Regulatory Authority
Andre Nguesseu
Generation
15:20

Small hydropower in Africa: huge resource, yet limited implementation

  •     Current status of small hydropower in Africa
  •     Partnerships to advance small hydropower plant development
  •     Small hydro for rural electrification 
  •     Environmental and tourism concerns
  •     Meeting technical challenges
15:30

Gold Sponsor 10 minutes

15:40

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshment

16:40

ROUNDTABLE: Consolidating energy reforms across Africa

16:40

ROUNDTABLE: Designing of power plants - Keeping energy efficiency in mind

Gareth Gregory
16:40

ROUNDTABLE: Eye on the horizon: How utilities can prepare for a DER future

16:40

ROUNDTABLE: How should specialised funds and institutional investors finance African energy projects

16:40

ROUNDTABLE: Innovative approaches for rural electrification in Zambia




 
16:40

ROUNDTABLE: The 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development – Reforming the energy agenda to boost investments and efficiency

16:40

ROUNDTABLE:Power transition for mines of the future

Joshua Choge
17:40

African energy projects: Sovereign guarantee or no sovereign guarantee? A choice with a long-lasting impact

  •     Are African power sovereign guarantees worth the paper they are written on? 
  •     Innovative funding models – financing without sovereign guarantees
  •     For the bold and fearless: How to invest in a non-investment grade market
  •     Where are the investors looking to invest
Léopold Mboli Fatran, Minister, Ministere De L'Energie Des Mines Et De L'Hydraulique
last published: 12/Dec/17 13:05

 


Generation, Wednesday 28 March 2018

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Panel discussion
09:00

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

  •     Increasing pressure in the global power industry’s core businesses and unprecedented competition across the value chain
  •     Massive opportunities awaiting those able to transform themselves and stay ahead of the curve as new technologies becomes competitive in many markets and have profoundly changed utilities needs
  •     How this is affecting utilities across the globe and in Africa especially as many view the revolution as a threat to their business model
  •     Diversifying the utility’s business model to safeguard profits: Ancillary service revenue opportunities from managing the customer’s home
  •     The grid is going smart: How to position the utility as a broadband service provider 
10:00

Reserved for Platinum Sponsor

10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

11:39

Onsite& Co-Generation

Lolu Adubifa
Generation
11:40

Rental power – shaking off the stigma

  •     Business models & solutions
  •     Building in-country capacity
  •     Tech
  •     Asset management 
  •     The elephant in the room: tariffs
  •     Emergency power case studies 
Thabo Mahlatsi
Generation
12:00

Co-gen is going mainstream

  •     The Co-Gen business case
  •     Developing a hybrid mix 
  •     Selecting appropriate Co-gen tech
  •     Tech & skills capacity
  •     Should utilities be worried?
12:02

ROUNDTABLE: Opportunities in a destabilised African energy environment, setting a new trajectory

12:10

Gold Sponsor

12:20

Roundtable Discussion Session

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.
 
12:20

ROUNDTABLE: Cross border projects – getting them to work

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: Hybridisation of renewable energies - the key to overcome grid absorption capacities in Africa

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: Intelligence through software: optimising loads, orchestrating resources, and aggregating fleets

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: Regulator roundup: Tying it all together

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: Rural electrification in Africa: An economic development opportunity?

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: The Clean Power Plan – The African edition - Lesson’s from Obama’s Clean Power Plan

12:20

ROUNDTABLE: The regulatory framework requirement as the electricity supply industry transition distribution generation

14:19

Coal

Generation
14:20

Coal: the comeback kid of African energy

  •     The coal resurgence in Africa – what is behind it? 
  •     The Chinese factor
  •     Competition with natural gas
  •     The Trump effect: How long till prices go up?
  •     How clean can coal get? Let’s talk about emissions 
  •     How long will the good times last? 
Generation
14:40

Advanced ultra-supercritical mass: Inside the new generation of coal-fired power plants

  •     World-beating efficiency
  •     Pressure to succeed: ultra-supercritical technology explained
  •     The African promise: Supplying supercritical technology to Africa
  •     Solar augmentation at supercritical coal-fired power stations 
Generation
15:00

Clean coal - Oxymoron or opportunity?

  •     The real story with clean coal – The dirty facts, myths and reality 
  •     How clean can coal get?
  •     Clean coal tech: Washing, drying and gasification technologies, ultra and super critical boilers
  •     R&D in clean coal technologies: Experiences, observations & lessons 
15:10

Gold Sponsor

15:19

Nuclear

Knox Msebenzi
Generation
15:20

Going nuclear: Africa's energy future?

  •     Nuclear in Africa– dark clouds or blue skies?
  •     Is the cost worth it?
  •     Where will the money come from?
  •     Re-imagining the energy mix 
Wolsey Otto Barnard
Generation
15:40

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

  •     Technology options 
  •     Know-how & sustainable innovations - The big questions answered
  •     International regulation: Leveraging the experience of established nuclear countries
Dr Mohamed Saied
16:00

Planning and integration of flexible HVDC into today's grid

  •     A planner's perspective of basic HVDC technologies
  •     Reducing loss
  •     Integrating renewables from remote locations
  •     How HVDC applications can reliably and economically improve the system 
  •     Technical considerations
  •     Economics and operating experience of HVDC and FACTS
  •     The role of HVDC in the grid of the future 
Generation
16:00

BOOM! BOOM! BANG! – Nuclear without fireworks

  •     Enhancing safety & operation excellence
  •     Radiation protection – What about principles and objectives in the current regulatory environment?
  •     Decommissioning & waste management solutions 
16:10

Gold Sponsor

16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking, Refreshments

last published: 12/Dec/17 13:05