SA’s Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and IPP Office to participate at Windaba 2019

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  • Windaba Conference and Exhibition is the flagship event of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) in proud partnership with Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
  • South Africa’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Hon Gwede Mantashe, will open the Day One plenary along with representatives from the African Union and European Union Commission.  
  • Newly appointed Acting Head of the IPP Office, Advocate Sandra Coetzee and Maduna Ngobeni, who has also led the Renewable Energy programme on behalf of the former Department of Energy will participate as panelists during the landmark conference.
  • The 9th annual Windaba focuses on ‘Unleashing renewable power for African economic development’ as they look to a strengthened renewable energy market on the Continent.
  • The event takes place on the 8th and 9th October 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Domestic and Global renewable energy stakeholders are gearing up to attend Windaba Conference and Exhibition taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 8 & 9 October. Windaba which is hosted by South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) in proud partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), is now in its 9th Consecutive year. A focal point for this year’s conference is how economic development is made possible by renewable power, particularly wind.

In an expression of continued confidence in the sector event, both the Minister of the Department of Mineral Resource and Energy and the IPP Office responsible for South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers’ Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has confirmed participation in ‘Africa’s premier wind energy conference’. His Honourable, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Samson Mantashe will open the Day One plenary along with representatives from the African Union and European Union Commission.

The 9th annual Windaba focuses on ‘Unleashing renewable power for African economic development’ as we look to a strengthened renewable energy market on the Continent. Through the addition of the Strategic partnership with the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) the Windaba will explore key opportunities for the renewable power sector in Africa.

From a domestic market perspective, while the country awaits the release of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), the conference programme will provide key strategic direction. A highlight at the event is the Industry Forum, taking place on Day Two where the discussion will address pertinent questions on issues including Job Creation, Local Manufacturing and how to unlock 18GW in the SADC region. The panellists comprise of market leaders participating in South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers’ Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and globally. Newly appointed Acting Head of the IPP Office, Advocate Sandra Coetzee and Maduna Ngobeni, who has also led the Renewable Energy programme on behalf of the former Department of Energy will participate as panellists during the landmark conference.

As well as participating in the conference programme,  the South African Wind Energy Programme (SAWEP) – Phase 2 financed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environment Facility, the IPP Office and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy will be showcasing their work at the Windaba Exhibition.

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear insights from the stellar line-up of industry experts at the must-attend annual gathering of the global wind energy market.

The conference includes 3 plenaries, 12 Breakaways and 2 Official Side-events. Download the full programme here

Register to attend here

Alternatively contact Louise: 011 214 0664, louise@windaba.co.za or Yolanda 021 448 5226, yolanda@windaba.co.za.

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