INVITATION TO PANEL DISCUSSION ‘THE ELECTRICITY USER OF THE FUTURE

INVITATION TO PANEL DISCUSSION ‘THE ELECTRICITY USER OF THE FUTURE

The SA Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) and EE Publishers will co-host a discussion on The Electricity Utility of the Future at the Eskom Franklin Auditorium, Eskom Megawatt Park, on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 at 3 pm for 3.30 pm. Electricity utilities and electricity distributors both in South Africa and globally are being forced to review their business models and reinvent themselves as ‘electricity utilities of the future’. This well-timed seminar / panel discussion comes at a critical time for Eskom and electricity distributors in South Africa and brings local and international municipal electricity and energy leaders to the table in what promises to be a fascinating engagement.

Prof Anton Eberhard of the UCT Graduate School of Business will replace Eskom CEO Phakamani Hedebe, who has withdrawn as a presenter due to other commitments.

The cost is R100 per person, payable at the door. The discussion will end at around 6.30 pm and a cocktail party will be held thereafter.

Join the discussion, explore the issues, shape the future …

The Electricity Utility of the Future

Join the discussion, explore the issues, shape the future, and network with energy sector leaders, colleagues, business associates and friends, in a cordial and professional environment!

DATE: Tuesday 28 August 2018

TIME:  3 pm for 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm with cocktail party thereafter

VENUE: Eskom Franklin Auditorium, 1 Maxwell Drive, Sunninghill, Johannesburg,

Johannesburg (see map here)

Click here to register and book your seat

 Chairman and panelists

The chairman and panelists at the seminar / panel discussion are:
Chairman:  Maanda Ramutumbu, SAIEE councillor, senior manager, Accenture (see bio)


Presenter / panelist 1:
 Prof Anton Eberhard, UCT Graduate School of Business (see bio)

Presenter / panelist 2:  Dr Andrew Eriksson, consultant, Zurich, Switzerland (see bio)

Presenter / panelist 3:  Piet van Staden, past chair, Energy intensive User Group (see bio)

 Background

Rising primary energy, capital and operating costs, and associated increasing grid electricity prices, are occurring at the same time as the costs of distributed utility-scale and ‘behind-the-meter’ renewable energy and energy storage solutions continue to fall.

At the same time, the drive for environmental sustainability, with cleaner electricity, lower pollution, reduced water use and lower CO2 emissions to mitigate climate change, is accelerating.
Flexible, cleaner, distributed generation capacity, with lower costs and shorter lead times, is fast displacing new investment in traditional centralised baseload capacity.
Renewable energy independent power producers are emerging, and domestic, commercial and industrial customers are focusing on electricity saving, improved energy efficiency and supplementing their grid electricity needs with lower-cost renewable energy.
The resulting declining sales volumes by traditional utilities, together with their rising costs and prices, are leading to the so-called ‘utility death spiral’.
State-owned enterprises and municipalities in South Africa face severe financial, operational and services delivery challenges.
In the light of all this, electricity utilities and electricity distributors both in South Africa and globally are being forced to review their business models and reinvent themselves as ‘electricity utilities of the future’. This well-timed seminar / panel discussion comes at a critical time for Eskom and electricity distributors in South Africa and brings local and international municipal electricity and energy leaders to the table in what promises to be a fascinating engagement.

Programme

15h00 – 15h30: Arrival and registration in foyer, soft drinks served.
15h30 – 15h35: Introduction of chairperson, presenters and the topic under discussion.
15h35 – 17h05: 30 minute presentation by each of the three presenters.
17h05 – 18h05: Open discussion and Q & A between the presenters and the audience.
18h05 – 18h20: 5 minute summation by each of the three presenters.
18h20 – 18h30: Wrap up by chairman and thanks.
18h30 – 20h00: Networking cocktail party with snacks and drinks.

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