POWER PLANT OEMs: THEIR ROLE IN IMPROVING PERFORMANCE OF ESKOM COAL-FIRED POWER STATIONS
Organised and hosted by: EE Business Intelligence
Date and time: Thursday 13 July 2023, 09h00 to 11h30 SA time
Platform: Zoom Webinar
Moderators: Chris Yelland, EE Business Intelligence
After an opening keynote from an invited VIP, expert presenters from Babcock International Group, Siemens Energy and ACTOM John Thompson will each have a 20-minute slot to give their views on the topic at hand. This will then be followed by a 40-minute “fireside discussion” and Q & A session facilitated by Chris Yelland.
In February 2023, National Treasury announced that it had appointed the German VGBE Energy Consortium to assess and investigate the operations of Eskom’s coal fleet. This assessment is due to be concluded in July this year.
National Treasury said that the outcome of the assessment will consider putting in place a concession model which could see original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) brought in to turn around and improve the energy availability factor and performance of Eskom coal-fired power plants. This is seen as critical to solving the electricity crisis and ending load shedding.
The purpose of this webinar is to explore and discuss this matter in more detail. Who are the OEMs? What technical expertise do they bring? What is their track record? Do they see a concession model as a viable prospect? Can OEMs help turn around the current crisis and end, or at least reduce, loadshedding?
09h00 – 09h10: Welcome, housekeeping and background by Chris Yelland, EE Business Intelligence
09h10 – 09h30: Opening keynote by invited VIP
09h30 – 09h50: Presentation by Babcock International Group
09h50 – 10h10: Presentation by Siemens Energy
10h10 – 10h30: Presentation by ACTOM John Thompson
10h30 – 11h10: Q & A facilitated by Chris Yelland
11h10 – 11h20: Wrap-up and takeaways by Chris Yelland
11h20 – 11h25: Thanks and conclusion by Chris Yelland