Moderated by: Thabang Chiloane, Divisional Head: Group Strategy and Public Affairs, Nedbank; and Chris Yelland, Managing Director, EE Business Intelligence.
DATE: Friday 21 August 2020
TIME: 12h00 to 14h30
COST: No cost, free-of-charge
Load shedding and COVID-19 are having a devastating impact on investment, the economy, growth and job creation in SA. However, load shedding and COVID-19 can also be a catalyst for new policy, regulatory, standardisation and training initiatives as customers of electricity, including municipal electricity distributors, begin to take responsibility for their own energy futures and become part of the solution through self-generation.
This is the first of a series of six webinars this financial year intended to initiate a constructive dialogue on critical energy and ICT solutions needed to unlock the human and economic potential of South Africa. The further webinars in the series will be announced shortly.
The presenters at the webinar will each give high-level presentations on various important aspects of self-generation, as follows:
Nhalanhla Gumede, Full-time Regulator Board Member at NERSA responsible for electricity regulation, will cover policy and regulatory issues in respect of self-generation.
Leila Mahomed-Weideman, Director: Sustainable Energy Markets at the City of Cape Town, will cover ambitions for self-generation by City of Cape Town and other municipalities, and self-generation by customers within municipal networks.
Roger Baxter, CEO of the Minerals Council of South Africa, will cover ambitions by mines and industry for self-generation, and to become part of the solution for new generation capacity in South Africa.
Segomoco Scheppers, CEO of the Transmission Division at Eskom, will cover the impacts of self-generation on Eskom and the electricity grid.
12h00 to 12h10: Introduction
12h10 to 12h30: Presentation by Nhlanhla Gumede, NERSA
12h30 to 12h50: Presentation by Leila Mahomed-Weideman, City of Cape Town
12h50 to 13h10: Presentation by Roger Baxter, Minerals Council of South Africa
13h10 to 13h30: Presentation by Segomoco Scheppers, Eskom
13h30 to 13h40: Comfort break
13h40 to 14h25: Q & A and discussion
14h20 to 14h30: Thanks and closure