THE CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

Cape Town, 27 - 28 August 2024

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Aug 2710:00
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OPENING ADDRESS

Keynotes
Councillor Beverly Van Reenen, Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, City of Cape Town
Keynote
Aug 2710:10
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PANEL The solar stewardship initiative: how do we deliver a sustainable regional solar supply chain?

Keynotes

Moderator: Kevin Robinson, Board of Advisors, African Solar Industry Association
Kilian Hagemann, Director, G7 Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd
Annelize Van Der Merwe, Director - Green Economy, Investment South Africa, the dti
Stephen Koopman, Manager: Business Operations, ENERTRAG South Africa
Melissa Sikwila, Chief Vice President: Project Development & Finance, Genesis Energy
Keynote
Aug 2710:50
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FIRESIDE CHAT How do public and private companies help the industry become more “Cyber Secure”?

Keynotes

Sithembile Songo, Group Head: Information Security, National State Owned Entity
Renaldo Jack, Group Head of CyberSecurity, Globeleq
Keynote
Aug 2711:30
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PRESENTATION - topic TBA

Solar & Storage

Mamusa Mabodi, Project Manager: New Markets and Technology, SA Central Energy Fund
Keynote
Aug 2711:30
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PRESENTATION Designing a tailored PV system

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2711:30
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PRESENTATION Home energy solutions : how to be energy efficient and secure

Commercial & Industrial End Users

Dr Karen Surridge, Project Manager, SANEDI
Commercial & Industrial end users
Aug 2711:50
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PANEL How can industrial consumers contribute significantly to grid flexibility: from idea to profitable business model

Commercial & Industrial End Users

Moderator: Rahshanah Damonse, Economic Development and Business Consultant, S&K Consulting
Terrence Chetty, Group Energy Manager, Denel
Nikash Rughubir, Executive Head : Energy, Ndalamo Resources
Gerschwin Williams, Head: Investment Facilitation, City of Cape Town
Commercial & Industrial End Users
Aug 2711:50
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PANEL Technology innovation vs. market design innovation: what will deliver long-duration energy storage in the region?

Solar & Storage

Moderator: Julien Verzier Verzier, Head of Business Development, ACES Africa
Dr Clinton Carter-Brown, Head of Technical, ENERTRAG South Africa
Declan Morkel, Renewable Energy Engineer, WSP
Tshepo Tshivhasa, Head of Grid Engineering, EDF Renewables
Jerry Dungu, Heard: Market and Product development, ArcelorMittal South Africa
Keynote
Aug 2711:55
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PRESENTATION Looking ahead: integrating battery storage with large-scale solar farms

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2712:30
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PRESENTATION TOPIC TBA

Commercial & Industrial End Users

Kasweka Konga, Business Development and New Ventures Associate, Africa GreenCo
Commercial & Industrial end users
Aug 2712:40
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PRESENTATION Understanding amps, volts, watts, and efficiency in the perspective of solar installations

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2714:00
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PRESENTATION Solar system calculation for home: inverter battery solar panel requirement

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2714:00
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PRESENTATION The new SSEG online application system

Commercial & Industrial End Users
Commercial & Industrial end users
Aug 2714:25
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PRESENTATION Monitoring systems: why you need to know how they work and what the reports mean

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2714:30
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PANEL Digitization and interconnectedness of devices: understanding, mitigating cybersecurity and grid risks for a successful smart solar industry

Commercial & Industrial End Users

Moderator: Bonani Seteni, Climate and Energy Specialist, World Wildlife Fund
Mutegi Mbae Ariel, Regional Manager, Mt Kenya, Kenya Power & Lighting Co.Ltd
Renaldo Jack, Group Head of CyberSecurity, Globeleq
Sindisiwe Shozi, Acting Project Executive, eThekwini Municipality
Commercial & Industrial End Users
Aug 2714:30
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PANEL The state of renewable energy development in South Africa: integration technologies into the traditional infrastructure

Solar & Storage

Maria Michael, Senior Consultant: Energy and Sustainability Services, Grenex Pty Ltd
Shane Prins, Project Management Specialist, City of Cape Town
Danen Beemadoo, Chief Executive Officer, Mauritius Renewable Energy Agency
Declan Morkel, Renewable Energy Engineer, WSP
Keynote
Aug 2714:40
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PRESENTATION TOPIC TBA

Solar & Storage

Kadri Nassiep, Executive Director (Energy), City of Cape Town
Keynote
Aug 2714:50
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PRESENTATION Methods for cooling solar PV panels

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2715:10
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INTERVIEW Exploring the demand for increased electricity use and newer infrastructure in urban environments

Solar & Storage

Interviewee: Matthew Whalley, Director: Balwin Green Living, Balwin Properties
Interviewer: Babalwa Mni, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Gist
Keynote
Aug 2715:30
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PRESENTATION Getting your solar PV system legally compliant and according to standard

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2715:30
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PRESENTATION TOPIC TBA

Solar & Storage

Ulrich Terblanche, Senior Analyst: Large-scale Renewable Energy Systems, GreenCape
Keynote
Aug 2715:50
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PANEL Full power and fewer operational issues: designing and operating solar farms for maximum yield

Solar & Storage
Moderator: Kevin Robinson, Board of Advisors, African Solar Industry Association
Ntuthuko Ngwabi, Land Righhts Manager, African Green Ventures (AGV) Renewable Energy (Pty) LTD
Chavan Dabeedin, Renewable Energy and Strategic Project Manager, Central Electricity Board Mauritius
Deliege Kapongo, Head of Asset Management, Red Rocket South Africa
Asante Phiri, Head of Asset Management and O&M, PowerGen Renewable Energy
Keynote
Aug 2715:50
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PRESENTATION Solving EPC resourcing challenges

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2716:00
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PANEL Investing in data and smart grid solutions to address the security challenges: mitigate risks and support a smooth transition to sustainable decentralized energy

Commercial & Industrial End Users

Moderator: Kasweka Konga, Business Development and New Ventures Associate, Africa GreenCo
Ronald Chindeka, Senior Manager, Pele Green Energy
Commercial & Industrial End Users

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Aug 2810:20
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PANEL The REIPPPP Bid Window 7 for a new generation capacity encompassing all RE sources: is the energy mix paving the way to achieving a secured energy supply?

Keynotes

Jack Radmore, Energy Programme Manager, The Greencape Sector Development Agency
Olga Suchkova, Senior Associate, Cresco Group
Simphiwe Ngwenya, Programme Manager - Mitigation, Presidential Climate Commission
Kilian Hagemann, Director, G7 Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd
Keynote
Aug 2810:30
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INTERVIEW Adopting a holistic approach to the Southern Africa region transition: navigating geopolitical complexities, managing risks, and promoting a green energy mix

Keynotes

Interviewee: Franck Wandji, Executive: Group Marketing Africa, ArcelorMittal
Keynote
Aug 2811:20
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INTERVIEW TOPIC TBA

EV's & Charging

Interviewee: Prian Reddy, Senior Analyst: Sustainable Mobility and Energy Storage, GreenCape
Commercial & Industrial end users
Aug 2811:20
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PRESENTATION TOPIC TBA

Solar & Storage

Sula Ntsaluba, Managing Director, Grenex Pty Ltd
Keynote
Aug 2811:40
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PANEL Building microgrids to decentralize EV charging and reduce load on the national grid

EV's & Charging

Maria Michael, Senior Consultant: Energy and Sustainability Services, Grenex Pty Ltd
Commercial & Industrial End Users
Aug 2811:40
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PANEL Smart and super essential: solar inverters as the brain of solar power systems & beyond

Solar & Storage

Chris Kimaru, DIRECTOR, ISA & PARTNERS CONSULTING ENGINEERS
Keynote
Aug 2812:20
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INTERVIEW TOPIC TBA

EV's & Charging

Luke Hutchinson, Construction Manager, Emergent Energy
Commercial & Industrial end users
Aug 2812:20
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PRESENTATION TOPIC TBA

Solar & Storage

Rieghard Vermaak, Country Manager - TNEI Africa, TNEI Africa
Keynote
Aug 2814:00
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PRESENTATION Power factor and solar PV Inverters

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2814:10
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PRESENTATION The city of Cape Town’s EV Journey

EV's & Charging

Nombuso Ngcobo, Professional Officer: Sustainable Energy Facilitation, City of Cape Town
Commercial & Industrial end users
Aug 2814:30
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PANEL Charging infrastructure: is it the real catalyst for EV growth?

EV's & Charging

Sudashon Naidoo, Managing Director, Low Carbon Energy
Hiten Parmar, Executive Director, the electric MISSION
Nicholas Brooks, First Secretary, Senior Energy Adviser, British High Commission Pretoria South Africa
Commercial & Industrial End Users
Aug 2814:30
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PANEL Hydrogen network: bridging the gap to accelerate Power-to-X innovation

Solar & Storage

Keynote Theatre
Aug 2814:30
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PRESENTATION The importance of being a PV-Green Card certified

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2815:00
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PRESENTATION Municipality regulations for the use of inverters for grid-tied systems

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2815:10
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PRESENTATION The development of the City of Cape Town’s SSEG Requirements

EV's & Charging

Imran Chotia, City of Cape Town
Commercial & Industrial end users
Aug 2815:30
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PRESENTATION TOPIC TBA

EV's & Charging

Annie Verzier, Director, The ACES Academy
Commercial & Industrial end users
Aug 2815:30
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PRESENTATION What guarantees do installers offer for components and workmanship?

Installers University

Installers University Theatre
Aug 2815:50
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PANEL Monetising the energy storage systems through successful partnerships: optimising grid-scale battery storage revenue

EV's & Charging

Bhekani Ben Hadebe, Senior Manager: HV Substations, EThekwini Electricity
Commercial & Industrial End Users
Aug 2815:50
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PANEL Show me the money! How to finance nearly 1 TW of Annual Solar Installations by 2030?

Solar & Storage

Moderator: Susiku I. Nasinda, Chief Climate Finance Officer, Rural Electrification Authority
Olga Suchkova, Senior Associate, Cresco Group
Zack Fineberg, Practice lead: Sustainability, PKF Octagon
Ronald Chindeka, Senior Manager, Pele Green Energy
Keynote
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