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African Hydro Symposium 2016


25 to 27 October 2016
Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Eskom (through Generation’s Peaking Operating Unit) will be hosting the 28th African Hydro Symposium from 25 to 27 October 2016 at Ingula,   Eskom’s newest pumped storage scheme under construction and the largest in Africa. This symposium is held annually and is a forum where Hydro Operating Personnel, representing electricity utilities and Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) from Africa, meet to share ideas and deliberate on operation, development, maintenance and management of hydro power plants.
The vision of the African Hydro Symposium (AHS) is that of becoming an internationally recognised body of hydro expertise, with the objective being to facilitate technical interaction to enhance Hydro Plant Performance for the mutual benefit of the participating utilities and IPPs.
The Hydro Symposium was launched in 1988 as a meeting of Eskom Hydro Plant Operators; this was extended in 1990 to include Hydro Operating Personnel representing electricity utilities, and IPP’s from Southern Africa. Delegates meet once a year to transfer technical knowledge, discuss specific hydro challenges and propose/craft solutions. As a result, technical contacts are made and friendships forged. Due to the continued growth in representation, this body then changed its name to African Hydro Symposium.
To facilitate technical interaction for the enhancement in hydro performance, for the mutual benefit of the participating utilities and IPP’s.
Theme 2016
This year’s theme for the African Hydro Symposium is Sustainable Water – Sustainable Power 
Approximately 200 delegates from power utilities are expected to attend the symposium while an invitation has been extended to special guests who are invited to attend only the gala event that will take place on 25 October 2016.

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