Programme
2nd Energy Transition Workshop

19-20 April 2023

DAY 1 – Wednesday 19ᵗʰ April

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

Welcome and keynote address
Dr Andrew Minchener OBE, General Manager
International Centre For Sustainable Carbon (ICSC), UK

Chair: Dr Gianni Serra, Director, Sotacarbo

Global clean energy transitions
Carl Greenfield, Energy Analyst
IEA

Introduction of NEDO’s efforts to develop carbon recycling/CCUS technologies for carbon neutrality in Japan
Makoto Nunokawa
Director, Takuya Kanda
Chief Officer, NEDO

Security of supply, decarbonisation and affordability – a European perspective
Dr Oliver Then, Executive Managing Director
vgbe energy e.V.

South Africa’s cleaner fossil roadmap
Dr Titus Mathe, Chief Executive Officer
South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)

Carbon dioxide commitments / carbon taxes in South Africa
Christopher Axelson, Chief Director
National Treasury

Chair: Dr Oliver Then, VGBE

Load shedding in South Africa – the situation and how to resolve it Historic perspective
Deon Joubert, Corporate Specialist
ESKOM

Current technical performance and recovery plans
Thomas Conradie, Group Executive Generation (Acting)
ESKOM

A technology agnostic approach to the energy transition
Dr Dario Liguti, Director, Sustainable Energy Division
UNECE

Finance for sustainable carbon projects
Greg Cook, Director
Carbon Counts

The realities of the energy transition in Australia
Dr Noel Simento, Managing Director
ANLEC

Energy security in Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Dr Stephen Mills, Senior Analyst
ICSC

Chair: Dr Andrew Minchener, ICSC

VRE and the role for dispatchable coal
Dr Mai Bui, Senior Research Associate
Imperial College London

Eskom distribution’s pursuit of VRE
Monde Bala
Eskom Group Executive Distribution

Introducing flexibility to a unit – why and how?
Karl Bindemann
Luth Consulting Ltd

Eskom generation unit flexibility
Fulufhelo Makananise
Eskom

Variable renewable energy impact on Eskom transmission grid stability
Caswell Ndhlovu, Chief Engineer
Eskom Transmission Grid Planning

DAY 2 – Thursday 20ᵗʰ April

Chair: Matthew Mflathelwa, ESKOM Strategy

Eskom’s ash and gypsum utilisation
Dr Kelley Reynolds Clausen, Corporate Specialist
ESKOM

Another perspective: waste to energy and co-firing
Prof Prathaban Moodley, General Manager
SANEDI

Structural composites from coal waste
Oreavoghene Eterigho Ikelegbe
University of the Witwatersrand

Chair: Prof Wikus Van Niekerk, Dean of Engineering, Stellenbosch University

Repurposing and repowering of coal assets
Debo Adams, Studies Manager
ICSC

Projects on repowering and repurposing enhancing power plants’ site potential
Dr Jens Reich, Director Energy Technologies
IQONY Solutions

Eskom Komati power station repowering and repurposing
Nick Singh
ESKOM

Chair: Azimbavhi Mamanyuha, Eskom Distribution

Socio-economic impact of shutting down coal-fired power stations in South Africa
Beauty Mazibuko, ESKOM

South African Just Energy Transition skills risks
Wendy Poulton, Secretary General
South African National Energy Association

Chair: Azwi Mamanyuha, ESKOM Distribution

A EUnique pathway to energy, climate and justice
Dr Gianni Serra, Director
SOTACARBO

Pathway towards decarbonisation – perspective of a German utility
Prof Nikolaus Elze, Managing Director
ENBW

Eskom’s 1.4 GWh battery energy storage programme: technical assessments
Monde Soni, Chief Engineer
ESKOM Distribution

Chair: Vikesh Rajpaul, ESKOM JET Office

South Africa’s coal and security of supply
Snehal Nagar, Acting General Manager
Primary Energy, ESKOM

Improving coal plant – the Chinese experience
Dr Li Li
Shanhai Shenergy

The role of carbon credits in the future of coal
Robbie Louw, Director
Promethium

Chair: Vikesh Rajpaul, ESKOM JET Office

Looking beyond coal as a fuel
Dr Andrew Minchener OBE, General Manager
ICSC

Towards a sustainable approach to resource recovery and reuse
Dr Samson Oluwaseyi Bada, Research Fellow
University of the Witwatersrand

Coal in the rare earth era: a South African case study
Agnes Modiga, Senior Technician
MINTEK