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Draft Agenda Day One: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TIME

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

8:00 – 8:30

REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 – 9:00

WELCOME

Hon. Leocadia Zak, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Hon. Donald Gips, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa

H.E. Dipuo Peters, Minister of Energy, Government of South Africa (invited)



9:00 – 9:15

KEYNOTE

SMART GRID IN SOUTH AFRICA, A NATIONAL STRATEGY

Mr. Brian Dames, Chief Executive Officer, Eskom (invited)

9:15 – 10:45

UTILITY VIEW OF SMART GRID During this session South African power industry stakeholders will discuss current system challenges, proposed solutions, and plans for projects to implement smart grid technologies.

Moderator: Mr. Jim Reilly, Technical Specialist, Reilly Associates

Theme/subject

Speaker

Situational Awareness (Transmission Operations)

Mr. Richard Candy, System Operations and Planning – National Control System Support, Eskom, South Africa

Integrating Renewables into Distribution Networks

Mr. Clinton Carter-Brown, Corporate Specialist

Industry Association Resource Centre

Eskom Technology Division


Smart Metering

Mr. Sicelo Xulu, Acing Managing Director, City Power South Africa




Mr. Sandile Maphumulo, Head: Electricity, eThekwini Municipality







Mr. Leon Kritzinger, Centlec

10:45 – 11:00

SMART GRID PERSPECTIVES


Mr. Mark McGranaghan, Vice President of Power Delivery and Utilization, Electric Power Research Institute (Invited)



11:00 – 11:30

NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 – 12:45

REGULATORY AND PROCUREMENT FRAMEWORK This panel will provide an overview of the current regulatory structures and procurement rules and practices in South Africa.

Moderator: Representative, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Theme/subject

Speaker

Smart Grids and

South African Energy Policy Afri



Mr. Kevin Nassiep, CEO, South African National Energy Research Institute (SANERI)

Regulatory Environment

Mr. Thembani Bukula, Regulator Member, National Energy Regulator, South Africa

Current Legislation in South Africa

Mr. Minnesh Bipath, Senior Manager, End Use and Infrastructure Management, South African National Energy Research Institute, South Africa (invited)


Procurement Regulations

Representative, National Treasury

12:45 – 14:00

LUNCHEON


14:00 – 15:15

SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES FOR TRANSMISSION SYSTEMSThis panel will review various technologies and their benefits in improving the efficiency of electricity transmission systems. Presentations will focus on the value of phasor measurement technology for wide area measurement systems (WAMS) and visualization tools for enhanced system operations.


Moderator: Mr. Segomoco Scheppers, General Manager, Grid Planning, Eskom, South Africa

Theme/subject

Speaker




Mr. Frank Ackland, General Manager, Digital Energy, GE

Data Collection and Management

Mr. Dean Trattles, Country Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, OSIsoft

Phasor Measurement Units

Representative, U.S. Company

Smart Grid Solutions for Transmission Operations

Mr. James Klietsch, System Operations Engineer Consultant, American Transmission Company

15:15 – 15:45

NETWORKING BREAK

15:45 – 17:15

SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES FOR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMSThis panel will review various technologies and present case studies demonstrating the effective deployment of smart grid technologies in distribution systems. Presentations will focus on the importance of standards for smart meters and interoperability of smart grid technologies throughout the distribution system.





Moderator: Mr. Sicelo Xulu, Acing Managing Director, City Power




Theme/subject

Speaker




Utility Enterprise Issues

Mr. Mario Fernandes, Accenture




Smart Grid Solutions for Distribution Operations

Mr. Glenn Pritchard, Principal Engineer, PECO





Utility Load Manager (SMART Metering Application)

Mr. Vic Lawrence and Mr. Raj Chetty, Eskom

17:15 – 18:00

SMART BUILDINGS AND SMART COMMUNITIES This panel will discuss bringing greater energy efficiency to buildings and the community as a whole.






Moderator: Representative, U.S. Trade and Development Agency




Theme/subject

Speaker




Smart Cities


Mr. Mweene Monze, IBM, South Africa




Smart Buildings

Representative, U.S. company




Smart Customers

Mr. Barry MacColl, Acting General Manager Research, Test and Development Group Technology Division, ESKOM

19:00 – 20:30

WORKSHOP RECEPTION



Day Two: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

TIME

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

8:00 – 8:30

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 – 12:00

SITE VISITS (note: transportation for the site visits will depart at 8:30 sharp)
Workshop participants will have an opportunity to visit Eskom’s transmission operations center. A possible additional alternative site visit will be to a distribution substation and dispatch center.


12:00 – 13:30

LUNCHEON

13:30 – 14:45

FINANCING SMART GRID PROJECTS
PART ONE: SMART GRID INVESTMENT DECISIONS AND LIFE CYCLE COSTING The first part of this panel will review the decision-making process for investing in smart grid projects and explain the importance of life cycle costing to achieve maximum value.
PART TWO: FINANCING OPTIONS AND RESOURCES The second part of this panel will discuss specific financing options and resources for the implementation of smart grid projects.
Panelists may include representatives from African Development Bank, World Bank, OPIC, Citibank, DBSA, IDC

14:45 – 15:15

NETWORKING BREAK

15:15 – 16:30

TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS TO ENABLE THE SMART GRID This panel will look at field measurement and control devices and the communications infrastructure that supports smart grid solutions for electricity transmission and distribution systems. The panel will discuss the enhancement of system operations resulting from real-time data collection from the smart grid.


Moderator: Representative, U.S. Trade and Development Agency


Theme/subject

Speaker

Telecommunications – Enabler of Smart Grid

Representative, U.S. Company




Utility Telecommunications Networks

Representative, U.S. Company

Standards based Communications

Representative, U.S. Company

South African Broadband Policy

Representative, CSIR

16:30 – 17:30

ISSUES, TRENDS, NEXT STEPSThis panel will examine the issues and trends that are most relevant to power delivery systems in South Africa and explore solutions that are offered by smart grid technologies. The panel will end with a reflection on next steps for improving the efficiency and reliability of electricity transmission and distribution systems in South Africa and opportunities for U.S.-South African partnerships on the implementation of smart grid projects.


17:30 – 18:00

WORKSHOP WRAP-UP


For more information about participation in this workshop as a speaker, attendee, or to learn about the benefits of corporate sponsorship, please contact:

Ms. Pamela Peseux, Director of Sales and Marketing, MFM Trade Meetings / MFM Lamey Group

Tel.: +1.202.347.2725 or +1.866.636.4729 (Toll Free)

Email: ppeseux@trademeetings.com



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