Programme 2017 – Day 2

Day 2: Thursday, 16 November 2017 – Renewable industry focus
TimeActivity
07:45–09:00 Morning registration & refreshments in Strelitzia
09:00–11:00Plenary 3: Auditorium 2
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Opportunities of RSA wind sector development for the continent:
(Discussion Focus: African alliances –SA & Africa - Sharing , learning and building)
TO BE DISCUSSED IN DEPTH AT NEXT MEETING
Moderator: Brenda Martin, Chief Executive Officer, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)
11:00–11:30 Refreshment break Exhibition Hall 3
11:20–12:50Breakaway 9Breakaway 10Breakaway 11Breakaway 12
Venue:RM 1.60-1.62RM 1.63-1.64RM: 2.61 -2.63RM: 2.64 -2.66
Moderator:Mary Waller, Manager, African Clean Energy Developments (ACED)Masechaba Mabilu, Economic Development Manager, ACCIONA Energy South AfricaBrenda Martin, Chief Executive Officer, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)Lukhanyo Ndube, Chief Executive Officer, Kouga Wind Farm
Theme:RE Financing Trends and Opportunities:
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  • Financing trends in SA, REIPPPP to date - commercial bank funding, local DFI funding, equity funding, international DFI funding, secondary market opportunities
  • Future of REIPPPP vs off-take RE opportunities
  • RE markets in Africa: financing trends from recent RE tenders
  • Green Bonds (City of Cape Town) as a means for financing RE projects
Transformation challenges – addressing skills and jobs:
Session sponsor: SAWEP
The end-game:
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What will the final stages of the transition involve? Barriers, opportunities and developmental objectives to prioritise as policy makers, lenders, investors, developers and power producers.
Assets:
Speakers:
13:00–14:00Lunch in Exhibition Hall 3
14:00-15:30Plenary 4: Auditorium 2
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Beyond REIPPPP: wind off-take opportunities in RSA - What can be achieved?
(Discussion Focus: Full conference Round-Up)
Moderator: Mark Pickering, Chairperson, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)