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The Wind Energy Summit South Africa Conference will be held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel on the 9th to the 10th of April 2014. International companies are taking advantage of the opportunities for growth in South Africa, but those looking to operate in the country need to understand the key factors before being able to do so successfully.

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Wind Energy Summit South Africa brings together key members promote and move forward this expanding market. Helping establish new partnerships and tackling emerging issues as the competitive bidding rounds progress.

Four reasons this conference will enrich success:

Exploring Social Economic Empowerment, a requirement you have to meet:
Deal with the issues head on with our government level panel involving the DoE, UNEP, DEDEAT, REEEP, WWF and One World to ensure you understand how to run a successful project, make a commercial profit and meet the government requirements for economic empowerment  and job creation.

C-Level and CEO panel discussion on maintaining a competitive edge:
Debate with a local and international team including Red Cap, Enel Green Powe  and two of the leading South African banks on the changing landscape of South African wind and how to match the competition now large groups with strong finances are moving in

South African banks come together to share expertise:
For the first time since 2012, three of the big South African banks will share their experience with the industry. Rand Merchant Bank, Nedbank, Standard and Capital Bank will share their views of onshore wind in South Africa so you can learn how to create an attractive proposal for possible financiers

Eskom and NERSA come together to discuss risk:
With extended network connection timelines, risk absorbance is a hot topic in South Africa. Take part in a debate on risk absorbance and network connectivity hosted by the Head of the Grid Access Unit, the Head of Regulatory Reform at NERSA and Eskom

What will you take away from this summit?

Return to the office armed with unique insight, case studies and best practice 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 convenient and hassle free manner

Grid connection
Understand what can be done to expedite connection issues, manage risk absorbance and determine how to work within Eskom’s perceived timelines

Supply chain and local content requirements
Learn how to successfully achieve 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 build productive relationships that support a successful long term plan with our government level panel helping you bridge the gap between business benefit and access to energy

Cost reduction within a volatile currency
Learn what types of contract are now available, consider their risks and benefits and how to adjust them for competitiveness to drive down the cost of your project

Lessons learned from previous projects
Discuss recurring issues and new challenges faced during project delivery so you can obtain the competitive edge when it comes to overcoming problems

Who will be at the Summit?

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

Key sectors in attendance include:

Project Developers


Engineering Consultants

Central & Provincial Government Officials


Debt & Equity Investors

Manufacturers & Suppliers

Key Research Institutes & Universities

Industrial Trade Bodies, Chambers of Commerce & Associations

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