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Wind Energy Summit South Africa

April 9, 2014 @ 8:00 am - April 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

offshore wind farmWith almost 2,000MW of onshore wind, South Africa is under the global spotlight as the industry’s most exciting market. The Wind Energy Summit South Africa will be held in Cape Town, April 9-10.

In the most recent round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) an entirely international line-up was revealed. With the likes of Enel Green Power, China Longyuan Power and Mainstream Renewable Power allocated projects, many of the local players were priced out of the market when unable to match the incredibly competitive pricing that comes with a booming market.

For the first time since their successful transition into the country, Enel Green Power will address the South African market in a high-level debate at Wind Energy Summit South Africa.

Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Business Development for Enel Green Power is joined by Mark Tanton, CEO of Red Cap, Mike Peo, Head of Infrastructure, Energy & Telecommunications of Nedbank Capital and Alastair Campbell, Managing Director of Vantage GreenX  to discuss how to drive down the cost of onshore wind in a competitive yet sustainable way.

The summit brings together the key decision makers of South African wind, including the National Treasury and the Department of Environmental Affairs, NERSA, Eskom, Rand Merchant Bank, Gestamp Wind, Siemens and Suzlon.

What will you take away from this summit?

Return to the office armed with exclusive insight, best practice and case studies from the industry leaders covering the following topics:

  • Government commitment to future rounds
  • Understand government objectives and requirements so you can stay within the rapidly evolving legislative parameters
  • Meeting complex legislative demands
  • Learn past experiences in navigating governmental challenges to meet strict EIA requirements in a timely and stress free manner
  • Grid connection
  • Understand what can be done to aid connection issues, manage risk absorbance and establish how to work within Eskom’s perceived timelines
  • Supply chain and local content requirements
  • Learn how to successfully reach financial close whilst establishing a South African supply chain within the increasing local content requirements
  • Social economic empowerment (SEE)
  • Discuss the challenges and realise the benefits of SEE, and how to establish productive relationships that support a successful long term project with our government level panel helping you bridge the gap between commerical profit and access to energy
  • Cost reduction within a volatile currency
  • Learn what types of contract are now available, explore their risks and benefits and how to adapt them for competitiveness to drive down the cost of your project
  • Lessons learned from previous projects
  • Discuss recurrent issues and new challenges faced during project delivery so you can gain the competitive edge when it comes to overcoming problems
  • To access the full conference brochure and presentation details click this link

Who will be at the Summit?

100+ top level executives are set to come together at South Africa’s largest gathering of wind professionals.

Key sectors in attendance include:

  • Project Developers
  • EPCs
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Central & Provincial Government Officials
  • Eskom
  • Debt & Equity Investors
  • Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Key Research Institutes & Universities
  • Industrial Trade Bodies, Chambers of Commerce & Associations

Just a few key players in attendance are:

  • The National Treasury
  • The DoE
  • The DEA
  • Eskom
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • Nedbank Capital
  • Standard Bank
  • Red Cap
  • Enel Green Power
  • RES
  • Gestamp Wind
  • Siemens
  • Suzlon
  • DCD Wind Towers

For a full speaker line-up click here.

Four reasons you can’t afford to miss the first commercially dedicated South African wind energy summit:

  • Pioneering government discussion panels focused on the hottest topics
  • Eskom and NERSA’s key decision makers welcoming your questions on integration to the grid
  • Heavy South African financier presence
  • Real South African project case studies from rounds 1 & 2

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As scientists look to find alternatives to traditional fossil fuels, wind power is set to become a significant alternative energy source in 2014. Image: New Energy News.


April 9, 2014 @ 8:00 am
April 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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