Technical Workshops

Technical workshops taking place at African Utility Week 2017 include:

MAINTENANCE & ASSET MANAGEMENT

Draft program                                                                                                                                                       CPD ACCREDITED 

 

Tuesday 16 May

Facilitator: Jamiu Badmos, Head - Health, Safety & Environment, Ikeja Electric PLC, Nigeria

11:00-11:45

 

A distribution company’s guide to Health and Safety – Tools for business sustainability

Jamiu Badmos, Head - Health, Safety & Environment, Ikeja Electric, Nigeria

 

12:00-12:45

 

Asset Integrity Management: How to strike the balance between maximising operational efficiency whilst adhering to national and international safety and environmental standards

Essa Bayoumi, Area Manager Industrial Services North Africa and Mediterranean, TÜV Rheinland Quality Services, South Africa

13:00-13:45

 

The phenomenon of arc Flash, and the need for and use of Arc flash PPE and SANS 724

Barry Gass, Training Manager, High Voltage Training, South Africa

14:00-14:45

 

Transforming transformer reliability and system efficiency with the right insulating oil

Peter Smith, Global Technology Manager: Transformer Oils , Shell Global Solutions, South Africa

15:00-15:45

 

Recycling mineral insulating oils - A viable option for all Utilities

Tom Larney, Managing Director, Electrical Oil Services, UK

16:00-16:45

 

Electrical insulating oil - key aspects for ensuring a reliable transformer in harsh environments

Carl Wolmarans, Development Engineer, Nynas AB, Sweden

                                      

 

 

Wednesday 17 May

11:00-11:45

 

The new IEC 61724-1 standard - what are the implications and solutions on the maintenance requirements of weather stations for existing and future utility scale PV plants? 

Riaan Meyer, MD, GeoSun Africa, South Africa

12:00-12:45

 

Operation and maintenance of wind turbine transformers

Tom Dalton, Transformer Reliability Specialist, Pragma CM, South Africa

13:00-13:45

 

Eskom Enterprises – topic being confirmed

14:00-14:45

 

Maintenance considerations of smart Metering Infrastructure
Imraan Mohamed, Business Development Manager - Software & services, ACTOM, South Africa

15:00-15:45

 

Lessons learned when introducing and applying continuous condition monitoring systems

Brian Sparling, Regional Manager, Dynamic Ratings, Australia

16:00-16:45

 

The benefit of integrated, clock-synchronised transmission and distribution monitoring systems

Willie van Wyk, MD CT Lab, South Africa

 

  

Thursday 18 May

Facilitator: Robert Mubiru, ‎Distribution Management Expert, Energy Utility Corporation Limited (EUCL), Rwanda

 

11:00-11:45

 

Flexible operation and low turn-down of coal fired boilers

Warwick Ham, Group Leader: Process Engineering, Steinmuller, South Africa

12:00-12:45

 

Total device management

Jason Kleinhans, System Architect,  SUBNET Solutions, Canada

Implementing a modern & secure relay solution

Dylan Pietersen, System Architect, SUBNET Solutions, Canada

13:00-13:45

 

Inventory management system -  theft deterrent

Senior Executive, Aberdare, South Africa

14:00-14:45

 

Eskom Enterprises – topic being confirmed


                         CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tuesday 16 May 2017

9:30 –11:30   AUW Opening Keynote

 

The Business Case for Gender Diversity in the Workforce

Moderator:  Katie Auth, Deputy Energy Director, Power Africa, USA

11:00-11:45

Fransje Van Der Marel, Partner, McKinsey, South Africa

Martha Cheruto, Industrial Liaison Engineer, Kenya Power (KPLC), Kenya

Evelyn Mwapasa, CEO, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM), Malawi

Elubie Chienda, Social and Gender Inclusion Manager, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM), Malawi

12:00-13:00

 

Women in Energy & Water Lunch

Welcome and opening remarks by Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator, Power Africa, SA

Shining a light on the role that women currently play in Africa’s energy and water sector, and the tremendous potential they hold to shape a vibrant and growing industry    

Invite only   

 

Engineer your career growth in the power sector- Recommendations for your future

12:00-12:45

 

Izael Da Silva, Director, Acting DVC Research and Innovation, Centre for Research In Energy And Energy Conservation, Strathmore University, Kenya

Sean Gibson, MD, Altgen, South Africa

Accessing Opportunities for Growth and Development

13:00-13:45

Naadiya Moosajee, Entrepreneur, Engineer & Co-Founder, WomHub, South Africa

Rose Mutiso, CEO and Co-Founder, Mawazo ("Ideas") Institute, Kenya

 

The Art of Networking & the Language of Leadership 

14:00-

14:45

Naadiya Moosajee, Entrepreneur, Engineer & Co-Founder, WomHub, South Africa

Future Executives – reaching upper rungs of the corporate world

15:00-

15:45
Elsie Pule, Group Executive, Human Resources, Eskom, South Africa

 

How to structure an internship that is great for the intern and the manager

16:00-16:45

Ronald Chauke, Chief Operations Officer, Southern African Youth Movement (SAYM), South Africa

Alfred Sigudhla, CEO, Southern African Youth Movement (SAYM), South Africa

17:00

Future energy leaders meet the industry’s movers & shakers

INTRODUCTIONS & NETWORKING

Welcome by Elsie Pule, Group Executive, Human Resources, Eskom, SA

Tomorrow’s brightest young energy professionals and top performing students who are planning a future career in the power and energy infrastructure sectors will have the opportunity to meet some of the key movers and shakers in the industry and be introduced to potential future employers, and where possible connected with internships and job opportunities

 

ENERGY REVOLUTION AFRICA WORKSHOPS

 

Tuesday 16 May

Post grid future

12:00-12:45

 

Sustainable business models: Energy access for low income customers, can it be energy access?

Lois Gicheru, Founder and CEO, Solafrique, Kenya

13:00-13:45

 

How off-grid solar home leasing model is the most economical way to electrify rural Africa

Laurent Van Houcke, Co-Founder & COO, Rwanda

14:00-14:45

 

Affordable microgrids

Donnavin Moodley, Operations Director, Hexing Electrical South Africa, South Africa

15:00-15:45

 

How can properties go off-the-grid? Analysing capital costs, operational costs,  timelines of implementation and long term 20 year returns

Nic van der Westhuizen, Project Manager, Tritec, South Africa

 

16:00-16:45

 

Solar home systems to rural areas

Victoria Basson, CEO, Kukhanya Energy Services, South Africa

 

 

Wednesday 17 May

Highly efficient and almost carbon neutral economy

Chairperson: Franklin Ajaegbu, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria

12:00-12:45

 

Advice for procuring energy services (energy efficiency and embedded generation)

Michael Leighton, Energy Analyst, GreenCape, South Africa

13:00-13:45

 

Energy decisions and energy security for large power users 

14:00-14:45

 

Case studies: Unlocking electric vehicle potential for Africa

Moderator - Carel Snyman, General Manager: Cleaner Mobility Programme, South African National Energy Development Institute, South Africa

Andy le May, Founder, EWIZZ Electric Vehicles, South Africa

Andries Louw, Founder and Director, Futran System, South Africa

15:00-15:45

 

Panel: How are entrepreneurs offering sustainable transport solutions   

Neil du Preez, Founder & CEO, Mellowcabs, South Africa

Andy le May, Founder, EWIZZ Electric Vehicles, South Africa

Andries Louw, Founder and Director, Futran System, South Africa

Amiene van der Merwe, Founder and Director, Green Cab, South Africa

Khanyiselo Kumalo, Green Cape, South Africa

16:00 – 16:45

Energy efficiency practices for Port Harcourt, Nigeria  

Franklin Ajaegbu, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria

 

Thursday 18th May

Demystifying blockchain: Applications for the energy sector

11:00-11:45

 

An introduction to the Blockchain

Technology Sector for Africa, KPMG, South Africa

 

12:00-12:45

 

Blockchain for the unbanked: Business model for collecting revenue for community sized projects

Eunice Ntobedzi, Innovator, EmPowered FinTech API/Service and Director, Sandico, Botswana

13:00-13:45

 

Using the Blockchain to redesign the electric utility around the customer  

Darlington Ubek, CEO, Green Echo Energy, South Africa

 

14:00-14:45

 

Energy blockchains and the distributed, transactive grid

Lawrence Orsini, CEO and Founder, LO3 Energy, USA

 

15:00-15:45

 

Blockchain as the key to unlocking funding for commercial scale solar projects

Abraham Cambridge, Founder/CEO, The Sun Exchange, South Africa

 

 

METERING WORKSHOPS

Tuesday 16 May
Extracting value from your smart meter

Chair: Refilwe Mokgosi, Deputy Director: Logistic and Technical Services, City of Tshwane Municipality, South Africa 

11:00-11:45

 

Managed services in a changing municipal utilities environment

Lawrence Juku, Head of Sales, Landis&Gyr, South Africa

12:00-12:45

 

Extracting value form your meter: Cost vs investment 

Mogisen Lyer, Regional Head of Sales Sub-Saharan Africa - Energy Management, Siemens, SA

13:00-13:45

 

Creating a sustainable smart metering architecture to support broader vision, edge intelligence

Pieter Coetzee, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing , Itron, South Africa

14:00-14:45

 

How smart metering can assist utilities to sustainably service there monthly bulk utility supply bills  

Christo Nicholls, CEO, Attigo Consulting Services, South Africa 

15:00-15:45

 

Introducing a new standard safety  

Bill Colavecchio, General Manager:  Electric Utility Services, UL LLC, US 

16:00-16:45

 

Distribution automation: AMI, LPU,DTM  

Matsotso Vuso, Managing Director, Nyamezela Group, South Africa

Wednesday 17 May

Chair: Alex Osei, Chief Executive Officer, Lexan Energy Consult, Ghana  

 

11:00-11:45

 

Advanced revenue: Large power users” in a smart meter AMI programme   Martin Kuhlmann, Technical Sales Support Professional, Siemens, South Africa 

12:00-12:45

 

Communications in the smart energy environment

David Healey, Partner and Head of Smart Energy Practice, UK

13:00-13:45

 

Reserved for STS Association

14:00-14:45

 

Smart meter data management  

Franco Pucci, Technical Consultant, STSA, South Africa 

15:00-15:45

 

Reserved for STS Association 

16:00-16:45 

Towards an IoT-based Prepayment Infrastructure Mohamed Ismail Sheik, Sales Director, Hexing Electrical, South Africa

EREF HYDROPOWER WORKSHOP

An overview of the African small hydropower sector

Finance: Why there’s plenty of it, but (almost) nobody gets it?

Thursday 18 May

Moderator: Dirk Hendricks, Senior Policy Advisor, European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF), Belgium

11:00-11:20

 

EREF welcome address

Dirk Hendricks, Senior Policy Advisor, European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF), Belgium

Moderator:

Maurice Pigaht, Expert at MARGE, United Kingdom

11:20 – 11:40

 

Keynote by RECP representative

Alexander Huppertz, Project Manager, RECP

11:40 – 12:00

 

Keynote by European Commission

Silvi Serreqi, Project Advisor at European Commission

12:00 – 12:20

Successful Business Case Study 1

Dan Klinck, CEO, Afritech, Rwanda

Successful Business Case Study 2

Michael Goldblatt, financier Executive, Lereko Metier, South Africa

12:20 – 12:40

Questions and answers

12:40 – 13:30

Lunch and Networking break

13:30 – 14:30

Panel with project developers, financing institutes, and NGOs

Dan Klinck, CEO, Afritech, Rwanda

Rija Randrianarivony, Project Manager, GRET, Madagascar

Anton-Louis Olivier, CEO,REH, South Africa

Suresh Samuel, Managing Director, OPIC Africa, Kenya

Michael Goldblatt, Executive Lereko Metier, South Africa

Dario de Nicola, Country director, CEFA, Tanzania

 

14:30 – 15:00

Questions and answers

WATER WORKSHOPS

Wednesday 17th May

Chairperson: Patrick Ororo, Director, Dayseven Technology, South Africa

 

11:00-11:45

 

The Need for Innovation As Water Shortages Increase  

James Preston, Marketing Manager, SBS Tanks, South Africa

12:00-12:45

 

Waterstillar; Aquadania water product launch  

Jason Hallowes, Senior Trade Officer, Danish Embassy, South Africa

Tom Juul Andersen, Senior Trade Officer, Danish Embassy, South Africa 

13:00-13:45

 

Feasibility study of energy saving and environmental friendly desalination technology in eThekwini Municipality

Ednick Msweli, Head eThekwini Water & Sanitation, South Africa

Yukiko Ichige, Project Manager, Hitachi, Japan

14:00-14:45

 

Water and waste water treatment: Ceremic membranes and process technology 

Thomas Pfeifer, Group Manager: System Concepts, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceremic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany

15:00-15:45

 

Water purification and alternate energy applications  

Roy Bermeister, CEO, Nanotec, South Africa 

16:00-16:45

 

Case study: Energy and water-recovery from effluent

Laurenz Devers, Process and Sales Manager, Waterleu, South Africa

 

Thursday 18th May

Chairperson: Raymond Siebrits, Water Sector Desk Analyst, Greencape, South Africa*

 

11:00-11:45

 

How can skills development add to your company?  

Nora Hanke, EWSETA Acting Water Manager, EWSETA, South Africa

12:00-12:45

 

Digitising water utilities: Wonderkid’s journey in the  deployment of integrated mobile utility management system  

Halima Murunga, Director, Wonderkid, Kenya

13:00-13:45

 

Wave-powered solutions for a thirsty planet

Simon Wijnberg, CEO, Free-Water, South Africa 

14:00-14:45

 

Deploying  innovative and cost-effective desalination solutions

Michal Rosenzweig,Marketing Manager, RWL Water, Israel

15:00-15:45 

Water saving and revenue protection through the installation of water management devices (WMD)  

Shamier Johnson, City of Cape Town, South Africa* 

 DEMO ZONES

Tuesday 16th May

11:00-11:45

 

Heating water with solar PV - time for a paradigm shift?

Sean Moolman, CEO, PowerOptimal, South Africa

12:00-12:45

 

Mauritz Lindeque, CEO, Carbon Neutral Approach, South Africa 

13:00-13:45

 

EU Business Beyond Borders

Business Beyond Borders takes your business connections to the next level

EU companies participating in the Business Beyond Borders Connecting Platform will the present their technology

14:00-14:45

 

XANT : easy off-grid wind power
Alex De Broe, CEO, XANT, Belgium

15:00-15:45

 

High-Temperature Fuel Cells and Batteries for Micro grids and Off-Grid Applications

Thomas Pfeifer, Group Manager “System Concepts”, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany

16:00-16:45

 

Re-imagining sustainable hot water provisioning: The GreenTower Microgrid approach

Gerrit Geris, Commercial Director, GreenTower Technology, South Africa

Wednesday 17th May

11:00-11:45

 

Aegis 36 – Lucy Electric’s new 36kV Ring main Unit
Phillip Fouche & Tim Spearing, Lucy Electric, UK

12:00-12:45

 

Migrating from circuit switched to packet based networks on your terms

Francis Baestaens, Business Development Manager, OTN Systems, Belgium

13:00-13:45

 

Small Hydropower Opportunities

Dan Klinck, CEO, East African Power, Rwanda

14:00-14:45

 

WINTURE Planet Cube and WINTURE Planet Gas, a twin module system with capacity to simultaneously provide electricity, water and fuel for cooking stoves to remote off-grid places of Africa and South America

Dr. Hamed Beheshti, Executive Manager of Boreal Light GmbH, Germany

15:00-15:45

 

Township cooking on micro gasification stoves

Willem Malherbe, Director, 5 Star Stoves, South Africa

 

16:00-16:45

 

Speaking slot available