AUW Smart Grid

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Opening/Keynote session
Session 1.0.1

09h30 - 09h50

Welcome and keynote
Brian Dames, CEO, Eskom, South Africa

09h50 - 10h10

Keynote address
Minister Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa 

10h10 - 10h30

Meeting Africa’s Power Challenges
Anton Eberhard, Professor, Graduate School of Business, South Africa

10h30 - 11h00

Universal Access for All
Glenn Hodes, Senior Programme Manager, Africa Carbon Asset Development Facility, Denmark

11h00 - 11h30

Panel discussion: Addressing Africa’s energy needs – where do we begin?

  • Anton Eberhard, Professor, Graduate School of Business, South Africa
  • Glenn Hodes, Senior Programme Manager, Africa Carbon Asset Development Facility, Denmark
  • Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of Sustainability, Masdar, Director, Zayed Future Energy Prize, Abu Dhabi

Grid expansion and configuration

13h30 - 13h50

Universal Access to Energy: Ghana’s rural electrification programme – a case study
Andrew Barfour, Project Coordinator, Ghana Energy Development & Access Project, Ghana

13h50 - 14h15

Lebanon: An example of how outsourcing services can help manage utilities better
Khaled Fouad, Executive Director, El Sewedy Electric, Egypt

14h15 - 14h35

Grid expansion and improvements in India – a perspective
Sanjeev Sardana, Member IEEMA Executive Council, India

14h35 - 15h00

Transmission grid extension for Lake Turkana Wind Farm
Wessel Bakker, Director: Electricity, Transmission and Distribution, DNV Kema, Netherlands

Technology as an enabler

15h45 - 16h15

Smart grids as a 21st century electricity utility enabler
Willem de Beer, Manager, South African Smart Grids Initiative, South Africa

16h15 - 16h45

Challenges in implementing smart grid technologies in Africa
Komla Folly, Associate Professor: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa

16h45 - 17h15

Quantifying the benefit of different smart grid technologies for overhead lines
Kenneth Brown, Telecontrol Specialist, Control and Automation Centre of Excellence, Eskom, South Africa
Dieter Gutschow, Managing Consultant, Eon Consulting, South Africa

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Smart Grids

Transmission & Distribution

Laying the foundation for a smart grids future

Transformer management and
maintenance

09h00 - 10h00

Panel discussion - Does Africa need a smart grid?
Komla Folly, Associate Professor: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Rajesh Bansal, VP - Meter Management & Energy Audit, BSES Reliance, India
Kenneth Brown, Telecontrol Specialist, Control and Automation Centre of Excellence, Eskom, South Africa
Rob Gillsepie, Engineering Busiess Development Manager - East Coast, I&E Systems, Australia

09h00 - 09h30

Revised IEC specifications and maintenance guide for mineral insulating oil
Bruce Pahlavanpour, Technical Market Support, Nynas Naphthenics, United Kingdom

09h30 - 10h00

Combatting vandalism through remote monitoring and cast resin transformers: Benefits to utilities
John Kotze, New Business Development Director, Martec, South Africa

10h00 - 10h30

ADC Energy presentation
Jaco Winter, Director: Technology and Business Solutions , ADC Energy, South Africa

10h00 - 10h30

Revenue Protection & Distribution System Analytics using In memory computing & big data analytics for Power Distribution Utilities
Sanjeev Kumar Singh, Senior Consultant – Utilities, IBG Energy & Utilities, Mahindra Satyam, India

The impact of technology on smart grids

Transmission and Distribution
Technology

11h15 - 11h45

System Information Modelling
Rob Gillespie, Engineering Business Development Manager – East Coast, I&E Systems, Australia

11h15 - 12h00

Improving efficiencies and loss reduction on T&D systems
Manuel Galnares, Commercial Director - Electric Business, Telvent, Spain

11h45 - 12h05

Isolators: automation within a smart grid system
William Morse, EHT International, Canada

12h00 - 12h45

Transmission network strengthening requirements associated with renewable potential
Johanette van der Merwe, Senior Consultant, EON Consulting, South Africa
Ronald Marias, Strategic and Grid Planning Manager, Eskom, South Africa

12h15 - 12h45

Technology, the smart grid and smart metering
Kevin Jacobson, General Manager, Business Indirect Sales, MTN, South Africa

Closing session
Session 2.0.1

14h00 - 14h30

Maintenance as a utility imperative
Deon Louw, Overstrand Municipality, South Africa

14h30 - 15h00

Combating vandalism in utilities
Eng. Benson Muriithi, Chief Manager Distribution: Kenya Power