Smart Grids Africa: Conference Program 2008

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Smart Grids Africa

28 July – 30 July 2008 

Conference Program Day 1

Monday 28 July 2008 

Opening session: 1.0.1

Developing a smart grid – what are the industry requirements?
Chairman: Silas Zimu, Managing Director, City Power, South Africa

08h45 – 09h15

Keynote address: Setting the scene for a smart grid in Africa
Thembani Bukula, Member, National Energy Regulator, South Africa

09h15 – 09h45

“Smart Loads” Power Growth:  A Look at Load Side Solutions
Matthew Laherty, Business Development Manager, Cisco, USA

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com

09h45 – 10h30

Panel discussion – The regulatory atmosphere for a smart grid
Moderator: Segomoco Scheppers, General Manager, Grid Planning, Eskom and South African Representative, Southern African Power Pool, Eskom, South Africa

Panellists:

  • Thembani Bukula, Regulator Member, National Energy Regulator, South  Africa
  • Graeme Mellis, Managing Director, Power Meter Technologies, South Africa
  • Henk Wouda, Head of Metering, City Power, South Africa
  • Silas Zimu, Managing Director, City Power, South Africa
Session 1.1.1

Increasing demand and blackouts – how can the smart grid help?
Chairman: Maher Chebbo, Chair, EU Smart Grids Council ‘Demand and Metering’, VP Utilities EMEA, SAP, France

11h00 – 11h30

Situational Awareness and alarm processing within a smart grid environment
Richard Candy, System Operations and Planning – National Control System Support, Eskom, South Africa 

11h30 – 12h00

Practical demand management coupled with modern networked metering: Case study with DONG Energy using appliance control and RF Metrology
John Heibel, Member, Utility Systems International, USA

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

12h00 – 12h30

Eskom’s vision for modernizing the grid: Eskom’s KV 765 super grid and transmission planning strategies
Gavin Bruce, Technology and Transmission Services Manager, Eskom and Ronald Marais, Chief Engineer: Grid Planning

Session 1.2.1

Infrastructure requirements to support a smart grid
Chairman: Kannan Lakmeeharen, General Manager (System Operator), Eskom, South Africa

13h30 – 14h00

Smart Grids Strategic Deployment Plans: Investment required to achieve European Energy Targets 2020
Maher Chebbo, Chair, EU Smart Grids Council ‘Demand and Metering’, VP Utilities EMEA, SAP, France 

14h00 – 14h30

Laying the Groundwork for Demand Response for large power users in Ekurhuleni
Graeme Mellis, CEO, Power Meter Technologies and Fred Fryer, Director Customer Services, Ekurhuleni Municipality, South Africa

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

14h30 – 15h00

PLC as a tool to implement intelligent load management strategies for tomorrow’s utilities
Jonathan Youngleson, UNESCO Chair of Technological Entrepreneurship, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

15h30 – 16h00

Control of Renewable Energy Sources in Smart Grid Systems
Ali Keyhani, Director, Department of Electrical Engineering Mechatronic Systems Laboratory, Ohio State University, USA

16h00 – 17h00

Think tank: Defining the smart grid for Africa
Moderator: Paul Johnson, Senior Consultant, Eskom Technology Group, South Africa

Panellists:

  • Maher Chebbo, Chair, EU Smart Grids Council ‘Demand and Metering’, VP Utilities EMEA, SAP, France
  • Rached Daghfouz, Head of Maintenance, STEG, Tunisia
  • John Heibel, Member, Utility Systems International, USA
  • Nico Singh, Revenue Protection Manager, Johannesburg Water, South Africa

Conference Program Day 2

Tuesday 29 July 2008 

Session: 2.0.1

Lessons learnt: Implementing the Smart Grid
Chairman: Nicholas Mc Diarmid, Publisher, ESI-Africa, South Africa

09h00 – 09h30

Taking the right steps
Ian Mitton, Worldwide Director, Utilities Industry, HP, UK

09h30 – 10h00

Standards-based communications and the smart grid
Geoff Williamson, Chief Marketing Officer, Trilliant, USA

10h00 – 10h30

A Smart Plan for Electric Utilities facing new challenges
David Healey, Utility Account Director, BPL Global EMEA, France

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

11h00 – 17h30

‘Smart Grid 101’ – 2-day Seminar on developing a road map for African utilities
Douglas Houseman, Chairman, Smart Energy Alliance, USA

Conference Program Day 3

Wednesday 30 July 2008 

09h00 – 17h00

‘Smart Grid 101’ continued