Regional Power Trade Programme – East Africa


22.01.2017 Carole Rosenlund

Nairobi, Kenya 27–31 March 2017
Application deadline 24 February 2017
Course fee USD$ 750* incl. accommodation
USD$500 excl. accommodation
Fee includes course materials, accommodation* and meals


The Eastern African Power Pool-EAPP is working towards a fully integrated and interconnected regional power market that will provide access to affordable, reliable and quality energy. Significant sector investment and long term solutions are required for the region to meet these targets.

This seminar will focus on the objectives of the market concept to facilitate trading and grow liquidity into the markets. Regional market coupling supporting efficient cross-border trading inmedium and short term range is important for utilizing the power system resources and the seminar will highlight some of the required structural changes to the power system management and operation as well as focusing on the TSO and regulatory role.

SEMINAR OBJECTIVES
Participants will learn about the African power market concept experience and most importantly about regional power trading solutions.

The seminar will focus on the total market concept that will enable a power exchange and its market participants to grow and add value to the daily operation.

In addition there will be emphasis on power system organization, the key role of the TSO and regulatory authorities not only at country level, but also with a regional focus.The seminar will feature high-profiled speakers from the EAC, SADC regions, international experts and other key stakeholders.

MAIN TOPICS
Focus on the African Market model
• The framework and opportunities of the market operation to serve the power industries needs and demands for short term and regional trading
• The market concept
• How to operate the power system resources by portfolio management in a market concept
• Improving profits in power production driven by planning
• Financial settlement of market trade, handling wheeling, losses and imbalances
• Legislation & Governance framework for establishing a power exchange and market operation
• Market coupling models for regional cooperation
• Experience – learning from Southern African Power Pool – 20 years of operations
• SAPP business platform, organization and daily operation

TARGET GROUP
East African region Energy Regulators from the individual countries, Executives and Traders of power companies, relevant private sector enterprises with management responsibility, lawyers, energy sector investors and developers. Those interested in an efficient trading of electricity in the east African region.

GENERAL
All lecturers and resource persons are well-known specialists within their field, and they have extensive international and regional experience. Attending the courses is an opportunity to discuss and learn about current issues related to power trading together with professionals from the continent and abroad. Participants are encouraged to bring along information that can be shared about pending energy and power market issues of your interest.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
• A minimum of about 5 years of working experience is required.
• Applicants should hold an applicable degree or possess relevant background knowledge.
• Proficiency in English is compulsory for this course

Notice of admission will be given shortly after the application closing date. ICH reserves the right to accept or reject any applicant on the basis of their qualifications and experience.

SPECIFICS FOR THE COURSE
Women are encouraged to apply.
Information on travel, detailed course programme and other relevant information will be sent to all participants in due course. Participants are expected to arrive at the venue of the course the day prior to the course start, and leave no earlier than the day after end of the course.

COURSE FEE
The course fee* includes lectures, materials, accommodation, meals and a social programme if applicable. International travel expenses are not included. There is a reduced fee for ICH members. A limited number of sponsored seats are available for participants from countries prioritized by NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation).

Those who would like a guaranteed seat on the course should secure their own funding.

*Accommodation will be provided for participants attending from outside Nairobi / paying USD$ 750. Attendance without accommodation USD$500

CONTACT
Carole Rosenlund, Regional Manager-AFRICA
cm@ich.no
Carole.Rosenlund@sintef.no
Tel: +47 995 10 502


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