Access new energy projects in Africa – Power and Electricity World Africa event

SAAEA 18 December 2012.

It is that time of the year again when Africa’s power and electricity sector come together to discuss issues pertinent to the sector – it’s time for Power and Electricity World Africa 2013.

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Created after months of careful research with our community, our agenda has been designed to address only the most pressing and important issues that you are currently facing. There is something for everyone at Power and Electricity World Africa 2013. Learn more >
Here’s 10 reasons you should attend:
1 Learn about upcoming power projects in Africa
2 Learn how to recoup production costs by generating your own energy
3 Learn how to promote generation opportunities that underpin growth
4 Learn how to use energy trading to develop a continental electricity market
5 Discover how to attract investment and grow your infrastructure
6 Debate how regional integration can meet growing power demands
7 Learn from and meet with CEOs from major African power utilities
8 Enjoy four topical conference tracks with separate agenda
9 Save time by meeting with over 4500 industry professionals all in one place
10 Learn how to capitalise on gas opportunities in Africa

Registering before 18th January will save you R4900.
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The Future of CSP in South Africa: Proving CSP Bankability & Optimizing Infrastructure – Webinar 28 November

CSP Today 20 november 2012.

Webinar Registration

Get the latest on the progress of the South African CSP industry and plan your strategy to prove your bankability for years to come, with expert speakers including:

• Alastair Campbell, Head – Power Finance, Standard Bank
• Pancho Ndebele, Founding Member, SASTELA
• Pervelan Govender, Chief Engineer – Investment Infrastructure Planning, Eskom

During the one hour interactive session you can expect debate and discussion on these critical topics:

– South Africa’s CSP status: Get updates on how to align your CSP strategy with South Africa’s renewable energy independent power producer programme, looking at current levels of investment and future market growth

– Industry Lessons learned: Understand the key challenges that have been faced in the REIPPP and how these can be mitigated beyond Round III

– Streamlining CSP grid interconnection:  Get up to speed on the lessons learned by Eskom over the last 12 months and identify how to avoid transmission issues for your plant

The webinar is free and we will be running some industry polls and a live Q&A which will allow you to put your issues to the presenters. Sign up today by completing your details below:

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Invitation to the Eastern Cape (EC) 2012 Renewable Energy conference 28-30 November

South African Government Information 15 November 2012.

We would like to invite you to the Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition to be jointly hosted by the Province of the Eastern Cape of the Republic of South Africa and the European Union from the 28th to the 30th of November 2012 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in East London, South Africa. Below is a brief background of the conference objectives and approach.

Attached here is a prospectus and detailed programme.

Conference highlights

Keynote speakers:

  • MEC Mr Mcebisi Jonas
  • Premier Ms Noxolo Kiviet
  • EU Ambassador, Roeland van de Geer
  • Minister of Public Enterprises, Malusi Gigaba
  • Minister of Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters

Industry experts participating:

  • Mr Josche Muth – European Renewable Energy Council
  • Dr Carsten Agert – Next Energy (European Union)
  • Director-General Omphi Aphane – Department of Energy
  • HOD Bulumko Nelana – Department of Economic Development Environmental Affairs and Tourism
  • Mr Davin Chown – South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, Chair
  • Ms Jasandra Nyker – South African Wind Energy Association, Chair


  • 28 November – Investors dinner
  • 28 and 29 November – Conference and exhibition
  • 30 November – Field trips

General conference background

The objectives of the conference and exhibition are to:

  • Raise awareness of renewable energy opportunities in the Eastern Cape and establish partnerships in renewable energy between the European Union and the Eastern Cape
  • Showcase and deepen existing projects and partnerships, and development cooperation
  • Identify opportunities and obstacles for renewable energy in the Eastern Cape informed by European Union experience
  • Establish ongoing processes for supporting projects and partnerships.

The conference will focus on renewable energy partnerships, investment, technical capacity and project development for the province. It is also a key component of a visit by a trade delegation from the European Union to the Eastern Cape, which will be formally welcomed on the 27th November by the Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape, Ms Noxolo Kiviet.

The conference, which is hosted by the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism under MEC Mcebisi Jonas, will consist of two days of seminars, discussions and facilitated matchmaking involving current and potential stakeholders in renewable energy in the Eastern Cape. It will be addressed by the Premier of the Eastern Cape, head of the European Delegation to South Africa, Roeland van de Geer, and the Minister of Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters.

Conference visitors will be able to meet and network with the European Union delegates to explore and share common opportunities relating to renewable energy. The conference will provide delegates with insight into the current and developing regulatory and institutional arrangements pertaining to renewable energy projects and programmes in the province, the investment environment, and available and potential capacity within the province to support renewable energy.

The exhibition will profile and showcase government departments, organisations and companies within the renewable energy sector. Furthermore field trips will be organised for conference delegates on the 30th November to showcase renewable energy projects and to explore the beauty of the Eastern Cape. 876 Megawatts of the National Renewable Energy Procurement Programme have been awarded to Preferred Bidders in the EC so far.

Ten (10) wind farms and 1 solar photovoltaic farm constitute this Eastern Cape allocation. The province has secured a significant proportion of the national allocations due to suitable factors including excellent wind and solar resources by international standards, grid access, access to land, and the comparative absence of competing activities or land-uses.

In addition to solar and wind power, the province has significant potential for biomass and biogas energy and biofuels. This sets a broad foundation for the region, which, within this decade, could potentially rely on renewable energy as a significant source of power.

You may visit the website at:

For RSVP enquiries please contact:
Michelle Govender or Candice Pigden
Tel: 031 266 9130
E-mail: or candice@bright‐

For enquiries and media interview please contact:
Nkosohlanga Mboniswa, Chief of Staff
Cell: 082 200 4756

Sixolile Makaula, Communications Manager
Cell: 072 751 5001
Tel: 043 605 7117

Issued by: Eastern Cape Economic Development and Environmental Affairs
16 Nov 2012


Future baseload configuration for South Africa – event 26-28 November Cape Town

Clarion Conferences 13 November 2012.

One of the major topics to be discussed at the 6th Powering Africa: the Finance Options (PA:FO) in Cape Town, 26-28th November, will be South Africa’s recent government announcement on its procurement projections for base-load capacity.

With only 2 weeks remaining, book your place now to participate in discussions with the following stakeholders:

Karen Breytenbach, Senior Project Advisor at the National Treasury Department will discuss government plans for the procurement of baseload capacity from independent power producers (IPPs) from future coal-fired, gas-to-power and hydropower plants.

Kouassi N’Guessan, Managing Director, Compagnie Ivoirienne de Production de l’Electricité – Ciprel is invited to discuss the obstacles in financing large thermal power expansion in the Ivory Coast.

Mark Pickering, Special Adviser at Globeleq will give a developers’ perspective on the first round of South Africa’s renewable energy IPP procurement programme as well as discuss the challenges in future phases.

Peter Ballinger, Director Business Development, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Rick Angiuoni, Regional Director- Africa, Export-Import Bank of the United States will look at how development finance can best support growth in Africa’s renewable energy industry.

– Liliang Teng, Chief Marketing Officer, China-Africa Development Fund Director will be focusing on how the debt resources from Chinese banks can best support the development of Africa’s power sector

Not to mention other topics that the participants listed below will raise during this pre-eminent dialogue.

PA:FO is your opportunity to engage with decision makers in the power industry about how to grow the sector and meet projected demand.  Failure to do so will have far reaching economic and political consequences. With limited hotel rooms still available, we recommend that you register online now . Alternatively, please do not hesitate to email me for further details.

Best regards,

Amy Offord
Marketing Manager
EnergyNet Ltd


WWF 8 November 2012.

WWF invites you to attend the NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSE POLICY (NCCRP) Implementation Conference on the 21st and 22nd of November.

A multi stakeholder celebration of the national policy and examination of implementation processes and opportunities.

Click here to view your invitation

Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) 9 – 19 October 2012

Parliamentary Committee on Energy 3 October 2012.

Good day all,

Please find attached the programme over the next two weeks as the PC on Energy will be dealing with its Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR).

The meetings run from 9 to 19 October 2012.

Programme BRRR

Also find attached the Annual Report 2011/12 of the Department of Energy

DoE Annual Report 2011-2012

PS: Please note that all meetings are open and you are most welcome to attend any of these meetings.


Mr. Arico J. Kotze

Committee Secretary: PC on Energy
Tel. no. (021) 403 3662
Fax no. 0865055618
Cell: 0837098470

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