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Flexible power generation:A new paradigm and alternative to “baseloadism”

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Register NOW to attend:
A morning seminar, including breakfast and lunch, on:
Flexible power generation:
A new paradigm and alternative to “baseloadism”
Co-hosted by:
The 4th in a series of important infrastructure seminars from Nedbank & EE Publishers
A dialogue to unlock the economic and human potential of South Africa
DATE: Tuesday 22 October 2019
TIMES: 09h00 for 10h00 to 13h30, with networking lunch thereafter
PARKING: Ample parking is available
COST: R150 per person, payable by cash or credit card at the door
Attendance for bona fide media and camera crews covering the seminar is free-of-charge.
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Flexible power generation: A new paradigm in SA and an alternative to “baseloadism”
In the new world of power generation, the old paradigm and approach of dispatching baseload, mid-merit and peaking generation capacity, in that order to meet electricity demand, is being turned on its head.
With the massive reduction in the price of renewable energy from wind and solar photo-voltaic (PV) plant over the last five years to levels now less than a third of that of of energy from new coal and nuclear baseload plant, a new approach to power generation beyond “baseloadism” is emerging.
In this new world, it now makes economic and technical sense for electricity utilities such as Eskom to source as much new energy from wind and solar PV as possible – limited only by the ability of the renewable energy sector to deliver the planned new capacity requirements, and the ability of the electricity grid to handle this new variable capacity.
International experience now shows that in the years to 2030 and beyond, there is no economic, technical or other reason why the significant majority of South Africa’s new generation capacity requirements should not be wind and solar PV, backed up by flexible generation capacity.
This seminar explores the role, value, business case and enablers for flexible power generation, including gas-to-power, battery energy storage, pumped water storage, thermal energy storage and other energy storage systems to complement intermittent wind and solar renewable energy sources and to provide much needed auxiliary grid services.
Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a series of morning seminars on important infrastructure issues facing the energy and ICT sectors in South Africa.
The purpose of the seminars is to initiate meaningful, constructive dialogue on energy and ICT infrastructure initiatives needed to unlock the economic and human potential of South Africa.
The seminars will cover political, economic, environmental, policy, legal, regulatory, planning, investment, business, labour and social issues. Attendees will be addressed by a number of key sectoral leaders, followed by open discussion and dialogue with the audience on the challenges arising.
Programme for each seminar
09h00 – 10h00: Registration, breakfast
10h00 – 10h10: Welcome & introduction
10h10 – 11h30: Sector leaders present
11h30 – 11h45: Comfort break
11h45 – 13h00: Audience interaction
13h00 – 13h20: Summing up
13h20 – 13h30: Conclusion and thanks
13h30 – 14h30: Lunch and networking
Sponsorship opportunities
For R6000 + VAT per seminar, your company may have:
– Five complimentary free tickets
– One trestle table for hand-outs
– Two pull-up banners at your table
– Two slides in the rolling slideshow
– Your logo on the event webpage
– Public thanks & acknowledgement
Other Nedbank / EE Publishers seminars in this series
7 May 2019: Ensuring a just energy transition for SA
The need for a just energy transition in South Africa to ensure environmental sustainability and reduce the carbon intensity of South Africa – issues of job creation, education, training, re-skilling and geo-location of clean energy resources for maximum impact and least cost.
25 Jun 2019: Enabling small scale embedded generation in SA
The role of small and medium scale embedded generation and ”smart grid” in meeting the electrical energy needs of the future – the necessary business case, policy, regulatory and financing environment for behind-the-meter solutions such as rooftop solar PV and other distributed generation.
18 Sep 2019: Establishing a viable gas energy sector for SA
How to facilitate a viable gas sector in SA from imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), imported compressed natural gas (CNG) from neighbouring countries, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from the SA petrochemical industry, and exploration and exploitation of shale gas in the Karoo and natural gas along the SA coast.
22 Oct 2019: Flexible power generation – a new paradigm in SA
The role and business case for flexible generation, including gas-to-power, pumped water storage, thermal energy storage and battery energy storage systems to complement intermittent wind and solar renewable energy sources, and to provide much needed auxiliary grid services.
26 Nov 2019: ICT infrastructure to support an effective ICT ecosystem in SA
The need for effective ICT bandwidth, spectrum and infrastructure, together with a sound policy, legal, regulatory and planning framework in South Africa, to facilitate universal affordable broadband access, e-business and Industry 4.0 for inclusive economic growth.


October 22
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Nedbank Main Auditorium, 135 Rivonia Rd, Sandton
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