Monday, February 3, 2014

Wind Energy Summit to be held in South Africa

Cape Town- South Africa: With 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, 2014. 

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. 

Wind Energy Summit South Africa - WESSA is the most targeted South African wind summit for the community to date. Specifically tailored to facilitate and drive forward the development of partnerships whilst tackling emerging issues as the competitive bidding rounds progress.

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.

To find out who is speaking at Wind Energy Summit South Africa and to see the full agenda, click here:
Five key drivers behind the success of this summit:
  • CEO and C-Level panel discussion on maintaining a competitive edge:
    Debate with an international and local panel including Enel Green Power, Red Cap and two of the leading South African banks on the changing landscape of South African wind and how to match the competition
  • The 'Big Four' SA banks to participate:
    Already two of the ‘Big Four’ banks are set to share their views of onshore wind in South Africa, with the other two interested in participating
  • The Head of the Grid Access Unit:
    Take part in a debate on grid connectivity and risk absorbance hosted by the Head of the Grid Access Unit, Eskom
  • Fully exploring Social Economic Empowerment (SEE):
    Address the core SEE issues head on with our senior level panel involving the DEDEAT, UNEP, REEEP, One World, and the WWF to ensure you are not left behind as this market rapidly evolves 
  • Witness Market Innovation:
    Exciting South African news to be revealed

 Media contact:
Brandon Paramo

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