Technical Workshops

Located in the workshop area on the exhibition floor

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa)

11:30 – 13:00

Challenges and opportunities in the mini-grid market  - reflections from the EEP Africa portfolio

The launch of an in-depth study on mini-grids based on findings from the 19 pioneering standalone mini-grid projects, which are receiving support as part of the EEP Africa mandate to provide early stage grant and catalytic financing on a competitive bases to innovate private sector-led clean projects in both Southern and East Africa.

Wim Jonker Klunne, Lead Coordinator, EEP, South Africa & Green Mini-grid Facility  (GMG)

Off-Grid Solutions

13:00 – 13:30

Financial and technical risk mitigation during the development, construction and operation of solar PV projects (rooftop and utility scale)

13:30 – 14:00

Off-grid solar installations that lead to increased productivity, income and services
Abubaker Musuuza, CEO, Village Energy, Uganda

14:00 – 14:30

Integrating off-grid solar solutions in sustainable agriculture development in Africa
Edouard Ndayisaba, Energy Private Developers, Rwanda

15:00 –15:30

Integration of off-grid in the planning and development of towns and counties in Kenya
Mairuna Omwenga, Chairman, Town and County Planners Association of Kenya, Kenya

15:30 – 16:00

Off grid solar PV systems, quality assurance and standardisation
Anne Wacera Wambugu, Quality Manager, AFSEC Africa, Kenya



Thursday 13 September 2018

Reducing Technical Losses

10:30 – 11:30

Preventing faults and increasing the life-span of substation assets through partial discharge
Mariella Gastaldelli, Regional Area Manager, ISA – Altanova Group, Italy

11:30 – 12:00

Lessons learnt: modernisation of HPP in Zambia
Stipan Kaleb, Project Manager, KONCAR, Croatia

Energy Efficiency: Saving Before Increasing Capacity

12:00 – 13:00

Energy in Green Buildings in Kenya
Wangari Muchiri, Renewable Energy Engineer, Kenya Green Building Society, Kenya

Adopting renewable energy practises for utilities

12:30 – 13:00

Technical, financial, policy and legal barriers on the adoption of renewable technologies
Christopher Opio, Customer Service Engineer, Umeme, Uganda

13:00 – 13:30

Technical risk mitigation during the development, construction and operation of solar PV projects (rooftop and utility scale)
Riaan Meyer, Managing Director, GeoSun, South Africa

13:30 – 14:00

The role of sustainable biomass in the future energy mix
Andrew Amadi, Secretary, Association of Energy Professionals


14:00 –14:30

Applications of the Blockchain
Christian Kakoba, Community Lead, Bithub Africa, Kenya

Academic research from Strathmore University

14:30 – 16:00

Presentation: Performance Evaluation of the 600kW Grid Tied Solar PV System at Strathmore University
Ignatius Maranga, Student, Strathmore University, Kenya

Demonstration: TBC


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