Metering, Billing/CRM Middle East: Conference Program 19 – 21 November 2006

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Metering, Billing/CRM Middle East Co-located with NAPIC

Sunday, 19 November 2006/Dimanche, 19 novembre 2006

Pre-conference seminar programme/Colloque préalable à la conférance
Prepayment metering: Revenue management solutions for the MENA region
Solutions de gestion du revenu pour la région MENA

10h30 – 12h30 
Prepayment metering primer

  • Understand the benefits and disadvantages of prepayment
  • Investigate the applications for prepayment in the utility context
  • Water prepayment
  • Clarify different tariff structures
  • Examine the differences between prepayment and credit metering
  • Examine possible relationships between AMR and prepayment
  • Learn all you need to know about vending systems

Your course instructor: Franco Pucci, Director, STS Association, South Africa

Prepayment metering: Case studies and best practices/Prépaiement metering: Etudes de cas et bonnes pratiques
Chairman: Khaled Fouad El-Homssy, Executive Director Marketing and Export, El Sewedy Electro-meter, Egypt

13h30 – 14h00 
Prepaid metering: The Egyptian experience

Mr Ahmed Nour, General Director, North Delta Electricity Distribution Company, Egypt

14h00 – 14h30
Sudan’s pre-payment project success
Balla Mohamed Ahmed, General Sales Manager, National Electricity Corporation, Sudan
14h30 – 15h00
Water prepayment case study

Nico Singh, Prepayment Project Manager, Johannesburg Water, South Africa
15h00 – 15h30 
The STS standard: how to maintain interoperability for prepayment metering
Franco Pucci, Director, STS Association, South Africa

Think tank discussion: Prepayment systems and token technologies – best practices for the MENA region.
Discussion table ronde: Les systèmes prépaiement et les technologies symboliques – les meilleurs pratiques pour l’Afrique du Nord et le Moyen-Orient

16h00-17h00
A panel of industry experts will share their experiences, challenges and successes using various prepayment technologies. Representatives include:

Monday, 20 November 2006/Lundi, 20 novembre 2006
Conference Programme

Opening and keynote addresses/Séance d’ouverture et discours de bienvenue
Chairman: Mohamed Mohamed Awad, Chairman, Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, Egypt

10h30-11h30 
Opening of the exhibition and opening address by the General Mohamed Hany Metwaly, Governer of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
11h30-12h00 
Egypt: Overview of the longterm vision for energy in Egypt

Hon Dr Hassan Younes, Minister of Electricity and Energy, Egypt

Keynote session/Discours de bienvenue
Chairman
: Eng. Emad El Sewedy, Managing Director and CEO, El Sewedy Electro-meter, Egypt

12h00-12h30 
Middle East and North African utilities: An overview of the business environment

Dr Mounir Yehia, Director, Near East Engineering and Development Services, Lebanon

12:30-13:00 
Tariff policies to encourage DSM: Lessons learned from developed countries
Dr Shaher Anis Mahmoud, Director Energy Conservation, Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, Egypt

13:00-13:30
Turning Utilities losses into profits : Case Studies
Ibrahim Khayal, Chairman, Gamma Smart Meters, Egypt

Policies and regulatory frameworks for the MENA region/Politique et cadres réglementaires pour la région de MENA
Chairman: Eng. Mohammed Hussein Nabil, Executive Manager, Techno Media Group (TMG), Egypt

14h30–15h00 
Public/private partnerships in the Middle Eastern utilities

Eng. Mohamed H. Ashmawi, President, IP3 MENA
15h00–15h30 
The benefits and challenges of a multi-national liberalised electricity market: The European experience

Francois Meslier, Acting Secretary General, MEDELEC, France

Think tank panel discussion: The customer point of view

  • Table ronde: Le point de vue de client
  • Tariff rationalisation in the MENA region
  • Rationalisation de tarif dans la région MENA
  • The role of the regulator
  • Le rôle du régulateur

Moderator: Mohammed Hussein Nabil, Executive Manager, Techno Media Group (TMG), Egypt

Panelists:

  • Eng. Mohamed H. Ashmawi, President, IP3 MENA
  • Rached Daghfouz, Engineer, STEG, Tunisia
  • Dr Shaher Anis Mahmoud, Director Energy Conservation, Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, Egypt
  • Francois Meslier, Acting Secretary General, MEDELEC, France
  Tuesday, 21 November/Mardi, 21 novembre 2006
Conference Programme
Tuesday, 21 November/Mardi, 21 novembre 2006
Conference Programme
 

Revenue management technologies
Chairman: Eng. Hishem Omari, Managing Director, Jerusalem District Electricity Company, Palestine

Generation/Production
Olaf Woller, Deputy Director of Sales Africa, Siemens POwer Generation, Germany

10h00-10h30 Building the IT systems architecture for a comprehensive electricity company: A blueprint
Adel Ibrahim, Director, Information Technology Company (ITC), Saudi Arabia 
 
10h30-11h00 How to evaluate the cost effectiveness of AMI
Ali Mouslmani, Regional Director, Elster Electricity, United Arab Emirates
The effect of co-generation systems on economic position
Ehab Attia, Mohanad Moustafa, Ahmede Sobhy, Engineers, Alexandria Electricity Distribution Company, Egypt
    Transmission/Transport
Chair
: Dr Kamel Yassin, Executive Director, Planning, Research, Power Projects and Electric Service Companies’ Affairs, Egyptian Electricity Holding Company(EEHC), Egypt
11h00-11h30 Seamless revenue management: ‘From metering to cash’: world class utilities best practices
Dr Maher Chebbo, Vice President Utilities Industry, SAP, France
The Zaafaranah Wind Farm Project
Moustafa Abdel Monem Yousef, Head of O & M, New and Renewable Energy Authority, Egypt
   

Transmission/Transport
Chair: Chairman: Olaf Wöller, Deputy Director of Sales Africa, Siemens Power Generation, Germany

11h30-12h00 Transforming North African and Middle Eastern utilities into revenue management champions
Rens Bindeman, Managing Director, Revenue Investigations, South Africa
On-site dissolved gas analysis for transformer condition assessment
Henk Fourie, Operations Manager, Kelman Africa, South Africa
12h00-12h30 

Smart grids…Why bother?
Ibrahim Khayal, Chairman, Gamma Smart Meters, Egypt

Voltage dips analysis in power systems
Ahmed R Abdelaziz, position, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineerin, Alexandria University, Egypt
Mohammed A Basyouni, Engineer, Alexandria Electricity Distribution Company, Egypt
  Ahmed Samir Gheith, Independent consultant, Egypt  Eng. Samir Hassan, Chairman, New and Renewable Energy Authority, Egypt

Measurement and standards
Chair: Dr Sohair Fakhry, Director, National Institue of Standards, Egypt

13h30-14h00
The effect of harmonics on energy meters’ measurements
Reda Mohammed Hasan, Engineer, Alexandria Electricity Distribution Company, Egypt

14h00-14h30
Practical aspects of energy meter wiring
Tamer Khalil, Engineer, Canal Electricity Distribution Company, Egypt

14h30-15h00
Scada system role in a deregulated environment
Galal S. Ahmed, Tarek A Emara, Nader A. Abdelghani, Amira Taha, Engineers, Alexandria Electricity Distribution Company 
15h15-15h45
Smart Grids benefits
Michele Marzola, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Networks Plc, Italy
15h45-16h15
AMR: The Nuweiba pilot project
Ahmed Samir Gheith, Independent Consultant, Egypt
 

16h15-16h45
Closing think tank panel discussion: Advanced metering for electricity and water utilities/Séance de clôture table ronde: Comptage avance pour les services publics d’electricité et d’eau

Moderator/Modérateur: Dr Mounir Yehia, Director, Near East Engineering and Development Services, Lebanon

  • AMR – the future of meter reading and data collection in the Middle East
  • AMR – le futur de la lecture de compteur et collecte de données en Afrique du Nord et le Moyen-Orient
  • Intelligent grids for AMR
  • Grilles intelligents pour AMR
  • Billing and customer management for the future
  • Facturation et services clientèles pour l’avenir

Panelists: