Programme 2017 – Day 2

DAY 2: Wednesday 15 November
8.00 – 9.00Registration and refreshments
9.00-10.15Wind power and environmentBernard Oberholzer: Visual, Aesthetics and Scenic Resources in relation to Wind Energy Farms Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa
Samantha Ralston-Paton: How birds have been affected by some of the first wind farms in South Africa.Birdlife South Africa
Lydia Cape: Exploring pluralism – different stakeholder expectations of the value of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)Council For Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
10.15-10.30Coffee/Tea break
10.30-12.10Design of wind systemsClement Venter: The Effect of Wind Farms on the Power Quality of Rural Distribution Networks and ConsumersEya Bantu Professional Services, South Africa
Dr Jonas Hoersch: PyPSA-ZA: Investment and operation co-optimization of integrating wind and solar at high spatial and temporal detailFrankfurt Institute For Advanced Studies, Germany
Jarrad Wright: Future wind deployment scenarios for South AfricaCouncil For Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Erol Chartan: South Africa Grid Integration StudyNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA
12.10-13.00Lunch break
13.00-14.40Operating of wind systemsMatthew Groch: High Wind Speed Cut-out Event Description, Modelling and AnalysisStellenbosch University (SU), South Africa
Dr Clemens Jauch: Flexible Wind Power Control for Optimal Power System UtilisationFlensburg University Of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dr Jenny Riesz: Managing low inertia in Australian GridsAustralian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Australia
Ntlahla Ntsadu: Wind Energy Conversion System Voltage Ride Through Capability Enhancement Through STACOM Installation to Improve Transient StabilityEskom, South Africa
14.40-15.00Coffee/Tea break
15.00-16.40Energy policy and
energy economics
Dr Klaus Skytte: From passive to active actors at the power market: Regulatory Barriers and Business Opportunities for Wind Power PlantsTechnical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
Dr Stefan Bofinger: Comparing wind energy LCOE estimation approachesFraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES), Germany
Dr Shalalanda Baker: Just Energy AuctionsNortheastern University, USA
Dr David Jacobs: The Renewables Breakthrough: How to Secure Low Cost RenewablesInternational Energy Transition, Germany
16.40-17.00Coffee/Tea break
17.00-18.15Global outlookDr Sebastian Goers: The regional roles and benefits of wind power Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Dr Jenny Riesz: Lessons from the Australian System Black outAustralian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Australia
Closing address by Paolo Frankl - TO BE CONFIRMEDInternational Energy Agency (IEA), France
Conference closing by Steve SawyerGlobal Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Belgium