Programme 2017 – Day 1

DAY 1: Tuesday 14 November
8.00 – 9.00Registration and refreshments
9.00 – 10.00Welcome by Brenda Martin, CEO at the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)
Opening by Mmboneni Muofhe, Deputy Director-General: Technology Innovation at the Department of Science and Technology (DST), South Africa
Keynote address by Barry McColl, Senior Regional Manager at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Introductory remarks by Walid Badawi, UNDP Country Director in South Africa
10.00-10.20Coffee/Tea break
10.20-12.00The Wind resource

Chair: Jens-Carsten Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
David Pullinger: Novel statistical validation of long-term consistency of reanalysis models in South AfricaLyods register, United Kingdom
Johan Stander: Benchmarking commercial micro-scale modelling codesCouncil For Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Dr Andrea Hahmann: Interpreting wind energy resource visualisations in South AfricaTechnical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
Celeste Renaud: Wind characteristics of the Northern Cape and relation to prevailing synoptic states: a contribution to the WASA Phase II projectUniversity of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa
12.00-13.00Lunch break
13.00-14.15Wind turbine technology

Chair: Prof Johan Vermeulen, Stellenbosch University
Tshamano Nemirini: Optimisation of bio-inspired corrugated airfoil for small-scale horizontal axis wind-turbineUniversity of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa
Arne Gloe: Measurements of the dynamic response of a wind turbine to excitations from the windFlensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Akinola Ajayi-Obe: Comparative Evaluation of Transformer-less Configurations for Wind Energy Conversion SystemsUniversity of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa
14.15-14.40Coffee/Tea break
14.40-15.55Wind turbine operation
Chair: Prof Peter Freere, Nelson Mandela University
Mpendulo Kona: An Analysis To Identify Critical Component Failure In Onshore Wind Turbine Generators Globeleq South Africa
Konstantinos Pierros: Inertial Response by Type IV Wind Turbines Experiences in Canada and in IrelandEnercon, United Kingdom
Dr. Gregory Poulos: Wind Farm Operations & Maintenance Costs – Real Life Experience from the USArcVera Renewables, USA
Nkateko Nkuna: Grid Frequency Support By Coordinated Rotor Speed And Pitch Angle Control Of Wind Turbines University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa
15.55-16.20Coffee/Tea break
16.20-17.30Sustainable development

Chair: Dr. Britta Rennkamp, University of Cape Town
Ntombifuthi Ntuli: Scoping the Assessment of Cobenefits of Renewable Energy in South AfricaCouncil For Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Holle Wlokas: Maximising the community benefits of large-scale renewable energy deployment: Emerging good practice examples from across sub-Saharan AfricaStellenbosch University (SU), South Africa
Marie-Louise Van der Walt: The likely size and sustainable development impact of South Africa’s Wind Energy Sector in 2050Alakriti Consulting, South Africa