POWER-GEN Africa 2014 Call for Papers NOW OPEN

The POWER-GEN Africa 2014 Call for Papers is now officially open. The Advisory Board of POWER-GEN Africa is now accepting abstracts for the 2014 Conference. The Abstract Submittal Deadline is 31 May 2013.

You are invited to share your knowledge and experience at this important industry gathering by submitting an abstract of a paper you wish to deliver to this audience. The conference Advisory Board is looking to develop a three-track conference under the broad headings of Strategy, Technology and Renewable Energy and invite abstracts on the topics set out on the Conference Page.

Information on the full topic list and further abstract submission details can be found by CLICKING HERE.
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For further information regarding the POWER-GEN Africa Conference and submitting an abstract please contact:

Samantha Malcolm
Senior Conference Manager
T: +44 (0) 1992 656 619
F: +44 (0) 1992 656 700
E: samantham@pennwell.com


Praise for first POWER-GEN Africa

Thank you to all who participated in the inaugural POWER-GEN Africa and Renewable Energy World Africa event last week. Judging by the positive atmosphere at the show and from the feedback we have received, the conference & exhibition met or even exceeded attendees’ expectations. The quality and variety of conference presentations added considerably to the body of knowledge in the industry and the exhibition floor represented the very best in global power engineering technology and services.

The keynote speakers from the South African Ministry of Energy, Eskom and the Nigerian Presidential Task Force on Power articulated very well the challenge facing Africa in terms of expanding its power provision and the bold strategies that will address this. POWER-GEN Africa and Renewable Energy World Africa will continue to support this vital work by spreading knowledge, information and experience as well by bringing together industry experts to exchange views and establish partnerships.

Keep up with industry developments by subscribing to our Twitter feed, Facebook and Linked in accounts and look out for the Call for Papers inviting speaker presentations for the next conference.

The second POWER-GEN Africa and Renewable Energy World Africa takes place in Cape Town, 17-19 March 2014. I look forward to seeing you there.

Nigel Blackaby

Event Director

POWER-GEN Africa 2012 confirms further Keynote Speaker

With under three weeks to go before the inaugural POWER-GEN Africa, it has been announced that the event has secured the participation of Engr. Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack,Chairman of the Board of the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP) of Nigeria, to deliver an Opening Keynote address at the joint opening of POWER-GEN Africa and the co-located Renewable Energy World Africa on 6 November 2012.With under three weeks to go before the inaugural POWER-GEN Africa, it has been announced that the event has secured the participation of Engr. Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack,Chairman of the Board of the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP) of Nigeria, to deliver an Opening Keynote address at the joint opening of POWER-GEN Africa and the co-located Renewable Energy World Africa on 6 November 2012.

Engr. Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack is the recently appointed Chairman of the Board of the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP), and a member of the Presidential Action Committee on Power (PACP). Prior to his appointment as the Chairman of the PTFP by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on September 5, 2012, Engr. Dagogo-Jack served as the Senior Special Assistant to the President & later as the Senior Performance Monitor (SPM) for the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) on the PTFP. He is a foundation member of the PTFP from its inception in June 2010.

Engr. Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack joins a Keynote line-up that includes the South African Minister of Energy, Ms. Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, and which will be part of a grand opening to this informative and innovative industry event. Commenting on today’s announcement, POWER-GEN Africa event Director, Nigel Blackaby, said, “Nigeria has a major requirement for power sector development and undertaking reforms that will see a wave of new IPPs. Engr. Dagogo-Jack’s reports directly to President Jonathan and is therefore well placed to share their experiences and vision for further change in the electricity sector.”

After the Opening Keynote on Tuesday 6 November, a Joint Plenary Panel Discussion will take place, open to all registered event delegates. This will be held under the topic of “Powering Africa’s Growth – The Energy Challenge Ahead”, this session includes speakers from Alstom, Siemens and Andritz Hydro. Sponsored by Wartsila, Andritz Hydro, Ansaldo Energia, Eskom, Pratt & Whitney, Alstom, Bilfinger and Hyundai, POWER-GEN Africa joins PennWell’s existing network of leading POWER-GEN events including POWER-GEN International, POWER-GEN Europe, POWER-GEN Asia, POWER-GEN Middle East and POWER-GEN India & Central Asia.

This event is owned and managed by PennWell, and supported by Power Engineering International (PEi), Renewable Energy World and Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production (COSPP) publications. Energy experts from around the world will share their knowledge and experience in a programme of strategic and technical sessions focused on solutions for Africa’s energy future during the multi-track conference, including a high-quality renewables track, highlighting the need to utilize the abundant natural resources available within sub-Saharan Africa to complement conventional energy provision .

Highlights include high level debate on ensuring energy security for Africa, implementing effective regulation and securing finance and investment. Technical sessions will showcase state of the art equipment and technologies and will address topical issues such as flexible generation and fuel quality issues. The renewables programme features experts in new hydropower projects and plant rehabilitation as well as session on solar power and geothermal energy. Speakers from the major global suppliers will participate including Siemens, GE Energy Andritz, Alstom, Wartsila, Hitachi.

Beyond the POWER-GEN Africa and Renewable Energy World Africa Conference sessions, POWER-GEN Africa offers a dedicated SOLD OUT trade show floor, including a Renewable Energy World Africa Pavilion, with numerous exhibiting companies displaying state-of-the-art technologies and services. Over the three days of the event the networking, business and knowledge gathering opportunities at Africa’s new power industry conference and exhibition are second to none. Exhibitors include Andritz Hydro, Ansaldo Energia, Bilfinger, Balcke Durr, Eskom, Hitachi, MAN Diesel, Panolin International, Pratt & Whitney, Wartsila, Wood Group, and Worley Parsons to name but a few.

This exciting new industry forum will feature leading power industry professionals from around the world who will share their expertise and experiences to help define Africa’s energy sector of the future. POWER-GEN Africa is set to become the region’s premier conference dedicated to the power industry. It will also provide the perfect setting for industry leaders and decision-makers to network and keep abreast of the latest developments in the sub-Saharan region in the field of power and energy. Based on the reputation of the global POWER-GEN events, POWER-GEN Africa’s exhibition is expected to attract the world’s leading power equipment and service suppliers, who will line-up alongside local electricity generators and power engineering firms all demonstrating their latest technologies. POWER-GEN Africa is designed for those who work in the utility and private power sectors, engineering and commercial personnel from the equipment manufacturing and consulting fields. POWER-GEN Africa addresses professionals from energy intensive industries with responsibility for ensuring power supply, and officials and ministers from the national and regional political spheres who are tasked with energy policy.

For more details online regarding the conference programme, the exhibitor list or to register to attend the event, please visit http://www.powergenafrica.com

Africa’s Energy Future: Be a Part of the Solution.

Africa’s only truly international power event, POWER-GEN Africa and the co-located Renewable Energy World Africa, is coming to the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 6-8 November 2012. Rapid growth and development in sub-Saharan Africa, is driving the demand for more widespread and reliable electricity. Where there is demand, there is opportunity and the POWER-GEN Africa and Renewable Energy World Africa exhibitions and conferences will unpack and showcase these opportunities, focusing on all aspects of the power and renewables industries and bringing together the world’s leading experts, equipment suppliers and power infrastructure developers.

Register on-line now for free access to visit the exhibition
Visit the sold-out exhibition where South Africa’s and the world’s leading players in the power industry will demonstrate and discuss their products and services. CLICK HERE to register online before 6 November 2012 and receive FREE entry to the expo. For a full list of Exhibitors please visit www.powergenafrica.com.

Book early to take advantage of the discounted conference rates – Save up to 10% with our Early Bird rates
Secure your seat at the coalface of the conference that will lead Africa to the realisation of ‘Global Technology for Local Solutions.’ Consisting of three tracks – Strategic, Technical and Renewable – this conference will highlight and strategise the energy future for sub-Saharan Africa. CLICK HERE for more programme information and discounted Early Bird Registration, before 9 October 2012.

Network and exchange ideas during the POWER-GEN Africa Technical Tour
Gain rare insight into South Africa’s power generation industry with a Technical Tour to Kendal and Kusile Power Stations on Monday, 5 November 2012. Constructed in 1982 through 1993, Kendal is presently the world’s largest coal-fired power station, a position it will relinquish to newcomer Kusile, when that station is completed in 2018. CLICK HERE for information on the Tour.

POWER-GEN Africa and Renenwable Energy World Africa are owned and organised by the PennWell International Power Group, a 100-year-old company with international offices in the UK, Russia and the USA. The combined event has been awarded a pre-validation by the SAIEE of 2.5 CPD credits. CLICK HERE for more information on PennWell.

For further information visit www.powergenafrica.com

POWER-GEN Africa NOW on Facebook

POWER-GEN Africa is now available on Facebook. Find it here http://www.facebook.com/POWERGENAFRICA and Like for all the latest information.

POWER-GEN Africa release Preliminary Conference Programme

POWER-GEN Africa has announced the preliminary programme for this year’s inaugural conference and exhibition. ‘Global Technology for Local Solutions’ is the theme of the event, which takes place from 6-8 November 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

“Africa has a phenomenal need for energy to drive its economic growth and to meet the justifiable aspirations of a growing and urbanising population. Over such a large and diverse continent, these needs vary greatly as do the approaches to meeting the challenges and implementing solutions. POWER-GEN Africa will bring the industry together to encourage knowledge sharing and partnerships in order to advance these goals in sub-Saharan Africa,” says Nigel Blackaby, event director and director of conferences at the PennWell International Power Group, UK.

Industry experts from South Africa and Africa, the USA, Germany, Italy, Russia and further afield, will bring their expertise to bear upon a programme designed by an Advisory Board of African power industry experts, and which spans two different conference tracks – the Strategic Track and the Technology Track.

The event opens on Tuesday, 6 November with a joint keynote session with the co-located Renewable Energy World conference that is open to all attendees. Blackaby will deliver the introduction and opening remarks, followed by speakers Ms. Elizabeth Dipuo, South Africa’s Minister of Energy and Mr. Brian Danes, CEO of Eskom, South Africa.

This will be followed by a joint plenary panel discussion on ‘Powering Africa’s Growth – The Energy Challenge Ahead’, that will give industry role players, stakeholders and practitioners the chance to voice their views about current policies and the future direction of the power sector within sub-Saharan Africa. Confirmed speakers include: Lawrence E. Jones, VP Regulatory Affairs, Policy & Industry Relations, Alstom Grid Inc., USA; and Alexander Schwab, Senior VP, Market Management and Corporate Communications, Andritz Hydro, Austria.

Says Blackaby, “The plenary theme encapsulates the most pressing issue on the table for the region’s power industry. It’s a debate that will set the scene for the remainder of the conference and spark meaningful discussion about the practical implications of power generation to all corners of sub-Saharan Africa, the direction in which this is heading and the technology choices available.”

Thereafter the conference and delegates will explore the track most relevant to them.

Highlights on the programme include a look at Energy Security and Sector Regulation by the Strategic Track, and Steam and Gas Turbine Technology by the Technology Track.

The Strategic Track will delve into financial and investment issues, Planning & Operational Challenges and Industrial Power Generation. The Technology Track takes an operational turn to explore Flexible Power Generation, Fuel Quality, Operations & Maintenance and Emissions Control.

The third and final day of the conference will see the Strategic Track turning to the issue of Capacity Building, Skills & Training and The Challenge of Rural Electrification, while the Technology Track explores Lifetime Extensions & Retrofits, followed by Performance Optimisation.

Concludes Blackaby, “Regardless of each delegate’s area or level of involvement in the power industry, we are confident that this two-track programme covers all the bases as well as the points of interest, concern and opportunity for all role players in sub-Saharan Africa’s power generation industry.

“Delegates can moreover expect an event with a genuine focus on power plant development and operation, along with strategic and business analysis of the challenges and opportunities, and delivered in an environment that is supportive of learning, networking and the sharing of experiences.”

Certainly, the preliminary programme for POWER-GEN Africa reveals a line-up that is designed not to dwell upon the region’s challenges, which are well documented, but to provide a platform for the industry to move forward on the back of feasible, proven technologies and solutions, presented by leading technology and service providers from around the world.

Discounted early bird rates are available for conference delegates who register before 9 October 2012. Registration can be completed online at: www.powergenafrica.com. More complete information on the current, preliminary programme is also available on this website.


POWER-GEN Africa Pre Show Guide – Now Available

The POWER-GEN Africa and Renewable Energy World Africa Pre-Show Guide has been released and is available for download at www.powergenafrica.com.

The Pre-Show Guide itself outlines various facets of Africa’s new premier conference and exhibition for the power and renewable energy industry. Within this pre-show guide you will gain further information on:

– Schedule of Events
– Conference Grid
– Preliminary Conference Programme
– Opening Keynote and Plenary Sessions & Speakers
– Technical Tour
– Exhibitor List
– Exhibit Floor Plan
– Hotel & Travel Information
– Contacts
– Registration Information

To downloand this direct from here, please visit: http://www.powergenafrica.com/etc/medialib/power-gen-africa/documents.Par.59560.File.dat/PGAF_PSG_USA4.pdf