Updates on the roll out of large-scale renewable energy in South Africa – 6 September Cape Town seminar

EGI-SA 31 August 2012.

You are invited to attend the following seminar:


Updates on the roll out of large-scale renewable energy in South Africa


Hosted by:          Million Climate Jobs Campaign & AIDC

Date:                  Thursday, 6th September 2012

Time:                  9am – 2pm

Venue:                Vineyard Hotel, Newlands (directions)


We have a great group of guest speakers – each person will have 20 minutes to speak and 20 minutes for follow up questions. And there will be a tea break, and lunch after to help us digest all the information!


Please RSVP so that proper arrangements for catering can be made.  RSVP to Thembeka: thembeka@aidc.org.za  by end of Tuesday, 4th September.




9:00 Registration
9:25 – 9:30 Welcome
9:30 – 10:15 Saliem Fakir – WWF
  • Overview of the roll out of renewables in South Africa
  • What obstacles to RE roll out have been removed; what still remain
10:15 – 11:00 Robert Fischer – Project 90 by 2030
  • Detail on what tenders have been approved in various provinces, including Western Cape
  • Water impacts of different energy technologies
11:00 -11:45 Louise Tait – Energy,Poverty & Development department, Energy Research Centre, UCT
  • Overview of the LED (local economic development) component of the RE tenders and concerns of community impact
11:45 – 12:15 Tea
12:15 – 13:00 Liz McDaid – SAFCEI/Green Connection
  • Jobs update on renewables
  • Update on electricity pricing and NERSA MYPD public hearings
13:00 – 13:45 Hilton Trollip – City of Cape Town
  • Analysis of existing IRP and developing IEP
  • Status of Free Basic Electricity roll out plus link to Free Basic Alternative Energy
13:45 – 14:00 Closing remarks