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 Dr Phil Mjwara, Director General at the Department of Science and Technology (DST), South Africa - TO BE CONFIRMED
Keynote address by William Kamkwamba, Malawi ("The boy who harnessed the wind") - TO BE CONFIRMED
Introductory remarks by Walid Badawi, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director
10.00-10.20Coffee/Tea break
10.20-12.00The Wind resource David Pullinger: Novel statistical validation of long-term consistency of reanalysis models in South AfricaLyods register, United Kingdom
Johan Stander: Bench marking commercial wind resource assessment and micro-siting softwareCouncil For Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Dr Andrea Hahmann: Interpreting wind energy resource visualisations in South AfricaTechnical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
Celeste Renaud: Quantifying the wind speed characteristics of the Northern Cape and investigating the synoptic drivers of these characteristicsUniversity of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa
13.00-14.40Wind turbine technologyTshamano Nemirini: Optimisation of bio-inspired corrugated airfoil for small-scale horizontal axis wind-turbineUniversity of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa
Unarine Ramakokovhu: Impact of welding on fatigue life of wind turbine bladesTshwane University of Technology (TUT), 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
14.40-15.00Coffee/Tea break
15.00-16.15Wind turbine operationMpendulo 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
Nkateko Nkuna: Grid Frequency Support By Coordinated Rotor Speed And Pitch Angle Control Of Wind Turbines University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa
16.15-16.30Coffee/Tea break
16.30-17.45Sustainable developmentNtombifuthi Ntuli: Co-Benefits of Renewable Energy Deployment in South AfricaCouncil For Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Dr Eugene v Rensburg: Innovative wind-based energy technologies for sustainable food productionStellenbosch 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