MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2003

SESSION 1

09:00- 10:30

Welcome Addresses
Torben Brylle, Danish Ambassador to South Africa
Rainer Hinrichs–Rahlwes, Director General, The Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Member of the European Parliament, Strasbourg

Welcome by the organiser
Peter Aspinall, SBS Conferences

Towards an Earth Charter for Renewable Energy, Dr Hermann Scheer, Member of the German Parliament, Alternative Nobel Prize winner, General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy

PLENARY - OPENING SESSION

 
Opening Address
Dr Preben Maegaard, President, WWEA, Denmark
 
Opening Address
Prof. Galal Osman, President AfriWEA, Egypt
 

Official Opening of the Conference
South African Minister for Minerals and Energy, Phumzile Mlambo–Ngcuka (to be confirmed)

 

BREAK 10:30 - 11:00

SESSION 2

11:00- 13:00

 
Report from City Energy Strategies Conference
Sarah Ward, Sustainable Energy Africa, South Africa

PLENARY - KEYNOTES

 
Capacity Building: creating abasis for wind energy utilisation, Klaus Knecht, InWent, Germany
Wind for Africa
Hermann Oelsner, Darling IPP, South Africa
 
Wind energy technology:status and future perspectives
Prof. James Manwell, University of Massachusetts, USA
Renewable energy's contribution to clean development
Prof. Klaus Toepfer, UNEP (to be confirmed)
 
The way to a sustainable hydrogen economy
Prof. Erico Spinadel, President, Argentine Wind Energy Association, Argentina
The World Bank's activities in sustainable development
Peter Woicke, Executive Vice President and MD, Private Sector Operations, World Bank
 
Wind energy — a sustainable business opportunity
Heinz Dahl, Renewable Energy Generators Australia (REGA)

LUNCH 13:00 - 14:00

SESSION 3

11:00- 13:00

 

SESSION 4

11:00- 13:00

GLOBAL MARKETS : AFRICA

 

TECHNICAL ISSUES :

Chairs: Galal Osman, African Wind Energy Association & Elvis Zekeri, Nigerian Wind Energy Association
 

WIND ASSESSMENT AND PREDICTION

Chairs: Yukimaru Shimizu, Mie University & Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University
Wind energy in South Africa: time to implement?
Jason Schäffler, IIEC Africa, South Africa
 
UNEP’s Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme
Tom Hamlin, UNEP, France (to be confirmed)
Policies for the future: spreading awareness of wind opportunities (North Africa)
Khalid Benhamou, MD Sahara Wind, Morocco
 
Wind energy mapping using a mesoscale atmospheric model and a global meteorological database
Matthias Mohr, St. Albans, United Kingdom
Wind energy in Libya
Mohamed Muntasser, International Energy Foundation, Libya
 
Wind data bank for the Southeastern Region of Brazil
Gustavo Bodstein, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wind energy applications in Eritrea
Enrique Rodríguez–Flores, Lahmeyer International GmbH, Germany
 
Higher–order closure mesoscale modelling for wind climates
Hans Bergstrom, Uppsala University, Sweden
ESKOM’s first wind energy experiences at Klipheuwel
Riaan Smit, Distribution, Eskom, South Africa
 
Optimization of Weibull Parameters using genetic algorithm elements and knowledge of the Brazilian regional characteristics
Vanessa Gonçalves Guedes, Electric Power Research Centre (CEPEL), Brazil

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

BREAK 15:30 - 16:00

SESSION 5

16:00- 18:00

 

SESSION 6

16:00- 18:30

GLOBAL MARKETS : EUROPE

 

TECHNICAL ISSUES :

Chairs: Wolfgang Palz, WCRE & Tanay Sýdký Uyar, Marmara University
 

WIND ASSESSMENT AND PREDICTION

Chairs: Gustavo Bodstein, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro & Grigori Dmitriev, Russian Academy of Sciences
Pre–conditions for successful implementation of a wind energy industry in Europe
Heinrich Bartelt, MD German Wind Energy Association BWE, Germany
 
Assessment of wind resources in South Africa
Soren Gjerding, MD Tripod Wind Energy, Denmark

Using mesoscale–microscale modelling to assess Africa's wind resources
Michael Brower, TrueWind Solutions, LLC, USA

Online monitoring and prediction of wind power for transmission system operation centres
Kurt Rohrig, ISET, Germany

Mapping wind energy — current status in Chile
Miguel Mansilla, Universidad de Magallanes, Chile

Exploratory wind data analysis as a governing factor for local wind site design in Brazil
Maria Pereira de Araújo, ENERBRASIL-Energias Renováveis do Brasil Ltda, Brazil
Development of wind power in Sweden and the Swedish Wind Energy Association's promotion of its extension
Gunnar Grusell, Vice President, Swedish Wind Energy Association (SVIF), Sweden
 
Role of renewable energies in a sustainable energy system — case study: Germany
Manfred Fischedick, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy GmbH, Germany
 
Current situation & barriers to the promotion of wind power
Victor Elistratov,Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia
 

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

 

19:00

PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSION:
TIME TO IMPLEMENT RENEWABLE ENERGIES IN AFRICA – BUT HOW?

Programme is subject to possible changes pending confirmation from certain speakers


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