||Neil Pinto, PPA Energy
Neil Pinto has more than thirty years' international
experience of work in the power sector.
He has been
resident in Africa and has an excellent appreciation
of the specific problems of the power sector in the
region. He has run a number of training courses on
electricity planning subjects for utilities, electricity
regulators, funding agencies and oil majors. Neil
specialises in techno-economic analysis of the power
||Don Webster, PPA Energy
Don has over thirty-five years' experience in the power
sector covering economic
and financial appraisal of projects,
financial analysis, market analysis, strategy & business
planning, energy policy formulation, hydropower planning,
civil engineering design and project management. He has
undertaken a wide range of projects in Africa and worldwide,
focusing on institutional development for power utilities.
||Dr Graeme Chown, PPA Energy
Resident in South Africa, Graeme is an expert in system operations,
frequency control, generator control, ancillary services and markets.
He spent eighteen years as a senior expert in Eskom prior to joining
PPA Energy, and is an internationally recognised expert in system
operations. He has run training on these subjects in a range of
other African countries, including Tanzania, Malawi, Mauritius
||Nick White, MJMEnergy
Nick has advised companies on diverse areas of energy market
development and regularly writes, develops and presents training
Key areas of expertise include energy market liberalisation,
regulation and transportation charging, third party access to
transportation networks, market design and corporate restructuring,
energy trading, and gas and power convergence.
||Mike Madden, MJMEnergy
As both a chartered gas and mechanical engineer with over thirty years'
experience, Mike combines an in-depth understanding of the technical
aspects of gas transmission and distribution with a detailed knowledge
of commercial structures and gas contracts.
He initially gained his
experience as an operational engineer at British Gas, followed by
extensive experience as commercial negotiator where he was involved
in the development of the competitive gas market in Great Britain.
Since forming MJMEnergy Mike and his colleagues have worked in over
forty countries throughout the world advising clients spanning the
entire gas chain.
||Lovemore Chilimanzi, Guest Lecturer
Lovemore is a power system operations specialist with more than
twenty years' experience at senior management positions in
Zimbabwe and Botswana.
He is a founder member of the Southern
African Power Pool interconnected operations.He is well experienced
in power system primary and secondary responses and control; power
pooling and economic dispatch; disturbance investigations and analysis;
power purchase agreements; co-operative and competitive market operations.
Lovemore is a well respected interconnected system operations specialist
and he lectures Operations Management at MBA level.more...