Apr 012014

The Wind Energy Summit South Africa will be held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town. Procure, manufacture and deliver successful, productive South African wind projects. South Africa‘s most exciting onshore wind event yet  with over 100 high level business executives confirmed.  International companies are taking advantage of 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.

Wind Energy

Four reasons this conference will enrich your South African success:

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

C-Level and CEO panel discussion on maintaining a competitive edge:
Debate with a global and local group including Red Cap, Enel Green Power 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, Standard Bank and Nedbank Capital 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 lengthy network connection timelines, risk absorbance is a hot topic in South Africa. Take part in a debate on network connectivity and risk absorbance 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 requirements and objectives 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 hassle free and timely manner

Grid connection
Understand what can be done to facilitate 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 commercial benefit and access to energy

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

Lessons learned from previous projects
Discuss new challenges and recurring issues faced during project delivery so you can achieve 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
  • 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
  • Mainstream Renewable Power
  • RES
  • Gestamp Wind
  • ARUP
  • Siemens
  • Suzlon
  • DCD Wind Towers

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