Programme
3rd Energy Transition Workshop

24-25 April 2024

DAY 1 – Wednesday 24ᵗʰ April

Chair: Prudence Madiba, General Manager, Eskom Research Testing And Development, South Africa

09:00-09:25

Mr Dan Marokane
GCE, Eskom

09:25-09:50

Dr Cosmas Chiteme
Acting Chief Director: Hydrogen and Energy (Department of Science and Innovation), South Africa

09:50-10:15

Dr Titus Mathe
Chief Executive Officer (Sanedi)

10:15-10:30

Dr Andrew Minchener OBE
General Manager
International Centre for Sustainable Carbon (ICSC), UK

Chair: Mr Matthew Mflathelwa

11.00-11:30

COP28 and the transition from coal
Greg Cook, Director, Carbon Counts, Uk

11.30-12:00

Energy strategy of the German Government
Dr Oliver Then, Executive Managing Director, VGBE, Germany

12.00-12:30

NEDO’s CCUS technology development towards carbon neutrality
Ritsuko Sanuki, Director general, NEDO, Japan

12.30-13:00

South African power generation statistics and modelling initiatives
Monique le Roux, Chief Engineer, CRSES at Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Chair: Ms Debo Adams

14:00-14:25

Improving efficiency of coal-fired generation in China
Dr Li Li, Shanghai Shenergy, China

14:25-14:50

Fleetwide optimisation considerations for an integrated approach to managing plant heat rate and generation flexibility
Stephen Storm, Program | Area Manager, EPRI, USA

14:50-15:15

Roadmap towards cleaner fossil fuels for South Africa
Gcobisa Melamane, SANEDI, South Africa

15:15-15:40

Cost effective ESP upgrade measures
Michael Frank, Germany

15:40-16:00

Reducing emissions by improving efficiency
Leif Vebenstad and Peter Wolf, Sootaway, Netherlands

Panelists:

  • Matthew Mflathelwa
  • Dr Titus Mathe
  • Dr Li Li
  • Stephen Storm
  • Debo Adams

DAY 2 – Thursday 25ᵗʰ April

Chair: Tshepiso Temo

09:00-09:30

Global overview of CCS status and opportunities
Dr Mohammad Abu Zahra, Head Of Mena Region, GCCSI

09:30-10:00

Feasible and proven solution for decarbonising existing power plants towards net zero
Dr Ahmed Aboudheir, CEO, Aboudheir Consulting Ltd, Canada

10:00-10:30

Carbon Capture from coal to power at $0/ton?
Gary Williams, TCG Projects, Africa

10:30-11:00

Cofiring, plant conversion and bioenergy with CCS
Prof Jenny Jones, University of Leeds, UK

Chair: Dr Oliver Then

11:20-11:40

Maintaining a stable grid in the energy transition
Debo Adams, Studies Manager, ICSC, UK

11:40-12:00

VRE compared to aging coal-fired power stations
Beth O’Connor, Juwi Renewable Energies, South Africa

12:00-12:20

Costs and reliability in the energy transition: a South African perspective
Ulrich Minnaar, Manager Distribution Solutions COE RT&D, Eskom, South Africa

12:20-12:40

Huawei Grid Forming Smart Pv And Ess Generator Solution
Mr Hermanus Van Dyk Fourie, Sar Digital Power, Huawei

Chair: Dr Andrew Minchener

14:00-14:25

Unconventional rare earth element deposits: insights from Ramaco’s Brook mine coal deposit, Wyoming
Dr Alex Moyes, Director of Critical Minerals and Planning, Ramaco, USA

14:25-14:50

Rare earth element in South African coal and ash: understanding the mineralogy
Prof Nicola Wagner, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Ms Prudence Madiba and Dr Andrew Minchener