Draft AgendaDay One: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Draft Agenda

Day One:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TIME


SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

8:00


8:30

R
EGISTRATION 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 G
RID


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 Asso
ciates

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 Ca
rter
-
Brown,
Corporate Specialist

Industry Association Resource Centre

Eskom Technology Division


Smart Metering

Mr. Sicelo Xulu, Acing Managing Director
,

City
Power

South Africa




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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
††† †††

N
ETWORKING BREAK

11:30


12:


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
Afr
i

Mr.
Kevin Nassiep
,
CEO
,


South African National
Energy Research Institute

(
SANERI
)

Regulatory Environment

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


C
urrent
L
egislation in South
Africa

Mr.
Minnesh Bipath, Senio
r Manager, End Use
and Infrastructure Management, South African
National Energy Research Institute, South Africa

(invited)


Procurement Regulations

Representative,
National Treasury


12:
45




:00

L
UNCHEON



14
:00



:15

SMART GRID
TECHNOLOGIES

FO
R TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS



This panel
will
review
various technologies and their benefits in improving

the

efficiency
of

electricity
transmission system
s. Presentations will focus on
the value of phasor measurement
technology for

wide area measurement syste
ms (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 Collectio
n and
Management

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



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Phasor Measurement Units

Representative,

U.S. Company


Smart Grid Solutions for
Transmission Operations

Mr. James Klietsch, System Operations Engineer
Consultant, Ame
rican Transmission Company

15:15


15:45

NETWORKING BREAK

15:45


17:15

SMART GRID
TECHNOLOGIES

FOR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS



This panel will review
various technologies and
present
case studies demonstrating
the
effective
depl
oyment
of smart grid technolo
gies 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

M
r. Mario Fernandes,

Accenture


Smart Grid Solutions for
Distribution Operations

Mr. Glenn Pritchard, Principal Engineer, PECO



Utility Load Manager (SMART
Metering Application)

Mr.


Vic Lawren
ce 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

Gro
up
Technology Division
, ESKOM

19:00


20:30

WORKSHOP RECEPTION



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Day Two: Wednesday
, October 2
6
, 2011

TIME

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

8:00


8:30

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:
30


1
2
:
0
0

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



:30

LU
NCHEON

13
:30



:


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
r
epresentat
ives from
African Development Bank, World Bank,
OPIC, Citibank, DBSA, IDC

14:45




:


NETWORKING BREAK

15
:
15




:


TELECOMMUNICATIONS

SYSTEMS TO ENABLE THE SMART GRID


This panel will
look at field measurement and control devices and the communicat
ions 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: Represent
ative, U.S. Trade and Development Agency


Theme/subject

Speaker

Telecommunications


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F
or more information about participation in this workshop as
a speaker
, a
ttendee, or to
learn about the benefits of corporate

sponsors
hip
,
please
contac
t:

M
s. 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)

E
mail:
ppeseux@trademeetings.com


Visit the workshop website at

www.trademeetings.com




Utility Telecommunications Networks

Representative,

U.S. Company

Standards based Communications

Represent
ative, U.S. Company

South African Broadband Policy

Representative,
CSIR

16:30


17:30

ISSUES, TRENDS, NEXT STEPS



This panel will examine the issues and trends that are
most relevant to power delivery systems in South Africa and explore solu
tions 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 Africa
n partnerships on the
implementation of smart grid
projects.


17
:30


18
:00

WORKSHOP WRAP
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