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Conference Programme 

Day 1: 14 May

 

9:30 - Keynote session (1.1) - Host Ministerial & VIP Opening Addresses 
10:30 - Morning networking break
11:15 - Keynote session (1.2) - Climate change and extreme weather conditions 
12:30 - Networking lunch and matchmaking

14:00 - Power Strategy Development (1.3): Expanding the energy mix and diversify operating models

or 

14:00 - Energy Revolution (1.3): Energy Access: Partnership Agreements to Improve Energy Access

or

14:00 - Smart Energy (1.3): The critical factors that can influence the success of power projects

15:15 - Afternoon Networking break 

15:45 - Power Strategy Development (1.4): Securing utility viability encourage investment

or 

15:45 - Energy Revolution (1.4): Energy Access: Driving Demand

or

15:45 - Smart Energy (1.4): Harnessing breakthrough advances in energy storage

17:00 - Networking drinks reception

 

Day 2: 15 May

 

09:30 - Power Strategy Development (2.1): Finance and investment trends and forecasts for Africa’s power infrastructure 

or

09:30 - Energy Revolution (2.1): Solar power at IPP level

10:45 - Morning networking break

11:15 - Power Strategy Development (2.2): Regulatory health check for power infrastructure investors: Electricity Regulatory Index

12:30 - Networking lunch and matchmaking

14:00 - Power Strategy Development (2.3): Partnership and collaboration across social partners 

or 

14:00 - Energy Revolution (2.3): Mini grids

or

14:00 - Future Cities (2.3): Municipal/ local government funding models (green-bonds and PPAs)

15:15 - Afternoon Networking break 

15:45 - Power Strategy Development (2.4): Deal making: Finance institutes meet the project developers and utilities 

or

15:45 - Energy Revolution (2.4): Financing renewable energy projects

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15:45 - Future Cities (2.4): Training and Capacity Building

19:30 - Industry Awards Gala dinner

 

Day 3: 16 May

 

09:30 - Power Strategy Development (3.1): GET FiT – The fundamental building blocks 

or 

09:30 - Smart Energy (3.1): Renewables on the grid

10:45 - Morning networking break

11:15 - Power Strategy Development (3.2): GET FiT – Country focus spotlight

or

11:15 - Energy Revolution (3.2): Wind power 

or

11:15 - Smart Energy (3.2): Big Data and Cybersecurity

12:30 - Networking lunch and matchmaking
14:00 - Student Challenge 'Final Presentation' (3.3)
15:15 - Best Technical Paper Prize Giving (3.4)

 

Knowledge Hub Programme 

Day 1: 14 May

10:30 - Renewable Energy: Designing off-grid commercial projects in Africa

11:00 - Renewable Energy: Lessons from large scale wind and solar hybrid projects in Australia and South Africa

11:30 - Renewable Energy: The transformational power of Blockchain and solar 

or

11:30 - Water: Understanding technology optimisation across the water, energy and waste nexus

12:00 - Transmission & Distribution: Gassing of Wind Farm Transformers to boost reliability 

or 

12:00 - Renewable Energy: How FMCG factories can generate their own energy and save water from their waste

or

12:00 - POWERGEN Africa: Air pollution control abatement for thermal (coal plants)

12:30 - Networking lunch and matchmaking

14:00 - Renewable Energy: N1 City waste to power installation 

or

14:00 - POWERGEN Africa: What energy mix will spur energy justice?

14:30 - Transmission & Distribution: Impact of renewable generation plants on distribution grid operations 

or

14:30 - Renewable Energy: Early stage financing for Renewable Energy projects

or 

14:30 - POWERGEN Africa: Hydropower installation in Africa

15:00 - POWERGEN Africa: Hydropower in Madagascar
15:30 - POWERGEN Africa: Using digitalisation to improve maintenance of thermal power plants
16:00 - POWERGEN Africa: Considerations for Africa’s nuclear future

 

Day 2: 15 May

10:30 - Transmission & Distribution: Ensuring your team is tech savvy to manage disruption 

or 

10:30 - Renewable Energy: Lessons from 5 years of operations and maintenance of solar PV in South Africa

or

10:30 POWERGEN Africa: Overview on the landscape and infrastructure for gas power in South Africa in regards to the IRP 

11:00 - Renewable Energy: Improving the maintenance of wind power plants

or 

11:00 - POWERGEN Africa: Alternate fuels: Powering industrial growth with opportunity fuels

11:30 - Renewable Energy: Using drone inspection to increase productivity on your power plant

12:00 - Renewable Energy: Maintaining the machine that is hyrdro power 

or

12:00 - POWERGEN Africa: Smart gas: Africa’s solution to energy challenges

12:30 - Networking lunch and matchmaking

14:00 - Renewable Energy: Here comes the Sun with the Power of AI 

or 

14:00 - POWERGEN Africa: Integrated Power System Master Plan (IPSMP) for Ghana

14:30 - Renewable Energy: Assessing your project performance with the latest software available 

or

14:30 - POWERGEN Africa: Using plasma Ignitors to reduce or eliminate fuel oil consumption for low load flame stabilisation and cold start capabilities

15:00 - Renewable Energy: Ensuring stability with hybrid power projects

or

15:00 - POWERGEN Africa: Water-free combined cycle power plants for distributed power generation

15:30 - Renewable Energy: Maintaining containerised solar projects 

or 

15:30 - POWERGEN Africa: Emission reduction for operating coal & gas power plants. Eskom’s NOx emissions reduction retrofits 

16:00 - POWERGEN Africa: Solving the Energy Trilemma with decentralized power generation using clean fuels

 

Day 3: 16 May

10:00 - Renewable Energy: The effects of the 1MW Cap 

10:30 - Transmission & Distribution: Assessment of power system inertia challenges in IRP 2018

or 

10:30 - Renewable Energy: Grid compliance: The latest requirements

or 

10:30 - POWERGEN Africa: How to improve the monitoring and diagnosis of your plant using

11:00 - Transmission & Distribution: The role of the West African Power Pool in driving grid development

or 

11:00 - Renewable Energy: Making sure your community investment has a real impact

or 

11:00 - POWERGEN Africa: How retrofitting and refurbishment can extend plant lifespan 

11:30 - Transmission & Distribution: Utility scale energy storage

or 

11:30 - Renewable Energy: IRP: What is the impact

or 

11:30 - POWERGEN Africa: Optimisation: Processes and fleet optimisation

12:00 - Transmission & Distribution: Municipal case study: Dealing with the rise in own generation 

or 

12:00 - Renewable Energy: Overview on the renewable energy IPP projects

or 

12:00 - Human capital and strengthening your workforce

12:30 - Renewable Energy: Decentralisation: The African story

14:00 - Student Challenge 'Final Presentation' (3.3)
15:15 - Best Technical Paper Prize Giving (3.4)

 

FACTS AND FIGURES FROM AFRICAN UTILITY WEEK & POWERGEN AFRICA

  • 10000
    ATTENDEES
  • 82
    COUNTRIES
  • 82
    UTILITIES & MUNICIPALITIES
  • 360
    EXHIBITORS

 

 

Host Ministry

  • Ministry of Energy South Africa

Host Utility

  • Eskom

Host City

  • Host City

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • SALGA
  • NTIYISO

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

 

Silver Sponsor

  • Akilee
  • Nyamezela Metering (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ntiyiso Consulting






 

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamazela
  • APUA
  • ALSF
  • Prime Alliance
  • Oracle






 

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

 

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa