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Eskom Presentation Theatre, B22 - FREE to Attend

All attendees are invited to join Eskom’s Exhibition Forum comprising presentations and case studies by the utility’s leading experts with practical and thought provoking power and renewable generation technologies and developments.

WEDNESDAY 19th July 2017 

Session 1: 11:15 - 12:45
Session Chair: ‐ Danie Odendaal 

Generation Technology – Operations & Maintenance 
1. Predicting Condenser Back Pressure and Potential  Load Losses using Artificial Neutral Networks
Thomas van Niekerk 

Generation Technology – Fossil Fired Technology 
2. Online Rankine Cycle Tool with Diagnostics – Adhir Vyasduth Debising & Udhir Vyasduth  Debising 

Group Technology – Power Plant

3. A Simplified Method for  Turbine Stage-by –Stage Process Modelling
Roelof Pottas

Delegate Lunch: 12:45 - 14:15

Session 2: 14:15 - 15:45  
Session Chair: ‐ Saneshan Govender  

Power Sector Strategy – Projects, Planning and Finance 
1. Framework for Effective Implementation of Project Controls within a Power Utility Context
Rendani Mukhithi 

Renewable Energy – Planning & Finance 
2. The Potential of Rooftop PV (Commercial and Residential) to reduce Green House Gas (GHG)  Emissions in South Africa
Preshaan Jaglal 

Group Technology – Power Plant
3. Case Study: The Use of Flownex Two Phase Flow Modelling Capability to Solve Piping  Dynamic Movement Problem
Nicolaas Hallatt  

Delegate Coffee Break: 15:45 - 16:30
Session 3: 16:30 - 18:00  
Session Chair: ‐ Prudence Madiba 

Transmission & Distribution – Power Delivery 
1. Assessment of Geographical Based Load Forecast Technique at Eskom Distribution
Monde  Soni 

Group Technology – Power Plant  
2. An ACC Fan for Increased Performance Under Adverse Conditions
Ockert Augustyn

THURSDAY 20th July 2017 

Session 4: 10:00 - 11:30

Session Chair: ‐ Bheki Ntshangase 

Transmission & Distribution – Power Delivery  

1. Case Studies on the Challenges and Successes of Employing Online Gas Analyzers on Power  Transformers in Eskom
Mashilo Moabelo 

2. Measures to Reduce Copper Theft in Substations
Nkululeko Mazibuko 

3. Modular Design of Substation Foundations
Abdullah Kaka 

Session 5: 11:45‐13:00

Session Chair: ‐ Vasanie Pather 

Transmission & Distribution – Power Delivery  
1. New Tower Designs for Eskom Power Lines
Jonathan Chetty 

2. The Importance of Geotechnical Recommendations and Considerations During the Design of a Substation especially in Cases of Problematic Soils
Nkosazana Ayanda Leseka 

Group Technology – Power Plant 

3.  BFPT & SFP Rotor Dynamic Finite Element  Analysis – Armand Kruger


The must attend event for all those generating and delivering power.

There is a lot going on at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2017. From 4 conference tracks, World Class Exhibition, B2B Matchmaking, VIP Delegations, Presentation Theatres and Networking Events. 


Opening Keynote Session

09:30 - 11:00, 18 July, Bill Gallagher, Level 2
FREE to Attend

Minister Lynne Brownm, Leon Viljoen, Managing Director, ABB and GE Power Services, have confirmed as Keynote Speakers for POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa. They will be among a number of sub-Saharan Ministers and top government officials participating this year's event, where regulators and industry leaders will debate the most pressing issues in African power provision today.



B2B MatchMaking

B2B Matchmaking Area, L5, Exhibition Floor
For Exhibitors and Delegates Only

Make the right connections at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa. As an exhibitor or delegate you can use our B2B Matchmaking service which will pre-organize meetings with the SSA VIPS and based on your marketing objectives.


Nelson Mandela Day

Get involved in Mandela Day 2017

To commemorate Mandela Day, POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa will making a donation to the charity SolarAid at the Opening Keynote. We would like to encourage others to make a donation.


ESKOM Exhibition Workshop Forum

Hear from the utility’s leading experts
Eskom Presentation Theatre, B22 - FREE to Attend

All attendees are invited to join Eskom’s Exhibition Forum comprising presentations and case studies by the utility’s leading experts with practical and thought provoking power and renewable generation technologies and developments.


Opening Networking Reception

18:00 - 20:00, 18 July, Booth #E10, Exhibition 1
FREE to Attend

All attendees are invited to join us for drinks and canapés on the exhibition floor for this notable Opening Reception. You will have the chance to relax amongst friends and colleagues and make important new contacts. We look forward to your participation


SSA VIP Delegation

Meet the VIPs of the African Power Sector
Look out for delegates with orange SSA VIP ribbons

POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa will give you the chance to meet key buyers across Africa as part of the SSA VIP Delegation. For 2017 we will be inviting 60+ VIPs from Sub-Saharan Africa to network with our attendees. Look out for Orange VIP ribbons!


GEN-X Theatrexbevfbrvad

The leaders of tomorrow - GEN-X Presentation Theatre, G22
FREE to Attend

The GEN-X Theatre is a platform in Africa where young, aspiring engineers and professionals can share their insights alongside the main conference speakers. Hear from the future leaders in the power industry daily on the exhibition floor.


Closing Reception & Best Paper Awards

13:45 - 15:00 20 July, Coffee Break Area, Exhibition Floor
FREE to Attend

All participants are invited to the Closing Reception & Best Paper Awards .This reception is open to all attendees providing yet another great networking opportunity on the exhibition floor with the presentation of the Conference Best Paper Awards for each conference trackproviding the perfect setting for the finale of the event. Please take the opportunity to show your support for the most creative and innovative conference speakers by joining us for the last hour of the show.